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thinking of buying ezdrummer???

Postby manician » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:27 am

hi folks,
im looking into buying ezdrummer, and I had a question (I expect it may turn into multiples :roll: ).
can the pre recorded grooves/ patterns that are in ezdrummer, be edited in the piano roll in mixcraft (say to take out high hats, or toms e.t. c.)?
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Re: thinking of buying ezdrummer???

Postby clavguy » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:21 am

Yes
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Re: thinking of buying ezdrummer???

Postby trevlyns » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:16 am

you stole my thunder Pierre!

Highly recommended - Check on the UK e-bay site.. They have sales every so often where you can purchase just the licence number and download direct from Toontrack at a very reasonable cost. Same for the add on packs.
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Re: thinking of buying ezdrummer???

Postby manician » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:09 pm

Hat's off to you both :)
thanks guys!
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Re: thinking of buying ezdrummer???

Postby manician » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:41 pm

by the way Trev do you know the name of the seller on e-bay, and if it is official ?
as I have just seen two , but both are in USA , one called "AudioDeluxe" & the other "jrr shop"
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Re: thinking of buying ezdrummer???

Postby trevlyns » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:24 pm

Yeah it is an American company - can't remember the name...

They just send you an e-mail with the licence number.

Quite legit - I got my EZD and four add-on's that way.

EDIT: Check local price on Digital Village to compare
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Re: thinking of buying ezdrummer???

Postby clavguy » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:42 pm

I've seen sales at Sweetwater all the time
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Re: thinking of buying ezdrummer???

Postby trevlyns » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:45 pm

Is that the product itself? They don't post overseas as far as I can see... Huge source of lost revenue.
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Re: thinking of buying ezdrummer???

Postby clavguy » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:14 pm

Hi Trev

Sweetwater.com is like Sam Ash or Musician's Friend and maybe Guitar Center
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Re: thinking of buying ezdrummer???

Postby Studio 919 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:13 pm

Yes, you can edit them. You may want to look at Audio Deluxe. I have purchased from them several times. I will use them again.

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Re: thinking of buying ezdrummer???

Postby Mark Bliss » Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:25 am

EZDrummer isnt for everyone, but it is a pretty cool product. Depends on what you want/expect.

I use several methods for creating drum tracks, depending on my mood or what I am trying to do. Mixcraft Studio drums works well and has some good sounds. I sometimes use quality loops, several of which have in addition to conventional loops, single hit samples of various drum hits.

I also have EZDrummer and can tell you it has a lot of potential used in multiple ways. The midi sequence librarys are pretty good, but I dont consider that to be the biggest strength. For me, the biggest benefit is using it as a multi track drum instrument.
The samples are good and you can get a lot of variety. Very natural acoustic sounds are what I am after, and I like these!
If I was a better drummer, or even understood drumming better I could probably figure out how to do amazing things with it. Allow a little time to learn the program, there is a minor learning curve.

One point I would make is that the purchase of EZDrummer alone might not quite fill your needs, and some additional style packs might really be mandatory to get the most out of the program. That is because the add on packs not only add more sequences, but more drum sample varieties, giving you a broader potential pallet of sounds. It really depends on your tastes and desired styles.
Some of the packs have some heavily processed sounds, I found the Nashville pack to be too "wet" for my tastes and I have no interest at the moment in the way over the top metal stuff, but thats just me.
The Classic EZX has a bunch of additional sounds and sequences. I also have the Americana, Blues, and others. I like having stuff like brushes, and even the suitcase kick in the blues pack for jug-band/low-fi projects!

One feature I have yet to figure out is the personal library of midi sequences. I just havent had time yet, but it looks like a great feature as well.

Oh, and if you are looking into this, good news!
Sweetwater currently has EZDrummer and the expansion packs on sale. http://www.sweetwater.com/store/search. ... &Go=Search
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Re: thinking of buying ezdrummer???

Postby manician » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:23 am

Thanks again folks, great info given :D
Trev , thanks , checked digital village £79. much cheaper on audio deluxe, but I wasn't sure about not having a hard copy, and if I have to pay more because of import cost? ( I'm in U.K. too).

mbliss, you have gone that extra (100) mile :wink: again, Great information.
i'm not looking for metal sounds, brushes sound good, and jug-band sound brilliant fun !
I may look at the electronic one also.
I don't have specific genre that I want to stick to, although some of my songs i'm sure will fall into one or another of the many out there, but I just love all sorts of music, and it is fun to experiment.
Thanks again people, great help again( nice feeling in the belly, that kind people are out there ! :D )
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Re: thinking of buying ezdrummer???

Postby manician » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:49 am

does anyone know which (if any?) of the ezx packs have 3/4 patterns on, and ......will they work in mixcraft :?:
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Re: thinking of buying ezdrummer???

Postby trevlyns » Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:44 am

The standard Rock/pop kit that comes with EZD has 3/4 as well as the Jazz and Nashville add on packs. All work great with Mixcraft 8)
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Re: thinking of buying ezdrummer???

Postby manician » Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:44 am

Cheers Trev, hey, guess where I am ??????????
I'm in P.C world playing on a MacBookPro :lol: :lol: :lol:
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