EZ Drummer

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  1. Rocco Crocco

    Rocco Crocco Senior Member

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    I am really a newb as far as using a DAW and all it's accessories.

    Anyone with experience please chime in.

    Is there a pre-built library of grooves or do I have to build my own?

    Is it really easy?

    Any reason why it wouldn't work with Studio One?

    Keeping in mind I have guitar and bass sims covered, Is there anything else I need to buy to use it to produce instrumental guitar tunes?

    Is there a better/easier product out there?
     
  2. Pwrmac7600

    Pwrmac7600 Premium Member

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    Plenty of built in grooves to choose from.

    VERY easy!

    For someone starting out with drums for recording? IMO there is none better or easier to use.

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  3. Rocco Crocco

    Rocco Crocco Senior Member

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    ^perfect. Thanks man.
     
  4. paradice

    paradice Senior Member

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    never knew something like this existed (never looked to be fair)

    drums pretty much puts me off making tracks from scratch

    downloading demo now!!
     
  5. decoy205

    decoy205 Senior Member

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    Ez drummer truly is awesome. Superior drummer is even better. There's tons of grooves that get you started plus producer packs to help you get drum sounds of excellent producers.

    Get it and make tons of songs.
     
  6. Pwrmac7600

    Pwrmac7600 Premium Member

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    :thumb: +1 to this. I actually started with EZDrummer, and eventually moved up to superior drummer. It's more advanced, and the samples of drums are a little more refined. Intended more for you to use like a real kit and mix, as opposed to EZDrummer samples which already have a good amount of processing applied to kinda make them as "mix ready" as they can be.
     
  7. decoy205

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    I did the same.

    It's a must if you need drums and don't have a good sounding room and great outboard gear. I'd rather use this and worry about writing songs than try chasing drum sounds in a subpar live space.
     
  8. Joeydego

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    Yes get EZD. Well worth the money.
     
  9. spitfire

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    EZ Drummer is great. Has lots of grooves. I don't see how it could be easier to create drums sequences.

    Another product to consider is Band in a Box from PG Music. Enter chords, select a style and you can generate an entire track, including solos, in minutes. They have many styles that are recordings of actual instruments. Not just MIDI tracks, though plenty of those too.

    The RealTracks are that good. It's a great way to create a high quality backing track. They even can generate guitar, piano, sax and probably a few other solos. These are very good, since they are based on real recordings. It's impressive.

    You can easily export MIDI and audio tracks to your DAW to refine them, or ultimately replace anything you want. BIAB has been around for decades. Originally very cheesy, though cutting edge, for its time. Now, it's getting spooky good for making quick, high quality tracks. Perfect for getting an idea down.

    Obviously it will depend on your style of music. It was originally jazz centric, but the rock and country styles are expanding. You can buy just the styles you want to keep the cost down.

    Definetly worth checking out if you are into creating full band recordings and are not a drummer, bass or piano player, sax player etc.
     
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    Been using it for about 12 years. Bought Superior Drummer but I keep coming back to EZ
     
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    Gets addictive ,no pun re addictive drums:) once you get started there's no stopping the search for realistic drum sounds, EZ drummer is a good way to get your feet wet. Go for it.
     
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    Same here. I'll use SD for some things, but 99% it's EZdrummer.
     
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    Addictive Drums...:thumb: is presently on sale for $99.
     
  14. Rocco Crocco

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    Yup... downloaded the demo version EZ over the weekend, and it's pretty damn easy. 10 minute learning curve and I was stringing great beats together into a song.
     
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    Awesome to hear! Now get addicted to buying different kits! Lol
     
  16. Rocco Crocco

    Rocco Crocco Senior Member

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    So I tried to open EZ Drummer in my DAW (Studio One 3 Artist), and no dice. Apparently my version of Studio One doesn't support 3rd party VSTs.

    So... how do I get the "song" I created in EZ Drummer into Studio One? I can't import it as the EZ file extension is not recognize by Studio One.

    Once I do get this ironed out, I guess I won't be able to adjust the drum mix once it is in Studio One. Bummer.
     
  17. paradice

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    could be your studio one is 64 bit but the ezdrummer version you have is 32bit?
    or vice versa

    they have to be the same for the DAW to recognise it..I think

    edit - sorry, google says you need the VST add-on, maybe that's an option?
     
  18. spitfire

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    If your DAW really can't work with VSTs, you need a new DAW. I like Reaper and it only costs about $70. Free tto try it.
     
  19. Rocco Crocco

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  20. DarrellV

    DarrellV Murry Chrirstmers to earl! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Wow, they've changed since I bought mine!

    They don't even offer my version any more or much of anything in between.

    Hmmm...

    In my day Artist didn't run VST's but any paid version above that, like my 'producer's version', and Pro did.

    Although it was prolly at least 79 dollars to upgrade from artist when I did, so it prolly all works out.
     

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