Many have been waiting a long time for this update, but it seems the wait is over. At MusikMesse 2014, Toontrack announced EZdrummer 2.
EZdrummer 2 has a new lay-out, lots of improvements, new features, and new sounds. A few of the features that jump out are a new song creator (see image below), an improved mix window, better loading times of sound sets and the ability to use elements from different EZX libraries.
New features in EZdrummer 2:
– 2 Vintage and Modern kits as well as a selection of percussions
– Modern library with elements from DW Collector’s Maple,
Gretsch USA Custom, Yamaha 9000, Ludwig Sonor, Tama and Brady drums,
all recorded through EMI TG12345 and Neve 88R consoles
– Improved loading times of presets and kits
– Multiple Hits Emulation (MHE) for the hit sequencing
– Real time sample rate conversion
– The ability to use separate elements from different EZX libraries
– Improved MIDI groove search and sorting
(you can now enter a groove manually and EZdrummer 2 sorts the library to matching grooves)
– Vintage library based on 2 Ludwig ’60s and Vistalite kits
– 9 kicks with variations
– 6 snares with variations
– 3 hi-hats
– 10 crash cymbals
– 3 ride cymbals
– 11 percussions in 3 categories: one shots, shakers and tambourines.
The EZX libraries that come standard with EZdrummer have also been updated with new GUIs and presets. Updates for theses libraries will be available for free from your user area as soon as you upgrade to EZdrummer 2. New users will be able to download the v1 libraries and MIDI files in a separate pack.
EZdrummer 2 will be available later this Spring for the price of US $149 or €129. The upgrade from v1 will be US $89 or €69.