Toontrack has just announced a new version of its EZdrummer drum production tool, EZdrummer 2.
The new version includes a powerful new audio engine and a number of other upgrades including two entirely new sound libraries with five kits in total.
The program also allows users to go from an initial rhythmic idea to a full track by dragging and dropping drum parts to build your own track directly in the program. Alternatively, using the Song Creator, EZdrummer 2 will list all files with a similar feel and style, and will also let you lay out a complete track using included or user created song templates.
When working with MIDI drum grooves the new version allows you to tap or record your rhythm to find a matching groove, search by filters, or browse the traditional way in the MIDI browser.
EZdrummer 2 also includes on-the-fly adjustments with its Power Hand feature, which allows you to instantaneously change the leading instrument of the Amount or Velocity knobs to control the complexity and velocity in your selected groove while it's playing.
Lastly, EZdrummer 2 comes with a selection of readymade user-controllable effect chain presets designed to ensure that the final mix sounds exactly right for your song.
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