Introduction
 
Greetings my fellow audio and MIDI enthusiasts, Nathan Shane here of Vettaville.com. The reason I've created this EZdrummer webpage is because I've been so impressed by this new drum sampler plug-in that I wanted to help spread the news. Back in 2003, I purchased Toontrack's DFH (Drumkit From Hell) and was pleased with that for a short time, but eventually moved on to other drum sample libraries and loops. But now I've come back full circle to Toontrack with their release of EZdrummer. It's not my intent to repeat what has already been covered at Toontrack's EZdrummer website, or what has been covered online. Instead, I'd rather share a few of the things that I think may be of interest to some of you for this product. NOTE: I may add additional content to these EZdrummer webpages in time, but for now this is what I have...so enjoy!
 

  EZdrummer  
 
Toontrack have stepped into the next generation of acoustic drum-samplers. EZdrummer is a multi-microphone drum sampler designed for musicians and producers in need of a compact, affordable, easy to handle plug-in without compromising sound quality or control. The visualized drums in the interface combines auditioning of sounds and drumkit construction. The extensive drag and drop midi-library (featuring 8000+ midifiles) enables users to create a great drumtrack in just a few clicks. For more advanced handling, users can control microphone bleeding and levels between drums using the internal mixer. The mixer also allows stereo and multitrack routing into the host through one single plug-in, and thanks to the second generation Toontrack Percussive Compression (TPC), system requirements are kept to a minimum. For Windows XP and Mac OS X 10.2.8 or higher. VST®, Audio Units™, RTAS TBA Q3 2006. dfh EZ drummer - Suddenly everything got EZ.

 

  Toontrack Support Forum  
 
Want to know even more about EZdrummer? Then be sure to checkout Toontrack's Support Forum so that you can read the EZdrummer FAQ, and also read other users questions, comments, suggestions, and answers.
 
 

 
EZdrummer and Groove Monkee
 
Formed in 2004, Groove Monkee provides premium MIDI drum tracks in a wide variety of convenient formats: GM, GM multi-track, BFD, GURU, EZDrummer, DFHS, DFH C&V, DFH 1 & 2, Groove Agent, Reason 2, Session Drummer and MIDI Groove Clip. Groove Monkee has provided custom content to Cakewalk, FXpansion, Linplug, Groovebox Music, Music Tech Magazine and other organizations. Groove Monkee has mapped and organized their MIDI tracks for Toontrack's EZdrummer program. Please read my review of their Rock MIDI tracks.
 
     
 

 
 

NOTE: These videos were created using QuickTime and the H.264 video codec which offers exceptional video quality.

Apple's QuickTime Player is needed to view them. - (to save to your PC, right-click over image, and save target as)

EZ Drumtkit Samples (11.6MB)- Overview of the drumkit samples and mixer.

EZ Mixer Presets (5.0MB)- Create your own EZ Mixer presets in SONAR 4.
EZ Keyboard Mapping (9.3MB)- Hear all the sounds and see the MIDI notes with Kontakt 2's Virtual Keyboard.
EZ MIDI Groove Creation (6.7MB)- Creating MIDI Grooves for EZdrummer with SONAR 4.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
MIDI Keyboard Layout

If you are interested in seeing which MIDI notes are used for EZdrummer then click on the image to the right. In addition, I've created a video using SONAR 4 Producer Edition to showcase EZdrummer's Default Drum Kit samples across the entire keyboard. (please see videos above). 
 
 

 
     
 
MIDI Groove Folders

The image to the right shows Windows Explorer (left-side) and EZdrummer (right-side), and helps you to see the naming scheme that Toontrack has used to create the different MIDI Library Category Titles and the folders for the Individual Styles. Click on the image and you'll be taken to another webpage to see a larger uncropped version of it with some additional explanations.