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littleuch

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Feb 21st, 2016 06:36 AM        

Seems like a considerable upgrade with SD (flat mixes, more controls and if I understand, higher sample rates). But in a home studio environment likely diminished returns, at least for me. <br /> <br /> Most of my tracking has been with 2 track loops or using Xpand2 within Pro Tools. Xpand is pretty functional for this MIDI noob but I wouldn't mind something a little more accessible, programmable. <br /> <br /> Appreciate any thoughts.



greg1948

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Feb 22nd, 2016 06:34 AM        

Haven't used SD but I do use EZD. I like most of the features and the sound engine is much better than that used in Pro Logic Express. Don't know if SD is the same, but the main issue I have in EZ is the naming of the samples/patterns. Once they're in the timeline, all you see is a somewhat obscure code for each pattern. If you've used patterns from different sections and haven't written them down, it can be a challenge to find a specific one later on. Hope that makes some sense.



littleuch

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Feb 22nd, 2016 06:49 AM        

If EZD is as functional as Xpand2 in Pro Tools I'll probably go that route. I bought a couple of MIDI packages downloads from Groove Monkee (Jazz and Blues), non quantized patterns. But they're not mapped well for Xpand2 and a pain to reorganize. I like the EZD feature (in theory, anyway) of being able to tap a beat out and it recommending similar patterns. My main concern is have the ability to assign each drum to its own track and printing to Audio from MIDI. I assume you can do that.



greg1948

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Feb 24th, 2016 05:48 AM        

whoa! I didn't know tapping out a beat was an option in EZD! I have to try that.



gdw3



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Feb 25th, 2016 11:12 AM        

Yeah, EZD really got upgraded this last version. It sounds good, lots of groove choices, fills, alternates. I still tweak the MIDI notes to make it sound a little more natural. But it sounds good. Actually fooled a drummer friend of mine. He asked me who was playing drums on a track. Wasn't happy when I told him....



Mark From Hawaii

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Mar 9th, 2016 01:55 AM        

I bought and downloaded EZDrummer and the latin percussion pack. I like the different kits and of course the latin percussion and grooves. I still prefer MT Power Drumkit 2, which is free. It's way easier to use for most of the stuff I do and the grooves and fills are fine. I can create grooves in PDK2 on obe track and drag/drop them into another track lane with EZD.



Cal-Woody



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Mar 30th, 2016 08:08 AM        

A guy I play music with uses Superior Drummer with the M-Audio keyboard midi controller. I have to say that it is the most authentic sounding software I have ever heard and the total overall control over dynamics is amazing! <br /> He uses it with Apple Logic and also with Pro Tools on his MacBook Pro. <br /> I have heard quite a few drum machines and other software based programs and none have come close to the tonality and dynamics this software brings. <br /> It gives you total control over 'how and where' your sticks strike the drum or cymbals, plus decay. The 'realism' is beyond any expectation I have ever been privy to. $300 is an investment that completely gives back to you, Every time! <br /> Best regards, Woody



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