Toontrack’s EZdrummer 3 arrives on 3 May: Here’s everything you need to know
Featuring seven kits recorded in three rooms, a massive new MIDI library, improved search functions and more.
The third version of Toontrack’s highly popular EZdrummer software is coming out on 3 May, and will introduce new ways to achieve realistic drums, either for drafting a song or final release.
EZdrummer 3 features seven drum kits and other percussion instruments, recorded in three distinct room ambiences. They were captured by Grammy-winning producer Michael Ilbert (Coldplay, Adele, The Weeknd) at Berlin’s Hansa Studio.
The Main Room offers a spacious modern sound suited for pop production and consists of two kits. Bright Room was recorded in a space with marble walls and a hardwood floor has two kits tailored towards rock productions. Finally, the Tight Room is dry and transparent and offers three kits that can be processed to suit different needs.
Producers have often used EZDrummer to quickly sketch out song ideas, and there are several new ways to do this.
On top of a huge new MIDI library with options spanning pop, rock, electronic, hip-hop, reggae and other genres, you can also ‘feed’ EZdrummer 3 ideas and have it generate a custom groove to match it.
Tap 2 Find, which lets you search for beats by clicking on the interface to perform a short snippet, makes a return and has been enhanced with a step sequencer, the ability to record groove mockups and more.
To get your drum tracks ready for release, EZdrummer 3 introduces a wide variety of ready-made mixes along with a refreshed mixing interface. Humanization options also let you adjust the velocity and micro-timing of hits to make them more realistic.
Toontrack is offering owners of EZdrummer 2 an upgrade deal at $99 / €89, and if you own any expansion packs, you’ll be pleased to know that these will still be accessible on the new version.
Otherwise, you can pick up EZdrummer 3 on 3 May at $179 / €165.
Learn more about EZdrummer 3 at toontrack.com