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Ulrik
post Feb 25 2012, 02:01 AM
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I've been needing drum software for a long time.
I think I decided on EZdrummer, and maybe some expansions.

http://www.amazon.com/Toontrack-EZdrummer-...r/dp/B000KY156E


Do anyone know and reccomend Drumkit from hell and MetalheadsEZX?
Do I need anything extra to use the programs fully, like Reaper or something I have to buy?
I read that installing and registration is difficult, but that is just something you do only once off course.

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post Feb 25 2012, 02:30 AM
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I have DFH in EZD and love it. It's a must if you want metal. You get the action of double kick. I often change patterns anyway. Reaper is a great program to use. You can skim through this video I made for the tutorial of making backing tracks. Maybe it will give you an idea of how this works.


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post Feb 25 2012, 03:31 AM
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I have to agree with the idea that yes you really need at least DFH. It's a must have expansion pack if you wanna play heavy music. Also, the MIDI packs containing wads of extra metal drum bits are worth a look. Thy are only about 30 bux each.

Also, have a look at BFD ECO it was about 30 bux last time I checked and is actually far more feature rich than EZ drummer out of the box. I dig EZ drummer and have DFH and several midi packs. All said and done it's easily a couple hundred bux even on sale. But for 30, BFD eco sounds amazing all by itself. It's a bit more complex but it's got more to it as well. You don't have to add wads of extra plugins in your DAW just to make the drums sound decent. With EZdrummer, I usually have to add several plugins to punch up the drum sound.

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QUOTE (Ulrik @ Feb 24 2012, 08:01 PM) *
I've been needing drum software for a long time.
I think I decided on EZdrummer, and maybe some expansions.

http://www.amazon.com/Toontrack-EZdrummer-...r/dp/B000KY156E


Do anyone know and reccomend Drumkit from hell and MetalheadsEZX?
Do I need anything extra to use the programs fully, like Reaper or something I have to buy?
I read that installing and registration is difficult, but that is just something you do only once off course.



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post Feb 25 2012, 10:59 AM
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QUOTE (thefireball @ Feb 25 2012, 02:30 AM) *
I have DFH in EZD and love it. It's a must if you want metal. You get the action of double kick. I often change patterns anyway. Reaper is a great program to use. You can skim through this video I made for the tutorial of making backing tracks. Maybe it will give you an idea of how this works.


Nice video, it seems quite EZ!




So what about the Metalheads expansion, any references?
I guess EZ and DFH is a good start

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post Feb 26 2012, 10:04 AM
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QUOTE (Ulrik @ Feb 25 2012, 04:59 AM) *
Nice video, it seems quite EZ!
So what about the Metalheads expansion, any references?
I guess EZ and DFH is a good start


EZ and DFH is a good start yeah smile.gif The good news is, everybody and their brother has a copy so getting help in the forums and on the web in general is pretty easy. The bad thing about BFD ECO is that almost nobody seems to have it and it's not "EZ" so it's probably best to start with EZ Drummer.

I"m using EZ/DFH, BDF ECO, STEVEN SLATE DRUMS and just added STUDIO DRUMMER from NATIVE INSTRUMENTS. It can be a bit overwhelming honestly. I still reach for EZ first as it's the most EZ and I've had it the longest.

Studio Drummer is the New Kit on the block. Also a great value.



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post Feb 26 2012, 06:28 PM
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Damn it all to hell... this is hard.

I found a really good prize from Amazon.com, but they will not ship.
I have to use Amazon.uk and that is at almost double the price.

And now I see, there is also some expansion called Metal machine EZX
http://www.toontrack.com/products.asp?item=119


So I haven't really decided after all.

I'll search more prices


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post Feb 26 2012, 10:36 PM
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I used it some time ago. Really has lot of expansions and it's a pleasure to work with Ez. All of the recommendations. smile.gif


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post Feb 28 2012, 08:31 PM
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EZ-drummer is finally on it's way from UK.

The expansions are not that expensive in a shop in Copenhagen.
Now I just have to decide which one(s) to get, I'll let you know and share some samples then.
From what I can read different places on the net, I ougth to buy the MetalHeadsEZX with my preferred genres.

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post Feb 29 2012, 08:34 PM
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I really recommend that you buy all the MIDI packs from Toontrack. They are cheap, and very good!


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post Mar 4 2012, 02:12 PM
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I got EZ-drummer now.

But... how the hell do I get it to play audio in Reaper.
How do I open EZ in Reaper?

Under plugin settings, what do i put there? C:\Program Files\Toontrack;C:\Program Files\Toontrack

I tried watching some videos on this, but they have different versions of Reaper.


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post Mar 4 2012, 11:49 PM
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I changed the path, and some other hokus pokus, and with a little help from Todd it now works, biggrin.gif


Edit: And now nothing else works, Media player, youtube...


Second edit: Everything works again when I close reaper, I can live with that I think.

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post Mar 30 2012, 06:10 AM
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I'll ask elsewhere also, but while you're all on the topic...


What's a good program for non-metal beats? Funky, jazz, country, etc... I'm pretty new to recording, and haven't figured out that part yet. I'm using a KB37 (Line 6) interface/midi controller, the AbletonLite that came with it. But I also have Reaper and Audacity, and a very limited Riffworks software.

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post Mar 30 2012, 02:50 PM
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QUOTE (derper @ Mar 30 2012, 05:10 AM) *
I'll ask elsewhere also, but while you're all on the topic...


What's a good program for non-metal beats? Funky, jazz, country, etc... I'm pretty new to recording, and haven't figured out that part yet. I'm using a KB37 (Line 6) interface/midi controller, the AbletonLite that came with it. But I also have Reaper and Audacity, and a very limited Riffworks software.

Thanks!


Ez drummer? You can use it for non metal too of course.
There some really groovy beats for funk, jazz etc


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post Mar 30 2012, 05:18 PM
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Ez Drummer is awesome, but Addictive Drums is worth a look also smile.gif I have it, and it sounds pretty good.


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post Jun 4 2012, 02:57 AM
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Skip amazon, and skip trying to buy it in a box, just go to TOONTRACK.com and buy it direct! Unless you find it half off, skip the hassle.

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QUOTE (Ulrik @ Feb 28 2012, 03:31 PM) *
EZ-drummer is finally on it's way from UK.

The expansions are not that expensive in a shop in Copenhagen.
Now I just have to decide which one(s) to get, I'll let you know and share some samples then.
From what I can read different places on the net, I ougth to buy the MetalHeadsEZX with my preferred genres.



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