Toontrack’s EZdrummer 3: A New Era of Virtual Drums

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Wednesday, 14 September 2022
  • Time to read: 9 min.

It’s almost here. EZdrummer 3 is the long-awaited next installment of one of the most popular drum virtual instruments. Swedish developers Toontrack have spent years in the studio, painstakingly recording some of the world’s best drummers to bring us EZdrummer 3 – a new era of virtual drums.

See also our Review of EZdrummer 3: A Comprehensive Drum Production Software: “Welcome to our long Review of EZdrummer 3EZdrummer 3 is the latest incarnation of one of the most popular drum production software titles on the market.” We did dive deep in our ez drummer 3 review into the new features and the benefit of getting an upgrade.

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Review of EZdrummer 3: A Comprehensive Drum Production Software

In this blog post, we’ll take a look at what’s new in EZdrummer 3 and how it can help you create realistic sounding drums for your compositions.

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Toontrack’s EZdrummer 3: A New Era of Virtual Drums

EZdrummer 2 has been with us since 2014, and in that time it’s become one of the most popular drum virtual instruments on the market. EZdrummer has always been known for its realistic-sounding drums. After the initial success, many composers and drummers have struggled to match the Kontrol S4’s ease of use with world-class sounds. As mentioned before take a look at our latest coverage on these ezdrums update in our ez drummer 3 reviews.

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Toontrack’s EZdrummer 3: A New Era of Virtual Drums

EZdrummer 2 was a revolutionary melding of vintage and modern drum sounds that made it possible for everyone with an idea in their head to create release-quality music.

EZdrummer 3 is a completely new program from top to bottom, yet it’s firmly entrenched in the traditions of its predecessors, which have made it the world’s most popular songwriting instrument for musicians: make adding drums to your music painless, inspiring, and intuitive.

The third version of the EZdrummer name, for the most part, builds on its predecessors’ key features: excellent sounds and simple operation, as well as elements influenced by Superior Drummer 3 and a redesigned user interface.

Everything from sounds and grooves to software features and overall experience has been updated, improved, and better in EZdrummer 3.

EZdrummer 3 New Interface

Toontrack’s EZdrummer 3 drum software now comes with a fully scalable and resizable graphical user interface. The new GUI allows users to adjust the size and shape of the interface to fit their needs.

EZdrummer 3 NEW INTERFACE
EZdrummer 3 New Interface

In addition, the GUI is now compatible with high-resolution displays. The updated interface makes it easier than ever to create custom drum kits and rhythms. With EZdrummer 3, users can achieve professional-sounding results with ease.

New Midi Library

Music is a universal language that has the power to bring people together. The right song can make you feel happy, sad, nostalgic, or any other emotion. EZdrummer 3’s new MIDI library is a massive collection of songs covering all major genres, from pop and rock to electronic and hip-hop.

EZdrummer 3 NEW Midi Library
EZdrummer 3 NEW Midi Library

Whether you’re looking for the perfect track for your next video or just want to explore new music, the EZdrummer 3 MIDI library has something for everyone. With many songs to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect tune for any occasion.

Tap2Find – Deluxe!

Now includes a step sequencer, the ability to record groove mockups, and more. EZdrummer 3 is the latest version of the popular drum software, and it includes a number of new features that will be welcomed by users.

One of the most noticeable changes is the inclusion of a step sequencer, which allows for more precise control over drum patterns. The sequencer can be used to create mockups of grooves, and it can also be used to record performances.

EZdrummer 3 Tap2Find – Deluxe
EZdrummer 3 Tap2Find – Deluxe!

Other new features include an improved user interface, support for VST instruments, and a new groove library. With its mix of new and improved features, EZdrummer 3 is sure to appeal to both experienced drummers and those just getting started.

Mix & Match

EZdrummer 3 is a drum software that allows users to quickly and easily create new drum grooves. With its simple interface, users can select from a variety of different drums and then combine them into new grooves.

This makes it easy to create new rhythms and beats, without having to worry about the complexities of traditional drumming. In addition, EZdrummer 3 also features a number of other useful tools, such as a metronome and a step sequencer.

EZdrummer 3 Mix Match
EZdrummer 3 Mix & Match

As a result, it is an essential tool for any drummer who wants to quickly create new grooves and beats.

Talk to Your Drummer

Easy control for ghost notes as well as a new power hand

Onboard Grid Editor – Program, Edit, and Fine-Tune Your Midi

Music is a passion for many people. Playing an instrument can be a great way to relieve stress, or it can be a fantastic way to entertain others.

However, not everyone has the time or the patience to learn how to play an instrument. For those who want to enjoy the benefits of music without all the practice, there is EZdrummer 3.

This program allows users to edit and fine-tune their midi files, right inside EZdrummer 3. With this program, anyone can create professional-sounding drum tracks, without ever having to pick up a drumstick.

Humanization

In music, timing is everything. A note that is even slightly off-kilter can throw off an entire performance. That’s why so many musicians spend hours practicing their timing, perfecting every last detail. Thankfully, there’s now a tool that can take care of the timing for you: EZdrummer 3.

This new version of the popular drum software features automatic velocity and micro timing adjustment, making it easier than ever to get a tight, polished sound. You can dial in the perfect timing for your drums with just a few clicks, giving your tracks the professional polish they deserve.

Whether you’re a professional musician or a home recording enthusiast, EZdrummer 3 is the perfect tool for getting great-sounding drums

Percussive Perfection

The benefits of the EZdrummer 3 Percussive Articulations are many. In addition to the ability to automatically vary the overall expression, the EZdrummer 3 Percussive Articulations also offer a means by which to increase the feel and realism of your drum tracks.

These articulations provide an opportunity to add more subtlety and shading to your playing, making your drums sound more human and convincing.

With the EZdrummer 3 Percussive Articulations, you can now create drum tracks that sound like they were played by a real drummer, rather than a machine. This technology offers a new level of realism and expressiveness that is sure to take your music to the next level.

New Sound Library

A brand-new recording, including seven (7) drum kits and additional material recorded by Grammy Award-winning producer/engineer/mixer Michael Ilbert (Coldplay, Adele, The Wknd) at the world-famous Hansa Studios in Berlin.

Conclusion

Toontrack has announced the release of EZdrummer 3, a new version of its popular drum virtual instrument. EZdrummer 3 features a number of new and improved features, including an improved user interface, support for VST instruments, and a new groove library. With its mix of new and improved features, EZdrummer is sure to be a hit with both professional musicians and home recording enthusiasts.

EZdrummer has always been a popular choice for drummers looking for an easy way to create new drum grooves, and EZdrummer is sure to continue that tradition. In addition, the new sound library included with EZdrummer is sure to please even the most demanding drummers. So, whether you’re a professional musician or a home recording enthusiast, EZdrummer is the perfect tool for getting great-sounding drums. Thanks for reading!

EZdrummer 3 Mixer
EZdrummer 3 Mixer

The EZdrummer 3 is not a free upgrade, it’s a whole new program with several new features and a brand-new core sound and MIDI library. You will, however, be eligible for the heavily discounted upgrade as an existing client.

EZdrummer 3 FAQ

I am trying to pre-order the EZdrummer 3 upgrade, but I can’t select it since it is asking me to log in.

You need to verify that you own a qualifying EZdrummer title before you can add the upgrade to your cart. If you forgot your log in information, please enter the email address associated with your Toontrack user account on this page. If you still have questions, you’re always welcome to contact our support team!

Which version of EZdrummer do I need to qualify for the EZdrummer 3 upgrade pricing?

If you have any of the below product variants registered to your Toontrack user account, you qualify:
• EZdrummer – DVD Edition
• EZdrummer – Lite Upgrade
• EZdrummer – Multi License
• EZdrummer – Regular
• EZdrummer 2 – Lite Upgrade
• EZdrummer 2 – Regular
• EZdrummer 2 – Upgrade

I own an earlier version of EZdrummer and just pre-ordered an upgrade. When and how will I access the EZdrummer 3 download?

Your license was registered to your Toontrack user account upon purchase. The download will be available on release day (May 3) in the Product Manager.

I bought EZdrummer 2 during the current pre-order campaign. When and how will I access the EZdrummer 3 download?

If you were logged in when purchasing at our website, your EZdrummer 3 license is already registered to your Toontrack account. If you were not logged in or purchased via a third party (such as a reseller), you may need to manually register (upon which the upgrade will appear in your Toontrack user account). The download will be available on release day (May 3) in the Product Manager.

If I purchase EZdrummer 2 via a third party, such as a reseller, during the current pre-order campaign, will I get the upgrade included?

Yes, the upgrade will be visible in your Toontrack user account as soon as you register your qualifying EZdrummer 2. The download will be available on release day (May 3) in the Product Manager.

If I buy a second-hand license, will I still get the upgrade included?

No, the limited-time offer to get the upgrade included is only attached to the purchase of a new regular version of EZdrummer 2.

Is EZdrummer 3 going to be compatible with my system?

Toontrack’s software has been updated to work on the latest macOS Monterey as well as Windows 11. It works on both Intel and Apple silicon systems as well as with all major music software/DAW applications, such as Pro Tools, Cubase, GarageBand, Logic Pro, Reaper, etc. EZdrummer 3 can also be run standalone. If you have questions about compatibility with your DAW and/or your system, feel free to contact support here.

I own an earlier version of EZdrummer. Will I automatically get a free upgrade?

EZdrummer 3 is not a free update, it’s a completely new program including a host of new features as well as a new core sound and MIDI library. As an existing customer, you will however qualify for the generously priced upgrade.

Is the upgrade the exact same as the regular version in terms of content?

Yes, 100% the same.

I can’t log in because I forgot my password or which email I used. Can you help?

If you forgot your password, please enter your email address on this page and you will receive a link to create a new password via email. If you don’t remember which email address you used, please contact our support team!

What happens to my already installed Toontrack EZXs and MIDI packs when I switch to EZdrummer 3?

All your already installed EZXs or Toontrack MIDI packs will be accessible through EZdrummer 3. You will need to download and install updates, though. Any and all updates can be found in your Toontrack user account and/or the Product Manager (recommended).

What happens to my previous version of EZdrummer?

EZdrummer 3 does not overwrite an earlier version you may have installed.

What happens to the projects in which I have used an earlier version of EZdrummer?

EZdrummer 3 does not overwrite any earlier version. As long as you don’t uninstall your previous version, your old projects remain intact.

Will I be able to access the core sound library from EZdrummer 1 and/or EZdrummer 2 in EZdrummer 3?

Yes! Upon product registration, an EZX-formatted version of the core library you own from an earlier version of EZdrummer will be available for download from your Toontrack user account and/or the Product Manager (recommended).

Can the EZdrummer 3 EZX libraries (and future libraries) be used in Superior Drummer 3?

Yes, upon installing adequate updates, Superior Drummer 3 can read all already released as well as upcoming EZX libraries.

Can EZdrummer 3 read Superior Drummer SDX sound libraries?

No, EZdrummer 3 can only read EZX libraries.

What will happen with EZdrummer 2 upon release of EZdrummer 3?

On May 3, 2022, EZdrummer 2 will be permanently discontinued and removed from both our online store and from retail outlets currently carrying it. You may still see retailers sell remaining stock beyond May 3, though. If you purchase EZdrummer 2 from a reseller after discontinuation or have a yet-to-be-registered license purchased online, you will still be able to register your product.

Will toontrack still update EZdrummer 2?

To further the development of EZdrummer 3, EZdrummer 2 will not be updated beyond May 3, 2022.

Will toontrack continue to produce EZX content for EZdrummer 2?

No, upon release of EZdrummer 3, toontrack will only be able to produce EZX content for the new standard.

Is there a trial or demo version available?

No, there is currently no trial or demo version available.

What will EZdrummer 3 cost on release day (May 3, 2022)

$179, €165, SEK 1.595.

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