EZdrummer 2 makes producing professional sounding drum tracks simple and fun. In this 11-part video tutorial series, we leave no stone unturned in our mission to get you up and running with it. After a quick guide to installing EZX expansion packs, we take a tour of the EZdrummer 2 GUI, from the Drums page to the Browser. Then it’s on to browsing, searching, auditioning and loading preset grooves from the factory library, and the fundamentals of drum track building; followed by an exploration of the MIDI Drop Zone and Tap2Find functions, which enable you to search for particular library grooves using external patterns and the rhythms in your head as stylistic filters.
Next, we look at customising the drum kits themselves in order to make them our own, and quantising the library grooves for a more rigid feel; before moving on to the Edit Play Style page, where we get to grips with the ingenious Power Hand feature and versatile articulation menus.
In the final two chapters, we summarise the core functionality of the Mixer, then wrap up with a walkthrough on assembling complete song structures entirely within EZdrummer 2, using the powerful Song Creator and MIDI Drop Zone.