12 Replies Latest reply: Mar 17, 2008 6:21 PM by Larry Mal
Marcio Tucunduva Level 1 (40 points)
I would like to hear opinions about both EZD and AD for pop/rock production. For obivious reasons, I did not post this on a XLN or Toontrack forum. Thanks!

PB G4 1.67, 2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.10), Apogee Duet + lots of stuff
  • David Robinson9 Level 4 (1,990 points)
    Addictive Drums.
    just won an award.
    so did logic studio.
  • flood123 Level 1 (10 points)
    What about BFD2? In my opinion it pretty much rules. Sorry I know no one asked about that I just had to throw in my 2 cents.
  • stootka Level 2 (280 points)
    Addictive drums or BFD.

  • Carlos Castillo 2 Level 1 (45 points)
    I waiting to get the electronic drum kit Roland TD9-SX when it comes out next month (I hope) and use it with either EZ Drummer or Addictive Drums and record to Logic. I have not been able to locate information on what how to do that. This is for home studio use. Any advice or suggestions on this would be helpful.
  • Donald Hoeber Level 4 (2,415 points)
    there is a nice demo of EZDrummer on youtube


    Also I did the drum sequencing for this guys album using EZDrummer

    http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=267220298&s=14344 1

    The songs aren't that great and he never had the CD mastered but you can hear EZD in the real world
  • anjamaku Level 1 (30 points)
    AD is rock solid on Logic. You can alter the sounds in may ways. It's simple, intuitive, and compact. EZ is much the same but there's little can be done to change the given sounds other than levels and pans. EZ, for me, has a more polished sheen whereas AD has 'grunge' and 'attitude'. I often use both together. I have BFD2 as well but it crashes too often for it to be usable here meantime.
  • flood123 Level 1 (10 points)
    Look for the bfd 2.0.3 update any day now. This should fix most problems people are having.
  • cycloptic Level 1 (20 points)
    Doesn't BFD2 require some significant horsepower and diskspace? The original poster lists a PowerBook in his signature. Is that machine going to cut it?

    I myself purchased an upgrade 2 BFD2 but have yet to open the package since I was under the impression that my machine was not worthy (MacBook 2GB). I planned to use it on an upgraded machine.
  • flood123 Level 1 (10 points)
    Yeah you know what,... I am not sure how a G4 powebook is going to handle the load but you are going to want to use a fast external on a powerbook anyways if the cpu can handle it. They don't officially support the g4. Maybe they are saying that to cover their butts. The 2gb of ram should be more than enough but obviously the more tha better.
    here are the system requirments as stated by fxpansion:

    OSX 10.4, G5 or Intel CPU (Mac)

    1 GB of RAM

    60 gig HD, 7200 rpm

    DVD drive

    Internet connection for product authorisation
  • Jorge Costa Level 4 (1,485 points)
    Hi Marcio,
    I've been using EZDrummer with any V-drums (mostly on TD-20) in our band preproductions
    with great sucess, not a single problem and the sound it's cool, we'll keep it for the CD!
    It's cheap, not too processor demmanding or Gigas to load. It will be upgrade sometime this year
    to EZpro I believe. There's better and costly options but I'm cool with that.

  • Marcio Tucunduva Level 1 (40 points)
    Thanks you all for the responses. Actually, I've tried both AD and EZD at a friend's studio but I can't make up my mind. It seems to me that the AD has more of a "record sound" while the ED (talking the Vintage Rock here) is quite beautiful and defined, but also dark and "small". Is that impression correct?
    I mean, I'm afraid EZD doesn't sound convincing.
    About the BFD, yes I took a look at their requirements and I think I would be in a dangerous zone buying that for my PB, although it looks excellent.
  • Larry Mal Level 2 (365 points)
    I own BFD 2 and it sounds great, but it chokes the life out of my machine (specs below) in Logic- in DP it does okay. Make of that what you will. I mean, I get the job done, I just have to mix in BFD and so on and I just more or less end up recording it right to stereo, no separate tracks like I would enjoy.

    I was digging the EZDrummer sounds on iTunes, is that really it, on the Keith Castleberry thing? They sounded great.

    And I have the Addictive Drums demo and haven't even used it yet.