2874 Views 12 Replies Latest reply: Mar 17, 2008 6:21 PM by Larry Mal
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.
there is a nice demo of EZDrummer on youtube
Also I did the drum sequencing for this guys album using EZDrummer
The songs aren't that great and he never had the CD mastered but you can hear EZD in the real world
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.
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.
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
Internet connection for product authorisation
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.
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.
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.