Discussion in 'SAMPLE Talk' started by catsass, Aug 15, 2017.
Nice. Thanks for posting. Downloading now
Got the cross grade from EZdrummer. I haven't even started downloading the content yet - I'm having much fun playing my existing EZ kits in the new interface - its a joy.
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I use Ez2, Sd2, Komplete, Logic drummer... Is this gonna change my world?
Are there compelling reasons to run all my Ez expansions in Sd3, rather than Ez2 or Sd2?
Yes, that's what I'd like to know too, from the users. I know SD3 offers a lot more on the 'sound'-department, but do you also experience workflow enhancement, better options in SD3 compared to EZD2?
Toontrack uploaded a lot of walkthroughs of the new features and workflows yestarday. The new pitch algo they have blew my mind a bit.. sounds like they just downtune the drum.. Also the new stacking feature and custom samples.. maaaan.... Can't wait to get home and test this stuff!
Yes, all those new features seem amazing! But I can't find a whole lot of info on how well it works within a daw. For instance, in EZD2 you have a button in the songline-section 'sync to daw' so you can choose whether EZD plays in unison with your daw tracks here. Maybe I missed it, but I do not see it in the SD3 gui.
Also: workflow enhancements within a daw and keyboard commands are mentioned, but I can't find a video yet were I see these in action.
Then again, there's so much info about this beast out there, that I could easily have missed it.
How could I have missed that? All those new shining features must have blinded me.
For obvious reasons, it doesn't exist in standalone mode. There are quiet a few standalone mode screenshots floating about.
Ok, so far I'm loving a lot about SD 3. The new drums sound really great. The new mixer is awesome and will allow me to now mix my drums within SD as opposed to SD 2 where I had to route everything out to Logic. The SD 2 mixer was tiny and very difficult to look at, and the effects were not so great (they also had tiny cumbersome UI's). The 35 new effects sound great and seem easy to work with, so a huge improvement there. I haven't had a chance to try the tracker function, but if it works well, that will also make things much easier than how I would accomplish sound replace/layering of drums in Logic. Very clunky and complicated in Logic, so looking forward to tracker.
So far the midi mapping looks to be a bit of a nightmare compared to SD2. I could be wrong. I've sent Toontrack a bunch of questions regarding mapping. The manual doesn't cover much there. So far, getting my old maps from SD2 doesn't really work, and creating new maps is a PITA compared to SD2. I'm very disappointed they decided to re invent a system that was so easy to use...
I was mixing in SD2 today and it was horrid... so big plus there! Thanks.
If you spend a lot of time with the mixer, you will love SD3. The overall feel of the UI is 1000 times better than 2. I opened up 2 today to check something and I recoiled...haha, it looked tiny and antiquated...
It turns out that SD3 will load EZX libraries, but without the graphics. The graphics in all but one of the SDX libraries are being upgraded to display in SD3, but EZX graphics are not.
When SD2 came out, all of the EZX libraries were updated to display correctly.
After a few back and forths with Toontrack about the midi mapping and using SD2 maps, I'm more confused than ever. It looks like an absolute clusterf*#! so far. I'm so bummed they changed what worked so flawlessly in SD2... It's looking like I'll have to do all of my maps over from scratch which is a nightmare, but once I get a hang of the new system and get it all done, that will be that, until then it's a thorn in my side and holding me up from enjoying all the great improvements...
Yeah, EZX for now use generic looking black shells. But I would assume GUI updates will come in due time.
My reading of the manual (under "Add instrument") is that you can import one .wav file per instrument -- no velocity layers and no round robins. I could be reading this wrong, or the manual could be incomplete.
Someone on Gearslutz contacted Toontrack about this and they responded that they have no plans to update the EZX GUI's.
I absolutely love the way MIDI mapping is done in S3, it was pretty hellish in S2 to be honest...
What do the "generic" graphics look like?
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