Toontrack Announces EZdrummer 2
March 14, 2014
Today Toontrack announced the second generation of
the world's most successful drum production software;
"This is not just an update or a new digit added to the
logo, it's a completely new program, overhauled down
to the tiniest detail", said Peter Knutsson, Toontrack's
CEO. "The release of EZdrummer 2 will not only be a
milestone in the history of our company, it will be the
day we add a new meaning to what the music industry
commonly refers to as a 'drum sampler'."
EZdrummer 2 introduces a host of revolutionary
songwriting features, the market's most intuitive user
interface, a completely remodeled audio engine, a new
mixer with easy-to-use effect chains, two all-new mas-
sive sound libraries as well as a selection of percussion.
"The whole design approach behind EZdrummer 2 was
to erase any technical barrier standing between song-
writer and creativity," said Erik Phersson, Toontrack's
head of development. "Looking back, it's amazing how many extremely powerful features we managed
to incorporate and still retain the overall ease of use.
EZdrummer 2 is truly a marvel of how interaction design,
smart functionality and cutting-edge sounds can work
in perfect symbiosis."
Toontrack also reported that coinciding with the release
of EZdrummer 2, the entire line of sound library expan-
sions (EZXs) will be modernized with completely new
effect chains and graphics optimized for EZdrummer 2.
With the 20 currently available titles spanning anything
from jazz to extreme metal, the EZdrummer user base
has access to by far the most extensive and versatile
catalogue of drum sounds on the market.
"We are extremely proud to not only introduce a
breakthrough in drum production software, but at the
same time renew the whole EZdrummer Line. This is
without a doubt the most massive launch we have ever
undertaken", said Peter Knutsson, Toontrack's CEO.
Pricing, upgrade and availability information
Official world-wide release date: May 6, 2014.
List price: $179, €139.
Upgrade price: $99, €79.
From March 13 2014 through May 6 2014, anyone who
purchases EZdrummer will automatically be eligible for
a free upgrade to EZdrummer 2 (digital delivery only,
available for download on release day from each regis-
tered user's personal Toontrack account).
As soon as EZdrummer 2 is available officially, the first
version of EZdrummer will no longer be available for sale.
As long as supplies last with retailers, customers will
be able to register and authorize the program.
EZdrummer was launched in 2006 and quickly estab-
lished itself as the go-to drum production tool for top-tier
producers, songwriters and home users alike. Today, eight
years later, it is still by far the undisputed number one selling
product in its niche. The ever-growing EZdrummer Line
encompasses 20 unique expansion libraries recorded in
top studios all over the world, making it the single largest
collection of drum sounds on the market.