“We are humbled and proud of the massive interest surrounding this release. Accolades from users, artists and online media have kept pouring in”, said Erik Pherson, Toontrack’s head of development.
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 and two all-new massive sound libraries as well as a selection of percussion.
"Looking back, it's amazing how many extremely powerful features we’ve managed to incorporate and still retain the overall ease of use that has made the first generation of EZdrummer the undisputed go-to tool for songwriters from all over the world. EZdrummer 2 is truly a marvel of how interaction design, smart functionality and cutting-edge sounds can work in perfect symbiosis", said Erik Phersson.
Coinciding with the release of EZdrummer 2, the entire line of sound library expansions (EZXs) is modernized with completely new effect chain presets and graphics optimized for EZdrummer 2. These are free of charge to all current and future owners of any of the available EZXs. "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 as a company have ever undertaken", said Peter Knutsson, Toontrack's CEO.
Pricing, upgrade and availability information
Official release date: May 6, 2014.
List price: $179, €139.
Upgrade price: $99, €79.
EZdrummer was launched in 2006 and quickly established 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.
Toontrack is a developer of software for music production, widely acclaimed for its attention to quality, design and innovation. In 1999, years ahead of the industry, Toontrack began developing the first-ever drum sampler to include sophisticated hi-hat control, multi-layer sampling and microphone bleed. Today, the company is world-leading in sampled drums and has extended its product range to include mix tools, software piano instruments and a wide assortment of expansion content. Some of Toontrack's most known brands include EZdrummer, Superior Drummer 2.0, EZmix 2 and EZkeys.