EZplayer pro is a multi track MIDI organizer, arranger and format conversion tool between mapping formats that allows you to gather all your MIDI clips in one browser. You can use EZplayer pro to preview those MIDI clips and drag and drop them directly into your host.
The multi track arranger in EZplayer pro also makes it possible to arrange MIDI clips into fused sequences to either be saved back into the EZplayer pro browser for later use or be dragged into your usual sequencer as part of a composition.
Here is a list of FAQs:
So what is EZplayer pro?
EZplayer pro is the much boosted version of Toontrack Music´s EZplayer FREE. It is available as a separate product from Toontrack Music and associated distributors but is also included as the MIDI drag and drop engine for Superior Drummer 2.0. To learn more about Superior Drummer 2.0 please visit the S2.0 product page.
How do I use EZplayer pro?
You simply connect any track in EZplayer pro to a track in your host pre-assigned to the sampler that you want to use as a sound source using the MIDI OUT function (check the manual found in the help menu of the EZplayer pro interface for specific procedure in various programs).
Once attached to your sampler, it could not be easier to build your tracks, right there in our intuitive built-in arranger: use the EZplayer pro´s browser to audition your MIDI clips and arrange them on the timeline, on as few or as many tracks as is convenient or required.
But it does not stop there, using an intelligent cataloging system EZplayer pro is also capable of isolating most percussive instruments from your MIDI files, allowing you to re-combine patterns from different grooves to form exciting new beats.
Used in conjunction with Toontrack solo and EZdrummer or Superior Drummer, the award winning samplers from Toontrack Music, EZplayer pro also becomes a stand alone workstation for creating MIDI beats independently from your regular sequencer.
Will EZplayer pro work with any sampler?
EZplayer pro is General MIDI compatible out of the box and will of course drive any Toontrack sampler with no further setup, but tracks in the EZplayer pro arranger can also be connected to any other sampler instrument in your host software (to choose among the extensive 3rd party support list, see below), and thereby be used to audition and organize all your MIDI clips, regardless of where they came from.
EZplayer pro´s more specialized features focus on use with percussive samplers. As mentioned above EZPlayer pro is capable of translating MIDI files between different drum sampler. To do so simply select the appropriate mapping from the menu next to the relevant EZplayer pro´s track (or browser for audition purposes). Conversely, source material can be identified when incorporated into the browser so that any format can be translated into any other.
Supported sampler mappings at the time of writing are: dfh-Superior (including Custom and Vintage), EZdrummer, DFH 1&2, Digidesign´s Strike, Battery, BFD 1&2, Addictive Drums, Reason Drum Kits and of course any GM software or hardware sampler, percussive or not.
What else do I get with EZplayer pro?
EZplayer pro comes with a generous amount of percussive MIDI files to get you started. The files are played by Toontrack artists David ”Fingers” Haynes and Per Mikaelsson (drummer of the Claustrophobic EZX).
Can I use my existing MIDI libraries with EZplayer pro?
Of course, just add your MIDI folders in the EZplayer pro browser by using the Add Path function or drag them straight into the EZplayer pro basic browser. Tell EZplayer pro what mapping format the files are in. Instantaneously your MIDI files (complete with folder structure) will show up in the browser of EZplayer pro ready to be auditioned, arranged on the timeline or dragged into your host.
Where can I get more MIDI files for EZplayer pro?
Either purchase any of the Toontrack EZdrummer EZX expansion packs and install on your computer*. The MIDI files included will show up in your EZplayer pro browser automatically. You can also scroll to Content Delivery in the help menu in the EZplayer FREE interface to find weblinks to third party content delivery sites.
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