Toontrack updates Superior Drummer to v2.4.0 & EZdrummer to v2.01

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Toontrack has released updated for its Superior Drummer 2 and EZdrummer 2 virtual drum instruments for Windows and Mac.

Superior Drummer 2

Superior Drummer is the undisputed industry standard, award-winning and complete drum production studio that gives you, the user, full creative control to hone, mold and shape the drum sound of your wildest dreams.

Toontrack Superior Drummer 2

Changes in Superior Drummer v2.4.0

  • New:
    • Support for EZdrummer 2 core sound libraries and future EZXs.
    • Support for EZdrummer 2 percussion (available as X-drum from the ‘Producer preset Sounds’ submenu).
    • Support for EZdrummer 2 EZX presets.
    • New mapping tab highlighting of the articulation currently playing.
    • New Velocity Ctrl feature indicating incoming and outgoing velocity.
    • New Help menu header that describes version, build, bits and format of the plug-in.
  • Improved:
    • Busses can now have the same name as existing mic channels (names must still be unique within the same class).
    • During bounce each phase is described by the bounced files name rather than the corresponding mic name.
    • Special handling of right channel output names for Sonar X series and Ableton Live.
    • The X-drum mic assignment window can now be scrolled if required.
    • Improved X-mics assignment from and to the special ‘Kit’ mics found in The Classic EZX.
    • Additional auto-allocation of X-mics rules to minimize manual assignments.
    • Change in the built-in configs for Pop/Rock in line with newly released EZX.
    • Updated Yamaha E-drum preset in line with EZdrummer 2.
  • Fixed:
    • AAX version now ignores the Mono All setting (not relevant to ProTools).
    • AAX version on Windows should no longer crash if a new instance is created after you have loaded 2GB of sounds already.
    • Fix for faulty sends occuring after copying from a mono to stereo channel or after a send has been removed then reinstated.
    • Fix for issues when bouncing mute tails and swirls.
    • Progress bar during bounce should no longer disappears when the plug-in window is closed and reopened.
    • Help Menu link ‘Content Providers’ changed to ‘Expand Superior Drummer’ and points to Superior Line Products page.

EZdrummer 2

EZdrummer 2 takes drum production to a whole new level. It was designed to erase any technical barrier between you and your creativity and introduces several groundbreaking features for quick and easy songwriting.

Toontrack EZdrummer 2

Changes in EZdrummer v2.01

  • Improved:
    • The leading instrument is analyzed with higher penalty for instruments with lower priority.
    • MIDI learn menus open in better places over sliders.
    • When using the amount control with the Latin Percussion EZX results should be more predictable.
    • Kicks from the Number 1 Hits EZX can now be loaded in the regular kick drum position.
    • Selecting with the lasso at the edges of the Song Track no longer leads to unwanted scrolling.
    • After tapping only 1 bar, only 1 bar is displayed in the tap2find area.
    • Suggestions can be aborted before the process has completed.
    • Edit Play Style changes are now applied upon quantizing.
    • After quantizing in Edit Play Style pads are no longer deselected.
    • New menu arrow button on the song part labels.
  • Fixed:
    • Crash fix for multi-out routing change when a sample rate other than 44.1K was used.
    • EZXs with no sounds in mics declared as Close no longer causes the engine to crash.
    • Source files with a block type that cannot be determined should no longer cause a crash.
    • Potential crash fix when trying to open database that doesnt exist.
    • Occassional crash when switching Sound Library.
    • Removing an instrument assigned as Powerhand no longer causes issues.
    • On certain systems preview for the percussion pieces was silent.
    • Velocity values 1 did not count as hits when using the amount control.
    • The engine didn’t apply amount correctly if multiple instruments were selected.
    • Intensity in searches was not drawn correctly.
    • ‘Show in Browser’ now works with user mount points even if a User Libraries header is present.
    • Slashes in file names should be treated more adequately.
    • Metronome preview in standalone mode didn’t work.
    • Stand alone no longer asks for path every time if PlugPath exist but is invalid.
    • When creating a Toontrack account the dialog no longer states that the user should check their mail and verify the account as that is no longer needed.
    • The ‘connection failed’ message now properly appears if failing to login to web shop MIDI.
    • Other Online midi fixes.
    • Some Copy from browser bug fixes.
    • Some User MIDI folder fixes.
    • Memory leaks should no longer occur.

The updates are now available for registered Superior Drummer and EZdrummer customers.

More information: Toontrack

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