I’m sure this is an easy one, but I can’t figure it out…
I am using the 10 day demo of EZ Drummer 2. I think it’s going to work well for me, but I’d like to use it with Reaper.
The instructions on the Toontrack site says:
2) Inserting the plug-in:
• Open the Reaper’s FX Browser (click on Track FX icon).
• Click on VSTi tab and drag EZDrummer 2 to the track FX icon.
I can click on the VSTi tab, but it’s unclear how to “drag EZDRummer2 to the trackFX icon.”
Can someone explain in a little more detail how I can do this.
OR, if this is a limitation in the demo version, please let me know, so I can stop trying to figure it out.
This should get you up and running with EZD and Reaper:
– Click ‘Track’ (or ‘Insert’) in Reaper
– Click ‘Insert Virtual Instrument on new track’
– Click ‘Instrument’ in far left column (should be already selected)
– Click ‘VSTi: EZdrummer (Toontrack) (32 out)’
– Click ‘OK’
– A pop up menu will load and ask if you want Reaper to build 32 outputs. For now click ‘Cancel’ instead of ‘OK’. This will get you started.
– EZdrummer will open
Scott Sibley - Toontrack
EDIT: Sorry, realized I posted in the wrong forum!
Hi, when I followed the instructions: I don’t see toontrack or ez drummer under the VST or VSTi?
I’m brand new to Reaper and most of this DAW stuff. I’m not getting EZD2 showing up there under ‘instruments’ either, after doing what everyone says to do above and everything I can find about it elsewhere online. Does it have something to do with my having downloaded both 32 and 64 bit EZD2 versions? (Anyone know which of those should I keep, btw?) Thanks for any assistance possible.
which OS version are you using? Are you using the 64-bit version of Reaper?
The only things that could cause you problems with having both flavours installed is if you are pointing the 64-bit Reaper to both the 32-bit version and 64-bit version of EZdrummer 2 or pointing the 64-bit version of Reaper to the 32-bit version of the EZdrummer plug-in. 32-bit bridging is not supported and does not seem to work well with EZdrummer 2.
Does the standalone EZdrummer 2 work as expected?
If so, you can check the VST Plug-In Path via the Menu > Show Plug-In Path
Make sure that this path is included in Reaper’s Preferences > Plug-Ins > VST > VST Plug-In paths
John Rammelt - Toontrack
Thanks for the assistance, John. I'm using Windows 10. My EZD2 standalone works as expected, no problem. I don't know if my computer is using the 32 or 64 bit version. I downloaded both. Just a few days ago. Should I uninstall one? Or both and reinstall the 64 bit version? I have inserted the path my EZD2 shows where I'm supposed to in the Reaper preferences location but no go.
Btw, I’ve now uninstalled the 32 bit EZD2 (so have just the 64 bit version now, which is working normally), and also uninstalled/reinstalled Reaper. Copied the EZD2 path into that list in Reaper Preferences but EZD2 still not showing up on list of virtual instruments.
Btw, I am able to now and was already able to drag a EZD2 track into Reaper before the uninstalls and reinstalls I mentioned above and the track is there in Reaper and appears to play but there’s no sound.
OK, have you performed a ‘Re-Scan’ in the Reaper VST Plug-In Settings?
When you write that you are able to drag an EZD2 track into Reaper, do you mean that you have the standalone application open at the same time and drag MIDI from it to the Reaper Track? If so, that is not how you are supposed to do it and there’s nothing strange with not getting any sound from the standalone when you play back the MIDI in Reaper.
John Rammelt - Toontrack
Thanks for getting back with your ideas.
the Reaper VST plugin settings- many times after adding the EZD2 path to that Preferencs list and before and after the uninstall/reinstalls I mentioned earlier.
Yes, what you described about my EZD2 standalone being open etc,
is what I mean. Seems odd to me it would semi work like that. Anyway I only mention it in case it factors into the problem I'm having getting EZD2 properly accessible in Reaper.
Hmm. I just don't know what to do now. Entirely uninstall/reinstall EZD2?
mean. Seems odd to me that it would show up in Reaper all but the sound.
Hmmm. Don’t know what to do.
I mean. Seems odd to me that it would show up in Reaper all but the sound.
Hmmm. Don’t know what to do.
Just a thought but could this be happening because I'm using only a Reaper evaluation licence currently? Seems hardly possible though since I'm evaluating whether or not to use Reaper based on its ability to access the EZD2 plugin!
Btw, here’s my list of VST plugin paths at that Reaper Preferences place in case anything jumps out that’s wonky:
C:\Program Files\Steinberg\VstPlugins; C:\Program Files\VstPlugins;C:\Program Files\VstPlugins\Toontrack\EZdrummer; C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3; C:\Program Files\VstPlugins\Toontrack; C:\Program Files\Toontrack\EZdrummer.dll
Good news- I got it into Reaper! Not exactly sure how but I kept at it including uninstalling and reinstalling (twice!) EZD2, and Reaper, then after watching another video by someone about getting plugins correctly filed on my computer and in a VST folder and playing around with that and that Preferences list on Reaper, it got recognized and is now usable as a plugin on Reaper! Major relief! Hopefully this can help someone else!
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