EZdrummer 2


EZdrummer 2.2.1 is now available to download using the Product Manager or from the ‘My Products’ area in your Toontrack account. Please note that version 2.2.1 is required for the support of EZdrummer 2 products released from this point forward (Q1 2021).



  • The audio rendering would freeze if several CC 120 (“all sound off”) MIDI events were received at once, which could happen for example when playback was stopped in Logic Pro X.
  • PreSonus ATOM pad controller should no longer switch to keyboard mode when connected to EZdrummer 2 in Studio One.

Drums Tab

  • User kit presets were not saved correctly if they contained instruments from other sound libraries.
  • The silencing of the preview sound when the drum property window was closed would sometimes result in a click/pop.
  • In drum properties, if the EZX that was already selected got reselected, “None” became selected in the drum list and it said “None” on the preview pad.

Song Track

  • Fixed an issue in MIDI files generated by dragging from the song track. It would in some cases not work well when imported to Studio One 2, for example.
  • The tooltips on a song blocks are created by dragging from the Browser are now again the short names from the browser, instead of the full browser paths.

Browser Tab

  • The name of a MIDI file that is created by dragging from the Browser (for example to desktop or to User MIDI) no longer becomes a long string that describes where in the browser it came from, it now becomes the name that is shown in the browser (similar to how it was in version 2.1.8).

Search Tab

  • The name of a MIDI file that is created by dragging from Search now becames the name that is shown in Search instead of the name that the file has in the Browser.



EZdrummer 2.2.0 is now available to download using the Product Manager or from the ‘My Products’ area in your Toontrack account. Please note that version 2.2.0 is required for the support of EZdrummer 2 products released from this point forward (Q4 2020).

  • The RTAS format has been removed.
    • Faster graphics on Mac, especially on Retina displays (when using a 10-bit color profile).
    • Bitmap interpolation has been turned off for Mac Retina displays, to make the graphics less blurry and to remove certain artifacts, for example horizontal lines in the browser.
    • MIDI dragged from Browser, Search or Song Creator now gets a “track name” (internal name) that reflects the browser path it came from. This can be seen as the MIDI block name in many DAWs.
    • Changed the font of the version in the interface.
    • Removed “(64-bit)” after the version in the interface on Mac, where it’s always 64-bit now.


    • E-drum presets for ATV and Alesis Strike Pro have been added.
    • Updated some e-drum presets. Cymbal choking should now work better with Millennium, Alesis and 2off.


    • The standalone icon and the project icon have a new look.
    • On Mac in the audio device settings in the standalone, there is no longer a device type menu, since it always only contained “Core Audio.”


    • The “Audio engine inactive” sign would appear too often in some hosts.
    • The “Audio engine inactive” sign getting shown no longer stops playback.
    • In Ableton Live, the VST no longer gets suspended when it has been quiet for a while and its GUI is closed.
    • Studio One should no longer crash if you drag MIDI from EZD2 to another plug-in.
    • To prevent crashes, Program Change and Bank Select MIDI messages are now ignored when a menu is open in EZD2 and when MIDI is being dragged out from EZD2.
    • On Windows, it should no longer crash if some unknown object type (not a file) is dragged to EZD2.
    • Selecting a library user preset did not uncheck items in factory preset submenus.
    • After loading a project that had a user preset selected, up/down preset arrows did not switch between user presets but factory presets, and Program Change messages also would incorrectly index factory presets.
    • Changing a drum to a drum from another library, recording MIDI with the new drum as power hand, saving and loading this project would not always bring back the correct articulations for the drum.
    • If a DAW would request less than 16 samples to be rendered, it could result in a sound glitch.
    • Files dragged from latest versions of Superior Drummer 3 or saved in User MIDI by Superior Drummer 3 were not read correctly by EZD2.
    • Some cymbals in Drums of Destruction EZX and Action! EZX were not panned to the correct side.
    • Fixed a crash that could happen if you selected a different library preset while one was still being loaded.
    • Fixed some memory leaks on Mac.

    Drums Tab

    • The percussion pictures were not updated when a library preset was loaded.
    • Previewing drums within the same library would sometimes use the wrong envelope.
    • Closing the drum property window now also stops any ringing preview sound.
    • The drum property window is now closed by Program Change MIDI messages. Before it would crash if you clicked in the instrument list after a Program Change.

    Song Track

    • After shortening a song block, saving and loading the project or undoing/redoing could change the power hand and label of the block.
    • Exporting shortened song blocks could result in some note off events not getting included in the MIDI. When such MIDI was imported to certain DAWs, some drum hits could get omitted/lost.
    • Using the song block context menu to remove (with “Remove Notes”) or replace all notes (using “Paste”) for a percussion pad in a song block should no longer crash.
    • Removing or replacing all notes for a percussion instrument in a song block should no longer crash.
    • Note offs could be missing from MIDI exported from song blocks that had been resized.
    • The first MIDI note to be recorded would sometimes not get recorded or would sometimes not be shown until the the recording ended.
    • The red recording block would sometimes be shown starting slightly later than when the recording actually began.
    • “Un-Mute” has been changed to “Unmute” (in the song block context menu).
    • A song block created by dropping a external MIDI file on the song track would sometimes not get snapped to the grid.
    • The drop block symbol on the track did not reflect the length of a MIDI file that had been dragged in from outside EZD2.
    • Dragging out MIDI from the song track before the MIDI database has been successfully opened should no longer crash.
    • “Export Song as WAVE File” will no longer result in a crash if the output file can’t be opened.
    • The MIDI file created when you drag from the song track out from EZD2 no longer contains any meta text, so that it works better to drag to Logic Pro X 10.6+ and GarageBand 10.4+ (an extra track would be created just for the meta text and the notes were placed on another track).

    Edit Play Style

    • In Edit Play Style, the articulation menus for Power Hand and Opening Hit were for most instruments listed in reverse order. A side-effect was that if you moved a disabled Opening Hit sign to an instrument and held until the menu opened, the articulation changed in that moment (from the one that was listed last to the one that was listed first).
    • Dragging the Power Hand sign to an instrument whose first articulation is not MIDI-mapped, for example the cajon in Latin Percussion EZX, no longer causes a crash. Also, Opening Hit didn’t work well with such instruments.
    • If the power hand of a song block is not found when changing libraries, the block now gets reanalyzed for a new power hand.

    Song Creator

    • Fixed a crash that could occur when certain MIDI files were loaded in Song Creator.


    • The velocity of incoming channel aftertouch could incorrectly get modified by note transformations in e-drum presets.


    • Right-clicking a level fader could sometimes make it disappear until the context menu was closed.
    • The output volume and effects state of Output 1 would sometimes become wrong when a preset or project got loaded and any mixer channel had an output other than 1.
    • Setting the output of a channel to something other than 1 would in some cases (in Modern Metal EZX) cause the volume of Output 1 to become wrong.



    EZdrummer 2.1.8 is now available to download using the Product Manager or from the ‘My Products’ area in your Toontrack account. This release includes improvements and important fixes listed below. Note that EZdrummer 2.1.8 is required for EZX expansion packs released from this point forward (Q4 2018).

    – Aftertouch is now preserved when you record or import MIDI.
    – Hi-hat CC is no longer converted to notes when recording.
    – Aftertouch and CC can now be removed from song blocks using the right-click Remove Notes menu.


    – Certain effect knobs in several EZXs did not work as intended (in version 2.1.7 only).
    – When starting the standalone on MacOS X Snow Leopard, if the previously used audio device could not be opened, the error dialog for that was not possible to close.
    – The effect library has been updated with fixes for some potential crashes.



    EZdrummer 2.1.7 is now available to download using the Product Manager or from the ‘My Products’ area in your Toontrack account. This release includes improvements and important fixes listed below. Note that EZdrummer 2.1.7 is required for EZX expansion packs released from this point forward (Q3 2018).

    – Scrollbar handles now have a larger minimum size.
    – The standalone is much less likely now to ask if you want to save when you haven’t changed anything. Some old projects may still have the issue but resaving them should fix it.
    – Excluded filter tags are now saved in projects.
    – The poly pressure states for all instruments are now reset when transport starts.

    – If you quickly switched between many different library presets, drums with no sounds could incorrectly end up looking like they had sounds.
    – When the standalone started and showed a dialog that you had no audio device, the interface would sometimes become unresponsive for a while.
    – Fixed a potential crash on Mac when going to Show Web Shop MIDI for the first time ever.



    EZdrummer 2.1.6 is now available to download using the Product Manager or from the ‘My Products’ area in your Toontrack account. This release includes improvements and important fixes listed below. Note that EZdrummer 2.1.6 is required for EZX expansion packs released from this point forward (Q1 2018).

    Improved in version 2.1.6:
    – MIDI library names are now sorted under each header in the Browser.
    – User presets are now sorted in the menu when scanned from disk (even with Apple File System).
    – User MIDI folders and song structures are now sorted when scanned from disk (even with Apple File System).
    – Menu entries “Rescan User Presets” and “Rescan User Kits” have been added to their respective menus.

    Fixed in version 2.1.6:
    – Changing output channel in the mixer would sometimes crash when sample rate was not 44.1 kHz.
    – Trying to drag a file or move a slider or doing any other “drag operation” in the window no longer causes the window to be moved in GarageBand 6.
    – If you loaded a different EZX (or closed and opened the EZdrummer plug-in window) with the Song Creator open, the browser became too tall, its bottom part hidden behind the Song Creator.
    – On some macOS versions it was not possible to drag and drop MIDI from certain programs/plug-ins, for example Superior Drummer 3, to EZdrummer.
    – It could crash if you quickly clicked the “Preview Original Tempo” button after opening EZdrummer.




    – EZdrummer 2 is now compatible with GarageBand on macOS High Sierra.
    – Some song blocks that were saved to User MIDI became empty when dragged back to a song track.
    – Tap2Find should no longer crash when recording external MIDI.
    – Browsing for EZdrummer sounds and selecting a folder without EZXs could cause a crash.
    – Changing tempo modifier while playing a groove in Search could cause a crash.
    – The browser could get the wrong height when switching EZX.
    – Time signature and tempo were not always written to MIDI files dragged out from EZdrummer.
    – Star marks on grooves could get lost if you synced file changes.
    – Keyboard arrow input did not work in some cases in the 64-bit Mac standalone.
    – Third-party and user MIDI libraries that are missing on disk are now possible to remove from Search.
    – Lots of smaller bug fixes.

    Improved in version 2.1.5:

    – Updated Overloud effect library.
    – Updated network and audio device support.

    Known issues with hosts

    – Digital Performer: outputs may become mono when the plugin window is closed in pre-rendering mode
    – Logic 8/9: key commands may interfere with typing Authorization code (use standalone host instead)
    – Traktion: host may lock up on drag and drop when ‘Real Time Property’ is ON



    – The internal AU name has been changed back from “EZdrummer 2” to “EZdrummer”, which it was in 2.1.1 and earlier, to restore save file compatibility in some hosts.
    – In Drumkit from Hell, if a sound from another expansion was loaded on an instrument, clicking on that instrument could lead to a crash in some cases.
    – Clicking the tempo button under the song track in Toontrack solo could lead to a crash.
    – If the User MIDI folder could not be accessed or created, the plug-in crashed when instantiated.
    – Dragging across articulation lists in Edit Play Style did not preview any sound.
    – Dragging from the Browser had wrong y coordinate.
    – The red translucent block that marks the current recording sometimes became too long when a loop endpoint was reached, and it no longer overlaps itself in a loop.
    – The following is now disabled while recording: moving the playhead or loop area, Undo/Redo, song track context menus, loop toggling and a few more things.
    – Up/down arrow keys in the Browser should work in more hosts on Mac now.



    – recording MIDI to the Song Track caused a crash
    – loading a hihat without trig articulation onto a hihat with trig articulation lead to crash when re-building the graphical user interface (GUI)
    – the wrong note was recorded sometimes on hi-hats loaded from other libraries when clicking on the hi-hat
    – the opening hit sign in ‘Edit Play Style’ could be missing on blocks with no opening hit




    – pasting onto an empty track sets the time signature to that of the pasted loop
    – the host will be defaulted to using Windows scaling factor on 4k and high DPI monitors
    – drumkit preset menu signals if the selected preset does not represent current state
    – it is now possible to mute blocks in the song track by right clicking and selecting “Mute”
    – selected preset is now shown below the selected EZX.
    – presets that get changed from their original setting will have an indicator next to the preset name to show it has been tweaked.
    – sorting algorithm in search browser has been changed to sort as humans tend to do instead of how computers want to do it.
    – possible to change the starting bar number of song track time line between 0 and 1.
    – new standalone channel routing system which handles unlimited number of outputs on the sound card
    – standalone sample rate is no longer fixed at 44.1k
    – improved crash dump dialogs on Windows. Tries to write in three different locations before giving up. Also reports if it fails writing the dump file


    – various crash fixes
    – having no internet connection and going into Online MIDI mode didnt show the “Connection failed.” error message.
    – loading a project containing a tap2find loop always caused search tab to be visible, regardless of which tab was used upon saving.
    – toggling favorites while in online midi mode did not properly keep favorite state when entering offline mode again (and vice versa)
    – loading a project or selecting “new” in standalone did not properly reset the tap2find loop, which in worst case scenario caused a crash.
    – when using back/forward buttons reset the quantize value both on block and in tap2find
    – dragging from favorites to somewhere and then back to favorites appended an extra .mid on the name
    – metronome volume fix in stand alone
    – now possible to drag from tap2find to favourites




    – the database interface was not closed properly and could cause crashes when restarting the plug.




    – progress and error messages for MIDI database operations have been improved
    – incompatible EZXs can be detected and stopped from being accessed
    – a Settings dialog was added, replacing several menu entries
    – the Library Preset menu now has a dropdown arrow to more clearly indicate that it’s a menu


    – the track length dialog showed the number of bars in 4/4 instead of in current time signature
    – enabling Show Web Shop MIDI can now be retried if connection fails
    – switching EZXs did not properly update the powerhand and instruments filter columns
    – the dialog for selecting number of outputs for EZdrummer in SONAR is now forced to be the top-most window
    – tap tempo now reacts to mouse-down instead of mouse-up
    – Song Structures were sometimes not read properly, resulting in an empty list in Song Creator
    – undo/redo didn’t preserve power hand, velocity and intensity
    – it wasn’t possible to add different User Libraries with the same name
    – choosing ‘New’ in the standalone did not reset Humanize to “EZX Optimized”
    – Cmd-click (Mac) / Ctrl-click (Win) on the Tempo knob in Tap2Find did not reset the tempo to default (only graphically)
    – copying quantized Tap2Find MIDI from the drop zone copied unquantized notes
    – various Edit Play Style bug fixes




    – Tap2find now syncs with the host
    – the context menu is now available on percussion pads in Edit Play Style
    – multiple selection on percussion pads in Edit Play Style is now achievable
    – e-drum tranformations are only applied to incoming midi
    – improved e-drum transforms for Yamaha and Alesis modules
    – many other improvements


    – EZdrummer 1 user kit presets are now available as intended
    – when loading EZdrummer 1 projects, percussion channels are now featured correctly
    – MIDI out no longer stops when closing the interface
    – fixed lag when adjusting the velocity and amount controls on long MIDI files
    – fixed an occasional crash when clicking favourites
    – metronome volume correctly affects Tap 2 Find metronome volume
    – quantize now works on percussion pads
    – fixes of percussion when cut to special time signature
    – many other bug fixes




    – 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


    – 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


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