Sample-based drum PC software synthesizer developed by Toontrack



  -  Paid
  • Latest Version

    EZdrummer 3.0.6 LATEST

  • Review by

    Sophia Jones

  • Operating System

    Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 11

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  • Author / Product

    Toontrack / External Link

EZdrummer by Toontrack is a revolutionary piece of software designed for musicians, producers, and songwriters, offering an intuitive and efficient way to create professional-sounding drum tracks. Whether you're a seasoned producer or a beginner musician, it provides an extensive library of drum sounds and patterns, coupled with powerful editing and customization tools, to elevate your music production experience to new heights.

Natural sounding drugs are not so easy to create on the computer, despite all the advancements in music production software. You’ll end up with electronic beats that sound wobbly, extra fast, heavy or distorted. It is difficult to design a program that makes drumming sounds that seem lifelike. Toontrack took on this challenge by developing EZdrummer for Windows 11/10.

Handy and Attractive Virtual Drum Technology

Toontrack EZdrummer is a special type of instrument called Virtual Studio Technology, or VST. It lets you use your computer to play drums. Basically, you need a digital audio workstation installed on your computer. Then you would add the EZdrummer 3 to it as a plugin, giving you access to a variety of drum sounds that can be used in music projects.  There are also impressive standalone features that assist you in generating music bits too. You don’t need DAW either.

This electronic instrument has a drum track that is photorealistic and customizable. When you want to play a particular drum, you just left click on its image. If you want to switch instruments, you just right-click on it. Right-clicking will also let you alter the velocity, pitch, and volume. The drum rack includes the toms, cymbals, hi-hats, snare, and kick drum. In addition, you can play the cowbell, claps, shakers, and tambourines.

How to Play

You could try clicking each drum independently, but that won’t get you to play any decent sounding music. A better idea is to choose the Search tab and select the button which reads “Tap 2 Find.” Your personalized drum rack will be brought up in a new window. A metronome will be heard when this happens. Then, as you click each drum separately and play the sounds back, you can record the pattern of one drum and loop it repeatedly as you play the sounds of another drum. Keep doing this and you can create some good music.

If the sounds that you playback are not impressive, try using the quantizing function of EZdrummer by Toontrack to align the beats. When you use the “Tap 2 Find” feature, it searches the library for a prerecorded pattern which is similar to the pattern being played.

Strong Music Production Tool

The library of the program features several MIDI drum sets that are prerecorded. You can use any of these drum sets in your own songs or music tracks. Also, you can get creative by replacing any of the drum sounds found in the MIDI file with sounds of your own. And remember, the pattern recorded in your Tap 2 Find session will be saved as a MIDI file too.

There are so many more functions in the program. Of course, you can’t use VST alone to create songs unless you only want drum sounds in them. But if drum patterns that sound natural are something your music needs, then you’ll want to use this plugin.

  • Vast Library of Drum Sounds: It boasts a massive collection of meticulously recorded drum samples, covering a wide range of musical genres and styles.
  • MIDI Grooves: Access a vast array of MIDI grooves played by professional drummers, providing realistic and dynamic drum performances for your tracks.
  • Drum Kit Customization: Tailor your drum sound to perfection with comprehensive editing tools, including mixer controls, effects, and adjustable parameters for each drum component.
  • Song Creator: Easily build complete drum tracks with the Song Creator feature, which intelligently arranges MIDI patterns into full song structures.
  • Seamless Integration: It seamlessly integrates with popular digital audio workstations (DAWs) such as Ableton Live, Pro Tools, and Logic Pro X, allowing for effortless workflow integration.
User Interface

This app features a user-friendly interface that strikes the perfect balance between simplicity and functionality. The main window displays essential controls for selecting drum kits, browsing MIDI grooves, and adjusting mixer settings, ensuring a streamlined workflow for users of all skill levels.

Installation and Setup

Installing this program is a straightforward process. Simply download the software from the official Toontrack website or FileHorse, run the installer, and follow the on-screen instructions. Once installed, it can be authorized using a provided serial number or through Toontrack's proprietary authorization system.

How to Use
  • Select Drum Kit: Choose from a variety of drum kits included in EZdrummer's library, ranging from classic acoustic kits to modern electronic setups.
  • Browse MIDI Grooves: Explore the extensive collection of MIDI grooves organized by genre, tempo, and feel, and drag-and-drop them into your DAW timeline.
  • Customize Drum Sound: Fine-tune your drum sound using the built-in mixer controls, effects, and adjustable parameters for each drum component.
  • Arrange Drum Patterns: Use the Song Creator feature to arrange MIDI patterns into full song structures, or manually sequence your drum tracks using the MIDI editor.
  • Export and Share: Once you're satisfied with your drum track, export it as a MIDI file or audio stems for further processing or sharing with collaborators.

Can I use EZdrummer as a standalone application, or does it require a DAW?
The software is primarily designed as a plugin for digital audio workstations (DAWs) but can also be used as a standalone application for practice and composition purposes.

Does the app support third-party MIDI libraries?
While the app comes with an extensive library of MIDI grooves, it also supports importing third-party MIDI files, allowing for further customization and expansion of your drum track options.

Is EZdrummer compatible with both Windows and macOS platforms?
Yes, EZdrummer is compatible with both Windows and macOS operating systems, ensuring broad accessibility for users across different platforms.

Can I use EZdrummer with electronic drum kits or MIDI controllers?
Absolutely! it supports MIDI input from electronic drum kits and MIDI controllers, providing a dynamic and responsive drumming experience tailored to your preferred input method.


Teh app is available for purchase (EUR 179) directly from the Toontrack website or authorized retailers worldwide. The software is offered at a competitive price point, with options for both full purchase and subscription-based licensing models. Additionally, Toontrack frequently offers discounts and promotions, making EZdrummer an affordable choice for musicians and producers of all budgets.

Upgrade - EUR 99, includes:
  • EZdrummer – DVD Edition
  • EZdrummer – Lite Upgrade
  • EZdrummer – Multi License
  • EZdrummer – Regular
  • EZdrummer 2 – Lite Upgrade
  • EZdrummer 2 – Regular
  • EZdrummer 2 – Upgrade
System Requirements
  • 18 GB free disk space (plus 18 GB for download).
  • 64-bit Windows 11, 10, 8 or 7. , 4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM or more recommended).
  • A 64-bit host (with support for VST 3, AU or AAX). Standalone is included.
  • Extensive library of drum sounds and MIDI grooves
  • Intuitive user interface for easy navigation and workflow
  • Powerful editing and customization tools for fine-tuning drum tracks
  • Seamless integration with popular DAWs
  • Regular updates and support from Toontrack
  • Limited customization options compared to more advanced drum plugins
  • Steeper learning curve for beginners unfamiliar with MIDI programming

In conclusion, EZdrummer by Toontrack is a game-changing software for musicians, producers, and songwriters looking to enhance their music production workflow with realistic and dynamic drum tracks.

With its vast library of drum sounds, intuitive user interface, and powerful editing tools, it empowers users to create professional-quality drum tracks with ease. Whether you're a seasoned producer or a beginner musician, EZdrummer for PC is a must-have tool for unleashing your creative potential and taking your music to the next level.
Note: 10 days trial version.

Also Available: Download EZdrummer for Mac

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