#1
I know this is a popular product, but holy crap is it (relatively) expensive. I've seen most people got it under $100 (sometimes down to $30-40), but at $180 I just can't afford it.

Even amazon is still $150, which is almost 4x what I paid for reaper. I'm trying to put together a cheap basement recording studio, but I'm boned for drums.

Whats the deal?
Last edited by cadred at May 7, 2011,
#2
I don't know but it's not worth that much. I'd go for Addictive Drums in that price range.
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Torrent...
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#4
Quote by tr3nt
I don't know but it's not worth that much. I'd go for Addictive Drums in that price range.


I highly agree, plus watch the online stores for price change. It's usually $199 but i got it for $99 on a sale weekend.
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#5
Addictive drums is pretty sweet, sounds much better than EZdrummer IMO and both do about the same thing.

also, you could just torrent it.
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i also pirated it and all the extra kits...


also, you dont have to pay for reaper to use it.
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Torrent...


Not my preferred method, but I don't judge.

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I don't know but it's not worth that much. I'd go for Addictive Drums in that price range.


I'd rather not stay in that price range.

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also, you dont have to pay for reaper to use it.


I caught it for $40, which seemed like a good deal (and I do meet the limited license terms).


I guess I'm just finding it odd that ezdrummer's price is all over the place.
#8
Because they like to charge a shit ton for shitty programs that everyone uses (look at the price of Auto Tune for a regular persons perspective)
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#10
1. EZ Drummer is not a bad program by any means. And for what it does, even the price increase to 150 is not horrible. With the program you do not need to buy a drum kit, nor all the various mics and what not. Obviously it's not going to be perfect, nor is it going to equate to a nicely recorded live kit; but that's apparently something you cannot afford?

2. I'd say wait until it goes on sale, or at least till it comes with some special deal. I bought EZ Drummer last winter, and for 100 dollars I got that and a free gift of a MIDI drum pad (which was 100 dollars itself). I'd say just wait.
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1. EZ Drummer is not a bad program by any means.


Its not bad, its just there are better for around the same price or less
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#13
There's a boxed copy on ebay for $79. Any chance it's legit? Seller has a good rep, but I've been bitten before on other stuff.
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There's a boxed copy on ebay for $79. Any chance it's legit? Seller has a good rep, but I've been bitten before on other stuff.


Typically, if its the guy I saw, guys that have like 1000 transactions and 99% feedback are usually good. If you're worried about it not being legit this store has it for $100 with the Akai Midi Pad free.
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^For the record that is the Midi Pad I received when I ordered last winter. It's fun stuff and you can always resell it on Ebay if you don't want it! A nice deal if you go with EZ Drummer.
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#16
I got expensive when every noob started using it. <- True story.

It is cheaper though then what I use...lol

To be honest find samples packs or creating your own are where its at when it comes to sampled drums. I would do that if I hadn't paid so much for Battery 3 (although it has more uses than just drums so I think its worth it).
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Typically, if its the guy I saw, guys that have like 1000 transactions and 99% feedback are usually good. If you're worried about it not being legit this store has it for $100 with the Akai Midi Pad free.


Seems like a decent deal. I assume that version is the full version of EzDrummer?

I don't know if I'd use the pad. I've been playing guitar for a while, but I'm pretty new to the basement recording thing.

The other ebay seller mostly sold mid-priced watches, so I am still a little wary of that deal.
#18
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Get Steven Slate Drums EX for $99


Definitely this...

Ez Drummer is good, but I didn't realize they raised the prices. Steven Slate's stuff is amazing.
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#19
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Definitely this...

Ez Drummer is good, but I didn't realize they raised the prices. Steven Slate's stuff is amazing.


Which would be the better deal, Steven Slate's Drums EX for $79 or EZDrummer + AKAI LPD8 for $99?

Is the software comparable feature-wise and sample-wise?
Last edited by cadred at May 10, 2011,
#20
I'll just bump my own thread. I bit the bullet and grabbed the ezd+drumpad for $99. It's around the price I wanted to pay and bonus drumpad.

Also as far as ssd vs ezd it seemed to come down to sound quality vs ease of use. As I'm new and just starting out, ease of use is a higher priority for me personally.

Thanks for everyone who contributed. Hopefully I'll be able to get some nice stuff out of ezd.
#21
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Which would be the better deal, Steven Slate's Drums EX for $79 or EZDrummer + AKAI LPD8 for $99?

Is the software comparable feature-wise and sample-wise?


From what I understand, the SSD Ex doesn't have programmed patterns built in like EZ drummer does. Quality wise, SSD wins hands down.
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#22
If you can program your own drum patterns (which isn't hard) SSD wins hands down
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#23
Quote by lockwolf
If you can program your own drum patterns (which isn't hard) SSD wins hands down


It'll give me something to look forward too when I learn how to program drums
#24
Anyone who gets ezdrummer instead of SSD is a moron.
or a mormon in denial XD
#26
I just bought SSD two days ago, the samples sounds way better than EZDrummer. All the EZD toms sound like plastic to me, very boingy and unnatural.

And programming drums isnt hard, just learn some basic basic beats and then build on them and add variations. Before you know it you'll have a decent grasp of how to write drums.
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