When it was launched, back in 2006, EZdrummer was designed for producers, songwriters and other musicians who wanted to create great-sounding drum tracks using a simple, no-nonsense interface and with the minimum of fuss. It delivered on this premise, and has gone on to become one of the most popular drum samplers on the market.
The drums are shown graphically, and can be clicked to be heard. You get both standard and Cocktail kits in the box (which equates to 5GB of uncompressed WAV files), and you can buy more as expansion packs. What's more, there are some 8,000 MIDI files included so that you don't even have to go to the trouble of programming your beats.
Factor in the kit piece mixer, control over the drum mics and the option to route each drum to its own channel in your DAW and it's not hard to see why EZdrummer has been such a hit. Version 2 is on the way in May, but if you buy version 2 between now and then you'll get it for free.45 Stars