How To Use EZdrummer With Electronic Drums

  • By: Music Tech Geek
  • Date: April 22, 2022
  • Time to read: 4 min.

If you’re looking to add some electronic drums to your EZdrummer setup, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we will walk you through the process of using an electronic drum set with EZdrummer. We’ll cover everything from setting up your kit, to recording and mixing with EZdrummer. Let’s get started!

EZdrummer
EZdrummer

Step-by-Step on How to Use EZdrummer with Electronic Drums

1. Setting up the drum/module

EZdrummer is designed to work with a wide range of electronic drum kits and modules. The first thing you’ll need to do is set up your kit according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Once your kit is set up, you’ll need to connect it to your computer using a MIDI interface.

If you’re using an acoustic drum set with EZdrummer, you’ll need to use a special MIDI trigger module that converts the sound of your drums into MIDI information. The most popular module on the market is the Roland TM-02.

a). Enable the module as a MIDI device:

The first step is to make sure that your module is enabled as a MIDI device in EZdrummer. To do this, open the Preferences window (Menu > Settings > MIDI Libraries > E-Drums). In the list of available devices, make sure that your module is enabled.

EZdrummer E-Drums Settings
EZdrummer E-Drums Settings

What if the electronic drum is not showing up?

If your electronic drum is not appearing in the list of available MIDI devices, make sure that it is properly connected to your computer and that it is turned up. If you are running a standalone application and it is not available or showing up, press or click the re-scan button in the MIDI tab of the Preferences window. Now that your module is set up and enabled as a MIDI device, you’re ready to start.

 

b) Select the MIDI mapping preset

The next step is to select the MIDI mapping preset that corresponds to your module. To do this, open the MIDI Mapping window (EZdrummer > MIDI Mapping) and select your module from the drop-down list. EZdrummer will automatically load the appropriate MIDI mapping for your module. If you want to use a different MIDI mapping, simply select it from the list.

 

Generic or Generic(CC Hi-Hat)

There are two variants of the generic message, depending on whether or not you want to use the hi-hat pedal. The continuous controller is the generic MIDI message type that can be used to control any number of parameters on an electronic drum module. The continuous controller message consists of a controller number and a value. The controller number corresponds to the parameter you want to control, and the value is used to set the parameter. However, if you are using the generic-brand foot pedal, you will use the Generic only.

 

2. Recording drums with EZdrummer

Now that your electronic drum module is set up and ready to go, you can start recording drums with EZdrummer. To do this you will need to follow the following steps:

 

Configure the audio settings:

The first thing you need to do is configure the audio settings in EZdrummer. To do this, open the Preferences window (EZdrummer > Preferences) and go to the Audio tab. In the audio settings, you will need to select your audio interface from the drop-down list. If you’re not sure which audio interface to select, consult the documentation for your audio interface.

You will also need to select the audio input and output for your electronic drum module. The audio input is the port on your audio interface that you will be plugging your electronic drums into. The audio output is the port on your audio interface that you will be plugging your headphones or speakers into.

Once you have selected your audio interface and input/output, you will need to set the buffer size. The buffer size is the amount of time that EZdrummer will use to process the audio signal. A larger buffer size will result in lower latency, but will also use more CPU resources.

Record The Electronic Drum

The next step is to record the electronic drum. To do this, open the Record window (EZdrummer > Record) and select your audio interface from the drop-down list. Click the blinking play button and start recording. Once you are finished, press the stop button.

 

FAQs

1. Can I use an electronic drum with EZdrummer?

Yes, you can use an electronic drum with EZdrummer. You will need to enable the MIDI device in the Preferences window and select the appropriate MIDI mapping preset in the MIDI Mapping window.

2. What are the audio settings for recording drums with EZdrummer?

To record drums with EZdrummer, you will need to select your audio interface from the drop-down list in the Preferences window and select the appropriate input and output for your electronic drum module. You will also need to set the buffer size.

3. Can I use a different MIDI mapping preset with my electronic drum module?

Yes, you can use a different MIDI mapping preset with your electronic drum module. Simply select it from the MIDI Mapping window.

 

Conclusion

EZdrummer is a powerful tool that can help you to create great-sounding drum tracks. With a few simple steps, you can use it to turn your electronic drum set into a powerful recording and sequencing device. By following the instructions in this article, you should be able to get started using EZdrummer with your electronic drums in no time. Thanks for reading!

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