An easy way to put all your MIDI eggs, er, clips, in one basket.
Toontrack EZplayer pro is a multitrack software MIDI organizer, arranger, and format conversion tool that allows you to gather all your MIDI clips in one browser. You can use EZplayer pro to preview those MIDI clips and drag-and-drop them directly into your host. The multitrack arranger in EZplayer pro also makes it possible to arrange MIDI clips into fused sequences to either be saved back into the EZplayer pro browser for later use or be dragged into your usual sequencer as part of a composition.
How does it work? Simply connect any track in EZplayer pro to a track in your host pre-assigned to the sampler that you want to use as a sound source using the MIDI OUT function. Once attached to your sampler, building tracks is easy. Using its intuitive built-in arranger, you can audition your MIDI clips in the browser and arrange them on the timeline, on as few or as many tracks as is convenient or required.
Using an intelligent cataloging system, EZplayer pro is also capable of isolating most percussive instruments from your MIDI files, allowing you to re-combine patterns from different grooves to form exciting new beats. Working in conjunction with Toontrack solo and EZdrummer or Superior Drummer, it becomes a standalone workstation for creating MIDI beats independently from your regular sequencer.
EZplayer pro is General MIDI compatible out of the box, and will drive any Toontrack sampler with no further setup. But tracks in its arranger can also be connected to any other sampler instrument in your host software, and therefore be used to audition and organize all your MIDI clips, regardless of where they came from.
Its more specialized features focus on use with percussive samplers. As mentioned above it is capable of translating MIDI files between different drum samplers. To do so, simply select the appropriate mapping from the menu next to the relevant EZplayer pro's track (or browser for audition purposes). Conversely, source material can be identified when incorporated into the browser so that any format can be translated into any other.
Supported sampler mappings include dfh Superior (including Custom & Vintage), EZdrummer, dfh 1&2, Digidesign's Strike, Battery, BFD 1&2, Addictive Drums, Reason Drum kits, and any GM software or hardware sampler, percussive or not.
EZplayer pro comes with a generous amount of percussive MIDI files to get you started. The files are played by Toontrack artists David "Fingers" Haynes and Per Mikaelsson (drummer of the Claustrophobic EZX). You can also add your MIDI folders in the browser by using the Add Path function or drag them straight into the basic browser. Then tell it what mapping format the files are in, and your MIDI files (complete with folder structure) will show upo ready to be auditioned, arranged on the timeline, or dragged into your host.