Originally Posted by yelmua
Hi everyone - I thought I was sold on SD 2.0 but I'm now torn between EZDrummer and Superior 2.0 and could really use some advice based on how I'll be using it and the sound I want.
For starters, I don't play drums and probably never will so e-drums is not necessary for me. I also have some effects that I've already invested in so don't need their effects either.
The sound I'm chasing is sometimes nice, quiet drums stuff (think soft Beatles or indie music). I'll almost never be doing stadium rock-type stuff, but also write a lot of ELO-style music so will want to be able to get that warm, polished 70s sound with drums that sound big, but not because they're loud, if that makes any sense. Again, as I don't play drums, I need access to a lot of midi grooves choices. Lastly, I'll likely be buying the vintage and nashville kits too.
I don't mind investing the $300 in Superior 2.0, but don't know if it's worth the extra $200 over EZdrummer.
Would love any insight from anyone as to why one would be better for my needs over the other? Thanks to all - I really appreciate it!
I'd recommend getting EZdrummer first. And right now, they have a Buy One EZX get another FREE promo in December.
You can Buy EZdrummer for 150, Vintage for 80, and get Nashville for free. These are the kits I use mostly and I do Beatlesque, indie, classic rock, 70s stuff as well.
Vintage is the kit I use for most stuff, and sometimes I fire up another instance of EZD and add elements from the Nashville kit like the kick drum (adds a nice clicky accent to the more thumpy, thuddy kicks in the Vintage Kit).
The reason I say get EZD first, is you'll probably keep using EZD even if you someday get S2.0. Sometimes just getting going quickly is what you want, and EZD is great for that. No hassle, really good sounds with little effort. Most people have have both still use EZD, so you're not throwing your money away by any means.
And when you're ready (if you decide you want it), you can Crossgrade to Superior for about $229 instead of the normal $299.
I have been thinking about buying S2.0 for months and months, but, honestly, EZD has been doing exactly what I want it to do, so for me, I'm kind of on that "ain't broke, don't fix" ride.