Superior Drummer 3 vs. EZ Player Pro

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2018/07/03 01:31:51 (permalink)

Superior Drummer 3 vs. EZ Player Pro

Well, not really VS. EZPlayer Pro, I'm just trying to figure out if SD3 has the same-ish features as EZPP in that you can create a single library of SD3-mapped MIDI files from my AD2, BFD3, Studio Drummer midi files.  If not, I'll pony up and get EZ Player Pro, too, but didn't want to shell out the $40 if SD3 lets you do the same thing.
 
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    Re: Superior Drummer 3 vs. EZ Player Pro 2018/07/03 02:29:07 (permalink)
    You can change SD3's mapping to any of a huge array of pre-set mappings, or roll your own.  Go to Settings->MIDI In/E-Drums.  The pre-made mappings are in the drop down in the upper left corner.  It's much easier to use than EZPlayer Pro.  Set it for how the MIDI file is mapped and your done.
     


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    Re: Superior Drummer 3 vs. EZ Player Pro 2018/07/03 12:56:47 (permalink)
    Thanks, Matt.
     
    Sounds like it will do what EZPlayer Pro does, and then some.  Once you map the MIDI from its native format to SD3, can you then save it as an SD3 MIDI file?  I'm trying to figure out if I can just have all my MIDI in SD3 format so I don't have to convert or map on the fly and then use all the MIDI files converted to SD3 format with Tap to Find, etc.

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    Re: Superior Drummer 3 vs. EZ Player Pro 2018/07/03 13:26:47 (permalink)
    When you drag MIDI into it you can apply a preset which converts the MIDI, then you can drop it into your SD3 Groove library or drag it back out to the daw or your file system.  Not quite a file-level converter but about as easy as EZPlayer Pro.  If you add it to your library you can use all the Groove browser functions just like importing MIDI.  There may be more converter functions I just don't know about though, I'm not an expert on SD3.  In general I think they stopped including EZPlayer Pro because you really didn't need it anymore, at least not for just conversion tasks.

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    Re: Superior Drummer 3 vs. EZ Player Pro 2018/07/04 03:54:21 (permalink)
    Very helpful - thanks again, Matt.  I'm going to upgrade this week and have a look.  As a BFD3 user, I look at the biggest advantages not necessarily being sound quality (love the new Crush kit) but ease of use and song construction.  Anything that can save time and potentially enhance the writing process is welcome during amateur hour at my house.

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