How to Download and Install Toontrack Midi Packs for Your Drum Software
If you are looking for some high-quality midi grooves to spice up your drum tracks, you might want to check out Toontrack Midi Packs. These are collections of midi files that are compatible with Toontrack's popular drum software, such as EZdrummer 2, Superior Drummer 2 and Superior Drummer 3. Toontrack Midi Packs cover a wide range of genres and styles, from rock and metal to jazz and blues. You can use them to create realistic and expressive drum parts for your songs, or to get inspired by new rhythms and patterns.
But how do you download and install Toontrack Midi Packs for your drum software Here are the steps you need to follow:
First, you need to purchase the midi packs you want from Toontrack's website or from an authorized dealer. You can browse the available midi packs by genre, product or artist on their website. You can also listen to audio demos and watch video tutorials to get a better idea of what each pack offers.
After you complete your purchase, you will receive an email with a download link and a serial number for each midi pack. You need to keep these safe, as you will need them later.
Next, you need to download the midi packs from the link provided in the email. The midi packs are compressed in zip files, so you will need to extract them using a program like WinZip or 7-Zip.
Once you have extracted the midi files, you need to copy them to the correct location on your computer. The location depends on whether you are using Windows or Mac OS, and which drum software you are using. Here are the default locations for each case:
For Windows users using EZdrummer 2: C:\\ProgramData\\Toontrack\\EZdrummer\\MIDI
For Windows users using Superior Drummer 2 or 3: C:\\ProgramData\\Toontrack\\EZdrummer\\MIDI
For Mac OS users using EZdrummer 2: /Library/Application Support/EZDrummer/MIDI
For Mac OS users using Superior Drummer 2 or 3: /Library/Application Support/EZDrummer/MIDI
If you don't have an EZdrummer folder in the ProgramData or Application Support folder, you need to create one manually.
After you have copied the midi files to the correct location, you need to open your drum software and scan for new midi files. This will make them available in the Grooves tab of your software. Depending on which software you are using, the scanning process may vary slightly. Here are the steps for each case:
For EZdrummer 2 users: Open EZdrummer 2 and click on the Menu button in the top left corner. Then click on Settings and go to the MIDI Libraries tab. Click on Scan For New MIDI Files and wait for the process to finish.
For Superior Drummer 2 users: Open Superior Drummer 2 and click on the Grooves button in the top right corner. Then click on Settings and go to the MIDI Libraries tab. Click on Scan For New MIDI Files and wait for the process to finish.
For Superior Drummer 3 users: Open Superior Drummer 3 and click on Settings in the top right corner. Then go to Advanced and click on Restore MIDI Database. Wait for the process to finish.
After the scanning process is done, you can access your new midi files in the Grooves tab of your software. You can browse them by genre, product or artist, and drag and drop them onto your timeline or song track. You can also edit them using the built-in tools of your software, such as quantize, humanize, velocity or swing.
Congratulations! You have successfully downloaded and installed Toontrack Midi Packs for your drum software. Now you can enjoy creating amazing drum tracks with ease and fun.