I used to use version 3, but kind of migrated to EZDrummer 2 over time. I loved the concept of the “intelligent drummer” in JS3, but there seemed to be sooo many steps needed that i guess i never committed them to muscle memory …
JS4 is way better than version 3. It is true that it needs a learning curve, but it pays itself. And from JS you can trigger sounds of EZDrummer, if you want. You get the great brain from JS, great sounds from EZD.
Hello Alexis, I don’t own EZD, so I can’t tell about difficulty of it. But I wouldn’t compare them, by the way, as the concept is different: JS has brain, EZD (or similar) don’t. But JS complement itself greatly with good sound libraries, as the sounds in JS are not the greatest in the market. But its brain is what makes the difference and it has a part in style brain and a part in drummer brain. You can even (if you want) recycle a static midi groove you already have and let JS play it as basis, giving it the flavor some style and/or some drummer would have.
Ah! Understand, ok. I would say it is the same, regarding learning. I like better JS4, as it has some improvements and it is kind of modernized (although it is true that some of the critic to the software deals with a not so pretty visual design). I must confess that, although I have it since a lot of years, I still didn’t master it. It is not software’s fault, but mine, because of too much time invested in other musical things (instrument practice and improving mixing skills).