Originally Posted by brucefan12
Now can you edit the track via GarageBand as well? Or is it easier to just make all alterations in EZD and move it back to the song? Also, can EZD be used in stand alone mode as well? Or does it always have to be used with GarageBand? Because say I want to just experiment with some sounds in the drummer and change tempo there before ever starting a project in GB, can you use it by itself like that?
EZD works like a plug-in — it opens in a window within your DAW. You just drag the pattern into your track like you would a GB loop. But it's MIDI, and you make alterations in your GB MIDI window (piano roll). To experiment, you'd set up a new GB empty file, create a drum track, drag in your pattern and work from there. You could loop it for eight bars, create variations, etc. ... here's a vid on using EZD in GB
(though the patterns the guy uses aren't exactly the ones I'd choose!):