Toontrack New Launches (APRIL 2023)
The magic of mastering can’t be overstated. Done right, it’s that inexplicable alchemy that transforms a song from rough to broadcast-ready without infringing the slightest on the integrity or dynamics of its original mix. No easy feat and by all means an art and a craft in itself. That’s why this EZmix pack is a great starting point. Organized in three different categories, each with a distinct end goal or workflow in mind, this pack will make it easy to find what you are looking for, creating your own mastering chains or fixing a potential issue that you’ve singled out as a problem in your mix.
If you’re looking to make sure your mixes sound as good as possible to anyone and anywhere, this is your new secret recipe. Launch your EZmix 2 and get started mastering faster and compressing less – but all with better success!
50 mastering presets for EZmix 2
Includes ready-to-go settings tailored for pop, rock and metal
Comes with presets that address specific mix issues
Includes “Zone” presets that you can add in sequential order to build your own mastering chains with
By Thomas “Plec” Johansson, one of Sweden’s premier mastering engineers
DISCO EZBASS MIDI
Although the bell bottom pants and jumpsuit days are long gone, disco is just as alive and well today as it was some 40 odd years ago – it just changed venues. Have a listen to Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake or Madonna – to name a few – and you’ll know.
For this MIDI pack, we turned to its sibling for EZkeys and used it as a foundation to create the perfect complement for EZbass. Expect a groovy, funky, rhythmic and double-note-infused overload of octave-ridden basslines covering all the signifying traits of disco bass as we know it. If you’re looking to spice up your creative toolset with some feverishly infectious grooves, here you go!
EZbass MIDI inspired by disco and funk music from the 1970s through to now
Covering 4/4 playing variations in straight feel with tempos ranging from 93 BPM to 186 BPM
Intro, verse, pre-chorus, chorus and bridge sections
THE POP PLAYBOOK MIDI
If you’re looking for a foundational collection of tried-and-true grooves and fills for all your general pop songwriting needs, this is it. Inspired by some of the most iconic artists, songs and drummers from the ’60s through to now, it will take you on a wild seven-decade-long ride around the world and back again.
Honing in on variation rather than parts, this MIDI pack features 30 songs, each covering five or more grooves as well as the essential fills to go with them. Expect anything from the hard-hitting, funky and upbeat down to the subtle and the laid-back.
As songwriters, we all need a creative haven. This is your new A-Z of pop beats to turn to when inspiration strikes just as much as when you’re drawing blanks. Time to open up your new pop playbook and get going.
Works with EZdrummer, EZdrummer 2, EZdrummer 3, Superior Drummer 2 and Superior Drummer 3.
Drum grooves and fills inspired by pop music from the ’60s through to today
Distinct groove ideas, ideal for basic but beat-oriented pop music production
Played by drummer Darby Todd
30 songs featuring several groove and fill variations each
More than 440 individually played files
3/4, 4/4, 6/8 and 7/8 in straight and/or swing feel with tempos ranging from 62 BPM to 208 BPM