Toontrack has announced the release of the Bass Toolbox EZmix Pack, a new expansion for EZmix 2 featuring a wide variety of presets custom-made solely for bass guitar.
You’ll find anything from amp and cab simulation settings to signal chains for amp and DI combos as well as inserts applicable on any type of source bass guitar audio.
“The idea was to compile something that would cater to a broad use, regardless of genre. A collection that covered the whole gamut of fundamental tools you’d need to get your bass right in a mix scenario”, says Toontrack sound designer Ulf Edlund.
A bass guitar in a mix situation is seldom just a plain and simple instrument signal. It often involves a long chain of effects such as compression, EQ, tape simulator and various types of distortion. Most mix engineers would even agree to bass being one of the hardest instruments to have sit well in a production. That’s why Toontrack put together an all-star team of engineers to design this collection of go-to settings for mixing and recording bass guitar: Randy Staub (Metallica, Avril Lavigne), Neil Dorfsman (Bruce Springsteen, Dire Straits), Pelle Henricsson (Refused, Meshuggah) as well as the Toontrack sound design team.
This pack will provide anything from warm and muffled to edgy, modern and distorted tones – all the way from upright and acoustic to vintage, classic and modern. It’s a toolbox for bass guitar. Easy.
The EZmix pack is available to purchase for $49 USD / 39 EUR.
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Toontrack has introduced the Drums Toolbox EZmix Pack, a new expansion for their widely popular multi-effect mix tool EZmix 2.
The Drums Toolbox EZmix Pack features a wide variety of one-click settings specifically tailored to enhance drum recordings of any type, all designed by a dream team of engineers: Randy Staub (Metallica, Alice in Chains), Neil Dorfsman (Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan), Pelle Henricsson (Refused) and the sound design team at Toontrack.
Be it straight out of your favorite sampler, a studio multitrack recording or right off an on-stage live performance, the Drums Toolbox EZmix Pack will offer complex chains and various amounts of EQ, compression, transient shaping and tape simulation to take your drum audio to the next level. You will find inserts dedicated to each kit piece as well as aux and group bus settings for the entire drum mix. Time to make drums that rock – and pop in your mix!
The Drums Toolbox EZmix Pack costs $49 USD / 39 EUR.
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Toontrack has announced Dirt, a new expansion pack for the EZmix effect processor for Windows and Mac.
Get in on some of the secrets from the man who helped define the shape of punk to come: Pelle Henricsson.
With 30+ years honing his craft behind the mixing console and world-renowned for his work with legendary heavy-weights like Refused (“The Shape of Punk to Come”), Meshuggah (“None”), Poison the Well and Hell Is For Heroes, this widely acclaimed and multifaceted producer/mixing engineer knows exactly what obstacles one might bump into in any given mixing situation. “Sometimes raw recordings can come out a bit clean and impersonal. Whenever I mix, I always look for a way to blend in a little dirt from underneath. It makes everything come alive in a totally different way”, he says.
The Dirt EZmix Pack does exactly that – and then some. Complete with amp/cab simulation settings for guitars and bass, vocals, instrument busses and much more, this pack is perfect for any pop, rock, metal or hardcore track in need of a fuel injection.
The Dirt EZmix Pack is available to purchase for 39 EUR.
More information: Toontrack / Dirt