Toonntrack has released Latin EZkeys MIDI, a new MIDI expansion for the EZkeys piano tool.
“A hot summer in the tropics, white sand, coconut trees swaying in the gentle breeze. It’s almost as if the wind itself calls you to dance”. The words come straight from noted Brazilian latin musician Thiago Pinheiro and perfectly describe his mindset when compiling this library of MIDI for EZkeys. “My focus was to cover some of the most energetic styles from Brazil and Cuba – anything from a sophisticated samba to an unforgettable cha-cha-chá, a traditional Brazilian maracatu or ijexá all the way up to to the power of rumba and merengue”, he says.
From the beaches of Copacabana and the carnivals of Rio to the music clubs of Havana – and now right in front of you, wherever you may be. Classic Latin American piano, all flawlessly performed and broken down into the songwriting-friendly EZkeys format, ready for you to mold and shape into your own songs. Start creating – it’s EZ.
Latin EZkeys MIDI features
An extensive collection of chord progressions and playing styles for latin inspired music.
A broad range of styles covering anything from merengue and cha-cha-chá to rumba, tumbao, maracatu, samba, bossa nova and more.
Peace Love Productions has announced the release of Brazillian Lounge, a collection of live loops sessions.
Brazilian Lounge (Live Loop Sessions) is the work of professional keyboardist Thiago Pinheiro of Brazil who has performed with such talents as Stevie Wonder, drummer Guilio Figueroa, keyboardist John Hobart, and bassist Evren Edler. Thiago together with Guilio, John and Evren recorded the live sessions in Studio City, California at the infamous Studio City Sound.
Under the command of producer Jason Donnelly and engineer Thom (Owner of Studio City Sound) these live sessions are tracked, hand quantized, and looped to perfection for that smooth and jazzy Brazilian Lounge style. The focus here was to showcase a piano and rhodes heavy collection that could effectively feature Thiago’s limitless creativity. In this piano and rhodes heavy collection are essential bass lines, percussion, brass, organs, guitars, and drums to give it construction kit appeal.
Each piano and rhodes performance is 16 to 32 bars in length with a lot of different creative templates to choose from. There are thousands of sections to cut and edit to make your own new material. At over 2 gigs these live handcrafted timeless loops and one-shots is the one that you will have a life-long appeal to. Your go to for the most amazing and complex melodies and rhythms the great people of Brazil have to offer. Inspired by groups with the likeness of Thievery Corporation. 24 bit 44.1kHz Stereo. NI Battery Kontakt and EXS drum kits included.
Toontrack has announced the release of Jazz EZkeys MIDI, a collection of MIDI files for the EZkeys virtual piano instrument.
When we asked jazz piano maestro Thiago Pinheiro (Stevie Wonder, Billy Cobham) to deliver a cross-section of jazz piano through the ages and boil that down into a songwriting-friendly EZkeys format, he took us on a jazz-fused ride starting with the standards through the sub-genres and ending up right where we are today.
For the songwriter looking for instant ideas, the guitarist wanting to jam or for someone who wants to learn more about the basics and essentials of jazz, this is the perfect tool!
Jazz EZkeys MIDI features
An extensive collection of chord progressions and playing styles for jazz inspired music.
Tempos and styles ranging from ballad to uptempo.
Covering straight or swing in 3/4, 4/4 and 5/8.
Played by professional session pianist Thiago Pinheiro.