Toontrack launches Songwriting EZkeys MIDI 6 Pack

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Toontrack Songwriting EZkeys MIDI 6 Pack

Toontrack has released the Songwriting EZkeys MIDI 6 Pack, a collection of six individual titles from the widely popular line of MIDI in the EZkeys Line.

The Songwriting EZkeys MIDI 6 Pack provides you with professionally played piano parts, all performed in full song structure blocks and in a variety of intensities.

It covers anything from traditional country to the dwindling harmonic landscapes of jazz ballads, the distinctive tonalities of R&B and the everyday pop and rock.

This coupled with the powerful framework of EZkeys gives you not only instant song ideas, it lends you a creative canvas, ready for you add your own expression to.

EZkeys MIDI 6 Pack features

  • Ballads EZkeys MIDI
  • Ballads 2 EZkeys MIDI
  • Country EZkeys MIDI
  • Jazz Ballads EZkeys MIDI
  • Pop/Rock EZkeys MIDI
  • R&B EZkeys MIDI

The bundle is available for purchase for

More information: Toontrack / Songwriting EZkeys MIDI 6 Pack

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Toontrack releases EZkeys Vintage Upright

Toontrack has announced the release of EZkeys Vintage Upright, a new EZkeys virtual piano instrument.

Toontrack EZkeys Vintage Upright

The Vintage Upright sound library features a carefully sampled Östlind & Almquist piano, a classic Swedish brand dating back to the late 1800s and widely known for its quality, craftsmanship and heritage.

This instrument was built in the 1930s and captures the essence of the timbre in a well-built upright piano. The frail, silvery treble, the bright, distinct mid range and the focused, round bass, all painstakingly captured in a world-class studio facility.

EZkeys Vintage Upright contains the same software, functionality and extensive MIDI library as the other EZkeys titles.

EZkeys Vintage Upright features

  • A carefully sampled Östlind & Almquist upright piano.
  • Recorded at Studio 9, Sveriges Radio, Sweden using only the best of the best in modern and vintage equipment.
  • All sounds are designed to be mix-ready. Just pick a preset and the sound will sit right in your mix.
  • Uncompromising dynamic response for great playability.
  • Includes Sympathetic Resonance based on real samples.

EZkeys Vintage Upright is available for purchase for 139 EUR.

More information: Toontrack / EZkeys Vintage Upright

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Toontrack releases Hi-Energy Grooves MIDI pack

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Toontrack Hi-Energy Grooves

Toontrack has announced the release of Hi-Energy Grooves, a collection of drum MIDI beats and fills performed by Jason Bowld (Axewound, Pitchshifter).

This title, which concludes the company’s annual Metal Month release activities, underlines the fact that metal isn’t all about blast beats and rampant tempos – it’s about the groove as well.

With a history in bands such as Pitchshifter, Bullet For My Valentine and Axewound, Jason has cemented a position as one of metal’s most solid and dynamic drummers. This goes to show in this versatile collection of grooves and fills. It takes you from basic, sturdy 4/4 beats and inventive double-bass patterns to finally combust in intricate 6/8 and 9/8 grooves – all infused by Jason’s highly energetic signature style and feel.

In essence, great, solid mid to uptempo grooves for any modern metal song in need of an ironclad foundation.

The MIDI pack is available for purchase for 25 EUR.

More information: Toontrack / Hi-Energy Grooves

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Plugin Boutique announces Black Friday Sale

Plugin Boutique has announced its Black Friday Sale, offering up to 80% off music software from its partners.

Plugin Boutique Black Friday Sale

We have already kicked off with some Black Friday sales. There will be a huge amount more being added over the next couple of days but if you want to get in early, then here is what we have so far!

The sales currently includes products from FXpansion, Toontrack, Slate Digital, iZotope, Sonnox, Waves, and Minimal System.

More information: Plugin Boutique / Black Friday Sale

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Toonrack releases Metal Machine SDX for Superior Drummer 2

Toontrack Metal Machine SDX

Toontrack has announced the release of Metal Machine SDX, a Superior Drummer 2 sound library featuring the original recording that was used as the foundation for the Metal Machine EZX, arguably the most popular set of metal drum sounds on the market.

What makes it different from the EZX version is that the SDX sounds are raw and without post-processing, meaning the source material recorded directly at the studio. It comes with fundamentally the same collection of instruments but includes a wider variety of mic selections as well as a custom bank of kit presets.

The sessions were conducted at Studio B of Los Angeles’ Henson Recording Studios. Formerly known as the A&M Studios, these landmark facilities have housed the who’s-who of the recording industry of the past few decades. Heavy acts like Metallica, Soundgarden, Kiss, Pearl Jam and many others have all mixed or recorded groundbreaking works here.

At the helm recording, a man that needs no introduction to the world of metal; Andy Sneap. Having produced and mixed defining albums by some of modern metal’s most priced acts like Testament, Megadeth, Accept and Killswitch Engage, Sneap has had an instrumental role in shaping the sound of metal as we know it in the new millennium.

This library comprises three full kits as well as a wide assortment of cymbals and snares drums, which were all recorded using the utmost in recording equipment. With its concrete-lined walls, the room at Studio B produces a hard but still deep and precise tone, making it a perfect sonic environment for big, reverberant rock and metal drums. This room really brings out the very essence and raw nature of these instruments.

Toontrack Metal Machine MIDI

This is more than a collection of drums for just rock and metal. With the powerful tools of Superior Drummer 2, it’s a clean canvas of the finest of raw material, ready for you to harness, shape and mold into something truly unique.

The Metal Machinery SDX also comes with a MIDI groove library performed by Nick Barker (ex-Cradle of Filth, ex-Dimmu Borgir). This is also available as a separate release (Metal Machinery MIDI).

Metal Machinery SDX features

  • Three kits (2 x Tama Starclassic Bubinga, Ludwig Stainless Steel) as well as a large selection of snare drums and cymbals.
  • Produced and engineered by Andy Sneap.
  • Recorded at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles, USA.
  • Six (6) kit presets including custom samples, designed and mixed by Andy Sneap.
  • Included MIDI played by Nick Barker (ex-Cradle of Filth, ex-Dimmu Borgir).

The Metal Machine SDX is now available for purchase for 159EUR. The Metal Machine MIDI pack is 25 EUR.

More information: Toontrack / Metal Machine SDX

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