Toontrack has launched New Wave EZkeys MIDI, a collection of MIDI playing variations by Martin Hall, inspired by the new wave of synth-driven pop predominant in the ’80s.

Toontrack New Wave EZkeys MIDI

While stemming from the post-punk era of the late ‘70s but eventually becoming more and more synonymous with the budding synth-pop scene of the early ’80s, the catch-all use of the term “new wave” has been subject to debate and stylistic confusion. However, monumental success of acts like Alphaville, Eurythmics, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran and a host of others in many ways claimed the genre, making their synth-driven pop the predominant soundtrack in the ’80s and well into the ‘90s.

Inspired by the greats of the era, this collection of EZkeys MIDI picks up on the edge, the attitude and the over-the-top approach to songwriting and melody often attributed to the genre. This is the perfect collection of EZkeys MIDI for anyone looking to write ‘80s-inspired pop songs that have a different melodic flair. Ideal for use with EZkeys String Machine, EZkeys Mellotoon, EZkeys Electric Grand – or any timeless acoustic piano, for that matter. Start experimenting!

New Wave EZkeys MIDI features

  • Piano MIDI inspired by new wave and synth-pop music of the ‘80s.
  • Performed by professional session player.
  • 4/4 in straight feel with tempos ranging from 69 BPM to 160 BPM.
  • Intro, verse, pre-chorus, chorus and bridge sections.

The New Wave pack is available from Plugin Boutique for 25 EUR. Until May 31st, the pack is on sale for 20 EUR as part of the Toontrack MIDI Sale.

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