Toontrack has announced the release date of an all-new and revamped second generation of the company’s widely popular software.

EZkeys 2 builds on what has made its predecessor a go-to tool for songwriters but introduces several groundbreaking new features.

Already have a song idea? Simply drop your audio or MIDI in the Bandmate and have EZkeys 2 list its best matches for an accompanying piano. Struggling to come up with an idea? Use the Suggest Chords feature and EZkeys 2 will come up with a musical chord progression based on style and feel. Need even more inspiration? Use the Songwriting Scales feature and let a mood or scale set the tone for your new idea. If that’s not enough, browse the extensive new MIDI library covering a wealth of genres and playing styles.

Beyond that, EZkeys 2 offers near endless possibilities for editing, arranging and customizing your performances – leaving you in total creative control. In addition, EZkeys 2 also includes an all-new core sound library featuring a breathtaking grand piano recorded to offer maximum versatility and an unrivaled playability.

With all this combined, EZkeys 2 will let you write, play, create and, more effortlessly than ever, add piano to your songs. EZkeys 2 is more than a piece of software, it’s a songwriting tool, an arranger and a creative hub for inspiration and new musical ideas.

Changes in EZkeys 2

  • Fully resizable and scalable interface.
  • Bandmate: Get chords and grooves based on your own audio or MIDI.
  • Onboard grid editor with humanization, scale matching, timing features and more.
  • Tap2Find: Get grooves based on the rhythm and notes you input.
  • An all-new grand piano recorded using a wide range of microphones and ambiences.
  • Mix-ready presets for a broad range of styles and sounds.
  • An all-new MIDI library covering different playing styles and music genres.
  • New business model: Software includes core sound library.

EZkeys 2 will be released worldwide on May 16th, 2023. Available as of today are limited-time pre-order offers for both existing as well as new EZkeys users.

More information: Toontrack