Toontrack has released two new MIDI packs for its virtual bass and piano instruments.

Contemporary R&B EZbass MIDI features a collection of MIDI basslines inspired by contemporary R&B and its related genres like hip-hop, soul, and modern pop.

R&B. Rhythm and blues. Even though the last decades may have chiseled away at the most evident traces of blues in contemporary R&B, one thing is as certain as ever – the rhythm hasn’t gone anywhere. And just like in any beat-centric genre, what’s a rhythm without the thump of the bass? It’s literally as essential as the groove itself.

The Contemporary R&B EZbass MIDI pack hones in on this particularly rhythm and bass-dominant genre and presents a collection of basslines featuring all its hallmark traits. Expect big, bold, and chunky grooves that touch on anything from the basic to the more elaborate. Get ready to add that extra bit of finesse to the bottom line of your beats.

For EZkeys users there is the Contemporary R&B EZkeys MIDI pack, featuring piano MIDI performed by professional session player.

The gigantic world of contemporary R&B is a hotbed for experimentation and a constant mold, mesh, and blur between the genres. However, it seems the one constant that always sticks – no matter how deep into the subsets of other styles or new production techniques it may delve – is the hooks.

This EZkeys MIDI pack takes on this ever-changing genre head-on and delivers a battery of all the sleek and rhythmic melodic twists, turns, and trips you can imagine. Expect anything from the classic, laid-back, and pop-laden to the ultra-modern and outright trippy ones of the latest craze.

The packs are available from Toontrack and distributor PluginFox, priced $29 USD each.