Toontrack has released the new Contemporary Soul Ballads EZkeys MIDI expansion pack, a collection of MIDI that provides ideas and inspiration for your next few modern, heart-wrenching slow soul songs.
Although soul music has taken many shapes, forms, twists and turns since the ’50s and on, it’s never been out of style. However, one can’t deny its massive peak and resurgence of late. Artists like Adele, John Legend, Jacob Banks, Sam Smith, Rag’n’Bone Man and many more have placed modern soul music at the top of the food chain and all had hits that have dominated the airwaves and charts. Most of these worldwide hits are ballads. And admittedly, there is something about soul and ballads that goes together – like a common thread in the fabric of both that makes the heartache, the traces of rhythm and blues and the subtle gospel references come full circle in slow, soulful glory.
This collection of EZkeys MIDI is just as much for the singer-songwriter looking to produce scaled-down and piano-based ballads as it is for for the modern producer in search of song ideas and hooks.
Contemporary Soul Ballads EZkeys MIDI features
- Piano/keyboard MIDI inspired by contemporary soul music.
- 3/4, 4/4 and 6/8 playing variations in swing and/or straight feel with tempos ranging from 64 BPM to 122 BPM.
- Intro, main theme, bridge and outro sections.
- Performed by professional session player.
The MIDI pack is available for 25 EUR / $29 USD. Requires a full version of EZkeys.
More information: Toontrack