Toontrack has announced the release of an all-new multi-instrument for ’80s-inspired synthwave and modern pop production, featuring bright and piercing leads, drone-like basses, retro effects and airy pads created by Grammy Award-nominated Belgian DJ, producer and composer Timofey Reznikov (David Guetta, Regi, Dimitri Vegas).
From the feathery light to the dark and ominously haunting, the panorama of EZkeys Synthwave‘s synth patches covers the entire range.
Designed to offer an all-you-need take on the era-defining instruments and sounds that the synthwave genre originally stems from and what it is today, this EZkeys library includes round about 140 individually mixed, layered, saturated and complexly engineered presets. They are categorized in seven main banks (‘Bass,’ ‘Keys,’ ‘Lead,’ ‘Guitar,’ ‘Plucks,’ ‘Pads’ and ‘FX’), so dialing up exactly what you’re looking for will be as easy as it will be inspiring to quickly flip through the many alternatives.
If you’re looking to get back to nostalgia to write some up-to-date pop songs, here’s your modern-day flux capacitor to the neon-hazed time when we hung out at the arcades, could store entire programs on floppy disks, rented films on VHS tapes and, frankly, thought we’d be enjoying flying cars by now. Welcome to an absolutely riveting assembly of over-the-top synths inspired by the soundtrack of a generation.
EZkeys Synthwave is available to purchase for 149 USD/EUR from the Toontrack store and at distributors PluginFox and Best Service. Owners of other EZkeys instruments can get the sound expansion for 79 USD/EUR.