Toontrack has released two new MIDI packs inspired by Latin ballads, one each for EZkeys and EZbass.
The Latin Ballads EZkeys MIDI pack delivers piano/keyboard playing styles inspired by Latin ballads from the 1950s through to today.
No other music than that sung in English has been able to churn out world-wide hits at a rate like Spanish-language music has. By no incident, many of those songs have been ballads. The inherent passion in the words is something the world at large can’t seem to fend from. But Latin music is unique way beyond just the way it’s sung – literally the strike of a single chord or the downbeat of a basic rhythm gives it away.
This collection of EZkeys MIDI will take you on a journey that starts off in the 1950s and ends up right smack in the pop-inspired now. Get ready for an overload of ballad-inspired material for piano, all encapsulated in the consummate burst of rhythmic and glaring musical colors that can’t be mistaken for anything but Latin.
The Latin Ballads EZbass MIDI pack brings basslines inspired by Latin ballads of the past couple of decades.
The rhythmic heartbeat of Latin music is ever-so-present regardless of whether it be wildly busy uptempo songs or, as in this case, ballads. The bass, of course, is as unquestionable and integral in this cosmos as the rhythm itself. What would a laid-back bossa, salsa or cumbia be without the forward drive of the bass?
This collection of EZbass MIDI will take you on a journey that starts off in the 1950s and ends up right smack in the pop-inspired now. Get ready for a broad collection of fundamental basslines designed to add that extra bit of groove, silky smooth finesse and pastel-like color to your Latin-inspired ballads.
The MIDI packs are $29 USD each at Toontrack.