Toontrack has introduced new MIDI packs for its EZkeys and EZbass virtual instruments.

Rock Opera EZkeys MIDI brings a collection of piano/keyboard MIDI inspired by conceptual rock and musicals.

When The Who released “Tommy” in the late 1960s, the group’s character-driven storytelling and carousel-like musical forays inevitably started a new chapter in music history, the rock opera. Suddenly, a long-play record could venture way off the beaten mainstream path and still strike dead center in terms of hitting home. Since then, the rock opera format has remained a mainstay in just as much the album format as in rock arenas and on dramatic stages around the world.

This EZkeys MIDI pack was inspired by the wealth of dramatic conceptual rock and musicals that have surfaced over the past few decades. Looking for a fresh and piano-driven take on your next batch of songs? Material riddled with twists, turns, changes and the ever-so-present degree of drama that goes hand in hand with the genre? Here you go!

Users of Toontrack’s virtual bass guitar instrument can get some fresh ’60s pop scene inspired basslines with the Sixties Pop EZbass MIDI pack.

Sprung out of the quickly changing times, the ’60s wasn’t only a time of liberation and individuality, it was in many ways also a defining decade for culture and music. From both sides of the Atlantic, bands and artists garnered success that shook values to the core and set off a pop wave that’s had swells lasting to this day.

For this MIDI pack, we returned to its sibling for EZkeys and used it as a foundation to create the perfect complement for EZbass. Expect a collection of energetic and riff-driven basslines that encapsulate all the songwriting quirks and denominators of the ’60s zeitgeist. Ready to head back to the heydays of The Beatles, Roy Orbison, The Monkees and many, many more? Off you go!

The MIDI packs are available to purchase for 29 USD/EUR each.

More information: Toontrack