Toontrack Cinematic Pads - EZ Keys Expansion pack £129 PC MAC
Computer Music|October 2021
With sound design running through its core, Toontrack’s latest visit to the flicks brings complex pads to a DAW near you!

In the Toontrack eco-sphere, they pretty much have you covered for the majority of your commercial music requirements. With the impressive roster of EZDrummer, EZ Bass and EZKeys, the ease with which you can assemble impressive track elements, with equally impressive speed, is genius personified. However, Toontrack have recently been furnishing their EZ Packs with imaginative elements of sound design.

The silver Screen

The EZKeys suite started life as an accessible way to get great pianistic sounds into your song, (especially helpful to non-keyboardists) and the lineup has been increasing steadily since.

The opening salvo of pan-swept goodness immediately inspires confidence, thanks to the glittering array of sampled content, from analogue and modular synths, through to bowed guitars and a Bösendorfer grand piano.

This is the brainchild of Mattias Eklundh, co-founder of Toontrack and head of sound design. The imaginative use of sampled elements filters down into an easy-to-use construct: on the one hand, you can take advantage of the onboard MIDI elements, which will make easy (EZ!) work of chord progressions, if your pianistic tendencies are limited. But on the other hand, it’s a pad-like powerhouse of content, which is ready to go.

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