Toontrack Ezkeys Upright Pianos Virtual Piano
Toontrack Ezkeys Upright Pianos is an upright piano virtual instrument with MIDI phrase and loop library and intelligent transposition functions.
- Lets you create, arrange, and sequence high-quality piano parts, without being either a MIDI guru or a piano player
- Includes a massive MIDI library of expertly played piano performances, phrases, and loops in a wide variety of styles
- Covers all major musical genres, including pop, rock, gospel, country, jazz, and more
- Built-in Ostlind and Almquist upright piano virtual instrument provides world-class piano sound
- Mix-ready upright piano presets complete with customisable effects equip you with a wide range of piano styles
- Onboard piano plays back content and also accepts incoming MIDI, making it a full-fledged virtual instrument
- Operates in standalone mode or as an RTAS, VST, or AU plug-in for compatibility with all popular DAW software
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With Toontrack's EZkeys Upright Piano virtual pianist software, you don't have to be a world-class piano player to sound like one. A songwriter's dream-come-true, EZkeys Upright Piano lets you painlessly add moving piano performances in the perfect key for your music. It gives you the same kind of straightforward user interface that's made EZdrummer a wild success, plus a meticulously-sampled Ostlind & Almquist upright piano. Here's how it works. You browse through EZkeys Upright Piano's vast library of professionally performed MIDI loops and phrases, select your key, and drag and drop the results into your DAW. With Toontrack's EZkeys Upright Piano virtual instrument, getting polished piano performances couldn't be easier!
Toontrack loaded EZkeys Upright Piano with a MIDI library that includes hundreds of professionally played loops and phrases. This extensive collection of gives you access to every major style of piano performance, covering pop, rock, gospel, country, jazz - the list goes on and on! Each performance is arranged into song section blocks, including intro, verse, chorus, and other parts. With so much content to choose from, it's a good thing Toontrack gave EZkeys Upright Piano such a simple user interface. A column browser lets you quickly find the right MIDI performance, and drag-and-drop export makes adding your piano parts to your DAW super easy.
EZkeys Upright Piano's transposition method goes leaps and bounds beyond what your typical sequencer or DAW can do. On the surface, there's the super-easy-to-use smart transpose wheel, which lets you choose both the key and the chord variation you want. Under the surface, however, EZkeys Upright Piano actually analyzes every individual chord and progression to provide the perfect transposition for each note. The result is that you get totally realistic performances in any key, without having to be a MIDI guru. And there's no voodoo at work here - EZkeys Upright Piano can even intelligently transpose imported MIDI files in the exact same way.
More than just an amazing MIDI sequencing tool, Toontrack's EZkeys Upright Piano comes loaded with a top-quality Ostlind & Almquist upright piano virtual instrument. This Swedish brand has been making legendary upright pianos since the 1800s - and Toontrack did an amazing job sampling the one you get in EZkeys Upright Piano. What's more, Toontrack loaded their piano with a wide range of presets, including customisable effects chains for an even greater variety of sounds. Even without the impressive sequencing tools, this wonderful instrument is worth every penny.
Additional features include:
MIDI content logically arranged into styles and song parts via a simple, column-based browser
Smart transpose wheel makes selecting the chord type and key extremely easy
Smart transpose function analyses chords and notes to create realistic key articulations
Creative tools let you cut, add, move, analyze, and randomize your chords and song structure
Supports third party MIDI as well, allowing you to add your own phrases and loops to your library
Includes the 27-page Music Theory Basics manual, complete with examples you can play in EZkeys Upright Piano
Hardware Requirements - Mac: 2 GHz G5 with 1 GB RAM, OS X 10.5 or later
Hardware Requirements - PC: 2 GHz Pentium 4 or Athlon processor with 1 GB RAM, Windows XP SP3 or newer
Supported Plug-In Formats: AAX Native, RTAS, VST, AU