18th September 2012
Toontrack has released EZkeys Upright Piano, a new plug-in sound library of a carefully sampled Östlind & Almquist piano. This classic Swedish brand dates back to late 1800s and delivers a characteristic, rich and warm tone. It was sampled in painstaking detail at a world-class studio using the best in modern and vintage recording equipment.
EZkeys Upright Piano – Sound Library Overview:
- A carefully sampled Östlind & Almquist upright piano.
- Recorded at Studio 9, Sveriges Radio, Sweden using only the best of the best in modern and vintage equipment.
- All sounds are designed to be mix-ready. Just pick a preset and the sound will sit right in your mix.
- Uncompromising dynamic response for great playability.
- Includes Sympathetic Resonance based on real samples.
- Due to proprietary loss-less compression algorithm TPC, EZkeys Upright Piano is extremely low on system resources and only needs 500 MB of RAM. Normal loading time from launch to ready-to-play is less than ten seconds.
The EZKeys plug-in / application has been updated to version 1.1, which is required for EZkeys Upright Piano to operate, and introduces several new features and improvements including the ability to record MIDI directly to the timeline so you can add your own melody to an existing chord progression. EZkeys can also now 'humanize' any pre-quantized MIDI upon import.
Changes in EZKeys v1.1:
- Drag and drop single chords directly from the Chord Selector to the timeline or to the favorites section.
- The user can now let EZkeys 'humanize' any pre-quantized MIDI upon import.
- Use your own chord progression and transform it with playing styles found in other MIDI files.
- Added support for smooth scrolling on Mac with trackpads and similar.
- Record MIDI directly to the timeline in EZkeys. Add your own melody to an existing chord progression.
- Alter the voicing of a chord on the fly by clicking the - or + buttons.
- Paste Chords, MIDI or both. It is now possible to choose if you want to paste only the chord progression, only the MIDI or both.
- EZkeys is run in DEMO mode until authorized (no demo version).
- Export songs or files as wave files straight from the EZkeys interface.
Pricing & Availability
Priced at £111 / €139, EZkeys Upright Piano is available for 32- and 64-bit Windows and Mac OS X in VST, AU and RTAS plug-in instrument formats as well as a low latency stand-alone application.
Users who already own EZkeys Grand Piano and want to buy Upright Piano can do so for £54.95 / €69.