Toontrack has updated EZmix to v2.1.2 and released a new EZmix pack for lead vocals.
Lead Vocals 2 EZmix Pack, €39, is a collection of ready-made signal chain presets specifically designed for use on lead vocals. This marks the forty-sixth title in Toontrack's ever-growing collection of EZmix pack expansions for EZmix 2.
Here's what they say:
Regardless of genre, the single most identifiable ingredient in a mix is the lead vocals. It carries the tune, the melody and the words. It's the undisputed, universal component that anyone can name and relate to. However, engineering vocals is arguably one of the hardest parts of making a great mix. Aside from leveling, it often requires long chains of effects, compression, EQ and saturation to not drown or stick out. This collection of settings for EZmix 2 takes a broad approach to help with all of this and more in a quick and easy way.
Lead Vocals 2 EZmix Pack picks up where the first collection left off, but takes advantage of several new effects in the background. It includes 50 unique signal chain presets, all for a pre-defined need, sound or to help remove common mix issues in regards to lead vocals in a mix. Each setting is based on various amounts of effects and can include anything from compression, reverb and delay to tape saturation, distortion, de-esser and EQ.
- 50 settings optimized for mixing lead vocals.
- Ready-made signal chains.
- For common mix issues.
- For a wide range of mix-ready-made sounds.
- Works on any audio source.
Changes in EZmix 2.1.2:
- Certain effects/presets are now synced to the host playhead position.
- Sorting is now done using "natural sort order" so that for example "8-Bit" comes before "12-Bit.".
- Updated Overloud effect library, with support for a few new effects for future preset packs and improved sound quality of one of the octavers.
- Updated network and audio device support.
- EZmix 2 is now compatible with GarageBand on macOS High Sierra.
- The Windows standalone should no longer have tiny windows on high-DPI screens.
- The Mac standalone sometimes crashed when you quit or cancelled the quit confirmation dialog.