Toontrack EZbass released

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starflakeprj
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1427 posts since 28 Feb, 2015

Post Tue May 19, 2020 12:28 pm

Spitfire31 wrote: ↑
Tue May 19, 2020 12:08 pm
starflakeprj wrote: ↑
Tue May 19, 2020 11:52 am
WatchTheGuitar wrote: ↑
Tue May 19, 2020 11:20 am
Bestservice has it for $135
https://www.bestservice.com/ezbass.html
€149 if you live in Sweden to where they will add 25% tax. I bought it directly from Toontrack, which is the cheapest option if you pay in SEK. At least if you live in Sweden.
If you're in Sweden, the best price so far seems to be E-music: 1,249:- SEK (Toontrack direct: 1,295:-)
Damn, I checked for prices there earlier today, but couldn't find any. Maybe I was too quick 😊
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Tappistry
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1577 posts since 3 Aug, 2017 from San Diego, CA

Re: Toontrack EZbass released today!

Post Tue May 19, 2020 2:24 pm

From what I can tell, the Tracker feature is worth the price of admission on its own. If you consider that single-instrument bass Kontakt libraries cost ~$100 each and don't have that kind of automatic backing track generation, the price seems fair.

Good thing they included what appear to be really good-sounding basses too.

jinotsuh
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442 posts since 31 May, 2008 from Australia

Re: Toontrack EZbass release set for 19th May

Post Tue May 19, 2020 10:43 pm

ilmai wrote: ↑
Tue May 19, 2020 5:04 am
Anyone had a chance to compare the sound to MODO yet? From a UI standpoint this is obviously a win, but how do you feel about the sound and playability?
For sound as of now I would go with MODO, more choice(that will undoubtedly change later), to me sounds better apples to apples, as you say UI is EZ, playability, well more to play with in EZ, MODO would be easier, not necessarily better, depends on your definition of what is better I guess. Good to own both :D

ilmai
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441 posts since 25 Aug, 2016 from Helsinki, Finland

Re: Toontrack EZbass release set for 19th May

Post Wed May 20, 2020 2:23 am

jinotsuh wrote: ↑
Tue May 19, 2020 10:43 pm
For sound as of now I would go with MODO, more choice(that will undoubtedly change later), to me sounds better apples to apples, as you say UI is EZ, playability, well more to play with in EZ, MODO would be easier, not necessarily better, depends on your definition of what is better I guess. Good to own both :D
I guess my problem with MODO is not the sound, but that it's so cumbersome to program articulations that I don't end up using it. EZbass would solve this neatly, especially since I could play bass parts in on guitar and edit the MIDI afterwards! So MODO is going up for sale now to finance EZbass :D

dickiefunk
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2635 posts since 22 Mar, 2006 from cornwall

Re: Toontrack EZbass released

Post Thu May 21, 2020 12:33 pm

I'm really interested in this one. However, I'm not convinced by the slap demo on Toontracks product page? How much can you change the tone of the slap bass articulation?

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WatchTheGuitar
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1044 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Re: Toontrack EZbass released

Post Fri May 22, 2020 2:20 am

Got paid today so could finally buy this, downloaded and installed and tossed off a track while toying with how EZkeys and EZbass fit together.
https://soundcloud.com/user-470387013/m ... n-yourself
being able to drag EZkeys chord progressions straight into EZbass and have it rejig its basslines accordingly is pretty powerful stuff

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kovacs
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2553 posts since 5 Dec, 2003 from Harlan's World

Re: Toontrack EZbass released

Post Fri May 22, 2020 1:56 pm

So I finally have a full band. I made this video together with Mr EZ Drummer, miss EZ Keys and my nephew EZ Bass.

https://youtu.be/bGMmSIecpdo
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Aloysius
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Re: Toontrack EZbass released

Post Fri May 22, 2020 2:03 pm

:tu: :tu: :tu:
Hi-de-Hi!

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Vladislav_Gronk
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70 posts since 14 Sep, 2019

Re: Toontrack EZbass released

Post Sat May 23, 2020 5:09 pm

The editor is such a pleasure to work with. Some DAW makers should take note.

This is turning out to be my favorite VI ever.

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DocAtlas
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1015 posts since 11 Jan, 2006 from Pittsburgh

Re: Toontrack EZbass released

Post Sat May 23, 2020 6:22 pm

Has anyone who has bought this tried using its midi to control other bass libraries (Kontakt, Trilian, whatever...)? I would imagine some editing would be needed to get some of the articulations right, but can it be done at all? Does it have midi out, or can midi be dragged from the plugin to your DAW?

The included basses sound great, and I'm sure there will be additional ones for sale down the road, but a person might have a library they would like to use now (say, acoustic bass), or they may have a more esoteric library that may never be available from Toontrack.
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Local Man
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Re: Toontrack EZbass released

Post Sat May 23, 2020 9:40 pm

kovacs wrote: ↑
Fri May 22, 2020 1:56 pm
So I finally have a full band. I made this video together with Mr EZ Drummer, miss EZ Keys and my nephew EZ Bass.

https://youtu.be/bGMmSIecpdo
I liked the guitar player best.
The rest of the band is really riding his coattails. Bunch stiffs to be honest.

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kovacs
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2553 posts since 5 Dec, 2003 from Harlan's World

Re: Toontrack EZbass released

Post Sat May 23, 2020 10:01 pm

Local Man wrote: ↑
Sat May 23, 2020 9:40 pm
kovacs wrote: ↑
Fri May 22, 2020 1:56 pm
So I finally have a full band. I made this video together with Mr EZ Drummer, miss EZ Keys and my nephew EZ Bass.

https://youtu.be/bGMmSIecpdo
I liked the guitar player best.
The rest of the band is really riding his coattails. Bunch stiffs to be honest.
:hihi: Maybe I should have caved in to their demand for a case of beer for the effort.
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rollasoc
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586 posts since 13 Jun, 2003 from Shrewsbury, UK

Re: Toontrack EZbass released

Post Sun May 24, 2020 1:22 am

Vladislav_Gronk wrote: ↑
Sat May 23, 2020 5:09 pm
The editor is such a pleasure to work with. Some DAW makers should take note.
Unless your song has multiple time signatures, in which case, it is not fun nor EZ. Wish they had added the tempo and time signature tracks from Superior drummer. (yes it follows the tempo automatically, but never gets the time signature changes from the DAW).
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pinki
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879 posts since 2 Nov, 2006

Re: Toontrack EZbass released

Post Sun May 24, 2020 7:57 am

I've been through every video and every sound demo and..I can't hear the sound I use for bass- very simple, warm, no top end, sine-wave-like: basically a reggae sound, Aswad, can EZ Bass do this- all I hear is aggressive in the demo?

Armadillo
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2073 posts since 31 Dec, 2002 from London, UK

Re: Toontrack EZbass released

Post Sun May 24, 2020 9:01 am

pinki wrote: ↑
Sun May 24, 2020 7:57 am
I've been through every video and every sound demo and..I can't hear the sound I use for bass- very simple, warm, no top end, sine-wave-like: basically a reggae sound, Aswad, can EZ Bass do this- all I hear is aggressive in the demo?
Did you listen to the presets in this video?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4dmuF-XF2k

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