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Toontrack Music updates EZkeys to v2.0.2

Toontrack Music

Toontrack has updated EZkeys to v2.0.2.


  • General:
    • If the EZkeys 2 core library is not installed, there is now an entry for it in the library menu anyway, under a separate header. Selecting it shows a dialog with a possibility to rescan for the library in case it gets installed while EZkeys 2 is running.
    • "Open Settings" has been added to the library menu.
  • Song Track:
    • Notes that are automatically added because of chord changes are now humanized.
    • "Replace MIDI" and inserting new chord markers can now move syncopations.
    • Whenever chords are automatically added for a MIDI performance and the analysis finds a single long chord, it now adds a chord marker on every bar (or on a syncopation near the bar).
  • Suggest Chords:
    • Whenever the Suggest Chords view is open and a selection on the song track makes Suggest Chords actually show chords, the song track items that are not part of the selection are dimmed.
  • Grooves Tab:
    • In the Options menu in Grooves, there is now an option to exclude empty bars (without notes and CC) at the beginning and/or the end of grooves in User MIDI and linked folders.
    • Changing velocity now shows +/- on tooltip values to better emphasize that these values are relative and not absolute.
  • Grid Editor:
    • In the pedal editor, there is now an option to merge blocks and another one to extend a block to the next chord.
    • The default keyboard shortcuts for zooming in/out vertically on Mac now use alt/option instead of shift (with plus and minus).
  • Bandmate:
    • Grid lines have been added to the background of the tracks.
    • With an audio file loaded and "Drums" selected, changing the key signature will now transpose the chords and the output MIDI.
    • The "Skip All" has been removed from Bandmate's missing-file dialog since only one input file is supported.
  • Settings:
    • A specific MIDI channel for MIDI input can now be selected.

Bug Fixes:

  • General:
    • In Studio One on Mac with the "graphics hardware acceleration" option enabled, the EZkeys 2 GUI should no longer be slow and choppy.
    • In Logic Pro on Apple silicon Macs, MIDI Out should no longer cause crashes.
    • Changing presets or libraries with Program Change / Bank Select MIDI was very slow and would sometimes give unexpected results.
    • Changing presets while playing could in some cases cause a crash.
    • The MIDI Learn settings are now preserved when a library preset is loaded.
    • Cancelling "Save MIDI Learn Preset" would sometimes cause a crash.
    • Drag and drop is now properly disabled whenever a modal dialog is open.
    • Importing an EZkeys 1 project would create an extra undo event.
    • "dimb9" has been changed to "dim b9" in chord displays.
  • Song Track:
    • The song track should now be better at finding the correct chords in user MIDI.
    • Adding user MIDI to the track could incorrectly split some of its notes.
    • Recording MIDI in existing blocks on the track could cause chords outside of affected parts to get reanalyzed.
    • Pedal values/curves were not imported properly from EZkeys 1 projects.
    • "Select Containing Folder in Grooves" would not work on song track MIDI from imported EZkeys 1 projects.
    • An ongoing Amount calculation will now get aborted by Replace MIDI, editing in Grid Editor and other ways of manipulating the MIDI.
    • Starting and stopping playback would cancel Amount and cause the knob/value to flicker.
    • Merging blocks could unnecessarily extend the resulting block.
    • Drawing MIDI blocks with the Pencil Tool under chords now adds new notes where there are chord changes as well as on bars.
    • Using "Replace MIDI" on certain user MIDI files could create silence when the MIDI got duplicated due to the track selection being longer than the file.
  • Edit Chord View:
    • Clicking the info sign for "Adjust Notes to Scale" no longer toggles the function.
    • "Adjust Notes to Scale" can now split a note that stretches over several chords.
    • In some cases, changing chords would play a preview of wrong notes.
  • Suggest Chords:
    • Changing the chord selection from Suggest Chords now properly updates song track components (Edit Play Style, etc.).
    • In many time signatures, Suggest Chords would never change the chord rhythm after bar 16.
  • Grooves Tab:
    • Scanning for new sound libraries in the missing-library dialog no longer rebuilds the MIDI database (but looks for new MIDI libraries to add).
    • Adding a linked folder called "User MIDI" could cause the actual User MIDI folder to stop working properly.
    • Loading a project containing filter selections now properly grays out MIDI library folders that should be grayed out.
    • Adding user MIDI files containing no notes no longer causes the intensity values to become broken.
    • Grooves in User MIDI were not always transposed correctly when dragged to the song track.
    • While "Show Web Shop MIDI" is being activated, it is no longer possible to mark/unmark grooves as favorite, because that could cause a crash.
    • The "Show MIDI Files from Subfolders" option was not remembered between sessions.
    • Pressing Cancel in the Tap2Find view would render the Tap2Find drop zone preview silent.
  • Grid Editor:
    • "Remove Overlaps" can now adjust notes that are not selected as well.
    • "Remove Overlaps" could cause some notes to get zero length.
    • Merging notes could make the MIDI unsorted, which would cause playback to behave strangely.
    • A note that had been merged with another note could be split again by dragging it.
    • CC values where not shown correctly in all cases depending on how the MIDI files got loaded to the song track.
    • Copy-dragging notes could make wrong notes get selected afterwards.
    • Copy-dragging blocks in the pedal editor did not work well.
    • Pasting in the pedal editor now selects the newly inserted block(s) and deselects the others.
    • It is now possible to undo a change of the Highlight Keys scale/mode.
    • Highlight Keys should no longer become activated when the key signature on the song track is changed.
    • Dragging notes and then pressing alt on Windows or alt+cmd on Mac before releasing the mouse button would create extra invalid notes that could cause crashes.
    • Auto-scroll in the Grid Editor would not work after marquee selection had been used.
  • Bandmate:
    • Bandmate could fail to open a dialog after an audio file import followed by a preset/library change, which in turn could lead to crashes.
    • Trying to scroll horizontally in the grooves list using trackpad or shift+wheel would inadvertently cause the tracks to scroll.
    • Resetting a chord to original in the Bandmate track could cause other chords to get their inversions changed.
    • Chord detection of both MIDI and audio is now improved and more stable.
    • Chords from audio and MIDI are now more stable when track contents are moved.
    • Inserting short syncopated chords could sometimes render them uneditable.
    • Fixed a visual bug where borders of audio blocks would look thicker than those of MIDI blocks.
    • Tempo and time signature controls are no longer disabled when there is no output MIDI. Having a source that generated no search results lead to these controls being disabled, so it was not possible to change tempo and/or time signature to try to find results that way.


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