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Toontrack releases "Americana EBX" for EZBass and updates EZbass to v1.1.3

Toontrack Music

Toontrack has released Americana EBX for EZBass and updated EZbass to v1.1.3. Here's what they say:

Although it's had its foothold deeply rooted in the folk, gospel, blues, soul, country, jazz and rock songwriting tradition, Americana music has kept evolving and become a huge umbrella under which anything that doesn't quite fit the commercial country music mold can thrive. This EBX was tailored to bring you a workhorse-type expansion that functions in all these scenarios – for anything from small and acoustic setups to full-on electric rock instrumentations.

The Americana EBX comes with a classic American brand bass sampled in two fundamentally different ways: one by using a traditional finger playing style and the other by muting the strings with rubber foam and striking with the thumb. In addition to the sounds, a broad collection of presets as well as a custom MIDI library of basslines are included.

Feature Spotlight:

  • A meticulously captured late-'60s electric bass guitar.
  • Inspired by Americana music of the '70s through to today.
  • Ideal for anything from subtle and acoustic music to full-on rock setups.
  • Includes finger and muted thumb options as well as a broad set of articulations for both.
  • Offering a range from D1 to E4.
  • Includes a wealth of presets for a wide range of tones.
  • Comes with 'Clean DI' (direct input) preset options for easy external processing.
  • Includes a custom MIDI library inspired by classic and modern Americana music.

Price: $89.

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EZbass 1.1.3 is now available to download using the Product Manager or from the "My Products" area in your Toontrack account. Please note that version 1.1.3 is required for the support of EZbass products released from this point forward (Q1 2022).

General Changes:

  • Added support for libraries having a Thumb articulation.
  • Added support for libraries with only one "regular" articulation, thus missing Auto-Alternate.
  • Changing libraries now first shows a screen saying "Preparing library name...".

Bug Fixes

General:

  • Canceling saving a new MIDI Learn preset no longer crashes.
  • The VST3 should hopefully no longer crash for some users when it is inserted in Cakewalk.

Song Track:

  • Dragging MIDI from the song track did not include any time signature changes.
  • There were cases when dragging an external MIDI file to the track did not trigger a dialog about importing tempo or time signature when it should have (when the tempos or time signatures differed in certain ways).
  • Pasting or removing sections in the time signature editor did not update the main time signature display.
  • Going to Edit Tempo or Edit Time Signatures with minimized song tracks would only properly unminimize the current song track, so closing Edit and switching to another track would show that track in a bad state.
  • Reading slides from MIDI files could in some case create a slide that was too long.

Grooves Tab:

  • Fixed a potential crash when dragging previously resized user MIDI from the browser.

Grid Editor:

  • In the context menu for a note, selecting Downstroke, Middle Finger, Upstroke or Index Finger would copy or cut the note(s) instead of changing the articulation.
  • Opening the context menu for a note and then immediately changing libraries should no longer crash.
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