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Toontrack updates EZkeys to 1.3.3 and releases EDM EZkeys MIDI pack

Toontrack Music

Toontrack released the EDM EZkeys MIDI pack, a new MIDI expansion for EZkeys inspired by electronic dance music, and updated EZkeys to v1.3.3.

The EDM EZkeys MIDI pack features 20 individual "songs" inspired by a wealth of modern and hook-heavy electronic dance music where the keys, naturally, have a dominant role. Each song was broken down in three separate 'Chords, ' 'Melody' and 'Arpeggio' sections with subfolders for a selection of 'Breakdown/Buildup' or 'Drop' parts in each song. This will allow you to drag, drop, mix, match, tweak, slice, dice and assign different sound sources to the parts to create your own sonic textures in your DAW.

Feature Spotlight:

  • EZkeys MIDI inspired by electronic dance music (modern pop, house, techno and more).
  • 4/4 in straight feel with tempos ranging from 75 BPM to 140 BPM.
  • A total of 20 individual "songs".
  • Songs broken down in separate 'Chords, ' 'Melody' and 'Arpeggio' sections with subfolders for 'Breakdown/Buildup' and 'Drop' parts.

Price: €29.

General Changes in EZkeys 1.3.3:

  • EZkeys can now respond to pitch bend CC on the song track and in the browser. This can be toggled on/off in the main menu.

Bug Fixes in EZkeys 1.3.3:

  • General:
    • Locating the sound libraries at startup (if needed) did not properly save the new sound path.
    • In Ableton Live, EZkeys should now be available in the "MIDI To" dropdown for an External Instrument.
    • On macOS Monterey, Reason was not able to load EZkeys.
  • Dynamics:
    • The velocity transform preset menu did not mark selected user presets as selected, and "Delete" did not remove the current user preset from the menu, only from disk.
  • Browser:
    • Looping back could sometimes become slightly delayed when playing MIDI files with 'Note Off' exactly at the end.
  • Standalone:
    • In the Mac standalone, menu keyboard shortcuts were not possible to use when the chord wheel was open.
    • Starting the metronome by turning off "Only ON when the song track is playing" could cause a loud noise (while playing MIDI in the browser, for example).
    • The Windows standalone can now use ASIO devices with a buffer size larger than 2048 samples.
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