Excellent Tool For Songwriters!
I owned the original Ez Mix, and I thought it was ok, but I didn't really use the program because it never really had what I was looking for. I upgraded to EZ Mix 2 because I saw a few demonstrations online of it and it seemed pretty cool with the new guitar amps and everything inside, I was still a little disappointed with the selection of things inside once i upgraded. I decided to purchase a few expansion packs and see if that would do anything. Once I did, WOW, this plugin rules! The Core expansion pack made the difference, and I also purchased the metal and songwriters tool pack. Excellent Tools. I'm a working songwriter and I own a good majority of the Toontrack Products. But this has saved me a few headaches mixing and especially mastering. I'll admit, though this does work wonders for your mix it isn't the be all/end all. When mastering I still do need to use some stock and waves plugins on top of this to really give it that commercial sound, But the presets in here definitely put you in the ball park. What I wish toontrack would add in the future with Ez Mix is the ability to adjust the presets further. Yes, they give you two knobs to adjust a little bit, ..but what if i want to take a few components out of the preset to make it just right. Otherwise, great product, will continue to buy toontrack products in the future, hopefully the price of the expansions will drop too =)