A Revolutionary Songwriting Tool and Virtual Piano
With Toontrack's EZKeys software, you don't have to be a piano player to put together a professional-sounding piano part! Songwriters will love how simple it is to create a song from parts or turn a complete song into a beautifully played piano piece. Want to transpose the key for a song or section? It's easy! Experiment with different chords and progressions? Simple! No matter what genre your project falls into, EZKeys has you covered, with professionally played parts that fit all kinds of different musical styles. Perfect for songwriters, arrangers, and performers alike, EZKeys works inside your DAW or in standalone mode.
Toontrack EZKeys Essential Pianos Features:
- Premium sampled upright and grand pianos, plus Rhodes and Wurlitzer electrics
- Powerful yet incredibly easy to use songwriting tool
- Works as a standalone application or as an RTAS, AU, or VST plug-in
- Cut, add, move, analyze, and randomize your chords and song structure
- Incredibly simple drag-and-drop MIDI file import, analysis, and export
- Customizable velocity curve to match your individual playing style
- Includes Music Theory Basics, with playable examples in EZKeys
Three Incredible Piano Libraries
The centerpiece of EZKeys is an exquisitely sampled, perfectly tuned Steinway and Sons Model D grand piano. Toontrack meticulously recorded every note, nuance, and element of this industry-standard piano and turned it into an expressive, beautiful instrument inside EZKeys. If you're a keyboard player, you'll love this sound library as both a creative tool and as a standalone virtual instrument. But, even if you're not, you can easily put this amazing piano into your tracks, thanks to great tools from EZKeys.
EZkeys Classic Electrics starts with samples of two legendary and characteristic electric pianos: the Rhodes MK I and the Wurlitzer 200A. These instruments are modern music icons and have been integral parts of rock, soul, funk, and jazz performances worldwide. These meticulously recorded samples were captured by top-of-the-line microphones and preamps, and edited by Toontrack's veteran engineers. Whether you need the classic electric piano sound in your mix or onstage, you can trust EZkeys Classic Electrics to do the job.
Toontrack's EZkeys Upright Piano comes loaded with a top-quality Ostlind & Almquist upright piano virtual instrument. This Swedish brand has been making legendary upright pianos since the 1800s, and Toontrack did an amazing job sampling the one you get in EZkeys Upright Piano. What's more, Toontrack loaded their piano with a wide range of presets, including customizable effects chains for an even greater variety of sounds. EZkeys Upright Piano is by far one of the most complete piano virtual instruments you'll ever play.
- Grand Piano — samples of the Steinway and Sons Model D
- Classic Electrics — samples of the Rhodes MK I and Wurlitzer 200A
- Upright Piano — samples of an Ostlind & Almquist upright piano
- Standalone functionality makes all of these instruments easily accessible for live performance
To give you tons of flexibility, Toontrack has included 14 mix-ready presets in EZKeys. From pure to gritty, dirty to dreamy, there is a piano sound for any project you're working on. Want to tweak the tone further? Each preset has four variable settings to change everything from space, drive, echo, tone, loudness, body, detune, and more!
Super-powerful and Simple for Songwriters
The heart and soul of EZKeys is its songwriting function. Whether you're starting from scratch, bringing in an existing MIDI file, or using the Song Browser to piece together some of the included ready-made parts, you'll find that EZKeys is both intuitive and feature-rich. Even if you've never played a keyboard before, it's easy to start playing and making files in EZKeys! Pick the style you want to work in and immediately start working with intros, verses, choruses, and other song components — all real piano parts that are played by real session pianists!
Slice, Dice, Change, and Rearrange
Thanks to Toontrack's innovatively designed Chord Wheel and key transposition tools, you can quickly pick your song's key, add chords (majors, minors, and all the "flavors" within them), and then experiment with different chord progressions, song part arrangements, change the dynamics, add color to chords... nearly anything at all!
MIDI File Import
Need to bring in a project you've already started? Or maybe you'd like to start with another song and make it your own? Simply drag and drop a MIDI file onto the Arranger timeline, and EZKeys will not only import it but also analyze the chord progression and even change the key to fit your current project, if you choose!
MIDI File Export
Once you've created the song or chord progression you want, exporting a MIDI file from EZKeys is a snap. Just select the chords in your song track, drag them over to your computer's desktop, and your MIDI file is automatically created for you! Now, you're ready to use that progression inside your DAW or with your favorite virtual instrument! It doesn't get any easier than this!
Use and Record in Your Favorite DAW
Using EZKeys as a plug-in inside your DAW of choice, you can record audio directly to an audio track. Or, when your chord progression or song is complete, simply drag and drop the MIDI from the Arranger timeline onto a MIDI track for routing through any other virtual instrument you choose!