Toontrack EZkeys Grand Piano Songwriting Software and Virtual Grand Piano

Grand Piano Virtual Instrument with MIDI Phrase and Loop Library, Intelligent Transposition Functions, and Streamlined User Interface - Mac/PC VST, AU, AAX, RTAS
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Toontrack EZkeys Grand Piano Songwriting Software and Virtual Grand Piano
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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 Grand Piano Features:

  • Premium sampled Steinway and Sons model D grand piano
  • 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

An Incredible Grand Piano

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.

Customizable Presets

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!

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Tech Specs

Software Type Piano Virtual Instrument/Player
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Format AAX Native, RTAS, VST, AU
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel-based Mac, 2GB RAM
Hardware Requirements - PC Pentium 4/Athlon Processor, 2GB RAM
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.6
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7
Manufacturer Part Number TT184SN

Customer Reviews

Based on 43 reviews
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Love it!

If you are not a keyboardist this is the plug-in for you! I am strictly a guitar player and could actually create legit piano parts for my home recordings with EZkeys. On guitar, I use different types of tuning with or without varying capo positions and am a by-ear player. With EZKeys, I can assemble chords and mix different MIDI combinations, which has opens up a great deal of new experimental opportunities for me. I am just getting started with serious home recording and this has removed some huge obstacles for me. In addition, it also just fun to use!
Music background: Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist

A song writers dream

I have written piano parts in midi for years but I was never very good with writing rhythm parts. I mean stone cold piano, drums and bass as a solud rhythm section. Setting a grove with real dynamics. This product is amazing for being able to do that. You are able to write a song with a strong piano rhythm and use/edit almost any chord you would ever want or need to use and if the chord isn't there, just go into the midi file a add it your self. You can instantly change keys and tempo. Go from major to Minor and the browser selection of material is extremely versital. You get four rhythm patterns per style. Add soul verse here to a gospel chorus or a rock bridge and you are unharnessed in expression with out every being able to play a piano. What Ezdrummer or Superior drummer is drumming, this is to the piano playing. I know of nothing like it. The piano tones are worth the price of addmission alone. This product is one more blade in your Swiss army knife of songwriting tools.
Music background: Musician songwriter

EZKEYS Grand Piano

Amazing software!

Just do it

I'm not a piano player either. I'm a guitar player that uses a lot of programmed VST instruments in my one man op. I can handle everything from drums to bass to even guitar programmed in Vir2 Electri6ity. But Piano? Unless you have the skills to actually play, it's nearly impossible to just program piano parts that don't sound like (sorry Phil) Philip Glass.Just get it. You won't be sorry. Read the manual because there are some tremendous capabilities in this VST, like splitting up measures and changing keys, even the left hand note can be altered to give the chords a more dramatic and moving effect. What we started with on our first attempt (my writing partner and I) was tweaked and modified to fit a totally different chord structure and key than it originally stared out with from the library. After dragging the entire part into Cubase 6, I was then able to go into the MIDI and tweak even further. The end result sounds like we had Billy Joel in the studio with us.Like ALL of Toontrack's products, this is a very powerful tool to add to your VST toolchest and with just a moderate amount of technical understanding of MIDI and VST instruments, you'll have a real virtual piano player at your disposal, not just a great sounding sampled piano.
Music background: artist, composer, producer, and all around lover of all things programmed and musical.

sweet !!

EZ KEYS is a God send for me as a musician who loves to write and record. It changes my whole world as far as song structure and writing on the fly! EZ Keys is a must for every musician who doesn't play keyboards, but hears the keyboard parts in his head! Now, there's a way to drag & drop those ideas right into your DAW ! I'm already looking forward to whatever comes next in EZ Keys! Hey Toontrack, how about adding string & synth patches within EZ Keys?
Music background: Musician, Recording Hobbyist

Sweetwater Advice

Dave Brow

This is the best tool for songwriters I have ever seen. It is much more than just a virtual piano. It really makes it easy to take an idea to a finished song quickly, and it sounds great too! Buy this, and you will no longer have any excuses for not getting your ideas heard!

Robby Resnick

Simply an amazing piece of software. Now anyone can generate or expound upon musical ideas with ease. It will become you best friend for songwriting.

Mitch Gallagher

For many musicians, the piano is the ultimate instrument for writing songs and composing. But what if you don't have the keyboard chops to really play the parts you want to hear? Toontrack has the answer with EZkeys! Designed for the piano-challenged among us, EZkeys contains a gorgeous sampled grand piano and a huge assortment of MIDI files, played by a real pianist. These are organized into intros, verses, choruses, bridges, endings, and so on, in many musical styles. You pull MIDI parts into the built-in song track. Now you can manipulate them to your heart's content. Try different tempos, new keys, new chords. Rearrange the progression...write a song! When you're done, simply drag the song track out and it becomes a MIDI file you can load into any DAW. Your song is written and your keyboard part is done. This is the piano/songwriting tool we've all been waiting for!
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