March 30, 2012

Toontrack EZkeys is now available so what is the verdict?

Earlier this month, Toontrack left the relative comfort of drum sampling and released their first foray into tonal instruments, EZkeys – Grand Piano. Over the last 10 years, Toontrack have established not one, but two industry standard drum software product lines in EZdrummer and Superior Drummer.

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February 24, 2012

Toontrack’s Mattias Eklund gives a deeper insight into the who, what and why of EZmix 2…

Earlier this month, mixing got even ‘EZ-er’ for music producers as the arrival of Toontrack‘s reincarnation of their popular EZmix software promised to deliver even better results through a wider variety of features. We caught up with Toontrack’s Head of Sound Design Mattias Eklund to learn more about the thinking behind EZmix 2 and what the Swedish company’s responses are to some of the user feedback so far…

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January 6, 2012

Toontrack hint at expansion to their EZ line of software instruments in 2012

2011 was a massive year for Swedish drum maestros Toontrack. They released over 30 titles and while many were midi packs and producer presets for their existing instruments and expansions, they unveiled 4 new EZXs – Classic, Number One Hits, Americana & Metal Machine and the 2 new Roots SDXs. In a recent video posted on their Youtube channel, Toontrack hinted at what we can expect in 2012. Take a…

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May 3, 2011

Niklas Flyckt on producing the Number 1 Hits EZX

This week sees Toontrack kick off their Songwriter’s month with the release of a brand new and unique EZX expansion pack – Number 1 Hits. We caught up with the product’s producer Niklas Flyckt to find out more about his background and how he produced the EZX…

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October 25, 2010

Blowing our own trumpet…

We’re not normally ones to brag but we hope you’ll forgive us on this occasion – after all, it’s not every day (or year even!) when a company can say they’ve got eight nominees for an industry award! Sound on Sound have published their shortlist of nominations for their inaugural annual awards – all of which are chosen by SOS editors, writers and reviewers. There are 15 categories in total…

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September 28, 2010

Simon Grey gets heavy with Beatstation at MusicLab in Amsterdam

Last week saw the 3rd ‘MusicLab’ event take place at the Pakhuis de Zwijger arts centre in Amsterdam. The event is organised by Pakhuis de Zwijger in cooperation with Interface magazine and several other partners, with the aim to show the audience the most innovative and cutting edge developments in music making. So not wanting to miss a party,  we headed over with renowned keyboard player and producer Simon Grey…

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September 28, 2010

A weekend at Producer Sessions Live

This past weekend, we headed up to London’s School of Audio Engineering (SAE) for the first ever ‘Producer Sessions’. Hosted by Future Publishing, the event hosted intimate production tutorials and lecturers from top producers including Freemasons, Dave Spoon, Danny Byrd, Nu-Tone and Alex Blanco, among others. As well as the tutorials, top brands such as Roland, Korg, Steinberg and Akai were also at the event showing off all their latest…

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