September 3, 2013

Using Toontrack EZkeys for music education in the words of John Gleadall

We know from customer feedback how useful Toontrack’s EZkeys software has been to many music producers of varying piano playing abilities for creating tracks and learning some of the fundamental elements of songwriting.  We’ve also been fully aware of how useful a tool it is for music lessons in schools and a few months ago, in an email conversation with my music teacher from many years ago, I was waxing…

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June 12, 2013

Toontrack EZkeys – the story so far…

Last year, Toontrack released their first non-drum software instrument, EZkeys – Grand Piano. Many of you will know Toontrack first and foremost for their virtual drumming plug-ins –  EZdrummer and Superior Drummer, so their foray into tonal keyed instruments has certainly caused a stir…

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February 12, 2013

The Blues EZX drummer Hans Lindbäck talks about recording Toontrack’s latest EZX

This week sees the release of Toontrack’s seventeenth expansion pack for their EZdrummer and Superior Drummer software. The Blues EZX comes complete with two full drum kits plus vintage Zildjan cymbals and extras including a suitcase and calfskinned tambourines to deliver a warm and characteristic sound to your tracks. We got in touch with the drummer behind the recordings, Hans Lindbäck, who has over half a century’s experience of playing…

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December 6, 2012

Producer/Engineer Andy Sneap on using Ozone 5 and recording with Toontrack

Until recently, I only really knew Andy Sneap as the crazed-looking bloke on the cover of the Toontrack Metal Machine EZX. Then, during a visit to Sweden for Toontrack’s Metal Month launch a few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to meet the man himself. We got talking during an epic game of bowling with the Toontrack team (Andy came last by the way (sorry Andy, couldn’t resist)) – and…

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November 6, 2012

Toontrack Metal Month gets big with Randy Staub Rock Solid EZX

For the third year running, November has been nominated as Toontrack’s Metal Month celebrating the heavier side of rock music. This year has already seen an epic launch party in Toontrack’s home city of Umeå, with live performances from Swedish heavy metal legends Meshuggah and American progressive metal band Periphery.

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October 31, 2012

As Metal Month begins, ultimate Metal drummer Dirk Verbeuren talks to Time+Space

Here at Time+Space, we’ve had the privilege of meeting renowned metal drummer Dirk Verbeuren several times when he’s been showing off his incredible drum skills to demonstrate Toontrack drum software at various music shows. A drummer for numerous bands including Soilwork, Scarve, Bent Sea and others, Dirk’s playing is stunning, hypnotic in fact, and as Toontrack’s infamous Metal Month gets underway, we caught up with him to find out what…

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October 19, 2012

Toontrack EZkeys – a professional pianist’s perspective

A few weeks ago we posted a great review of Toontrack’s EZkeys that had been written by guitar player Mark Cohen and gave us an excellent view of the virtual piano instrument from a non-pianist’s perspective. This week, we asked professional pianist and educator Tony Cliff to give us his view on the revolutionary songwriting software. Over to Tony…

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October 11, 2012

In Your Studio… with musician Chris Ilett

We’ve loved receiving your responses to our In Your Studio questions and hearing more about the music you make and the products you’re using. You can find out more about how you can get involved by clicking here. But first, why not read our next installment which comes courtesy of musician and Toontrack EZdrummer fan Chris Ilett. Over to Chris…

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