Stan Kybert
May 12, 2016

UK producer Stan Kybert on why he loves Toontrack EZkeys

When we spotted UK producer Jan ‘Stan’ Kybert’ tweeting about his fondness for Toontrack’s EZkeys earlier this year we had to get in touch with him to find out how he was using the songwriting software and what he loved about it. This week, fresh out of the studio where he’s been working on a new album with the great Paul Weller, and new artists Harley and Todd Dorigo, we…

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December 10, 2015

Lifting the fallboard on Synthogy Ivory II

Synthogy’s Ivory II is the world’s most popular virtual grand piano software with artists, critics and customers all singing its praises and its easy to see why. Founded in 2003 Synthogy set out it achieve new standards of sound quality and realism. To achieve this goal, the instruments would need to be musical enough to satisfy the most discerning and accomplished professional musicians.

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May 20, 2014

We talk to… The people behind the Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand

Last September, I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to visit Abbey Road Studios where Gary Garritan, Mirek Stiles and Fred Flowerday were spending time on the final touches for the upcoming virtual piano – the Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand. Eight months later, after working tirelessly to perfect this virtual piano, Garritan/MakeMusic whose other software instruments include Personal Orchestra 4, Jazz & Big Band 3, Instant…

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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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November 29, 2012

Synthogy Ivory II American Concert D reviewed by pro-pianist Tony Cliff

We asked accomplished classical and jazz pianist Tony Cliff to review Synthogy‘s latest Ivory II offering American Concert D and here’s what he sent us… “Synthogy have already set the highest standards with their acclaimed Ivory II range of pianos and I was bowled over by their sheer quality when I tested them out recently. Bearing in mind they have released the original Ivory II (German Steinway Concert D, Yamaha…

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November 21, 2012

See the Ivory II American Concert D Piano in action

Back in August, Synthogy added Ivory II American Concert D virtual piano to their catalogue. This software instrument boasts a huge library of samples weighing in at 49 GB, making it the largest and most extensively sampled Ivory II piano to date.

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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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September 27, 2012

Toontrack EZkeys – a review by non-pianist Mark Cohen

Toontrack EZkeys is a revolutionary plugin that offers innovative features and tools that mean even the most unskilled ivory tinklers can create impressive piano parts in no time at all. That’s what the marketing tells us anyway, and, having tried it ourselves we heartily agree, however, don’t just take our word for it, here’s a great review from Mark Cohen, a guitar playing Time+Space customer who professes his piano skills…

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