Groove3 EZkeys 2 Explained [TUTORIAL]
Join virtual instrument expert Eli Krantzberg for an in-depth look at EZkeys 2 from Toontrack, a powerful tool for easily adding professional-sounding keyboard tracks to your productions and much more. In this EZkeys 2 video course you’ll learn how to choose and customize your keyboard sounds, search for the perfect MIDI groove, build up full arrangements in the Song Track, adjust timing and note data in the premade patterns, record or import your own patterns, and much more! These EZkeys 2 video tutorials are designed for new EZkeys 2 users.
Eli begins by giving you a tour around the new EZkeys 2 interface, quickly showing the features of the Library, and covering the basic ways you can shape the sound of a selected instrument. Then, it’s on to the Grooves tab, where you’ll see how to browse and audition MIDI files – including importing your own – and drag them into the Song track to build up your arrangement. You’ll also see how to quickly search for more specific MIDI grooves with various methods, including the handy Tap2find feature, and sort the results easily.
Next up, begin to explore the Song track, which is where you’re able to create complete song arrangements one piece at a time. Discover the various aspects, including Song Part, Chord Track, and MIDI Track, and see how the “Suggest Chords” feature can help you work through a case of writer’s block or simply help to send your song into a new direction.
There’s plenty more as well, including the edit chord function (easily choose between different inversions, chord types, extensions, etc.), Play Style (for varying things like note length, complexity, range, and more), key and time signatures (adding them via the song track or within your DAW), tempo editor (changing tempos and other tips for the standalone version of EZkeys 2), MIDI import/export, grid editor (timing adjustment, the new “highlight” function, and more), velocity and pitch bend, CC and envelope editing, Bandmate (intelligent suggestions custom keyboard parts based on your song data), and more!
Along with being a phenomenal, playable virtual instrument, it’s also an incredible tool for fleshing out your productions with completely authentic keyboard parts, replete with numerous, helpful features for the seasoned keyboard player or newbie alike. This Eskers 2 course will help you quickly get the most out of it so that you’ll be ready to start incorporating all its features in your very next production. See the individual EZkeys 2 video tutorial descriptions for more information and other examples of what this instrument is capable of. Learn how to turn those keyboard ideas into a reality quickly… watch “EZkeys 2 Explained®” today!
What You Will Learn:
- Interface layout, searching/sorting MIDI grooves
- Choosing and customizing various keyboard sounds
- Employing helpful songwriting features, such as Bandmate, Song Track, and Songwriting Scales
- Importing/Exporting MIDI information, adjusting timing and playing style
- and much more!