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EZkeys Mellotoon

Virtual Instrument by Toontrack

The One-Piece Orchestra

The multi-instrument classic from the ’60s, enjoying a massive resurgence today.

15 individual instruments, all captured from the classic Mellotron keyboard heard on hits by anything from the Beatles to the Moody Blues and King Crimson.
EZkeys Mellotoon is based on the Mellotron keyboard introduced in the early 1960s. This unique instrument was the first of its kind to include samples of real instruments, but as opposed to the modern-day digital sampler, the Mellotron pulled them off a magnetic tape loop that ran inside the keyboard. It came with various sounds for piano, strings, flutes, brass and is likely best described as the first-ever “band in a box”. Naturally, it was a revelation from the get-go. Early adopters included the Beatles, the Moody Blues and King Crimson, who all immortalized the unmistakable tone of the Mellotron in numerous hits. Today, this piece of instrument history is enjoying a massive resurgence in a wide range of genres.
EZkeys Mellotoon captures the essence of this one-of-a-kind keyboard and comes with 15 individual instruments, carefully sampled directly from a model M400 Mellotron using a blend of direct and amped signals. On top of that, it includes a generous selection of custom effect and sound chain presets, giving you a completely new, creative outset to an already seemingly bottomless pool of awe-inspiring sounds.

SONGWRITING MADE EASY

SMART SONGWRITING FEATURES
EZkeys includes a host of revolutionary and creative songwriting features, ensuring that YOU write the songs, not the program. Transpose full MIDI tracks on the fly, add playing styles from other MIDI or use the groundbreaking EZkeys Chord Wheel to customize chord voicing and harmonic color – and much, much more.
BUILD CUSTOM PIANO PIECES
EZkeys comes with an extensive MIDI library performed by a professional session pianist. Played with increasing complexity in full song sections and covering all major genres, this library is not only a creative boost, it’s an untapped source of inspiration for your yet unwritten songs. Drag, drop and lay down the foundation to a track in no time – right inside EZkeys.

EFFECT CHAIN PRESETS – OVERVIEW

 

The included signal chain presets are based on high quality effects from Overloud. You can control each preset by using a set of controls that will affect the individual parameters.
 
• Recorder:
The original Mellotron sound with the possibility to control tape delay and plate reverb.
 
• Vibes:
The original Mellotron sound with the possibility to control tape delay and plate reverb.
 
• Piano:
The original Mellotron sound with the possibility to control tape delay and plate reverb.
 
• Solo Flute:
The original Mellotron sound with the possibility to control tape delay and plate reverb.
 
• Viola:
The original Mellotron sound with the possibility to cut or boost presence and brilliance as well as control plate reverb.
 
• Cello:
The original Mellotron sound with the possibility to cut or boost presence and brilliance as well as control plate reverb.
 
• 3 Violins:
The original Mellotron sound with the possibility to cut or boost presence and brilliance as well as control plate reverb.
 
• 3 Violins at low speed:
Uses the 3 Violins sound recorded at low speed (50%) with the possibility to cut or boost the higher frequencies and control plate reverb.
 
• 16 Violins:
The original Mellotron sound with the possibility to cut or boost the higher frequencies and control plate reverb.
 
• String Section:
The original Mellotron sound with the possibility to cut or boost the higher frequencies and control plate reverb.
 
• MK II Brass:
The original Mellotron sound with the possibility to control tape delay and plate reverb.
 
• MK II Brass LowSpeed:
Uses the MK II Brass sound recorded at low speed (50%) with the possibility to control tape delay and plate reverb.
 
• Mixed Brass:
The original Mellotron sound with the possibility to control tape delay and plate reverb.
 
• Boys Choir:
The original Mellotron sound with the possibility to control plate reverb and cut or boost the higher and lower frequencies.
 
• 8 Voices:
The original Mellotron sound with the possibility to control plate reverb and cut or boost the higher and lower frequencies.
 
• Beyond:
A mix of the Recorder, Solo Flute, MK II Brass and the MK II Low Speed with dual phasing, panning around, a high-pass filter and plate reverb.
 
• Voice of Les:
A mix of the Boys Choir and 8 Voices sounds with dual Leslie speakers, high-pass filter and a plate reverb.
 
• Clouds:
A mix of the Recorder, Solo Flute and Viola with an optical tremolo and plate reverb.
 
• Gates Below:
A mix of the Piano, Vibes, MK II Brass Low Speed with octave generators up and down, tape delay and a plate reverb.
 
• Phased Futures:
A mix of Viola, Cello, Vibes and Brass with phaser, tape delay, a combined low and high pass filter and a plate reverb.
 
 
PAD PRESETS
 
• ReEvolution:
A soft psychedelic organ sound based on flute and brass.
 
• Sun Moon Wah:
A soft psychedelic, reversed loops vibe pad based on flute.
 
• Permafrost:
A bigger, modern sounding, passing through-melting-glaciers pad, based on strings.
 
• Flow Motion:
A bigger, modern-sounding pad based on piano, vibes and brass.
 

 

 

SOUND LIBRARY OVERVIEW

 

• A carefully sampled M400 Mellotron
• Recorded at Studio 9, Sveriges Radio, Sweden through a Music Man RD50 amp using an Avalon U5 line box and Telefunken U47, Coles 4038 and DAD AX24 microphones
• All sounds are designed to be mix-ready. Just pick a preset and the sound will sit right in your mix!
• Uncompromising dynamic response for great playability
 
 
THE VIEWS OF EZKEYS
The user interface of EZkeys provides an unprecedented workflow for quick and easy songwriting. Go from sketching out your initial melodic idea to writing complete and customized piano pieces without leaving the program. In EZkeys YOU are in total creative control.
 
 

EZKEYS – FEATURE OVERVIEW

 

• 32- and 64-bit VST, AU, AAX and RTAS instrument as well as low latency stand-alone application
• Drag and drop the included MIDI straight to the built-in song track
• Drag and drop support for your own or third party MIDI straight into EZkeys
• Drag and drop MIDI from the song track or directly from the song browser to your DAW or to your desktop
• EZkeys will analyze and chord-separate any MIDI on the fly
• Record or overdub MIDI directly in EZkeys
• Use your own, the included or any third party MIDI/chord progressions and transform with playing styles found in other MIDI files
• Quickly add basic chords to the timeline or drag and drop any chord from the Chord Wheel
• Real-time chord display that enables you to instantly see what chords you are playing
• Chord selector, based upon the circle of fifths, allowing you to change chords instantly
• Presets for the most commonly used chord types
• Customize the coloration of any chord by opening up the detailed view
• Alter the voicing of a chord on the fly by clicking the – or + buttons in the Chord Wheel
• “Humanize” any pre-quantized MIDI upon import in EZkeys
• Transpose individual song blocks or full songs
• Export songs or files as wave files straight from the EZkeys interface
• Comes with an easy to understand music theory document including MIDI examples
• Possibility to tune the piano by octave, semitone or cents
• Dynamics controls that let you adjust the velocity response to match your keyboard or playing style
• Three pedals: sustain, sostenuto and damping
• MIDI-learn and automation
• Ready-made presets utilizing high-quality effects from Overloud. The presets range from raw and unprocessed to heavily tweaked
 
 

EZKEYS – MIDI OVERVIEW

 

• Extensive MIDI library played by a professional session pianist
• All major styles covered (pop/rock, soul/RnB, country, gospel, jazz, blues, boogie, funk)
• All songs performed in full song structure blocks
• All songs performed with increasing intensity as intro, verse, pre-chorus, chorus and bridge variations
• Single, rhythmical and broken chords in different variations as well as FX and endings
• Straight/swing variations in 4/4 and 6/8
• Intuitive browser that lets you add you own favorites and arrange them in folders

System requirements

  • Windows
    • Windows XP SP3 or newer, Pentium 4 or Athlon processor with 512 MB RAM
    • 1,2 GB free hard disc space, A working EZdrummer or Superior Drummer 2.0 installation
  • Mac
    • Mac OS X 10.5 or higher, G5 or Intel processor with 512 MB RAM
    • 1,2 GB free hard disc space, A working EZdrummer or Superior Drummer 2.0 installation

Click HERE to view EZkeys Sound Expansion packs.

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