From Twang to Chug
From the Twang of the ’60s to the Metal Chug of Today. With Nearly 300 Unique Tones or Settings, this is the Ultimate Resource for Rock and Metal Guitar.
This bundle combines the powerful multi-effect mix tool EZmix 2 with six individual expansion titles, all centered around rock and metal guitar. With nearly 300 individually crafted tones for bass or guitar, it’s not only a near incomprehensible well of material, it’s a historic document of amps, speakers and tones through the ages. All guitar settings were either directly modeled from original amps and speaker cabinets or designed as custom settings, featuring several layers of processing detail.
From the classic rock amps of the mid ’60s and on, through the essentials of bass guitar and all the characteristic high gain tones of the past two decades of metal. Add to that more than 40 settings directly modeled after some of the most noted productions in metal superstar producer Andy Sneap’s catalogue as well as a generous batch of tones personally designed by four of the most iconic and trendsetting guitarists in modern metal. All that in one package of unparalleled creative power.
This combined with the more than 300 mix settings included in EZmix 2 gives you a near incomprehensible amount of tools for your general mixing needs, your vocals, drums, mastering and above all – guitar and bass tones.
- Includes EZmix 2 and six (6) individual EZmix Packs
- Suited for producing rock and metal oriented music
- Close to 300 individually crafted settings for guitar or bass
- Tones for rhythm, lead, clean and more
Meet your new Amp, Mix Engineer & Mastering Suite
Following the success of Toontrack’s EZmix, the new and completely overhauled EZmix 2 continues to build on the same fundamental idea: having pro-designed effect chains for instruments and channels found in every recording session combined in one powerful mixing tool. With the vast collection of ready-made presets, mixing music is not only easy and incredibly fast – you end up with results second to none.
All the previous functionality and content from EZmix is still intact and working in EZmix 2. The major difference however, is that the new and revamped version comes with settings based on high-tech mastering effects, new reverb algorithms, guitar/bass amp and cab simulation, a completely revised interface and a large core content boost. Essentially, EZmix 2 is a mixing engineer, mastering suite and guitar/bass amp all rolled up into one package. Start mixing – it’s EZ!
EZmix 2 is a powerful package that combines a multitude of quality studio effects with the know-how of professional engineers. As soon as you select one of EZmix’s pre-designed settings, a complex chain of effect units instantly loads seamlessly in the background. See Details for in-depth information.
The Professional Touch
Making professional mixes has never been easier! Having a vast array of available effects to choose from, the signal-chain settings in EZmix 2 and all EZmix Packs were carefully crafted by seasoned mixing engineers. Lend some pro secrets and platinum record magic to your music by letting seasoned veterans do the tweaking for you!
Guitar/Bass Amp & Speaker Simulation
EZmix 2 has a large amount of ready-made settings based on some of the most classic vintage and contemporary guitar and bass amps, speakers and stomp boxes. Whether you are working stand-alone or in a host; plug your instrument straight into your sound card and select a preset!
Low CPU Usage
Combing several plugins on multiple channels can slow down even the fastest computer. With EZmix 2 you only use ONE instance on each channel instead of MANY and end up reducing your CPU usage to a minimum. With EZmix 2 you can make flawless mixes on low resource systems or in mobile situations!
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A Speed Dial to Metal
Mix tools for vocals, drums guitar and bass – all designed by British superstar metal producer Andy Sneap.
Would you want one-click settings for a variety of mix and recording scenarios that transformed your DI signals to match the sound of one of the most influential metal producers of the past two decades? A speed dial to a plethora of the guitar and bass tones heard on some of the heaviest records in modern time? Continue.
This expansion for EZmix 2 was personally designed by British superstar producer Andy Sneap. It focuses primarily on guitar and bass tones but also includes a selection of settings for lead vocals, background vocals and drums. Over the last couple of decades, Andy’s mixes have seen him rise to international fame, lent him work on albums by some of the biggest names in modern metal and overall, his skills have had an instrumental role in shaping the sound of metal as we know it in the new millennium. Andy’s discography reads like a who’s who in recent metal history and includes the likes of DevilDriver, Saxon, Testament, Exodus, Accept and Killswitch Engage, to name a few.
The included guitar and bass tones were emulated and EQ-matched against the source material from some of the most noted productions in his extensive catalogue. The end result presents a jaw-dropping similarity and gives you a multitude of options for bass guitar as well as clean, rhythm and lead guitar. Add to that Andy’s custom settings for various lead vocals, background vocals and drums and you’ll have a set of extremely powerful audio shaping tools that will add a new dimension to your songs.
No amps, no cabs, no hassle. Just you, your song and a great mix. By yourself – and Andy Sneap.
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Plug In & Rock Out
50 amp and cab simlation settings based on the last few decades of guitar inspired music.
For the Amps EZmix Pack, we dove headfirst into the vaults of the the last few decades of guitar inspired music and came back out with a complete songwriting toolbox for anything from rock and blues to pop and country guitar. Need an 80s “Purple Rain”-esque sound? Call it up. Want a gritty twang guitar? Call it up. A soaring lead sound, a bluesy rhythm guitar or a fat rock bass? Call it up – it’s all in there with the other 50 pro-designed signal chains based on guitar/bass amp/cab simulation including effects and stomp box processing.
50 amps at your fingertips! Plug in. Rock out.
- Classic sounds starting from the 50s Tweed amps leading up to the modern day hi-tech variations
- Emulations of some of the most recorded and recognized tube amps
- British and American tube amp modeling
- Sparkly clean and saturated hi-gain
- Classic retro and modern industry standard speakers and cabinets
- Emulations of some of the most renowned stomp boxes
- Complete studio setup signal chains run through outboard, FX and stomp box emulations
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50 Reasons to Love Your Bassline
50 Fundamental Tools to Get your Bass Right.
The Bass Toolbox EZmix Pack comes with a wide variety of presets custom-made solely for bass guitar. You’ll find anything from amp and cab simulation settings to signal chains for amp and DI combos as well as inserts applicable on any type of source bass guitar audio.
“The idea was to compile something that would cater to a broad use, regardless of genre. A collection that covered the whole gamut of fundamental tools you’d need to get your bass right in a mix scenario”, says Toontrack sound designer Ulf Edlund.
A bass guitar in a mix situation is seldom just a plain and simple instrument signal. It often involves a long chain of effects such as compression, EQ, tape simulator and various types of distortion. Most mix engineers would even agree to bass being one of the hardest instruments to have sit well in a production. That’s why Toontrack put together an all-star team of engineers to design this collection of go-to settings for mixing and recording bass guitar: Randy Staub (Metallica, Avril Lavigne), Neil Dorfsman (Bruce Springsteen, Dire Straits), Pelle Henricsson (Refused, Meshuggah) as well as the Toontrack sound design team.
This pack will provide anything from warm and muffled to edgy, modern and distorted tones – all the way from upright and acoustic to vintage, classic and modern. It’s a toolbox for bass guitar. Easy.
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Gains, Tubes & Speakers
50 guitar tones modeled after the most influential amps of the past 50 years
Some amps are so intertwined in the fabric of guitar driven music that its tones are unmistakable. For the past six decades, they have been the voice and vehicle of countless legendary players and in the process become legends themselves. We’re talking about classic amps – the tube driven work horses that defined and keep redefining genres.
“We wanted to model the most influential amps of the past 50 years and put together a collection of tones that could work for any kind of guitar oriented music. We ended up with settings spanning anything from blues to British Invasion, punk, grunge and pop”, says Toontrack sound designer Ulf Edlund.
The 50 guitar tone presets included in this pack present complete signal chains including amps, stomp boxes, speakers and various effects. The speakers were modeled using custom impulse responses, capturing the essence of several premium vintage cabinets and combos. The settings express a wide variety and cover anything from clean and muffled rhythm sounds to rich and saturated leads.
This collection is a testament and homage to the amps that managed to survive and seep through several decades of musical progression. The inspiration to your next riff is just a mouse-click away. Make sure it sounds great – add some of that warm tube sizzle, subtle speaker rattle or warm fuzz to it!
Some say the tone is in your fingers. We beg to differ.
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High Gain, No Pain
20 Years of Looking for the Perfect Metal Guitar and Bass Tones. Here you Go.
Metal Amps EZmix Pack comes with a collection of 50 guitar and bass tones based on IRs and modeling of some of the most well known high gain amps and speaker cabinets of the past decades. All presets were custom-made by renowned engineer Jocke Skog and designed to cater to a broad use spanning all the fragmented genres in classic and modern metal.
“After having spent 20 years looking for the perfect guitar tone and recorded IRs for as long as I can remember, I have a pretty good idea where to start, what to avoid and what to look for. I am confident that anyone into thrash, death, black, djent or any type of metal in between will find several tones that sound absolutely right”, Jocke says.
The pack focuses primarily on rhythm guitar and bass tones. Each setting comes with a set of user-adjustable parameters, allowing you add more or less of its unique characteristics to tweak and customize the preset into your own custom sound.
From the several hundred IRs that were recorded for this session, Jocke boiled it down to the 50 absolutely stand-out ones and delivered a collection that will cover your fundamental needs in anything related to producing great metal guitar and bass tones. All in one package.
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Want to Sound like a God?
Guitar and bass tones, custom-made by four of the most iconic and trendsetting guitarists in modern metal.
Metal Guitar Gods is an expansion pack for EZmix 2, focusing solely on amp and cab simulation presets for guitar and bass. It comes with everything from rhythm, lead and clean sounds to settings for acoustic guitar and bass. All content was custom designed by four of the most iconic and trendsetting guitarists in metal: Fredrik Thordendal (Meshuggah), Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen), Misha “Bulb” Mansoor (Periphery) and Devin Townsend (ex-Strapping Young Lad, The Devin Townsend Project).
We call this colossus of a product Metal Guitar Gods simply because these four gentlemen are nothing short of gods. Fredrik for being the father of “Djent” and for forever having changed metal as we know it by introducing eight-string guitars. Devin for continuously pushing the boundaries and the perception of what “metal” is. IA for gathering inspiration from all corners of the world, channeling it through his guitar and ending up with highly personal and inspiring renditions of our time. “Bulb” for riffs that go far and beyond what anyone thought was possible within the confines of a metal track!
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- Windows 7 or newer, Pentium 4 or Athlon processor with 1 GB RAM
- Audio Unit, VST, AAX or RTAS host application and professional sound card recommended
- 200 MB free hard disk space required
- Mac OS X 10.6 or higher, Intel-based Mac with 1 GB RAM
- Audio Unit, VST, AAX or RTAS host application and professional sound card recommended
- 200 MB free hard disk space required
- VST, Audio Units, RTAS, AAX, 32 & 64-bit