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Toontrack EZkeys Cinematic Pads

EZkeys Expansion By John Walden
Published October 2021

Rating: 4/5 Stars

EZkeys is the virtual piano player in Toontrack’s excellent ‘virtual musician’ product range. If you need keyboard‑based parts but don’t have keyboard‑based skills (or a budget to hire them), it’s a seriously good tool. Toontrack offer a whole range of EZkeys flavours, each featuring the same underlying performance engine, but containing different sample sets. And if you already own one EZkeys product, you can purchase these additional sound sets at a substantial discount. Initially, these sound expansions focused onf various styles of piano, but other keyboard‑based sounds have also been offered and the subject of this review is the latest of these: EZkeys Cinematic Pads.

ToontrackCinematic Pads is built around a collection of 17 underlying sampled instruments. Although there is a comprehensively sampled piano amongst these, those samples appear in a reversed format whenever blended into...

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