Having recently reviewed Toontrack EZmix (see the review here) I was lucky enough to get sent a beta copy of the latest version of the software EZmix 2 to review. I was really impressed with the original EZmix, I love the simplicity of choosing presets to enhance your various tracks or overall mix but with EZmix 2 Toontrack have stepped this software up a notch by adding guitar amplifier models which is a huge upgrade. I decided to focus on this new addition to the software in my demo, if you want to see how you can apply the various effects presets to tracks I suggest you check out my review of the original version of EZmix.
As you will hear the amp models are a great addition especially when you consider that EZmix 2 is only 139 Euros, even without the amp models you are getting a massively useful plugin for that money.
“A big part of our users as well as the overall music community are guitar based in their craft”, said Mattias Eklund, Toontrack Music’s founder and head of sound design. “Expanding the EZmix software in that direction is a natural as much as a pivotal step in developing the EZmix Line into an undisputable platform for any kind of mixing needs”.
“Just like all our other products, we developed EZmix on the basis of what we, ourselves, were missing in order to make writing and producing our own music easier”, said Mattias Eklund. “When the idea was born, no one could really argue with it. The fact that having a one-click multi-effect tool with ready-made signal chains for all common instruments, genres and general mixing needs designed by multi-platinum business veterans such as Chuck Ainlay or Mark Needham is useful in any given situation”.
Toontrack EZmix 2 (available Feb 7 2012)