April 1st, 2012, 04:39 PM
If you would like to add keyboards to your recordings, but don't know how to play piano - you might be interested in this. I just completed a review of EZKeys for Bass Musician Magazine (http://bassmusicianmagazine.com/2012/04/ezkeys-by-eric-parsons/).
April 1st, 2012, 06:10 PM
Man, that was one sweet clip! I got caught up in the guitar work and forgot to listen to the piano, so I had to play it again. ... Being of a Toontrack state of mind (a handful of drum kits), I understood totally from your review how it works and what pitfalls to avoid.
I've had my eye on EZK since it came out, but of course I was saying, "yeah, but does it really work"? Your article told me what I wanted and needed to know about the program. Nice job!
April 1st, 2012, 06:19 PM
What happened to the link to your sound clip? Or am I just having a flashback???
April 1st, 2012, 08:49 PM
Thanks for reading the article and the kind words! I find that the more I use EZKeys - the more fun it is to use. I guess that's probably true of anything with a learning curve...
I just checked and the sound clip is still there. It's kind of buried in the article under the heading: Success! - where I finally felt like I was starting to get a little bit of an idea of how to get it to fit into the song. It did take a while for the file to load on my computer.
April 2nd, 2012, 10:56 AM
One question: once you get your MIDI worked out, could you assign another software instrument to it (organ, harpsichord or what-not)?
April 2nd, 2012, 05:15 PM
Yes - once you import the MIDI data into your DAW you just treat it like any other MIDI track and can reassign to a different sound and/or edit the part.
April 2nd, 2012, 05:47 PM
10-4 ... definitely putting EZK on my wish list. Of course, if wishes were dollars, we'd all be ridin' high!