The Scaler Love Ballad is recorded in Section C, playing it manually
Then I drag the MIDI 5 times and I use the Ezkeys browser to set Intro, Verse, Pre-chorus, Chorus and Bridge in each Scaler’s MIDI
A wonderful piano track in a breeze ready to be complemented with bass and drums
If all instruments plugin were developed this way, i.e. open!
Sings from his balcony and wonders why neighbors want an encore
I have looked into EZKeys, but their product offering is confusing. I am not sure what the difference is between the different products. Are they all hard coded into particular instruments? Can it route MIDI in and out, so does it really matter what instrument I pick if I use my own VSTs for sound?
Yeah, it sounds like it an do it, the way you use it with Scaler. So other than the unique instrument sounds, what does it do that Scaler doesn’t do? Would it be worth it to get it on top of Scaler, or is it largely redundant (other than maybe a more skeuomorphic UI)
That is exactly what I’m wondering about as well. It seems to be a full VSTi (every note is sampled and not pitched as in Scaler), has more midi patterns to choose from and (that’s a biggie) users can create rhythmic patterns/expressions. It’s also abusively expensive
for me, i.e. a music ignoramus, and a people that hates complexities & hassles, Scaler + EZkeys + EXdrums + EZbass is perfect because I can create a proper series of chords in Scaler, then I just have to move them in the other plugins, and it’s done
BTW EZkeys has also the circle of fifth, but I find that Scaler is more useful because it suggests what to do
Not sure I can relate to this list. I got most of the plugins mentioned but paid far less than the prices quoted. For example, the Arturia VSTs cost far less as a bundle. I also think Falcon 2 is equally if not more powerful to Synthmaster, but I got it on sale for less than $300. I have half of the iZotope stuff for less than $100. I think the beauty in the software plugin business is that you have occasional sales/promos where you get stuff at bargain prices, if you’re not plagued with FOMO impatience
Still not sure what version/product of the EZkeys portfolio to get, though…
I like to gauge “cost” by averaging the expense of a plugin with the amount of sounds I can make (or come with it). For example, I probably put down some $2k totally for the NI Komplete suite, but I ended up having over 300k presets from over 100 instruments to play with. So $2000/100 = $20/instrument, $2000/300,000= .6c / preset (compare that to the cost of soundbanks sold). Let alone how much all this stuff would cost me in hardware (on top of the power bill and clogging up my limited living space). How was that saying, to distinguish between “cost” and “value”?