The drums and the bass may be the backbone of any typical disco track, but stripped of the funky twang or rhythmic pulse of the keys, something obvious would be missing. This collection of EZkeys MIDI takes you on a disco journey starting in the wake of the 1970s funk movement and stopping right where we are today.
Expect anything from timeless old-school vibes inspired by the greats of the seventies to the ones pioneering the funk-infused dance music of today.
What did you try to capture in this collection of EZkeys MIDI?
– I tried to capture a big variety of typical disco keyboard variations in different tempos and styles.
What’s your personal connection to disco?
– I was born during the height of the disco era and probably had some early disco “programming”.
Even if the term disco may feel like it dates back to the ‘70s, fact is that a lot of modern pop music still leans heavily on what started back then. Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Madonna, Daft Punk and many others all have had disco-sounding tracks in the charts. What is it about disco that still works?
– Likely, it’s the dance aspect. Dance music always works no matter if it’s traditional music, rock’n’roll or disco. Disco usually has a steady four-on-the-floor kick drum which is great for dancing without losing the beat.
Name five of your favorite disco tracks!
“Song in my heart” by EWF
“Night Fever” by the Bee Gees
“We got each other” by Chaka Khan
“I thought it was You” by Herbie Hancock
“Here Comes the Night” by the Beach Boys
Check this short clip of Stefan performing live!
In this short video, learn how to use the Use Browser MIDI feature to apply a playing style from the Disco EZkeys MIDI pack to an existing chord progression.
Here’s a playlist of a few modern classics as well as a bunch of the timeless songs that helped shape the disco movement!
In this quick tip video, Toontrack’s Mike Sanfilipp shows you all the handy features of the double-click menu in EZkeys.
Turn a standard chord progression into something completely different in a matter of seconds.
A quick introduction on how to work with MIDI in EZkeys. Build your own chord progressions, full piano compositions, customize playing styles and much, much more.