We are proud to introduce the market’s first bass software of its kind. One that goes above and beyond a traditional sample library to deliver not only pristine sound but also fundamental features that effortlessly let you to add bass to your songs.
Two carefully sampled bass guitars
– one vintage and one modern.
Arrange, compose, change and rearrange – without leaving the software.
Comes with bass MIDI for a broad
range of styles.
Use drum or keyboard MIDI and have EZbass automatically create matching basslines.
Alter the performance or the subtler details of the MIDI using the built-in ‘Grid Editor.’
Audio to MIDI conversion based on the same technology found in Superior Drummer 3.
The concept of our EZ Line products has been clear since day one: to give you, the songwriter, not only products that make your music sound great, but also the tools you need in order to create music. Creativity is the hallmark at the front and center of the EZ Line design. EZbass, of course, is no different.
With EZbass, there are multiple ways of adding bass to an already written song.
Simply click the ‘Add Groove’ button to get a basic rhythm going.
Use the drum or keyboard MIDI in your song to have EZbass automatically create a matching bassline.
Tap in the rhythm you want your bass to play using the ’Tap2Find’ feature and then have EZbass list all matching variations.
Use a previously recorded guitar, bass or rhythm performance and then have EZbass convert the audio to MIDI.
The ‘Bass’ view is the default screen that launches when you start the program. It gives you the visual representation of your selected instrument, a real-time display of the bass notes being played in your performance as well as access to the ‘Effects’ and ‘Tuning’ controls.
The ’Song Track’ is static regardless of which view you’re currently in but can of course be collapsed and hidden away completely. This is your MIDI hub for anything related to organizing the layout of your song or bass performance. From here, you can also access several fundamental features.
Pointer, Pencil and Split tools
Write, slice, dice and arrange.
Instantaneously add a groove of pumping eighth notes.
Add and/or change any highlighted chord(s).
Easily add seamless transitions and slides between chords.
Keep the chords in your selected block but replace the MIDI with what you select in the ’Grooves’ browser.
Edit Play Style
Change octave, velocity, damping, note length or the overall complexity of your rhythm using the ‘Amount’ knob.
At the heart of EZbass is the MIDI. It includes a wealth of different playing styles for all common genres and was designed to give you the broadest possible palette of options. Ultimately, you decide how the bass performs on your song. Of course, all included MIDI can be infinitely customized – without you having to leave the program.
Simply double-click a MIDI block in the ‘Song Track’ to enter the ‘Grid Editor.’ From there, you can alter articulations, adjust timing, fine-tune velocities, manually write parts and much more.
Have a drum or keyboard MIDI file that you need a matching bassline for? Just drag and drop it in EZbass and it will automatically create a matching performance. This is extremely powerful for getting a good starting point, quick and easy.
The ‘Audio Tracker’ was designed to mainly handle monophonic guitar or bass audio, but it also has a deep understanding for rhythmic material. This means that you can use an already recorded guitar, bass or percussive performance, import it to EZbass and have it seamlessly ‘translate’ it to MIDI. You can even record your own audio, right inside EZbass!
EZbass includes two fundamentally different instruments, both picked to complement one another and paint the broadest possible sonic scope. Each bass was sampled with the same attention to detail and quality that has made Toontrack spearhead the drum sampling industry for 20 years and counting.
Two fundamentally different instruments.
Sampled with painstaking detail and articulation options.
Both basses go as low as A0.
The ‘Modern’ sound library features an Alembic* bass, a high-end American brand endorsed by many top players around the world. It was captured with both fingers, pick and slap options.
“When we started the EZbass project, we were looking for an instrument that could produce the most versatile and well-rounded tone possible,” comments Magnus Melkersson, EZbass lead R&D technician. “We scoured the market and tried dozens of basses before we finally landed on this one. I have played bass all my life and I have personally never come across an instrument more dynamic, expressive or full of life than this one. It truly is a beautiful instrument that embodies the entire frequency range you need in a bass. It was the perfect choice for the ‘Modern’ library.”
One thing that particularly sets this instrument apart from other basses is the pickups – single-coils with an active hum-cancelling coil mounted in between. This gives the instrument the tonal single-coil characteristics but leaves out any inherent noise. Both the bridge and neck pickups were sampled separately, allowing you to use each pickup separately or seamlessly blend between them. In other words, it’s literally like having two basses in one.
The ‘Vintage’ library features a classic Fender* Jazz bass, an instrument used across all genres since the 1960s and one that still to this day remains one of the world’s most iconic bass guitars.
“As a contrast to the ‘Modern’ bass, we wanted an instrument that was fundamentally different in all aspects – from tone, frequency range and pickups to overall feel,” says Ulf Edlund, one of the lead EZbass sound designers. “This bass has a completely different set of harmonics compared to the ‘Modern.’ Although it sits perfectly in any pop, rock or even metal track, it truly shines in any context that calls for something more mellow. I would pick this bass over anything else for a jazz, blues or country song.”
This bass was hot-wired to offer the same type of flexibility with the pickup options as the ‘Modern’ bass, meaning you can use each pickup separately or seamlessly blend between them.
EZbass delivers the most all-encompassing set of articulations you need in order to produce stunningly real performances for anything from subtle jazz to extreme metal. The main tools of the ‘Modern’ bass include fingers, pick and slap while the ‘Vintage’ bass includes fingers and pick.
With EZbass, a great tone is merely a mouse slap away. The presets in EZbass cover a broad range of expertly crafted tones based on amp and cab simulation as well as on the same complex network of effects used behind the scenes in all EZ Line products.
Fine-tune your bass tone with intuitive controls.
Two synthesized sine tones for each preset.
Use the DI preset option to process externally.
5 GB of free hard disk space.
64-bit Windows 7 or newer, 4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM or more recommended).
macOS 10.9 or higher, 64-bit Mac with 4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM or more recommended).
64-bit host (with support for VST, AU or AAX). Standalone is included.
Note: The trial version of EZbass works for ten days and includes the full core sound library. All software features are fully functional.
If you want to feed audio from a DAW track to the ‘Audio Tracker’ in EZbass, you will also need to download and install the Audio Sender.