Tape saturated, tube-sizzling and warm settings – all tailored for roots and reggae music.
Just like jazz or blues, you can often spot a reggae track the second it hits you. It has one of the most distinct sounds, rhythms and feels of any genre. In this EZmix pack, Toontrack teamed up with Sweden’s premier reggae studio of the past three decades, Rub-a-Dub Studios, to dig deeper into the art of roots and reggae production. ”We did something unique this time”, says Ulf Edlund, Toontrack’s sound designer. ”We brought a digital rig and ran it alongside the analog setup at the studio. We then A/B tested and matched all tones and settings against that. We were really blown away by how the emulations in the back end of EZmix 2 performed”, he says. The end result is an impressive collection of tape saturated, tube-sizzling and warm settings for a wide range of instruments and mix scenarios. It doesn’t only cover the essential guitar and bass tones, but comes with complete effect chains for drums, piano, organ, percussion, horns and vocals. On top of that, it has the genre’s characteristic aux bus effect presets with phasers, delays, plate and spring reverbs. And of course, the eternal, dwindling self feeding dub-delays. This pack paints a comprehensive picture of the distinct sonic landscape that is at the heart and soul of reggae. All that it leaves up to you is to voice your own expression and be creative.
Songwriter or producer in need of great-sounding mixes fast? Rikk lays down his top three reasons as to why you should check out EZmix 2.
|Group Bus Plate||Any||Group Bus|
|Master Limit EQ||Any||Master|
|Phaser Stereo Bus||Any||Group Bus|
|Bass EQ Sweep||Bass||Insert|
|Bass Guitar Dubber||Bass||Insert|
|Horn EQ and Delay||Brass||Insert|
|Horn EQ and Plate||Brass||Insert|
|Horn Tape Drive||Brass||Insert|
|Cymbal EQ Sweep||Cymbals||Insert|
|Harder Drums Come||Drums||Group Bus|
|Lead Guitar FX||Guitar Electric||Insert|
|Phased Guitar||Guitar Electric||Insert|
|Pluck Guitar Dimension||Guitar Electric||Insert|
|Rhythm Guitar EQ||Guitar Electric||Insert|
|Rhythm Guitar Spring||Guitar Electric||Insert|
|Kick EQ Sweep||Kick||Insert|
|Organ Tape Dimension||Organ||Insert|
|Piano EQ Sweep||Piano||Insert|
|Babylon by FXBus||SFX||Aux|
|Floor Tom EQ Sweep||Tom||Insert|
|Tom EQ Sweep||Tom||Insert|
|Backing Vocal Spring||Vocals||Insert|
|Lead Vocal Body||Vocals||Insert|
|Lead Vocal Spring||Vocals||Insert|
|Vocal Spring Reverb||Vocals||Aux|
This is an expansion product that requires a working copy of EZmix 2 to operate.