EZkeys Vintage Upright from Toontrack is a virtual instrument plug-in that features samples of the Östlind & Almquist piano, a classic Swedish brand dating back to the 1800s that is highly regarded for capturing the essence of the timbre in a well-built upright piano. The plug-in combines a palette of functions designed to aid in songwriting and music production, including a chord selector, an extensive MIDI library and more. The software is compatible with Mac and Windows and maybe used as a stand-alone instrument or within an Audio Unit, VST or RTAS host application.
The featured Östlind & Almquist upright piano was built in the 1930s and has been meticulously sampled at Studio 9 in Sweden, using the best in vintage and modern recording equipment. Designed for an accurate dynamic response, EZkeys Vintage Upright provides a realistic feel akin to its real-life vintage counterpart. Also, the selections of presets are designed to be mix-ready without extensive tweaking.
To aid in songwriting, the package comes with an extensive MIDI library performed by a professional session pianist. It features passages covering many genres including rock, pop, country, gospel, blues and funk. The MIDI passages can be dragged and dropped into EZkeys for playback, transposition and further manipulation. Also, the EZkeys Chord Wheel selector allows you to customize the chord voicing and add harmonic color with the click of a mouse.