EZbass Tutorial

EZbass Explained®

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    Introduction to EZbass

    Learn what EZbass is all about, and where the central elements are accessed in the plug-in interface.

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    The Sound of the Bass

    Explore some of the fingered and picked presets. Hear how the simple and effective tone controls are used to adjust the sound of the bass, including an optional subtle sub bass. Plus, see how the alternate tunings options effect the timbre of the instrument.

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    Grooves Tab: Header & Display Controls

    Learn how the Grooves Tab header bar affects the behavior and presentation of the MIDI grooves.

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    Grooves Tab: Using the Search Filters

    See how the Grooves Tab search filters and search field are used to narrow down the search results based on criteria like play style, type, resolution, family, and more.

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    Tap2Find

    See how the exciting new Tap2Find feature allows you to search the library based on either rhythms you tap in, or short phrases you play in to EZbass.

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    Working with User MIDI

    See how to incorporate your own MIDI files into the EZbass library, and how to use them as the basis for searches and search results.

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    Song Track: Transport Functions

    Learn how to record directly into the EZbass song track.

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    Song Track Tools

    See how the Pointer, Pencil, and Split tools are used to manage the different sections of the song blocks that populate the Song Track.

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    Song Track: Header Controls

    Explore how the Add/Edit Chord, Transition, Replace MIDI, and Play Style buttons all work to influence the contents of the Song Track.

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    Multiple Time Signatures & Tempo Changes

    Learn how to access and edit the tempo and time signature tracks.

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    Editing the Song Track

    Explore ways of building up your arrangement in the Song Track using contextual menu commands independently for the song part, chord track, and MIDI blocks.

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    Grid Editor: Header Controls Pt. 1

    See options for customizing EZbass grooves, including changing articulations of individual notes within a groove, and working with grace notes and slide.

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    Grid Editor: Header Controls Pt. 2

    Watch how timing and other note editing adjustments are made from the Grid Editor header menus.

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    Grid Editor: The Piano Roll

    Learn to work quickly using the Piano Roll contextual menus in the Grid Editor.

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    MIDI Values Editor

    See how to edit velocity and pitch bend information in this MIDI Values Editor.

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    Working with MIDI CC Messages

    Explore how damping and other bass tone controls are automated using MIDI Continuous Controller messages.

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    Drums & Keys: Importing MIDI

    See how imported Drum and Keyboard based MIDI files are used as the basis for EZbass parts.

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    Audio Tracker with Guitar

    Discover how to use the Audio Tracker feature to analyze and generate a bass part from a guitar recording.

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    Audio Tracker with Drums

    Explore some interesting ways of using Audio Tracker to create a bass part from a recorded kick drum that includes live snare drum leakage.

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    Bass Replacement

    Hear how the EZbass Audio Tracker is put to work generating a MIDI part from a live bass performance.

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    Working with Key Switches

    See how key switch notes are used to trigger EZbass articulations on a part recorded directly into the DAW timeline.

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    MIDI Import/Export

    Explore some workflows involving MIDI files. Program up your own part in your DAW, export it as MIDI, import it into EZbass, dress-up the part with articulations and slides, export from EZbass, import back into your DAW.

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    Live Workflow

    Here is a short example of a possible workflow for those who want to record their own bass parts in their DAW, yet still take advantage of the elegant articulation handling within EZbass.

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    Menus & Settings

    We wrap up our look at EZbass with a quick recap of the menu functions, and a look at the plug-in settings options.

Product Overview


Studio expert Eli Krantzberg delivers detailed EZbass tutorials! Checkout this in-depth video manual for Toontrack's amazing virtual bass instrument, and learn all of its features and functions, including how to use them to add bass so real, you would never know it was a plug-in instrument. These videos are designed for new EZbass users.

Eli greets you and starts at the top with a detailed introduction covering what EZbass is, and where all of its central controls are, and what they do. Eli then shows you the different fingered and picked sounds that are possible, followed by how the Grooves Tab header bar affects the behavior and presentation of the included MIDI grooves.

Next, you'll discover the Tap2Find feature that allows you to search the library based on rhythms you tap in, or short phrases you play into EZbass, and how to incorporate your own MIDI files into the EZbass library and use them as the basis for searches and search results.

Throughout the rest of the videos you'll learn all of EZbass's controls and features as well as how to arrange EZbass and make an incredibly realistic bass parts, generate and replace existing bass parts with EZbass, work with key switches, import and export to and from your DAW, and much, much more!

To see what these comprehensive EZ Bass video tutorials show you and how they'll help you make new bass parts fast and easy with EZbass, see the individual EZbass tutorial descriptions on this page. Add truly inspiring bass lines and parts to your songs and productions now... Watch "EZbass Explained®" today.


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EZbass Explained® is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 28 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Extremely helpful! Excellent, very thorough training by Mr. Krantzberg. I think he's one of the best! However, I do chuckle every time I hear him mispronounce the "a" in Italian words like "legato" and "vibrato". ????
Date published: 2021-08-03
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great program!! What a great program i love it and these are excellent video on it... thanks
Date published: 2021-05-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great tutorial Perfect and detailed explanations
Date published: 2021-05-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Lots of hidden aspects that I would not have found easily by myself It is well worth the 2 to 3 hours of tuition for this app to find out lots of little details that would not have been easily apparent by just playing around with it.
Date published: 2021-05-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Really helpful
Date published: 2021-04-20
Rated 1.5 out of 5 by from Explaining the obvious Spending too much time explaining the obvious and trying things out, did not seem to know or put enough preparation into it. If I’m spending my time watching it I expect a more intelligent and worthwhile video.
Date published: 2021-03-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from I Really Enjoyed It! The instructor was very clear, informative and was well prepared. I really enjoyed this course and although I was already somewhat familiar with EZBass I still enjoyed listening to him the whole way through.
Date published: 2021-02-16
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Fairly comprehensibe but overly repetitive and notable omissions This is a fairly comprehensive review but suffers from excessive repetition. It would benefit from some serious editing. Disappointingly there is almost no exploration of the possibilities for integrating with EZKeys and EZDrummer 2 / Superior Drummer. This is a surprising omission and should be rectified. Overall, one has the impression that this has been knocked up quickly; the presenter almost seems to be learning the software as he goes along. It is not up to the standard of some of the other G3 videos I've watched.
Date published: 2021-01-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Just Waouhhhhhhh !!!! Love this course ! Amazing overview, great tips and functions, it's just dope ! Very instructive and you discover the power of this plugin ! Just dive in the course without any hesitation !Thanx for this amazing course
Date published: 2020-12-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Useful! Great balance of examples and depth to understand how to use the product!
Date published: 2020-11-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from My Best Bandmate Ever! EZbass is the greatest bass player I've ever played with! Versatility and skill level is amazing, not to mention the great sounds he can riff. One of the greatest features is that he never argues with me!
Date published: 2020-11-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Groove 3 is my go too! Great video demo for this product! Thank You
Date published: 2020-09-14
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very Helpful Helpful tutorial to get a good insight into the many possibilities of the EZBass. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2020-09-08
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Har ikke kommet noen vei uten. ok
Date published: 2020-09-07
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Excellent tutorial I've been using EZ Bass a while now, but this has opened up many more possibilities for me.
Date published: 2020-08-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful! Covers all the details I need to get started!
Date published: 2020-08-02
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very Helpful These videos got me up to speed quickly. The first night, I poked around on my own and got not much. My second time "going in" to the program, after watching, I got a solid, interesting track that was a keeper!
Date published: 2020-07-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Eli strikes again!!!! Once again Eli delivers a great but simple way to explain all of EZ bass features and makes it easy to understand and use. Thanks for this video!!!
Date published: 2020-07-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Overview This was exactly what I was looking for. An ordered introduction to the plug-in and standalone versions. No complaints.
Date published: 2020-07-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from good insight under the hood was a pleasure to cut thru the gloss of advertising
Date published: 2020-07-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Super Tutorial !!!! Intuitive and very Interessing Course !!!!!
Date published: 2020-07-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful. Eli does a great job (as usual) of providing enough detail, but not too much fluff to get a deep dive into the basics of this great new tool from Toontrack.
Date published: 2020-06-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Good I have many of Eli's Explained videos. He is one of the best out there and you cannot go wrong. I highly recommend.
Date published: 2020-06-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Purchase Thanks Eli. You've saved me many hours of doing things the wrong/hard way, by pointing out a lot of hidden gems.
Date published: 2020-06-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent presentation, comprehensive a thorough. Watch these examples and try them out. You will be a master of this excellent bass VST from Toontrack
Date published: 2020-06-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Terrific Tutorial On A Great Product I knew EZbass would be a big hit and was very excited when I saw that Groove 3 had a created a tutorial for it. I was even more excited when I heard that the tutorial was done by Eli Krantzberg. Eli is one of the best, if not the best, when it comes to reviewing and teaching all the important aspects of a new product. Kudos for Groove 3 and thanks a million to Eli for creating this tutorial for us.
Date published: 2020-06-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from As always, great stuff! I have the product and love it. Now I will be using it even better. Thanks, Eli!!! And thanks, Groove3!!
Date published: 2020-06-13
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Its Good-But... Not sure how the music and EZ Bass were working together, how was it set up... Step by step would have been helpful..
Date published: 2020-06-13
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