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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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StevieG
Submitted 4 days ago

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.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro


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BDH
Submitted 1 week ago

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.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Audio Engineer, Cakewalk Sonar, Studio One


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Davy
Submitted 2 weeks ago

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.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician



Jackson
Submitted 3 weeks ago

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.

I am a: Student, Hobbyist, Musician, Sound Designer, Reason


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Hotjams
Submitted 3 weeks ago

Excellent presentation, comprehensive a thorough.

Watch these examples and try them out. You will be a master of this excellent bass VST from Toontrack


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Jay38
Submitted 3 weeks ago

As always, great stuff!

I have the product and love it. Now I will be using it even better. Thanks, Eli!!! And thanks, Groove3!!

I am a: Professional, Musician, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Studio One


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JohnJones
Submitted 3 weeks ago

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..


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StevieG
Submitted 4 days ago

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.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

BDH
Submitted 1 week ago

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.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Audio Engineer, Cakewalk Sonar, Studio One

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Davy
Submitted 2 weeks ago

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.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician


Jackson
Submitted 3 weeks ago

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.

I am a: Student, Hobbyist, Musician, Sound Designer, Reason

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Hotjams
Submitted 3 weeks ago

Excellent presentation, comprehensive a thorough.

Watch these examples and try them out. You will be a master of this excellent bass VST from Toontrack

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Jay38
Submitted 3 weeks ago

As always, great stuff!

I have the product and love it. Now I will be using it even better. Thanks, Eli!!! And thanks, Groove3!!

I am a: Professional, Musician, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Studio One

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

JohnJones
Submitted 3 weeks ago

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..

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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EZbass Explained® is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 7 .
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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