EZmix Tutorial

Mixing with Toontrack EZmix 2

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  • Introduction 8:39


    In this tutorial we're introduced to EZMix 2 and how it can be used to produce and mix faster, with a wide range of options.

  • Setting Up 11:17

    Setting Up

    Before digging in, Kenny runs through all of the settings and preferences, and how the browsing filters make large amounts of presets manageable.

  • Kick Drum 10:21

    Kick Drum

    Kenny starts off with the Kick Drum and all of the varying presets that allow him to mold the tone of the drum for any specific musical situation. Whether it be EQ, compression, transient adjustment or ambiance from reverb, it's all adjustable.

  • Snare Drum 9:13

    Snare Drum

    Next up is the Snare Drum. Like the Kick, EZmix 2 comes with a ton of presets that work specifically for the Snare Drum. In this tutorial Kenny goes through them and crafts killer Snare Drum sounds instantly before your very eyes.

  • Tom Toms 8:47

    Tom Toms

    In the this video, Kenny again goes through all of the specific presets and their adjustments focusing on Gates, Compression and EQ adjustments, making for some killer sounding Toms.

  • Overhead and Room Mics 6:08

    Overhead and Room Mics

    Next, Kenny tackles the Overhead and Room Mics found in a typical drum recording. Using presets designed for cymbals, Kenny demonstrates how to make your Room Mics sound huge.

  • Drum Buss and Reverb 8:34

    Drum Buss and Reverb

    Finally, watch Kenny buss all of the drum tracks together and again treat them with specialized presets for the task, as well as apply light EQ and Compression Effects to really make the drums pop.

  • Bass Guitar 10:49

    Bass Guitar

    One of the more powerful features in EZmix 2 is it's ability to recreate the sounds of real amplifiers using just direct guitar recordings. This really shines on Bass as you can eliminate your amps while still having dozens and dozens of choices to nail that perfect Bass sound.

  • Guitars 12:09


    Next, Kenny dives into Guitars. Discover all of the great amp choices EZmix 2 offers and see how to use them to make your guitar tracks sit perfectly in your mix.

  • Keyboards 10:54


    EZmix 2 also includes many Keyboard presets that are specially designed for this purpose. Whether we want brighter Pianos, growlier Organs or more lush Strings, this video shows you just how to do it.

  • Misc Presets 14:03

    Misc Presets

    Many presets in EZmix 2 are titled Miscellaneous as they have many functions and can be used on just about any source, creatively or musically. In this video, Kenny goes through all of them and offers ideas on their possibilities and power.

  • Vocals 14:59


    One of the hardest instruments to record and get right in the mix are Vocals. In this tutorial, Kenny reveals exactly how to make your Vocals sing, using EQ, Compression, De-Essers, Reverb and Delay. Additionally, using EZmix 2 as an Effect Return is also showcased.

  • Master Buss 10:19

    Master Buss

    Tying it all together are the Master Presets that are designed to be inserted right on your Master 2 Buss Output. This can be tricky, but the presets and their parameter adjustments take all the guess work out of the complicated process. Loudness and Limiting are also discussed in full detail.

  • Extra Preset Paks 3:54

    Extra Preset Paks

    EZmix 2 is all about presets. In these tutorials Kenny discusses exactly how to get the most out of each one, but at some point, you're going to want more. In this video Kenny features a couple of Extra Paks and how to utilize them to their fullest potential.

Product Overview

Multi-Platinum mixer / producer Kenny Gioia returns with an epic series on mixing with the new Toontrack EZmix 2 software package! See how easy it is to get amazing results from this truly amazing plug-in suite and go from blah to bling with just a few clicks...

Kenny begins with an introduction to the software and how it is used in your DAW, as well as how to set it up, fine tune its Preferences and work the Preset Browser and its Filters. Kenny then focuses on the all important Kick and Snare sounds, utilizing the fantastic mix presets found in EXmix 2 to create banging ones and twos. Toms, Overhead & Room Mics, as well as Drum Buss & Reverb are all looked at in detail, showing you how to mix killer drum sounds right in your DAW.

Moving on, Kenny sets his sights on Guitars and shows how to get super-realistic amp sounds for both Bass and Guitar that will tempt you to put your real recording amps on eBay! Keyboards are then showcased and Kenny crafts bright Pianos, growling Organs and lush Strings using the built in presets! Miscellaneous Presets are then looked at and how they can be applied to a vast amount of sources both creatively and musically.

Mixing Vocals is now revealed, and Kenny shows you how to use EXmix 2 to get them to sit perfectly in your mix using EQ, Compression, De-Essers, Reverb, Delay and more. Using the mighty Master Bus Presets, Kenny explains how to beef up your overall mix simply and effectively, making it both louder and punchier. Wrapping up the series, Kenny demonstrates how to use Extra Preset Paks to expand your sonic palette.

If you want to mix your own music and find it difficult, why not make it EZ and professional sounding? Watch "Mixing with Toontrack EZmix 2" today.

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