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EZkeys Tutorial

EZkeys Explained®

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    The Piano

    See how to set up EZkeys for stand alone use, and learn how to work with the presets, pedals, dynamics, and tuning sections.

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    The Browser

    The Browser section is used to audition MIDI files either in the host DAW's tempo and key signature, or in the original key and tempo; as well as to categorize, sort, and store favorites.

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    Song Track & Chord Selector

    Learn how to place MIDI files on the EZkeys Song Track, transpose the key of the patterns, and alter the chord extensions and qualities using the Chord Selector.

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    Editing the Song Track

    Learn how the edit tools work and how the contextual menu commands and Properties window are used to further stimulate creative editing and arrangement of song parts.

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    Import & Export

    Discover different ways of both importing and exporting MIDI files to and from EZkeys, as a means of stimulating new variations throughout the song writing process.

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    The Virtual Keyboard Player

    See how EZkeys is used to create a piano part for an original song idea /chord pattern, by customizing one of the pre-existing MIDI file piano parts in the Song Track using the Chord Selector.

Product Overview


Is the songwriter in you looking for an easy way to write music? Look no further than "EZkeys Explained". In this micro series, Eli Krantzberg breaks down the simply superb Toontack EZKeys plug-in and shows you all of its features and functions as well how to lay out your own song.

Eli starts with showing you how to set up the plug-in for standalone use, use its presets, pedals, dynamics and tuning sections. Then he reveals the browser section and how to audition MIDI files in different keys and tempos, as well as sort, categorize and save favorites. He then shows you how to edit the song track and arrange, import and export MIDI files and finally create a piano part for an original song.

If you use Toontrack EZkeys, watching this collection of video tutorials is an EZ choice to make. Watch "EZkeys Explained today.


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EZkeys Explained® is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 58 .
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Good overview Good intro to the power of EZkeys.
Date published: 2021-07-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good overview Nice overview which includes coverage of ideas for how to use it.
Date published: 2021-04-22
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Efficient and Useful He broke down exactly what I needed to know and made this software a lot easier to just going with
Date published: 2021-04-14
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Incredibly Helpful I only recently bought EZKeys and whilst I could get up and running in a basic way though trial and error, this video series just set out in a orderly way just what is possible with EZKeys. Nicely structured with lots of wexamples it was so easy to follow.
Date published: 2021-04-06
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Very useful. I found it helpful. Besides basic operations, there were some good examples of importing and exporting midi files.
Date published: 2021-01-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Short and packed with great tips! Very focussed and to the point presentation. Way to go Mr. K! You Rock! :)
Date published: 2020-12-29
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Mainly excellent It would be very helpful to describe using EzKeys with instrument patches from other manufacturers. I have a number of these and would prefer to use them rather than buy additional expansion packs. Also, the screen resolution is on the low side for modern monitors. Otherwise excellent although it could do with updating to reflect EzKeys software updates.
Date published: 2020-12-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Intuitive & helpful !!! A great overview of EZ Keys ;o)
Date published: 2020-12-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Brilliant Overview Simple to follow overview. Good stuff.
Date published: 2020-10-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great dive into EZKeys! I have been using EZKeys for about 2 months and this course has unlocked all the potential I knew was there but hadn’t found yet. Thank you Eli!
Date published: 2020-10-29
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Nice tutorial coving the core functionality Pretty good tutorial coving the core functionality of EZkeys to get you off to a running start. This was my first purchase on Groove3 and got this course on a good sale. Had I paid full price I might have expected a little more content, but at the sale price I think it was worth the price of admission.
Date published: 2020-08-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Eli does a great job! As always, this video gives the right amount of information to be able to learn and use the "hidden gems" in EZ Keys
Date published: 2020-07-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from I was making music in no time. Eli had me up and running quickly . This is a wonderful instrument by Toontrak , and Eli explained it masterfully!!
Date published: 2020-07-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent concise overview not short on details I always love Eli's teaching style and pace. This EZKeys course gives you everything you need to get up and running whether you are using it as a songwriting tool or a live virtual instrument. Great product - great course!
Date published: 2020-06-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Perfect combination of information and usability. This was excellent. I appreciated the explanation and then the use of what was explained. Very practical!
Date published: 2020-06-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Probably the best introduction to EZ Keys This course is short, sweet and to the point. It gets straight in there and deals with the key features. Not only will it save a huge amount of time trying to figure the EZ ecosystem out, but there's no time wasting or repetition in the course itself.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from It’s giving me some inspiration I feel like I have a better idea on how to use this thing. Not just as a great sampled instrument but as a songwriting tool as well. Thanks guys-
Date published: 2020-05-13
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Great Introduction Overview about buttons and menu. Chord Notation Tool and Chord Adjust Chord Analysis not clearly explaind. Thanks for this introduction
Date published: 2020-04-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Thank you and question Thanks for the detailed and accessible tutorial! Would you be able to advise on whether a bluetooth controller (such as Akai LPK25 wireless) can be connected to the software? I haven't been able to find the option under Audio/Midi set up. (I use Garage Band and have been able to connect it there.) Thanks again.
Date published: 2020-04-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Totally as described thanks. This has confirmed my purchase of EZkeys and saved me hours of trying to make my way through it by fiddling round with the program. Thank you Eli.
Date published: 2020-04-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really Great Very good.
Date published: 2020-04-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great! I appreciate the great tricks and tips. Cheers
Date published: 2020-03-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear and Helpful Provides excellent foundation for understanding EZ Keys. Eli is a good instructor.
Date published: 2020-03-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Helpful — VERRY! #2 Well, I'm backwards in my viewing order... I viewed this tutorial AFTER the one illustrating EZKeys in constructing a composition & arrangement. However, it seems there are a few "tips" in that tutorial that could have been included in this one. No complaints.! I'm just encouraged that both videos work well together and give a great, comprehensive overview of this software V-Instrument and how to use it. EZKeys Explained, (this tutorial) is a better choice for a first look but there's plenty to learn & understand from both. I now realize I had not been getting the most out of EZKeys. That has now changed! Thanks again, Eli & Groove3
Date published: 2020-01-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from In depth & easily explained!! The illustrator does a great job of detailing nearly every facet of the software. He also shows the user how to manipulate MIDI in and out of host DAW and EZkeys. Awesome series!
Date published: 2019-12-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Must watch if you have ezkeys This series got me off my feet and showed all the possibities of this instrument. Eli K is a master presenter who keeps that balance of practical knowledge and musical application.
Date published: 2019-11-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful I'm enjoying the training Great tool to have
Date published: 2019-11-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Review! This is a very good product and a great review by EK!
Date published: 2019-11-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great tutorial! Very Well Done! Very objective, clear and show all the possibilities the tool offers. It gives you the right amount of info for you to accomplish the best use of Ezkeys. Loved it! It saved me hours of the self exploratorium endeavor if I had to figure it all out.
Date published: 2019-10-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good course to grap the basics. The course was well explained and easy to follow along.
Date published: 2019-09-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fantastic forensic explanation Some people use only the minimum without exploring and knowing the little tricks. I know more than I know now after viewing and that's what counts
Date published: 2019-08-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpfull I learned do much in this course, the instructor way of explaining the software is easy and informative. I recommend this course highly
Date published: 2019-07-09
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from EZKeys Review Satified with Groove3. For people whose nativelanguage is not english, the instructor should speak oxford language with reduced speed. Better was to offer the tutorials in different languages. I have alrerady recommended that earlier. RG Christian/Germany
Date published: 2019-07-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Perfect Great Set-Really Helped Me Get My Arms Around The Software-Super Kool Program!
Date published: 2019-06-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful Eli is my favorite mentor
Date published: 2019-04-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Now I Have A Keyboarder ;-) I picked up a copy of EZkeys on sale, hoping to be able to add a little zest to my music. Eli's tutorials were extremely helpful and his enthusiasm for the software was contagious lol! Very excited to jump into this program!
Date published: 2019-04-09
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great! Great for an EZkeys beginner like myself. Really helpful
Date published: 2019-02-27
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Provides a good basic understanding of EZkeys. It helps to understand the basics of what the software does. This series was very good at explaining things, making it much easier that trial and error learning.
Date published: 2019-02-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great! It has helped me to understand better this useful program!! Good job!!
Date published: 2019-01-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Efficient and intelligen Most excellent presentation - great ideas - well organized
Date published: 2018-12-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Now I can buy it.. One of the best things about Groove3 is you can do a tutorial on a product you are thinking of buying and that may help you make a informed decision. Eli Krantzberg is my absolute favorite (among many great teachers) for this as he is simple, direct and musical.
Date published: 2018-10-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Straight to the point Great real examples how to use EZKeys
Date published: 2018-08-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from great quick and usefull explanation of the vsti
Date published: 2018-05-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Eli Comes Through Again Excellent introduction to EZkeys! Eli's natural "as you go" presentations style helped quite a bit. Highly recommend as a resource for inspiring creativity using EXkeys.
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from EK do it again. most excellent little flick Help understand the core principle about life in general. He dude it again
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good Overview for an Excellent Plugin! New user to EZKeys and I am glad to have viewed learned from EZKeys explained. For the novice this a perfect overview with enough clear direction to get started using this remarkably useful plugin.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very helpful intro for an EZKeys newb. I am so excited about starting to use this unique tool to craft my chord progressions and keyboard parts. Eli showed the way.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from All the basics Great simple breakdown of it's features.
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Helpful First Steps Great introduction - much needed after I just downloaded the EZKeys product!
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from great Cleared up a lot
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent job! As always, Eli does a great job of putting the info out in a simple and very understandable manner...
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Straight forward. I was up and running in no time Great teacher. Intellegent real world examples. Well produced
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Overview! New to EZKeys, but after watching the video I know I'll be using it all the time.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Nice overview I've been using EZKeys for a while, and this video filled in some gaps and answered some questions. I learned some shortcuts too.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 2.0 out of 5 by from ezkeys very little useful stuff in this series of videos, better to go for the songwritng with ezkeys videos which seem to cover the same material in more detail
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Simple and clear Here's a quite simple but useful tuto to take control of EZ Keys as the user manual might be too light sometimes. Direct access to informations and no diluted statements. It seems that some EZ Keys functions have evolved since videos shooting though it doesn't really affect tuto efficience.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Consistently perfect It doesn't matter which tutorial I purchase, after watching it I learn very quickly how to really use my software.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Truly great explaination of Ezkeys I can be wrong, but its the first EZKeys tutorial i have seen and the author did an excellent job explaining the software uses and also some creative adaptations. Very well done.
Date published: 2016-02-25
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