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Toontrack – Mastering EZmix Pack – Review

Wazzup dawfreaks.
Hope everything is great!
I am back with a new review and its time for the Toontrack Mastering EZmix Pack for EZmix.

Do you feel that you sometimes had that tool that could lift you MIX, Let us say that you are on the road and need to get your latest song ready and don’t have the time to tweak things to perfection, or maybe you’re a Songwriter that just want your demos to sound professional.
I would like to thank Toontrack for letting me do this review.

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Introduction

Here is Toontracks introduction to the Mastering EZmix pack.

Mastering is an art in itself as well as the final and crucial step in making great mixes sound even better. That’s why we wanted one of the best in the business at the helm when designing the presets for this pack. Meet Mats "Limpan" Lindfors, senior engineer at Cutting Room, the leading mastering studio in Scandinavia. "I tried to make this pack cover as much ground as possible", he says. "I wanted everyone to find great mastering settings no matter what kind of music they are working on".
The Mastering EZmix pack comes with a wide variety of signal chains for the most common mastering needs and music genres. Whether you are working on a loud metal song, a mellow jazz tune or a big house anthem, this pack has one-click settings to take your mix from great to fantastic in no time.
Give your final mixes that extra little bit of detail and attention. Start mastering – it’s EZ!

Why mastering?
Mastering is the final audio processing step before a song is ready for distribution. All tracks you hear on the radio or on albums are mastered. In simple terms, mastering means you take your final mix and add various amounts of EQ, compression and limiter to make it sound as great as possible whether you play it on a car stereo, a hi-fi system or a compact mono radio.

What is EZmix 2?
EZmix 2 is a preset based multi-effect mixing tool that lets you assign pro-designed audio processing signal chains to any audio source. Be it guitar, bass, vocals or drums – with EZmix 2 you’ll make great sounding mixes in no time!

 

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What you get
The Toontrack Mastering EZmix pack comes loaded with 50 different mastering presets, this will cover every music category on the market and will most likely have the last little tweak you need. 

So how does it sound?

When I first heard of the Mastering EZmix pack I was a bit skeptic even though I knew how good EZmix 2 sounded and how EZ it was to use. The idea of a EZ to use Mastering tool did however sound like a dream come true, so I was very interested in how it would sound.
I have had the Mastering EZmix pack installed for a while now and I have to say this is one amazing tool, I can now lift my mixes in a couple of seconds and the result is just amazing.
Where I normaly just have a limiter on the Master channel I now only have EZmix 2 with one of the great presets in the Mastering EZmix pack.
if there is something that comes out to strong I just adjust one or both of the knobs or change preset.. THAT is how EZ it is!!

I try to do a video as often as I can when doing my reviews, and this time the song is 90 % Toontrack products used inside Cubase 6.5, Drums is Toontrack Superior Drummer 2 with the Music City USA SDX, Piano is EZkeys but for the bass Toontrack has not come out with a BASS instrument so I used Halion 4.

This Video was recorded and edited using Camtasia Studio 8

 

Conclusion

From the first time I heard a Toontrack product I have been impressed with what they do, they always deliver hi quality products but don’t rip your wallet apart with high prices.
Toontrack is once again spot on with the Mastering EZmix pack, EZmix 2 is a great tool to start with but the Mastering EZmix pack is just FANTASTIC!!!
Never again will my mixes feel dry and boring, Now you can get the professional sound on your songs that you always wished for.
If you already own EZmix 2 then what are you waiting for, if you don’t.. GET IT!!
The EZmix 2 + Mastering EZmix pack is a KILLER combo, and the price to get the Mastering EZmix pack is ONLY € 35,00 that is just a silly low price for what you get.

PROS

  • Easy to use
  • Great sounding
  • Huge amount of presets
  • The Price

CONS

  • NONE!!!

The verdict

EditorsrecommendedValue

“Toontrack is once again spot on with the Mastering EZmix pack, EZmix 2 is a great tool to start with but the Mastering EZmix pack is just FANTASTIC!!!”

 

I would once again like to thank Toontrack for letting me do this review!

And to my readers….
THANK YOU!!!

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  1. October 24, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    really good blog!

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