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A plugin that mixes for you!!

Post by CedarSound » Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:36 am

Okay, first of all, I have an use EZ Drummer. It's a nice little program and can be quite handy as a fancy metronome when laying down guitar tracks or just for general inspiration from time to time.

However, this morning in my in box, I got an email from Toontrack about a new plugin... EZ mix.

Quote: 'Simply connect EZmix to a channel strip in your sequencer like you would any plug-in, pick a preset for the instrument or sound on that strip. Done.'

Well, that's a time saver, innit?

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Disclaimer: I haven't had a chance to watch the video yet... Maybe it really is "the answer"

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Post by mjau » Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:42 am

Yeah, I saw that in my inbox, too.
I'm about 99% sure that it's not something I'd ever really need now, but I can see how something like this would've helped out when I was initially made the jump from a tascam four track to a DAW, when all of a sudden I had a million tweaking possibilities at my disposal and no real idea what to do with them. Then again, I'm not sure if the time saved from a preset mixer would've been worth the time spent on a million failed experiments, and a couple of decent ones.

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Post by suppositron » Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:59 am

Finally! I hate mixing.

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Post by dsw » Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:33 pm

Good. Now everything can sound the same.
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Post by mrc » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:52 pm

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Post by RedCrownStudios » Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:24 am

I have to admit I love EZDrummer.

This plugin actually looks pretty cool in that all it is an eq/fx plugin. They shouldnt call it ez mix but i have to admit in a pinch, i could see where that would be useful.
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Post by 0-it-hz » Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:40 am

I listened to the video, the plug-in sounds bad.

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Post by Nick Sevilla » Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:53 pm

Their answer to Waves' "Rider" plugin. And their newer "FX" series of multiFX solve-it-all plugins.

I own those. I tried to use some of them. I'd rather pull my teeth myself, with some rusty pliers and no anesthetic.

This one looks the same.

Someone who has a large head though their presets would be cool to sell. Bingo, $$$$.

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Post by Producer/Engineer » Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:14 pm

dsw wrote:Good. Now everything can sound the same.
ah, BAD, now everything can sound the same, lol :wink:

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Post by Brian Brock » Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:23 pm

It's clearly a bad thing for good music, although I'm sure it will be a great thing for bad music.

I think it's very telling that these automagical mixerizers all assume you have guitar, bass, drums, vocals, and keyboards.

It's also odd, because you could never get away with charging 50 bucks for a bunch of presets for all the various DAWs native effects, but that would be essentially the same product as this, and would furthermore allow for the user to access the underlying processes.

From a business perspective, I think this type of tech would be better built in to the DAW. I hate to say it, because I use it and don't like their marketing, but SONAR should totally snap this up, it would fit right in with the way they sell themselves.

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