How I Became Better Than The Neptunes Without Piano Lessons | Advanced EZkeys Tips & Tricks This video tutorial by MG The Future (MG) provides advanced tips and tricks on using Toontrack EZkeys, a virtual MIDI instrument. MG demonstrates how he uses EZkeys to create complex chord progressions and melodies, and how these techniques can […]
This video tutorial by MG The Future (MG) provides advanced tips and tricks on using Toontrack EZkeys, a virtual MIDI instrument. MG demonstrates how he uses EZkeys to create complex chord progressions and melodies, and how these techniques can be applied to various music production scenarios.
MG begins by discussing the difference between a musician and a producer. He emphasizes that while musicians often learn to play other people's music, producers need to create their own music from scratch. This is where tools like EZkeys come in handy, as they allow producers to experiment with different styles and chord progressions.
EZkeys allows you to play chords on your own and see the name of the chords on the screen. MG demonstrates this by playing a few chords.
EZkeys comes with add-on packs that provide pre-written four-bar progressions. You can choose different versions of your song and apply different sounds and presets. MG demonstrates this by selecting an R&B pack and playing the progression.
EZkeys allows you to modify chords by clicking on the name of the chord. You can change the keys to get different chords.
MG uses Scaler to record his chord progression. He then drags the recorded progression into EZkeys, which guesses the scale and transposes the chords. He then applies a different style to the progression using the browser MIDI feature in EZkeys.
You can import your own MIDI into EZkeys by adding a folder to the browser. MG demonstrates this by importing a MIDI file of a bassline he created. He then applies a different style to the bassline using the browser MIDI feature.