How to Create Beautiful Jazz Ballads with EZkeys MiDi MAC
Jazz ballads are a timeless genre of music that can evoke emotions, tell stories and inspire listeners. But how do you create your own jazz ballads with a piano sound that is authentic, expressive and versatile The answer is EZkeys MiDi MAC, a software that lets you access a library of professionally played piano MIDI files that cover all the creative facets of jazz ballads through the ages.
In this article, we will show you how to use EZkeys MiDi MAC to create your own jazz ballads in a few simple steps. You will learn how to choose a suitable EZkeys sound library, how to browse and preview the MIDI files, how to drag and drop them into your DAW, and how to tweak them to fit your song. You will also discover some tips and tricks to make your jazz ballads sound more realistic and dynamic.
Step 1: Choose an EZkeys Sound Library
EZkeys MiDi MAC works with any EZkeys sound library, which are virtual instruments that emulate different types of pianos and keyboards. You can choose from a wide range of options, such as grand pianos, upright pianos, electric pianos, organs and more. Each sound library has its own unique tone and character, so you can find the one that suits your style and mood.
For jazz ballads, we recommend using one of the following sound libraries:
EZkeys Grand Piano: A classic Steinway Model D grand piano that delivers a rich and warm sound with a lot of depth and detail.
EZkeys Upright Piano: A vintage Ãstlind & Almquist piano that has a more intimate and mellow sound with a lot of character and charm.
EZkeys Studio Grand: A modern Steinway B-211 grand piano that has a bright and clear sound with a lot of presence and punch.
EZkeys Retro Electrics: A collection of two iconic electric pianos from the 1960s and 1970s, the Hohner Clavinet D6 and the Pianet N, that have a funky and soulful sound with a lot of bite and grit.
You can also mix and match different sound libraries to create your own hybrid sounds. For example, you can layer a grand piano with an electric piano to get a more complex and interesting sound.
Step 2: Browse and Preview the MIDI Files
Once you have chosen your sound library, you can start browsing the MIDI files that come with EZkeys MiDi MAC. These are professionally played piano parts that cover various styles, tempos, time signatures and feels of jazz ballads. You can find them in the browser window on the left side of the EZkeys interface.
The MIDI files are organized into categories based on different musical aspects, such as:
Basic: Simple chord progressions and melodies that can be used as building blocks for your song.
Complex: More advanced chord progressions and melodies that add more sophistication and variation to your song.
Intro: Short musical phrases that can be used to start your song or introduce a new section.
Endings: Short musical phrases that can be used to end your song or conclude a section.
Turnarounds: Short musical phrases that can be used to transition between different sections or chords.
Bridges: Longer musical phrases that can be used to create contrast or tension in your song.
You can also filter the MIDI files by tempo, time signature and feel (straight or swing) using the buttons on the top of the browser window. This way, you can narrow down your search and find the MIDI files that match your song's structure and groove.
To preview a MIDI file, simply click on it in the browser window. You will hear it played back with your aa16f39245