Toontrack, together with partner software developers Overloud, have recently released an interesting-looking plug-in processor.
On the surface EZmix is dressed up to look like a channel strip, one that places all its efforts in creating easy quick results during mixing, rather than spending extra hours fiddling. The idea is that you insert an instance of EZmix into a channel in your DAW, and then select from the presets in the plug-in depending on what type of channel you’re processing (drums, bass, vocals, and so on). The plug-in has just three sliders, which control different parameters depending on the preset you’re using, so a vocal preset might have adjustable delay time, delay mix or compressions for example.
Available to buy now from the Toontrack web site, EZmix comes in VST, AU and RTAS, for both Windows and OS X, at a price of £45 including VAT.