Extracts from Music Tech's review of Toontrack EZbass...
"Used with a simple DAW-based setup, with samples triggered via a MIDI keyboard, EZBass sounds very convincing. Human touches add to the realism, with each change in velocity causing variations in twang and string rattle. Users can get further amp-style controls from their DAW too. But even without these next-level options, EZBass can do a fine job on its own, thanks to the Bass Control Strip.
The level of detail and potential for editing cannot be overstated. EZBass sounds sensational right out of the box but, spend some time programming your own material, and you’ll be rewarded off-the-charts realism.
The technology behind Toontrack’s plug-ins remains incredibly clever, which won’t come as a surprise to anyone who has used the Swedish maker’s products before. The company has a convincing track record for accessible and intuitive but complex, in-depth and powerful plug-ins. EZBass falls into all those categories too.
Perhaps best of all, though the level of control available through MIDI is impressive, it’s also possible to play in audio via a live instrument, which can then be converted to MIDI, even compensating for inflection and articulation.
Many solo musicians and otherwise find themselves in need of bass guitar. If you’re one of them, and you like that low end to wind around tasty grooves, EZBass will be a huge boon to your collection."