Old 02-22-2012, 08:08 AM   #1
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After using several diffrent plugins when mixing, both purchased and free, I got EZmix about a year ago and have bought some extra presetpacks to it.
I have used it and liked it a lot. After getting EZmix 2 last week I can definetly say that itīs my "bread & butter" plugin! Since Iīm not a great mixer I can with a very good resault use this awesome plugin. The tons of preset makes (I think so) even the most hardened mix engineer to find great sound on any instrument or vocals. So from now on, I will use the EZmix 2 exclusivly on all my channels!

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This isīnt a statement or a review of the EZmix 2, itīs just my way of saying how much I love this awsome little plugin! d.s
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:40 AM   #2
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I haven't gotten EZ Mix 2 yet, but I have EZ Mix and it's a big help when I'm piecing things together. I'm more of a live performer and spend 1 to 3 nights per week on stage, so most recording I do is out of necessity.

Recently, I did a live recording of a friend's original material (song submissions for MerleFest), just him singing and playing acoustic. I used an Oktava mk 319 LDC near the guitar and an Audio Technica 4040 on the vocals, recorded live into Reaper. The outcome sounded very good, but I went in and used some simple presets from EZ Mix and was able to add some body and fullness to the recording.

I know there are others who may potentially come in behind this and poo-poo the idea of using presets, but EZ Mix has been helpful when needed.
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:23 PM   #3
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Hi!
After using several diffrent plugins when mixing, both purchased and free, I got EZmix about a year ago and have bought some extra presetpacks to it.
I have used it and liked it a lot. After getting EZmix 2 last week I can definetly say that itīs my "bread & butter" plugin! Since Iīm not a great mixer I can with a very good resault use this awesome plugin. The tons of preset makes (I think so) even the most hardened mix engineer to find great sound on any instrument or vocals. So from now on, I will use the EZmix 2 exclusivly on all my channels!

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This isīnt a statement or a review of the EZmix 2, itīs just my way of saying how much I love this awsome little plugin! d.s
I liked ez mix but then I discovered Izotope ozone 5 omg . If it's in the budget check it out, amazing.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:08 PM   #4
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They're both great. I find EZ Mix better for single tracks or busses and Ozone better for overall mastering. However iZotope Alloy is great for single tracks too!
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EZMix2 looks pretty cool... I might have to give that one a go.

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Old 02-23-2012, 01:02 AM   #6
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I personally think that EZmix2 is the best plugin I īve ever tested!
Dead-easy to use and with high quality!
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I personally think that EZmix2 is the best plugin I īve ever tested!
Dead-easy to use and with high quality!
How is it on CPU usage? Does it bog things down if you
have a lot of instances running at the same time?

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Old 02-23-2012, 09:17 AM   #8
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How is it on CPU usage? Does it bog things down if you
have a lot of instances running at the same time?

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Thats another thing, it's low CPU usage!!!
I have PC with Intel Duo 2,8 with 3,5GB RAM and using Windows XP 32bit!!
The project I am working on now, I use 7 tracks with 7 EZmix on.
The CPU is curently 50%
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:00 AM   #9
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I bought it tonight.... WOW! Such fun! Even Mrs. Jedi
noticed the "coolness" of a mix I've been struggling with...

Yeah, it has "gimmick factor".... but I LOVE IT!!! I applied
it track after track, deleting other VST's in the chain.


$179 = best purchased VST I've bought yet.....

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Old 02-26-2012, 03:37 AM   #10
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I bought it tonight.... WOW! Such fun! Even Mrs. Jedi
noticed the "coolness" of a mix I've been struggling with...

Yeah, it has "gimmick factor".... but I LOVE IT!!! I applied
it track after track, deleting other VST's in the chain.


$179 = best purchased VST I've bought yet.....

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Congrats Jedi for a Great buy and have fun!!
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:40 AM   #11
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Hi guys
Made a video about how to use EZmix 2 in metal style (Step By Step Tutorial)
Check it out, please leave a comment, I'm interested in your opinion

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Old 09-19-2013, 10:55 AM   #12
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...After getting EZmix 2 last week I can definetly say that itīs my "bread & butter" plugin! The tons of preset makes (I think so) even the most hardened mix engineer to find great sound on any instrument or vocals.
I just finished an album on which I used EZmix 2 extensively throughout, along with ReaEQ and the LV1 reverb plug. I am very happy with the results achieved using EZmix 2.

I used EZmix (1) on a previous album just sparingly and that recording has already garnered four music awards. Not saying this to brag, but rather to point out that there are "serious" producers/musicians who find EZmix 2 to be a valuable tool in the studio.

Before I bought EZmix I read a bunch of reviews, mostly by people who never used it, poo-poo'ing the idea of presets and saying if we all start using it all our music will sound the same. Don't buy into that philosophy. All of us hear things differently and on that alone all our various musics will have it's own sound. Plus we're all at varying levels of being a mix engineer, professional or otherwise, and that too plays largely into what a final mix sounds like.

EZmix (1&2) have saved me many hours of tweaking. Yes, you still have to find the right setting that works for you but you sure get a great place to start from. Don't be embarrassed by the tools you use in your studio. If it works...use it!

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Old 09-19-2013, 03:09 PM   #13
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EZ-Mix is great. Especially on sale!
I bought Vs 2 upgrade for $29 and a 6 pack bundle for $129.

I get better results with EZ-Mix than with Waves Gold or T-Racks.

I'm sure that my lack of mixing skill has something to do with that,
but I'll let you know when I get better - or famous.
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I get better results with EZ-Mix than with Waves Gold or T-Racks.
Hi Boydbob,

I too used T-Racks on previous album projects but have moved over to EZmix because I like the end results better plus I've found there to be less tweaking of the presets in EZmix compared to T-Racks.

We do make adjustments to our mixing techniques the longer we do it, and the change over from one plugin to another can be attributed to our ears maturing with the process.

Overall, use what you like and keep moving forward.

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Hey everyone, I'm Aria Mirshekari from the Iranian metal band "Amygdala" and this is a vocal-guitar playthrough/lyric video of the second single off of our debut album "Reflections". The song is called Shocksphere and we've recorded it using EZMIX 2 Metal Guitar Gods expansion.
I was hoping to get your feedback and opinions on the sounds and if possible the song itself. Here is the video link:
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It sounds suitably evil, but you look like such nice boys.... shouldn't you be biting the heads off bats or something?
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It sounds suitably evil, but you look like such nice boys.... shouldn't you be biting the heads off bats or something?
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Good one! I guess we should start practicing to become more compatible to what we play! )
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I was thinking about buying ez mix, thought I'd look here first. It seems more like a sound shaper, like which distortion sound for guitar or which reverb sound for drums rather than a mixing tool, like isn't mixing about balanced levels and getting each track to sit well and have its own space for the mix? Or maybe combined with eq for gentle sculpting, carving it could be something like that... Other than vocals, most of the instruments and sounds I use /make already have the tone I want from the get go. Should I get ez mix or would izotope neutron be better I'm my situation? again, My main goal of mixing is to get all the tracks to play nice and have their own space.....
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I own both and frankly tend not to use either for balancing mixes.

They both do what they do OK but the more I learn about stuff in Reaper itself & the theory and practice of mixing, the less I find myself relying on one-size-fits-all plugins.

My advice would probably be to demo them both (if possible - dont remember) and probably buy them both!
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