Originally Posted by skiltrip
I think the downside to something like this is the temptation to add piano to toooo much of your music, especially if you really aren't a pianist or know much about what tasteful use of piano sounds like. Fun and easy tools make you want to use them.
I gotta say, EZdrummer has made me want to put drums in more of my songs, when back in the pre- drum sampler days I did plenty of songs sans-drums. And they came out really good. And I can't say the quality of songs has increased as a result, just that more have drums in them.
My fear is adding EZkeys would just promote more frivolous addition of piano into everything. lol.
'With great power comes great responsibility.'
With any new tool/sound, you are bound to end up using it too much. That's part of the creative process.
I'm not a piano player by stretch of the imagination. When working on projects I find myself hiring a real player most of the time. Now, when I need piano, I see if there's something in EZkeys that can fit the bill. If not, I still hire someone else.
The first EZkeys library, the grand piano, isn't the best fit for every song though. It's great to be able to work up the part in EZkeys Song Track and then drag and drop the MIDI to the host and use any other piano VSTi I have that fits better. I do have to say, though, the grand in EZkeys isn't as bad as I initially thought it would be and has found it's way into a few current songs I'm producing ATM.