e-instruments has released Session Keys Electric W, an exquisitely sampled electric piano for Native Instruments Kontakt, based on a genre-defining piano legend.
Session Keys Electric W combines authentic sound, flexible operation, and unique controls to make it feel like you’re playing the real thing, producing sounds you wouldn’t imagine were created electronically.
A faithful reproduction of a musical time machine
To replicate this hit-making electric piano, e-instruments turned every stone for a suitable original, which underwent further specialist restoration to bring it painstakingly back to peak condition.
It was recorded in two different ways, to create two separate sound sets:
- Studio represents the direct unaltered line-out sound, and
- Live, which reproduces the sound of the speakers through an expertly positioned microphone setup.
The faithful recording creates all acoustic noises and resonances together with the pure acoustic sound, giving the user the option to blend acoustic and electric sound.
Surpassing the original
Session Keys Electric W offers much more than a precise image of the original electric piano sound. Besides 35 inspiring sound presets, tuning options and powerful effects its compelling play assistance and production tools include:
- The Pentamorph giving the classic instrument complex new sound options. Blend from the pure electric piano to reversed sounds via other complex tones, all with one control.
- The Animator commands more than 440 ready-to-play professional licks and phrases in different genres and styles. Phrases follow keys and harmonies while providing complete control over dynamics and complexity using the pitch bend and modulation wheels.
- The Smart Chord function to create instant piano chords from single keys or pads.
Session Keys Electric W is fully Native Instruments NKS compatible. NKS provides seamless integration with NI’s Komplete Kontrol keyboards and offers visual feedback of parameters, key switches and even notes the Animator is playing.
Session Keys Electric W for Kontakt and the free Kontakt Player is available for 79 EUR / $79 USD. Session Keys can upgrade for 49 EUR / $49 USD.
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