UVI has announced the release of the Key Suite Digital, a collection of 10 instruments that deliver the early, lo-fi sound of digital keys modules, featuring deep tone shaping tools and pro-grade effects.
Key Suite Digital comes with 136 presets and 22,795 samples, and runs in the free UVI Workstation and Falcon.
Back in the ‘80s many synth manufacturers began releasing keyboards and modules dedicated to acoustic and electric piano sounds. The most iconic of these instruments was the Roland MKS-20 expander, which introduced the SAS (Structured / Adaptive Synthesis) sound engine. These instruments weren’t perfect, especially by modern standards, but at the time it was incredible to have real, playable keys in a light and portable unit.
Digital sampling has advanced tremendously since those days making these units largely obsolete, but we love their lo-fi sound. Something about early digital sampling makes them unique, even today. Old-school, a bit cheesy and a far-cry from today’s instruments, but familiar and full of character – the sounds of these vintage digital modules from the ’80s and ’90s is close to our hearts, and now preserved forever.
Every instrument in Key Suite Digital has its own sound and unique character, and that’s part of what makes this collection so special. Each instrument delivers a unique lo-fi sound from the early days of digital sampling and synthesis, bringing your music to life with characterful, vintage sounds. Key Suite Digital includes the full selection of sounds that made these modules great, including acoustic and electric pianos, clavs, vibraphones, harpsichords, organs and more.
These instruments may sound lo-fi but we’ve worked hard to capture them in the finest quality and create the most reliable engine we can. Applying our 20+ years experience in the field you’ll hear the difference right away, from the choices in hardware processing, cables and converters, to the natural response and reliable playability from careful editing; we’ve gone the distance to ensure Key Suite Digital delivers ‘that’ sound right from the start.
Key Suite Digital is on sale for the intro price of $49 USD / 49 EUR through May 22nd, 2019 (regular 79 USD/EUR).
More information: UVI