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Kurzweil Music Systems is proud to distribute the KeySolutions Sample
Library. KeySolutions is dedicated to creating the highest quality samples
available at a price musicians can afford. KeySolutions Libraries are
available exclusively in Kurzweil format.
Volume 1 features a wide variety of sounds. Pianos, electric pianos, drums,
basses, and a collection of synth sounds and textures. Special care has been
taken to utilize Kurzweil's V.A.S.T. technology to make these most expressive
and musical sounds available.
The contents of this disk include:
There have been samples of pianos before, but never a piano like this. This
select Steinway D was one of the elite instruments chosen to be part of
Steinway's Concert and Artist stock at Steinway Hall, New York. This
exquisite concert grand piano was a favorite of Vladimir Horowitz and it was
used by him in his home and on tour. After being used at the Tanglewood Music
Festival, the Steinway D was then stationed at Carnegie Hall. It was later
transferred to Steinway's retail division and sold to the legendary Capricorn
Studios. There it was used by the Allman Brothers, Dr. John and a host of
other great records until the studio closed in the Mid-70's. The Steinway is
now in Columbus, Ohio and is owned by recording artist Kim Pensyl. This piano
has an incredibly versatile sound and is suited well for solo piano work,
jazz, classical, new age and other styles of music. It was impeccably
recorded and is available on this CD-ROM in three stereo versions. 16MB, 32MB
and an outstanding 64MB version. Many samples are 6 seconds long and others
are the full decay without a loop. As with this entire collection, special
care has been taken to utilize the V.A.S.T capabilities of the K2000 and
Steinway D - Alternate
Recorded slightly different than the one listed above. It is available in a
28MB version and a 14MB version.
This Yamaha baby grand was recorded at the legendary Smart Studio's in
Madison, Wisconsin. This Yamaha's bright sound makes it especially suitable
for rock and other contemporary styles. This piano is available in both 25MB
and 10MB versions.
This is a classic sound. This electric piano is a favorite of Phil Collins,
Peter Gabriel and many others like Vangelis.
Another classic electric piano sound. This popular sound originated in the
Korg T series and has been in nearly every Korg instrument since. Great for
pads and especially nice layered with acoustic piano.
This drum kit inspired this entire project. These samples were taken from a
sound check lifted off the pre-roll of a multi-track tape. I got a call
because the drummer left for the weekend and they wanted to make a change to
the drum tracks that were already on tape. After taking these samples we went
back in and replaced portions of the drummer's performance from the Kurzweil.
This kit features 5-way velocity switched snares, 3 way ride cymbals and is
recorded in stereo. Both GM and Kurzweil key mapping is included.
DW Drum Kit1
This superb kit was also recorded at John Schwab Recording Studio's in
Columbus, Ohio. This stereo version features the natural ambient room sound
that is a primary feature of this studio. Features of this kit include 6-way
velocity switched snares, 3 way ride cymbals, toms, kicks and more. Both GM
and Kurzweil key mapping is included.
DW Drum Kit2
This is the same drum kit that was used in DWKIT1 however the room ambiance
is taken out for a completely different sound. These mono samples feature the
close miked sound of these drums. Like the previous version there is a 6-way
velocity switched snare, 3 way ride cymbals, toms, kicks and more. Both GM
and Kurzweil key mapping is included.
This is a collection of vintage, industrial and techno electronic drums.
These sounds were generated with various hardware and software based
This is a collection of drum sounds from the from various popular keyboards.
Kurzweil drum mapping is included.
Music Man Bass
This is a four string MusicMan Stingray bass. This bass has a unique round
sound that almost makes it sound like a fretless though you will hear the
occasional fret buzz.
Carvin Fretless 5 String Bass
The Carvin bass is the Bunny Brunel model, it is a 5 string fretless. Great
for that Jaco sound!
1973 Fender Jazz Bass
A classic, recorded with the treble control turned down for that classic 70's
Though this portion of the disk isn't very large in megabytes, this is a
small collection of some great synths and textures. Samples from Sequential
Circuits Pro One, Korg PolySix, Roland JD-990, Roland MKS-70, Korg 01/W, Korg
T-Series, and others. Simple raw waveforms from these instruments are used to
create faithful reproductions of specific presets and others are complex
textures created by combining a number of synths and effects processors.
This CD-ROM can be purchased through your local dealer or through our
Accessories Company at (800) 400-6658. List price is $159.
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