MK Digital Keys is a new retro keyboard sample library by Nucleus SoundLab. Here's what they have to say about it...
Bring the 80s keyboard sound to your productions with this faithful
sampling of Roland's MKS-20 keyboard synthesizer. MK Digital Keys is
available in three format packages: Reason Refill, WusikEngine, and
Back in 1986, there weren't many good ways to take a good keyboard sounds
with you while touring. Sampled pianos were in their infancy, with
extremely low samplerates and small ROM sizes. One answer to this problem
was SAS synthesis. This unique form of synthesis uses no samples whatsover,
and produces a very realistic sound. Still, its not a 'real piano', so
these days the sound is more useful for its retro character. It still
MK Digital Keys brings this retro sound to your modern sampler, while
removing original limitations like low polyphony and noisy outputs. This is
an extremely comprehensive sampling, with 6 samples per octave, 7 octaves,
and 6 velocity layers per note. All 8 tones of the MKS are represented (3
pianos, 2 EPs, Clav, Harp and Vibes). All of this comprises a total of
nearly 2100 mono 24-bit 44khz samples!
MK Digital Keys is also built to be scalable. At times, you won't have need
for the full extent of the sampling described above, due to CPU/RAM
constraints. For those times, 3 alternate smaller versions of each tone are
contained inside - L, M and S sizes. The S versions weigh in at under 50mb
and can fit into even the most RAM-starved projects. Key Features:
3.6+ GB of 24-bit 44khz samples
8 different classic keyboard tones
20 Combinators and 32 NN-XT patches inside the Refill
78 WusikEngine presets, including 46 custom presets
by Daniel Stawczyk
Kontakt/EXS/SFZ format pack contains raw .wav files plus
patches for all 3 formats.
Pricing and Availability:
MK Digital Keys is available now. It is priced at $49.95 USD for a single
format package, or $59.95 for the multi-format package delivered
electronically. Also the product is available shipped on DVD anywhere in
the world for a $15 flat rate.
Existing Nucleus SoundLab customers can take advantage of a 10%
customer loyalty discount for the next 60 days.
More information, demo MP3s and a free Demo Refill: