e-instruments has announced the immediate availability of Session Keys Grand S and Grand Y, two Kontakt-based instruments which they say offer a new and innovative approach to create the perfect Piano sound for music productions. They tell us that carefully selected acoustic grand pianos, meticulously recorded and combined with an inventive feature set, deliver unmatched versatility in a truly inspiring set of instruments. Here's the details in e-instruments own words...
Sessions Keys features two of the most exquisite concert grand pianos any aficionado could dream of. Session Keys Grand S delivers the rich harmonic structure, warm tone, and full resonances of the Steinway D4 Concert Grand Piano
Session Keys Grand Y captures the clear, transparent and dynamic sound of a Yamaha CFIIIS Concert Grand Piano. Rich overtones, sparkling high end, and a powerful bass range make this outstanding instrument the perfect complement to the Grand S.
Session Keys offer some unique sound design and music creation functionality that sets a new standard for intelligent instrument technology.
Imagine New Textures – Pentamorph
The Pentamorph controller allows users to easily adjust the Grand Piano's acoustics – from standard characteristic sounds to atmospheres that go far beyond the obvious – as well as create sound movement on the fly using just one knob.
Session Animation – Inspiration Guaranteed
The Animator is designed to generate truly musical piano performances in the most flexible way. The ultimate source of musical inspiration, the Animator offers an intuitive and inspiring way to jam by creating flexible piano phrases that follow your harmonies.
Harmony Power with Smart Chords - The Freedom To Play Your Way
For instant piano chords at your fingertips, Session Keys Smart Chord Mode provides a completely new and inventive way to add depth of musical expression to your production. Full chords or Animator riffs can be played via either the pad controller or single keys: just set the key of your song and let Smart Chord Mode create the harmonies.
FX and Access to detail - Unique Sounds For Your Music
Great tone comes from the unique resonances and noises that shape an instrument's sonic character. In addition to the Pentamorph controls all the parameters of the Grand Piano can be accessed and edited in detail to strengthen the individuality and expressiveness of the instrument, or to take it far beyond its standard sonic signature. EQ, Compression, Convolution Reverb and Delay Effects can all be adjusted for creative sound design without boundaries.
Free Native Instruments KONTAKT Player Version 5.2.1 or higher
Based in Hamburg, Germany, e-instruments create innovative, easy-to-use virtual instruments so musicians can focus on what's most important - the music. Amongst the resulting products have been highly successful instruments such as Session Horns, Session Stings and Session Strings Pro.
The company's mission is to combine acoustic accuracy, outstanding sound quality, and an intuitive user interface to develop virtual instruments for all musicians and genres and to capture the clarity, warmth, and soul of real instruments for real musicians.
Pricing and Availability:
Session Keys Grand S and Session Keys Grand Y are available at the e-instruments Online Shop for 99$ / 99€ each or as a bundle for 159$ / 159€
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