The intention of MKSensation is to bring back the sound of the 80s by emulating the classic MKS-20 piano module. The MKS-20 module produced its sounds using Roland's SAS (Structured-Adaptive-Synthesis). This technology was used to answer the challenge of creating an expressive digital piano sound without relying on samples. Another aspect of the analogue digital piano module was that it contained analogue sounding effects that made the EP sounds very warm and rich. Gospel Musicians sampled the EPs with those effects with the intention to keep the integrity and realism of the module.
In addition to the MKS-20 sounds, they have also included some important 80s sounds and patches to make it a complete layered "Player's EP."
Other sounds that are included and can be layered are:
- Classic Dyno EP (o1W emulation).
- TX816 Layered EP.
- Warm Pad.
- Warm Strings.
- Power Grand from the Classic Motif.
- S700 Grand Piano.
- Classic Chime Bells.
- Expressive Horns.
- Super Saw Synth Horns (JP Emulation).
- Sample Size - 23GB (4.5GB Compressed).
- EP 1: 16-Layers (w/ Chorus from MKS-20 Module).
- EP 2: 16-Layers (w/ Chorus from MKS-20 Module).
- Vibraphone: 6-Layers (w/ Chorus from MKS-20 Module).
- Harpsichord: 6-Layers.
- Piano 1: 12-Layers.
- Piano 2: 12-Layers.
- Piano 3: 6-Layers.
- Clavi: 6-Layers.
- o1W Dyno (Emulation): 12-Layers.
- S-700 Acoustic Piano (Emulation) : 3-Layers.
- Bells: 1-Layer.
- Synth: 1-Layer.
- Brass: 1-Layer.
- Warm Pad: 1-Layer.
- Strings: 1-Layer.
- TX816 EP: 12-Layers.
Pricing & Availability
MKSensation costs $99.99 and is available in Stand-alone and VST, AU and RTAS instrument plug-in formats for Windows and Mac OS X via the free Kontakt Player from Native Instruments.
Introduction Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbpFcWBc-9o
Head-To-Head Comparison Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=plPkLS4NSj8
Creating Patches: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTLXO7LdAMI