6th April 2010
Native Instruments has released Alicia's Keys, the new software instrument that recreates Alicia Keys' personal grand piano with authenticity and playability. Developed in close collaboration with the Grammy-winning artist, the software is used as the primary instrument on her new album and on the current world tour.
Designed as a comprehensive digital recreation of Alicia Key's own custom Yamaha "C3 Neo" grand piano, and based on Native Instruments' Kontakt sampler platform, Alicia's Keys provides a soulful and intimate piano sound that perfectly accommodates R&B, soul and pop styles. Utilizing 17 GB of high-resolution samples with 12 discrete velocity layers per note, and sophisticated emulation of crucial sonic aspects like key release, sustain pedal functionality and sympathetic resonance, NI says that Alicia's Keys sets a benchmark in the digital recreation of acoustic instruments.
Alicia's Keys can be used on any Windows and Macintosh computer with the included free Kontakt Player, and can also be loaded into the full-featured professional Kontakt 4 sampler for additional in-depth sound editing.
Alicia's Keys is available from authorized dealers and in the NI Online Shop for a suggested retail price of $119 / €99.
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