e-instruments, the creators of the Session Strings, Session Horns and Session Keys instrument series, has released a new addition to the Session Keys family.
Session Keys Upright is described as "a different kind of piano, offering a unique tonal quality that can provide music creators with the piano sound they've been looking for to give their music character". e-instruments say "It's difficult to describe something that is made to be heard but imagine intimate clarity, a distinctive timbre and effortless emotive power; these are just three ways to expound the virtues of the Session Keys Upright."
With a total size of 40 GB, Session Keys Upright is, according to e-instruments, "the most comprehensive and authentic software implementation of an upright piano available today."
Utilising two distinct sample sets and flexible sound shaping options, Session Keys Upright provides producers, composers and sound designers with a sonic playground to explore, helping to realise and enhance a wide variety of productions.
Session Keys Upright features two sample sets, each with its own look, feel and sound identity:
- "open" is characterized by spatial stereo sound with individual notes meticulously detuned, creating a chorus-like effect when combined. These interactions between notes establish the ideal conduit for creating atmospheric and evocative sounds for film scores, games as well as hip-hop tracks.
- "closed" is for musicians demanding a modern, intimate and perfectly tuned piano for their tracks. Direct, focused and edgy, a sound that fits into any modern piano production or solo interpretation including pop, indie and rock genres.
Session Keys Upright contains production and sound design tools that e-instruments say "invites flowing and frictionless creation of compelling new sound experiences, far beyond the realms of a straightforward piano reproduction":
- The Animator provides over 400 instantly usable MIDI phrases, licks and riffs that automatically follow the key and harmony to help your compositions come to life.
- The Smart Chord function provides immediate inspiration at the touch of a single key or pad, creating instant chords sympathetic to your chosen song key.
- The Pentamorph provides complex and seamless new textural possibilities for your sounds via one simple control ranging from acoustic noises and atmospheric pads to surreal reverse samples.
Session Keys Upright is fully compatible with the Native Instruments NKS protocol, providing tight integration with Komplete Kontrol keyboards including optimal parameter assignment and Light Guide feedback.
Availability and Prices:
- Session Keys Upright is available now from the e-instruments online store for 99 € / 99 $.
- Special upgrade offer for Session Keys owners: 69 € / 69 $.
Specifications and Technical Requirements:
- Size: 40 GB, (Download size: 20 GB lossless compressed).
- 24-Bit, 44,1 kHz.
- Requires the free Native Instruments Kontakt Player version 5.6.8 or higher.