“Forget the technicalities, use your ears and you’ll agree Session Keys sounds damned good”

Overview

 

Walkthrough

 
 

Walkthrough

Tracks

Modern Concert

Resonances and Reverse samples generate atypical atmospheres.

Studio Ballad

Session Keys Grand Y in Studio mode is ideal for scoring work.

Jazz Concert

Concert mode works perfectly for smaller, more intimate arrangements.

Studio Pop

With it’s sparkling high end Session Keys Grand Y works well for piano pop productions.

Features
 

The Grand Piano

The Grand Piano

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 are the tonal fingerprints of this outstanding instrument.

 

Two Characteristics

Two Characteristics

It may seem like a minor detail, but to experts it means the world. The Grand Y was recorded with open lid as well as with the lid removed, and separate miking techniques. As a result Session Keys Grand Y comes with two very distinct sample sets: "Concert" favoured in classic recordings and "Studio" for popular music applications. Switch between the two characteristics as your creativity requires.

 

Pentamorph

Pentamorph

This stylish pentagonal controller makes Session Keys Grand Y more than just a great piano. Not only is it beautifully designed, but it's a phenomenally powerful tool, able to transform the whole sound from normal piano to eerie atmospheres to pure mechanical sounds and back. On the fly. All in one knob.

 

Animator

Animator

The sound of ideas coming to life: the Animator offers an intuitive and inspiring way to jam with more than 400 flexible piano phrases that follow your harmonies. Use the pitch bend and modulation wheels to increase or decrease complexity and control the dynamic of your session partner.

 

Smart Chord

Smart Chord

Stuck in a black hole of inspiration and need some suitable chord changes? Full chords or Animator riffs can be played either via the pad controller or single keys. Just set the key of your song and let Smart Chord Mode create the harmonies.

 

Design

Design

Intense music production sessions can put a strain on your senses. With its pure, minimalistic and clean design Session Keys Grand Y is easy on the eyes and helps you stay cool in heated sessions.
Read all about the interface design process in the UI design case study.

Summary

Session Keys Grand Y

  • Yamaha Concert Grand
  • Two separate sound banks: Studio and Concert
  • Pentamorph sound control to transform the whole sound with a single knob
  • Animator with more than 400 flexible piano phrases
  • Smart Chord function to create instant piano chords from single keys or pads
  • Native Instruments NKS compatible
  • Size: 10.2 GB / 4.35 GB (lossless sample compression)
  • 24 bit, 44.1 kHz
  • Requires free Kontakt 5 Player or Kontakt 5 Version 5.5.1 or higher
    • Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit) Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 4 GB RAM
    • Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10 oder 10.11 (latest update) Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM

Full Version €99 / $99

Owners Manual

Session Keys Grand Y

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