Session Keys takes a fresh look at the timeless Grand Piano by using a new and innovative approach to create the perfect sound for your productions. Carefully selected acoustic pianos, meticulously recorded and combined with an inventive feature set, deliver unmatched versatility in a truly inspiring set of instruments.
Each Session Keys Grand Piano comes with two acoustic characters to choose from: concert and studio. The unique workflow features the flexible Animator riff generator for perfect piano performances, Smart Chord Mode for easy pad controller use and the unparalleled Pentamorph for creative real-time sound design.
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, used in numerous concerts and recordings by some of the world’s greatest artists.
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.
Both Session Keys Grand S and Grand Y instruments feature two different sonic characters: concert and studio. Each acoustic flavour has been recorded in precise detail using two separate piano lid positions.
Concert Mode was recorded using an open lid in a room carefully chosen for its ideal concert acoustics. The fine art of microphone placement was used to capture the air and room resonances that are key to the wide-open, expressive Concert Grand Piano sound.
In Studio Mode, the piano was recorded with the lid removed; a completely different recording approach that used close-microphone practices to capture the sought-after dry Grand Piano sound. The results are perfect for any pop, hip-hop, jazz, soul and RnB productions.
The unique 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 movement on the fly using just one knob.
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.
The dynamics and the complexity of the performance can be controlled in real-time using the pitch bend and modulation wheels, while the bass notes are freely controllable with the left hand.
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.
Great tone comes from the unique resonances and noises that shape an instrument’s unique sonic character. In addition to the Pentamorph controls, you can edit all these parameters of the Grand Piano in detail. 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 edited for creative sound design without boundaries.
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