Session Keys Electric R is based on a vintage 1976 Rhodes Mark I Stage Piano, specially modified with eight individual outputs to capture every nuance of its classic sound.
In addition to recording line out signals, an extensive microphone setup was used to capture the pure, unaltered acoustic sound of the instrument. The result brings the true Stage Piano feel to life and delivers an exquisitely detailed tone with supreme depth and flexibility.
Session Keys Electric R features two different electric piano characters: Studio and Live.
Studio was recorded directly through high-end pre-amps and A/D converters, reproducing the piano’s clear, bell-like character. Its wide dynamic range can create anything from warm and mellow tones to extremely bright and barking sounds.
Live uses classic vintage outboard equipment and pre-amps for an edgier, rougher version of the instrument. The distinct mid range is designed to sit well even in very dense arrangements.
Session Keys Electric R delivers sonic possibilities that go way beyond the instrument’s original capabilities. The Animator boasts over 200 ready to play licks and phrases in different genres and styles. The Smart Chord function creates instant piano chords from single keys or pads. The unique Pentamorph can give the classic Rhodes piano a new complex sound in a matter of seconds, take it from the classic Rhodes piano to reversed sounds via other complex tones, all with one control.