Back in the ‘80s many synth manufacturers began releasing keyboards and modules dedicated to acoustic and electric piano sounds. The most iconic of these instruments was the Roland MKS-20 expander, which introduced the SAS (Structured / Adaptive Synthesis) sound engine. These instruments weren’t perfect, especially by modern standards, but at the time it was incredible to have real, playable keys in a light and portable unit. Digital sampling has advanced tremendously since those days making these units largely obsolete, but we love their lo-fi sound. Something about early digital sampling makes them unique, even today. Old-school, a bit cheesy and a far-cry from today’s instruments, but familiar and full of character - the sounds of these vintage digital modules from the ’80s and ’90s is close to our hearts, and now preserved forever.
Exceptional instruments with real character
Every instrument in Key Suite Digital has its own sound and unique character, and that’s part of what makes this collection so special. Each instrument delivers a unique lo-fi sound from the early days of digital sampling and synthesis, bringing your music to life with characterful, vintage sounds. Key Suite Digital includes the full selection of sounds that made these modules great, including acoustic and electric pianos, clavs, vibraphones, harpsichords, organs and more.
Deeply-sampled with the finest equipment
These instruments may sound lo-fi but we’ve worked hard to capture them in the finest quality and create the most reliable engine we can. Applying our 20+ years experience in the field you’ll hear the difference right away, from the choices in hardware processing, cables and converters, to the natural response and reliable playability from careful editing; we’ve gone the distance to ensure Key Suite Digital delivers ‘that’ sound right from the start.
Professional sound at your fingertips
Great instruments and recordings are only the beginning, with Key Suite Digital we’ve created a library that delivers not only faithful sound but a fast and flexible interface for sculpting it in any way you need. We’ve even included a professional-grade effect rack with impulse response processor, multi-band EQ, digital delay, multimode modulation, and reverb so that you can get creative without the need for additional plugins. Get started with the finely crafted factory presets and easily tweak them to fit your mix and follow your creative impulse.