Sessions Keys features two concert grand pianos and one upright, all with two different characters to choose from: concert and studio. Session Keys Grand S delivers the rich harmonic structure, warm tone, and full resonances of the Steinway D4, while Session Keys Grand Y captures the clear, transparent and dynamic sound of a Yamaha CFIIIS and the upright offers a totally different sonic palette that works well in pop and rock but is equally at home in hip-hop and scoring, cutting through the mix with clear tones and stacks of personality.
Pentamorph: This stylish pentagonal controller makes this more than just a great piano instrument. 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, by the time you are done no one will even know it's a piano.
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: Stuck in a black hole of inspiration and need some suitable chord changes to match the killer piano sound? 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 chords.
NKS Integration: Session Keys Upright piano offers integration with Komplete Kontrol keyboards including optimal parameter assignment and Light Guide feedback.
- Two iconic grand pianos and one outstanding upright piano
- Each piano with two separate sound banks: Open and Closed
- 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
The Session Keys Acoustic Bundle provides music creators with the piano sounds they’ve been looking for to give their music character.
All three utilize two distinct sample sets and flexible sound shaping options, providing producers, composers and sound designers with a sonic playground to explore, helping to realize and enhance a wide variety of productions.
- "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 perfectly into any modern piano production or solo interpretation including pop, indie and rock genres.
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 is fully compatible with the Native Instruments NKS protocol, providing tight integration with Komplete Kontrol keyboards including optimal parameter assignment and Light Guide feedback.