Native Instruments Releases Alicia's Keys
ative Instruments has released Alicia's Keys, a new software instrument designed to recreate Alicia Keys' personal grand piano with authenticity and playability.
Developed in close collaboration with the Grammy-winning artist, the software is said to be used as the primary instrument on her new album and on the current world tour.
Designed as a digital recreation of Alicia Key's own custom Yamaha "C3 Neo" grand piano, and based on Native Instruments' Kontakt sampler platform, Alicia's Keys is designed to provide "a soulful and intimate piano sound that perfectly accommodates R&B, soul and pop styles." Utilizing 17 GB of samples with 12 velocity layers per note, and emulation of sonic aspects like key release, sustain pedal functionality and sympathetic resonance, NI says that Alicia's Keys "sets a benchmark in the digital recreation of acoustic instruments."
Alicia's Keys can be used on any Windows and Macintosh computer with the included free Kontakt Player, and can also be loaded into the full-featured Kontakt 4 sampler for additional sound editing.
Pricing & Availability
Alicia's Keys is available from authorized dealers and in the NI Online Shop for a suggested retail price of $119 / €99.
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