Spectrasonics is an American company famous for their sample based software instruments Omnisphere, Trilian and Stylus RMX. Their latest title - Keyscape, has been over 10 years in the making, and is due to be released September 12, 2016. Keyscape is a virtual instrument with a 77 GB library of classic and rare “collector” keyboards, pianos and synthesisers. This unique instrument collection, and the authenticity of each recreation is why Keyscape stands out from other piano and keyboard sample libraries.
According to Spectrasonics, Keyscape offers the most extensive electric piano library of any virtual instrument ever released. Some of the stand outs Include the Rhodes 1946 Pre-Piano, Whurlitzer 140B, the iconic Rhodes 1973 Mk1 Suitcase & Stage models, Yamaha CP70 Electric Grand, rare pianettes, bass keyboards and many more. Spectrasonics has a detailed product page on each instrument included in Keyscape.
One of the reasons that this project has taken over a decade to complete, is the time it took to find and restore many of these rare instruments. The level of detail and realism found in each of the patches is astonishing. Check out the video below to watch concert pianists and world-class keys players demo Keyscape and share their thoughts.
All were amazed by the authenticity of each patch. Spectrasonics have maintained the character by capturing all the subtleties of each instrument such as pedal and key noises, overtones and amplifier modeling. Some patches have up to 32-way velocity switching.
Keyscape has 36 instruments in total, that have been used to create hundreds of patches. Some exciting performance features include custom controls - an easy to use interface allowing you to fine tune each patch and incorporate FX. Many of the Keyscape patches and sounds can be loaded in Omnisphere too, allowing users to take advantage of the Spectrasonics STEAM engine for processing.
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