Addictive Keys Studio Collection

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Addictive Keys Studio Collection

STUDIO COLLECTION

 
Essential Studio Instruments. Unlimited Inspiration.
 
 
This bundle includes the three essential instruments that songwriters and music makers absolutely need to have.
 
 
About the Studio Collection
 
Everyones' needs might be different, but everyone needs outstanding keyboard sounds. That's why we created the Addictive Keys Studio Collection. With the majestic Studio Grand, the intimate Modern Upright, and the warm and gorgeous Mark One, you'll be ready no matter where your inspiration takes you.
  • Includes full Addictive Keys engine
  • Three essential instruments
  • Incredibly fast load times
 
ABOUT STUDIO GRAND
The response, dynamics and character of this instrument capture the very essence of a great grand piano. It will inspire your creativity.
 
The Studio Grand features a classic Steinway Model D concert grand piano. The first choice of many pianists, Steinways are famous for their character and unrivaled sound. The included ExploreMaps offer presets in a variety of styles ranging from open and natural to processed and strange. The variety of sounds makes Studio Grand perfect for both production and stage duties.
 
 
 
 
THE INSTRUMENT AND ITS PRESETS
 
Steinway Model D Grand Piano
Our Studio Grand features a Steinway Model D Concert Grand piano. At 8' 11 3/4" (274cm) in length, this majestic instrument is the overwhelming choice of the world's greatest pianists. More than ten Steinway Grand Pianos were auditioned before finding the one with the most desirable character: a crystal clear and open timbre with a perfectly balanced resonance. 
 
We approached Studio Grand with production in mind. We found that fitting a grand piano in a mix can be hard and often results in a compromise of the sound quality in order to make it fit with the other instruments and vocals. By offering the exact recording setup in Addictive Keys and the option of mixing and matching microphones, Studio Grand is sure to fit nicely into any production style.
 
Studio Grand was recorded in a large recording studio at the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation. The studio is famous for being extremely quiet and for having a controlled acoustic ambience; for such a large room the reverberation still sounds tight and airy which is a rare combination and the perfect condition for recording a grand piano. 
 
The recordings were done using rare vintage tube and ribbon microphones capturing the instrument at several different perspectives. From close up perspective with microphones next to the soundboard to far away perspective with natural room ambience. The end result is a warm and vibrant sound that goes from intimate to larger-than-life. The vintage microphones used were hand picked from the studios impressive collection.
 
 
ABOUT MARK ONE
Warm and Intimate Tones
 
Start playing this warm, beautiful instrument and chances are good that you'll find yourself still playing it several hours later.
 
Our Mark One Instrument is based on a Fender Rhodes Mk. 1 electric piano. This king of electric pianos is played through a vintage tube combo amp and captured by rare vintage mics for a sublime sound. The tone can go from a smooth enthralling caress to a searing, crunchy sound that cuts through the densest mix.
  • Fender Rhodes Mk. 1 Stage Piano
  • Classic and Intimate Sound
  • Six selectable mic perspectives
 
 
 
THE INSTRUMENT AND ITS PRESETS
 
Fender Rhodes Mk. 1 Stage Piano
Our Mark One instrument is based on a Fender Rhodes Mk. 1 electric piano. The Rhodes Mk. 1 has been the most popular electric piano for more than four decades and is heard on countless hit records. Rhodes pianos can vary in sound, and this particular instrument was selected for its unmistakable warmth and intimacy. 
 
While the instrument's line output can be recorded "direct," it is often played through an amplifier to add some crunch and character. For this recording, we used a MusicMan 112 RD Fifty 1x12". Different recording setups can be mixed and matched to give you endless sound design options!
 
With the tube combo set up in a large recording room, vintage microphones was positioned at both close and far away perspective capturing the amp close-up and with natural ambience. To add variety, three mics were positioned next up to the speaker; a dynamic, a tube condenser and a ribbon microphone. One floor and one room microphone setup were used for the option of adding depth and ambience to the recordings. 
 
In addition to the acoustical recordings, two line signals were also recorded: One "direct" through high-voltage DI box and another through the classic Roland Dimension D analog stereo chorus.
 
 
MODERN UPRIGHT
A Modern Classic
 
Sometimes a grand piano is just too, well... grand. Maybe you need something smaller and more intimate. In those cases, the Modern Upright is the perfect choice.
 
The Modern Upright is based on a Yamaha U3 upright piano - regarded by many pianists as a modern classic. It has a tight and defined tone with an airy ambience that makes it fit nicely into almost any production. Included presets cover everything ranging from smooth jazz with a mellow, warm tone to bright pop with an upfront sound.
  • Yamaha U3 Upright Piano
  • 3 Distinct, blendable characteristics
  • 7 Different recording perspectives
 
 
 
THE INSTRUMENT AND ITS PRESETS
 
Yamaha U3 Upright Piano
Our Modern Upright is based on a Yamaha U3 piano in excellent condition that was recorded with great care in a large auditorium. This auditorium is a soundstage that is mainly used to broadcast live performances with very high acoustical standards. The room has a detailed ambience with a medium/long decay time.
 
Modern Upright features seven microphone perspectives ranging from close to far, floor to soundboard and mono to stereo. This gives you nearly limitless sound design options and lets you tailor the sound of the piano to the exact needs of your song, all within the Addictive Keys engine.
 
 
Hosted Mode
Addictive Keys works as a virtual instrument running inside your host music software. It supports all of the major plug-in formats: VST & AU (32 and 64-bit), RTAS (32 bit) and AAX (64 bit). 
 
This means you can use Addictive Keys within most music applications including: Pro Tools, SONAR, Cubase, Logic, Live and many others.
 
Standalone Mode
Addictive Keys can also work as a standalone instrument, without requiring host music software. This makes it easy to load an instrument, find an inspiring preset, and start playing without having to launch your music software. 
 
This is perfect when you just want to play without waiting for music software or deal with routing.


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