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Session Keys Upright

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"We absolutely love Upright Piano. It sounds brilliant!"
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"It’s simply brilliant."
. Producer | Tokyo Myers, James Arthur, Alex Hepburn, Mali Music & more.
"A thoroughly flexible, fun and fantastic-sounding upright piano."
. Composer | The Hobbit, District 9 & more.

A Different Kind of Piano

A Unique Sonic Palette

Intimate clarity, a distinctive timbre and effortless emotive power - the piano sound you’ve been looking for to give your music the edge. Inspirational production and sound design tools far beyond the realms of a straightforward piano reproduction.

The Upright Piano

Session Keys Upright Piano has been created with the philosophy that the best piano is the one that suits the music you are making. Sometimes you need a grand piano and at other times an upright piano fits better.

This piano works well in pop & rock but is equally at home in hip-hop and scoring, cutting through the mix with clear tones and stacks of personality.

Dual Sound Universe

Select from two upright pianos with distinctive sample sets, each with its own look, feel and sound identity. "Open" is characterized by a piano with spatial stereo sound with individual notes meticulously detuned, creating a chorus-like effect when combined. "Closed" is for musicians demanding a modern, intimate and perfectly tuned piano for their tracks – direct, focused and edgy piano.

Creative Effects

Refine your individual Upright piano sound In the effects section, consisting of the following effect units: a 3-band Equalizer, a Colour function for sound colouration, a Convolution Reverb, a Compressor, the Stereo Width and a Delay.

Colour lets you change the overall sonic colour of your piano sound by selecting one of many different effects and set up its intensity. The 22 presets range from emulations of analogue outboard gear and classic channel strips to heavily alienating effects.


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. Instant flexible control in a single knob.


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.


  • Modern upright piano
  • 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
  • Size: 40 GB / 20 GB (lossless sample compression)
  • 24 bit, 44.1 kHz

System Requirements


  • Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10 (Latest Service Pack) (32 / 64-bit)
  • Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64.
  • 4 GB RAM.
  • Compatible with the FREE Kontakt 5 Player or Kontakt 5 Version 5.6.8 or higher.


  • Mac OS X 10.10 / 10.11 / 10.12 (latest update)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo.
  • 4 GB RAM.
  • Compatible with the FREE Kontakt 5 Player or Kontakt 5 Version 5.6.8 or higher.

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