The new virtual instrument collection features a wide variety of classic keyboards, which were carefully restored and then deeply multi-sampled by Spectrasonics’ Sound Development Team.
The Keyscape sound library ranges widely from grand and upright pianos to belltone keyboards and Clavinets, Rhodes and Wurlitzer electric pianos, plucked clavichords and harpsichords, mini and toy pianos, wind keyboards and key basses and more — a total of 450 patches and 179 sound-sources.
- Huge 77 GB library with over 500 sounds, 36 Instrument Models and Hybrid “Duo” Patches
- Deeply Multi-sampled sounds with up to 32-way velocity switching, Round Robins, etc
- Mechanical Noise, Pedal Noise and Release Noise behavior modeling
- Patches feature authentic circuit modeled amps and effects
- Optional “Lite” installation (30 GB) for stage use
- Spectrasonics’ Omnisphere 2 integration
Custom Controls (pictured) presented for each patch allow the user to go ‘far beyond’ the original sound. The interface includes performance controls and creative effects processing that have been specially crafted for each patch.
Authentic expression. Keyscape developers explain what makes these virtual instruments uniquely expressive: “With many of these collector instruments, it’s really the imperfections that make them so interesting. Instead of cleaning up all the quirks and noises they make, we made sure to closely capture them since they are big part of their vibe. In addition to that, our software team closely modeled the authentic behavior and mojo of vintage amplifiers, classic effects units and unique subtleties like mechanical noises, pedal noises and release overtones to bring these sounds to a whole new level of authenticity and dynamic expression.”
‘Duo’ sounds, Omnisphere integration. Along with the hundreds of patches based on the 36 instrument models, Keyscape also includes special hybrid “Duo” sounds, which combine two of the instruments to create something new. In addition, as a bonus for Omnisphere 2 users, Keyscape also integrates fully as a satellite instrument within the Omnisphere interface. Keyscape will appear as a library inside Omnisphere’s browser for users of both plug-ins.
Here is an in-depth look at the new Spectrasonics keyboard collection:
Pricing and Availability
Spectrasonics Keyscape will be available for purchase as a download directly from Spectrasonics, or as a boxed set from authorized resellers, beginning Monday, September 12. Both versions are priced at $399 (€399 ). System requirements, additional product info and ordering information on the Spectrasonics website.