Native Instruments Alicia Keys PC / MAC
Native Instruments Alicia’s Keys
Together with Danish sample specialist
Thomas Skarbye and impulse response expert Ernest Cholakis, Alicia Keys
has created the Native Instruments Alicia’s Keys virtual piano that
meets her professional standards and embodies the soulful sound that has
become her trademark as a superstar.
Alicia’s Keys was sampled from her own playing, recorded in the artist’s
own studio under the supervision of her trusted engineer, Ann Mincieli.
The instrument samples of Native Instruments Alicia’s Keys come
from Alicia Keys’ very own Yamaha C3 Neo grand piano. This unique and
highly-sought after instrument was built to celebrate Yamaha’s 100th
anniversary in 2002 and represents the very top of the Conservatory
The exquisite and unique sound of the C3 Neo
were painstakingly captured by Thomas Skarbye, Kontakt script wizard
Nils Liberg, and Grammy-award winning engineer Ann Mincieli – making
this exclusive instrument available to everyone.
microphones and preamps and through detailed analysis of Alicia’s
playing, the team succeeded in capturing the warm, soulful and inspiring
sound of the C3 Neo all the way down to the finest nuances.
Great effort was put into making ALICIA’S KEYS as authentic as possible.
Designed with incredible precision, and incorporating subtle details
such as mechanical release noises, a specially developed sympathetic
resonance and release system, and even the sound of fingers hitting keys
(optional), this unique instrument delivers plenty of lively realism.
So much in fact, that Alicia Keys herself used it exclusively on her
Alicia’s Keys features include:
* The sound of Alicia
Keys’ own personal Yamaha C3 Neo piano
* Almost 3,000 individual
samples on 12 discrete velocity layers with and without pedal
equivalent to 17GB of uncompressed WAV files!
* Sampled from Alicia
Keys’ own playing, recorded in her studio with her own engineer
Developed with the artist and tailor-made for her recording and
* Meticulous sampling technique including the
noise of the finger hitting the keys (optional)
* Sampled sustain
and release phases with authentic implementation of the sustain pedal
* All-new sympathetic resonance system for harmonics in undampened
* Exceptionally clean quality, yet featuring adjustable
microphone noise for old-school sound
* Natural mechanical release
noises for each of the 88 keys and pedal noises
convolution reverb for tweaking the sound directly in the instrument
* Easy user interface providing integrated documentation of all
* You need the FREE KONTAKT 4 PLAYER or KONTAKT 4 (both in
version 4.0.5 or higher) to run this product
* Mac: OS X 10.5 or
higher, Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz, 1 GB RAM
* Windows: XP (SP2,
32bit) / Vista® (32/64 Bit), Windows 7 (32/64 Bit), Pentium or Athlon XP
1.4 GHz, 1 GB RAM
* Stand-alone, VST, Audio Units, RTAS (Pro Tools
7 or higher)
* 7 GB free disk space is required for complete
Size 6.9 GB almost 3,000 individual samples in 12 velocity layers
equivalent to 17 GB of uncompressed WAV audio piano sounds.