e-instruments Session Keys Grand Bundle

Kontakt-based piano collection

Also available individually (£99 each), Grand S and Grand Y offer up to 9GB of multisampled Steinway D (lively) and Yamaha CFIIIS (warm) pianos, and both sound magnificent.

"Each piano can be switched between 'Concert' and 'Studio' mode"

Each can be switched between 'Concert' and 'Studio' mode, the latter recorded with the lid removed and the mics closer for a drier, more contemporary tone.

The Pentamorph controller morphs between five preset combinations of forward and reverse samples, and mechanical noise, while the Tonality editor facilitates noise, resonance and envelope shaping.

A useful collection of effects has been scripted in, and the superb Smart Chord and Animator systems enable automatic chord generation combined with configurable playback of a sizeable (but preset-only) library of performance-controllable phrases.

MusicRadar Rating

4.5 / 5 stars
Pros

Sounds great. Good value. Lots of fun.

Cons

Not a lot.

Verdict

A rich, versatile, fun package at a good price.

Description

Kontakt instrument bundle featuring multisampled Steinway D and Yamaha CFIIIS pianos

Additional Requirements

Kontakt 5 or Kontakt 5 Player

Platform

PC/Mac

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