Virtual piano instrument from the makers of Addictive Drums
Press Release: The Swedish software manufacturer XLN Audio — makers of the highly acclaimed Addictive Drums software — releases Addictive Keys, a new exciting keyboard software for music producers and musicians.
Addictive Keys is a powerful music production, songwriting and live performance tool setting a new standard for virtual keyboard instruments with unique sound creation ability, smart workflow, fast loading times and high quality producer presets perfect for any production style or music genre.
Two years in the making the custom made keyboard software makes it possible to mix and match different microphone perspectives, utilize professional effects like EQ, filter, noise, compression, distortion, reverb, delay, chorus, phaser, tremolo and use advanced envelopes for filter, pitch and volume.
Addictive Keys is easy to use and slim enough to run on both stationary and laptop computers without compromising sound quality. The standalone version is perfect for spontaneous jamming and live performances and the plug-in version support all major DAW hosts.
The online service My Cloud makes it possible to work from anywhere by automatically synchronize presets and memos across all your computers and share your presets with other users. The built-in memo recorder is a unique feature that lets you record melodies and musical ideas instantly and all the session settings are stored along with the music.
No expenses have been spared in finding the right sounding instruments; the perfect sounding grand piano was found after auditioning more than ten candidates. The recordings were made using the best conditioned vintage tube microphones in studios complying with the highest demands regarding acoustics — capturing the instruments at several different perspectives, from close up with microphones next to the soundboard to far away perspective with natural room ambience. The result is a warm and vibrant sound.
The Studio Grand: a world-renowned German Grand Piano with a crystal clear sound ideal for demanding pianists; captured at six selectable microphone perspectives from mono to stereo in a large studio with natural ambience at both close and far perspective — intimate or larger-than-life.
The Modern Upright: comes with a tight and defined tone together with an airy ambience which makes it the perfect companion for demanding musicians. This upright piano has slightly stretched tuning to enhance the character of this majestic instrument — recorded in a large auditorium recording room.
The Mark One: a classic electric piano with a warm and intimate tone perfect for a rainy day. Choose from seven different perspectives ranging from clean line to analogue chorus and tube amplifier with several microphone setups — close-up mono to ambient stereo. Go from a tight crunchy amp sound to a soft and shimmery stereo sound in an instance.
Addictive Keys is free and available at the XLN Audio website together with Studio Grand Free — a cut-down fully functional version of the Studio Grand. Use it for as long as you like and when you feel the need, simply upgrade to the full version of the Studio Grand at a very affordable price. All three instruments are available for purchase as single instruments online and the trio is also available as a bundle called The Studio Collection — online or retail.