Native Instruments Releases ALICIA’S KEYS
Berlin, April 6th, 2010 – Native Instruments just released ALICIA’S KEYS, a software that recreates Alicia Keys’ personal grand piano with outstanding authenticity and playability. Developed in close collaboration with the Grammy-winning artist, the software is used as the primary instrument on her new album and on the current world tour.
Designed as a comprehensive digital recreation of Alicia Keys’ own custom Yamaha “C3 Neo” grand piano, and based on Native Instruments’ industry-leading KONTAKT sampler platform, ALICIA’S KEYS provides a soulful and intimate piano sound that perfectly accommodates R&B, soul and pop styles. Utilizing 17 GB of high-resolution samples with 12 discrete velocity layers per note, and sophisticated emulation of crucial sonic aspects like key release, sustain pedal functionality and sympathetic resonance, ALICIA’S KEYS sets a benchmark in the digital recreation of acoustic instruments.
ALICIA’S KEYS can be used on any Windows and Macintosh computer with the included free KONTAKT PLAYER, and can also be loaded into the full-featured professional KONTAKT 4 sampler for additional in-depth sound editing.
ALICIA’S KEYS is available from authorized dealers and in the NI Online Shop for a suggested retail price of $119 / 99 EUR.
Additional information on ALICIA’S KEYS including audio demos is available at
Native Instruments is a leading manufacturer of software and hardware for computer-based music production and performance. The company’s mission is to develop innovative, fully integrated solutions for all professions, styles and genres. The resulting products regularly push technological boundaries and open up new creative horizons for professionals and amateurs alike.
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