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Spectrasonics Reveal Keyscape Collector Keyboards Instrument
Rounik Sethi on Fri, September 2nd | 0 comments
It's not everyday Spectrasonics release a new instrument. When they do, it's a big deal. Keyscape - Collector Keyboards brings 36 of the rarest and most valuable keyboards to life.

Spectrasonics have been teasing their 4th software instrument this past week. We understand this new instrument, Keyscape - Collector Keyboards, has been 10 years in the making and needless to say, considering the reputation of the other instruments Spectrasonics have created (Stylus RMX, Trilian & Omnisphere 2), this news has caused a massive amount of interest.

So, are we talking about just another sampled keyboard collection? With Spectrasonics, probably not... Spectrasonics tell us that Keyscape features the largest selection of collector keyboards in the world. 36 to be precise. They traveled far and wide to find and then restore these keyboard instruments and sampled them with "authentic tone and inspiring playability" in mind.

As you'll see in this video, a lot of pro players testing out Spectrasonics Keyscape - Collector Keyboards. It's impressive and worth watching! You'll hear comments like "this is it". "It's the best piano out of a computer ever". And "I want to play this all the time". And these are from some of the most respected keyboard players in the world...

Keyscape – Collector Keyboards is a Steam engine product, so there's plenty of authentic and unusual sound design and sound manipulation to be had. Plus it includes integration into Omnisphere 2. So it appears as a library inside Omnisphere’s browser for users of both plug-ins. "This allows Omnisphere 2 users to harness the full synthesis power of the STEAM Engine® to explore endless new sonic possibilities and combinations!"

Screenshot from Spectrasonics Keyscape

You'd almost expect Spectrasonics to have setup morphed sounds, right. They call it DUO Mode. Here's what they tell us about it:

"Along with the hundreds of patches based on the 36 instrument models, Keyscape includes special hybrid "Duo" sounds, which combine two of the instruments to create something entirely new. The unique timbre of these Duo patches make them some of the most creative and inspiring sounds in Keyscape!"

Overview:

  • Huge 77 GB library with over 500 sounds, 36 Instrument Models and Hybrid “Duo” Patches
  • Deeply Multisampled 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
  • Omnisphere® 2 integration

Keyscape - Collector Keyabords will be available on 12 September 2016. It'll be compatible with Mac & Windows as a 64-bit AAX, AU, VST plug-in, plus requires 80GB disk space and 8 GB RAM.  

Keyscape will be priced at $399 USD / €349 EUR for download version and boxed version will be available on 12 September.

Web: https://www.spectrasonics.net/products/keyscape/index.php

Keyboard Models included in Keyscape:

  • Hohner Clavinet C
  • JD-800 Crystal Rhodes
  • LA Custom C7 Grand Piano
  • MK-80 Contemporary Rhodes
  • MKS-20 E Piano
  • MKS-20 Electric Grand
  • MKS-20 Vibes
  • Rhodes - Classic Mark I
  • Rhodes - LA Custom “E”
  • Wurlitzer® 140B
  • Wurlitzer® 200A
  • Wing Upright Piano
  • Wing Tack Piano
  • Vintage Vibe® Electric Piano
  • Electric Grand CP-70
  • Pianet M
  • Pianet N
  • Pianet T
  • Weltmeister® Clavinet
  • Celeste
  • Chimeatron
  • Dulcitone
  • Clavinet® C
  • Clavinet® / Pianet Duo
  • Vintage Vibe® Vibanet
  • Clavichord
  • Dolceola
  • Electric Harpsichord®
  • Mini Student Butterfly Piano
  • Rhodes® 1946 Pre-Piano
  • Toy Piano - Classic
  • Toy Piano - Glock
  • Toy Piano - Grand 
  • Toy Piano - Saucer Bell
  • Harmochord 
  • Rhodes® Piano Bass
  • Vintage Vibe® Tine Bass
  • Weltmeister® Basset 1
  • Weltmeister® Basset 2

 

 

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