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!"
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!"
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.
Keyboard Models included in Keyscape: