The Studio Grand Addictive Keys ADpak features a Steinway Model D Concert Grand piano. At 8' 11 3/4" (274cm) in length, this majestic instrument is the overwhelming choice of the world's greatest pianists. More than ten Steinway Grand Pianos were auditioned before finding the one with the most desirable character: a crystal clear and open timbre with a perfectly balanced resonance.
This version of the Studio Grand was approached with production in mind. Fitting a grand piano in a mix can be hard and often results in a compromise of the sound quality in order to make it fit with the other instruments and vocals. By offering the exact recording setup in Addictive Keys and the option of mixing and matching microphones, Studio Grand is sure to fit nicely into any production style.
Studio Grand was recorded in a large recording studio at the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation. The studio is famous for being extremely quiet and for having a controlled acoustic ambience; for such a large room the reverberation still sounds tight and airy which is a rare combination and the perfect condition for recording a grand piano.
The recordings were done using rare vintage tube and ribbon microphones capturing the instrument at several different perspectives. From close up perspective with microphones next to the soundboard to far away perspective with natural room ambience. The end result is a warm and vibrant sound that goes from intimate to larger-than-life. The vintage microphones used were hand picked from the studios impressive collection.
XLN Audio Addictive Keys: Studio Grand Software Download Features
- Steinway Model D Grand Piano
- Warm tone and unique sound
- Six selectable mic perspectives
XLN Audio Addictive Keys: Studio Grand Software Download Specifications
- System Requirements:
- PC: Windows 7 or Windows 8 (32/64 bit)
- Mac: OS X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 (32/64 bit)
- 2 GB RAM. 4GB or more recommended.
- Approximately 700 MB of free disk space
- High-speed Internet connection (during installation only)
- Supported Formats:
- VST (32 and 64 bit)
- AU (32 and 64 bit)
- AAX (32 and 64 bit)
- Standalone (Windows and OS X)
- Supported Hosts:
- Addictive Keys should work on any host that supports VST, AU, or AAX plugins. XLN Audio actively tests Addictive Keys on the following:
- SONAR X2, X3
- Pro Tools 10, 11
- Cubase 5, 6, 7
- Live 8, 9
- Logic Pro 8, 9, X