Its recognizable sound can be heard on countless records from classic artists like U2, Peter Gabriel and ABBA, as well as contemporary acts like Keane and Mike Snow. Before sampling technology was rea... Read More
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Its recognizable sound can be heard on countless records from classic artists like U2, Peter Gabriel and ABBA, as well as contemporary acts like Keane and Mike Snow. Before sampling technology was readily available, major acts need a grand piano that was portable and and roadworthy. The result was a family of instruments with strings and hammers that had electric pickups and could be fitted into road cases. A lot of great music was made and recorded with these instruments and their authentic replication is now available for your gigs and sessions woth the XLN Audio Addictive Keys Electric Grand..
This member of the Addictive Keys family combines three distinct characters in one instrument: The acoustic sound of hammers hitting strings, the direct line signal from the built in pickups, and finally a crunchy amped sound to add some grit to the mix. This makes the Electric Grand very versatile and suitable for just about anything from indie rock and pop to house to R'n'B ballads.
The included ExploreMaps and presets cover everything from clean studio setups to swirling synthetic textures. This instrument was cutting edge 30 years ago and XLN has made sure it's cutting edge today. The full Addictive Keys engine is included with all instruments - start with any one of them or add to your existing collection.
The Electric Grand differs from a real grand piano by only having a sustain pedal. XLN added the Una Corda and Sostenuto pedals as a special feature, providing playability similar to a grand piano.
Softness: Adjusts the instrument softness when the soft pedal (Una Corda) is pressed.
Pedal Noise: Adjusts the volume of the pedal noise.
Sustain Body: Adjusts the amount of body resonance in the instrument while the sustain pedal is pressed. The more you add, the "richer" the sustain tone will sound.
Sustain Noise: Adjusts the amount of string resonance for all strings in the instrument while the sustain pedal is pressed, adding a natural noise within the instrument.
Velocity to Sample slider allows you to filter out the lowest and/or highest velocity layers of the current instrument, while keeping the dynamic range intact.
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