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Session Keys Upright £86

Session Keys Upright is the latest addition to e-instruments’ suite of multisampled instrument libraries; Adam Crute tinkles its virtual ivories…


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Upright pianos have never had the same glamour as their grand cousins, but they nevertheless have an important role to play in music making. Sure, if you’re creating something dramatic or cinematic then a grand piano is likely to work very well, but when it comes to pop, rock, R’n’B, and other contemporary styles, an upright tends to sit better with other instruments and is more able to cut through a mix without becoming overpowering. With this in mind, e-instruments have created Session Keys Upright, a library of two upright pianos compiled into an instrument for Kontakt and Kontakt Player


Once installed and activated, Session Keys Upright shows up in Kontakt’s Libraries tab. Two pianos have been sampled for Upright: The first, “Open”, has had its strings detuned slightly, all of its front covers removed, and was recorded in a room that contained soundreflecting surfaces to give a live, open sound

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Though it was only a few issues ago that we contemplated the future of music, we came to the realisation that the future is now! With more effects at our disposal than ever before, we tour the modern arsenal of plug-in effects, tools and software that you might not even realise existed! Elsewhere, we speak to the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff about his production and DJing ethos, and join Detroit-based artist Klayton, whose love of 80s electronic and metal bands has borne many fruitful projects, not to mention an amazing studio. We put Hans Zimmer Strings to the test, as well as a slew of new pieces of gear and software in our expanded reviews section. Additionally, there’s 4 new tutorials for Live, Logic, Cubase and Pro Tools, brand-new tips, retrospectives and our Essential Guide series draws to a close with a 101 to recording. We hope you enjoy the issue!