E-Instruments sent over a couple of pianos for me to checkout, this one is the Session Keys Grand S Piano. It’s a Kontakt library that’s also NKS format, so you can browse and load it directly in Maschine or Komplete Kontrol.
They have some great features and options in the interface, which is super clean and easy to navigate. The smart chord and animator features are really dope, and the overall sound of the library has a great quality/tone.
- content: 4.91GB
- format: Kontakt 5/Kontakt Player 5, NKS
- price: $99
- product page: https://www.e-instruments.com/instruments/pianos/session-keys-grand-s/
How does it sound?
I really dig the sound, just the overall tone and character of the piano sounds good and responds great to your playing.
The ability to quickly add effects or adjust the amount of key noise, for example, allows you to really tweak it to your own tastes.
The included presets give you plenty of variety from standard, concert, pop, to more experimental sound design and airy vibes.
The low end is deep and defined while the high in is pristine and detailed, so you get a great quality sound across the entire range.
So what’s the bottom line?
I dig it, I’m interested in checking out more. The animator is really crazy the way it responds to your chords and integrates that into the phrases it plays.
I also love the smart chord feature, though I think if they added a roll or humanize functionality in there to make the chords a little “sloppy” when you want it would take it to the next level.
I give Session Keys Grand S 4.5 out of 5 subs, dope library with a great sound and amazing features yet remains easy to operate.
Definitely check it out: https://www.e-instruments.com/instruments/pianos/session-keys-grand-s/
Don’t forget to take a look at their other products (I have my eyes on a few myself)
Let me know what you think!