True Keys is a virtual piano collection based on three highly revered concert grands. With nearly 50,000 audio files recorded with multiple high end mics and preamps, the pure sound of these instruments is available at your fingertips. Advanced scripting and specialized sampling replicate the fine mechanical details of each piano down to the resonances and noises of each key.
Each piano is entirely sample-based. You have full control of the aspects of the piano such as release trails and pedal noise. Three individual mics plus a custom mix along with many more controls offer tremendous flexibility in getting the perfect sound. Fast loading times and minimal resource usage made possible with the UVI Workstation sample player all make for a powerful but easy to use virtual piano.
True Keys American delivers the majestic sound of the Steinway D© nine foot concert grand. With powerful bass, robust attack and deep sustaining overtones, this versatile instrument can rise above a full orchestra or stand out in a busy mix. It also has a dark delicate side, mellow and rich, especially when played with the stereo ribbon Side mic. This grand has a classic American sound and is a staple of stages and studios worldwide.
True Keys Italian is the largest piano of this collection and has the brightest sound. Often crowned the World's best piano, the Fazioli F308© provides the sound for our Italian grand. At a staggering 10 feet 2 inches in length, the instrument has immense power with long sustains and rich harmonics. The Una Corda pedal is particularly expressive letting you go from whisper soft to a thunderous fortissimo instantly, with even voicing across the entire register.
True Keys German puts you at the keys of the superb Bechstein© semi-concert grand and has the shortest length of the True Keys pianos at about 7 feet 5 inches. These pianos are known for their precision voicing, clear bell-like tones and deep bass. Smaller in scale than a 9 foot concert grand, it can be less obtrusive in a mix but still cut through when aggressively played. It's also most suitable of the True keys pianos for soft lyrical playing.
True Keys offers three fully mixable mic setups as well as a ‘best of’ mix of all mics as separate samples. Each mic setup was chosen for its versatility and character to suit any style of playing. The Close mics have a punchy modern sound with a wide stereo image and deep bass. Player delivers the pianist’s perspective with more distance and plenty of hammer attack. Side is a stereo ribbon offering a warmer tone and full even response. The Mix position is a combination of all mics for a quick and less processor intensive option.