Now let's take a quick tour through Electric Keys. Each of the different types of keyboards in the Electric Keys library has it's own skin, but they all share the same panel layout as far as knobs and switches go. A quick tour of the front panel starting from the left, we have the Master Volume and Master Tune knobs.
Early electronic-keyboard inventors employed everything from metal tines and spinning tonewheels to strips of magnetic tape. This helped define the distinctive character, quirks, and lo-fi charm so prized by vintage-keyboard enthusiasts, and it explains why repeated attempts to perfectly re-create the imperfect qualities of these electromechanical beasts in the digital age have failed. Like many, I have longed to reclaim the sounds of the electric pianos and other classic keys that I abandoned with the birth of MIDI.
Once you've got it working, Electric Keys gives you all the classic keyboard sounds that you're ever likely to need. Certain synthesizer sounds may drift in and out of fashion, but it seems that vintage keyboard tones are perennially popular. Producers call on Fender Rhodes and Wurlitzer sounds on a daily basis, while electric organs are used by musicians in genres as diverse as rock, jazz and dance.
Despite what many may think at first myself included Electric Keys is not just about being another Rhodes or Wurly library…. And just in case you were wondering, these are all sampled in 24 bit, 96Khz, multi sample goodness. Same for old string machines…they sounds as cheesy as ever!
The software allows the user to load, save and combine factory or custom presets, and use the included virtual effects rack to combine, apply and save chained multi-effects, including chorus, reverb, delay and more. Advanced software features include MIDI control of nearly all parameters, note polyphony per instrument, ultra-low latency, efficient disk streaming for fast preset loading, and the UVI Engine for superb sound quality. It also runs as a stand-alone application, turning any laptop or desktop computer into the ultimate electric keyboard instrument.
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