Native Instruments has introduced Scarbee Vintage Keys (http://www.native-instruments.com/Scarbeevintagekeys.info), a set of software instruments that provide renditions of the legendary electric pianos, for use in Kontakt 4 and the free Kontakt Player.
Based on the Scarbee sample libraries, Scarbee Vintage Keys gives musicians and producers of all genres a way to integrate the sounds of these classic keyboards into their music. It features electric pianos of the 60s and 70s, dubbed Mark I, A-200, Clavinet and Pianet, all based on 24-bit sample material.
The instruments utilize up to 16 velocity layers per key as well as special “Horizontal Release Technology” to recreate the complex dynamic behavior of each instrument. Each instrument also offers an integrated multi-effect section with up to 10 algorithms, including phaser, chorus, reverb and various other effect types.
All four instrument emulations contained in Scarbee Vintage Keys are also available as separate download purchases, and can be used both in the full-featured Kontakt 4 sampler as well as in the free Kontakt Player.
Scarbee Vintage Keys is available in DVD format in the NI Online Shop for US$169. The individual instruments are available for download purchase for $79.