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VST Piano Plug-in Instrument Sampling Yamaha­ C3 Neo


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Virtual Piano Software Instruments from Native Instruments, Alicia's Keys was sampled from her very own Yamaha­ C3 Neo grand piano. VST, AU & RTAS Plug-in.

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Native Instruments Alicia's Keys VST - Virtual Piano Software Product Description

Native Instruments Alicia's Keys was sampled from Alicia Keys very own playing, recorded in the artist's own studio under the supervision of her trusted engineer, Ann Mincieli.

Together with Danish sample specialist Thomas Skarbye and impulse response expert Ernest Cholakis, Alicia Keys has created a virtual piano for Native Instruments that meets her professional standards and embodies the soulful sound that has become her trademark as a superstar. This is the piano sound that has helped Miss Keys win multiple Grammys and reach the top of the charts.

Native Instruments Alicia's Keys
instrument samples come from Alicia Keys' very own Yamaha­ C3 Neo grand piano. This unique and highly-sought after instrument was built to celebrate Yamaha's 100th anniversary in 2002 and represents the very top of the Conservatory Collection line. The exquisite and unique sound of the C3 Neo were painstakingly captured by Thomas Skarbye, Kontakt script wizard Nils Liberg, and Grammy-award winning engineer Ann Mincieli - making this exclusive instrument available to everyone. Using vintage microphones and preamps and through detailed analysis of Alicia's playing, the team succeeded in capturing the warm, soulful and inspiring sound of the C3 Neo all the way down to the finest nuances.

Great effort was put into making Native Instruments Alicia's Keys as authentic as possible. Designed with incredible precision, and incorporating subtle details such as mechanical release noises, a specially developed sympathetic resonance and release system, and even the sound of fingers hitting keys (optional), this unique instrument delivers plenty of lively realism. So much in fact, that Alicia Keys herself used it exclusively on her latest album The Element of Freedom.

Native Instruments Alicia's Keys
Key Features:


  • The sound of Alicia Keys' own personal Yamaha C3 Neo piano: Almost 3,000 individual samples on 12 discrete velocity layers with and without pedal equivalent to 17GB of uncompressed WAV files!
  • Sampled from Alicia Keys' own playing, recorded in her studio with her own engineer
  • Developed with the artist and tailor-made for her recording and performance needs
  • Meticulous sampling technique including the noise of the finger hitting the keys (optional)
  • Sampled sustain and release phases with authentic implementation of the sustain pedal
  • All-new sympathetic resonance system for harmonics in undampened strings
  • Exceptionally clean quality, yet featuring adjustable microphone noise for old-school sound
  • Natural mechanical release noises for each of the 88 keys and pedal noises
  • Integrated convolution reverb for tweaking the sound directly in the instrument
  • Easy user interface providing integrated documentation of all settings


Native Instruments Alicia's Keys System Requirements:


  • You need the FREE KONTAKT 4 PLAYER or KONTAKT 4 (both in version 4.0.5 or higher) to run this product.
  • Mac OS X® X 10.5 or higher, Intel® Core™ Duo 1.66 GHz, 1 GB RAM
  • Windows® XP (SP2, 32bit) / Vista® (32/64 Bit), Windows 7® (32/64 Bit), Pentium® or Athlon XP 1.4 GHz, 1 GB RAM
  • Stand-alone, VST®, Audio Units™, RTAS® (Pro Tools™ 7 or higher)
  • 7 GB free disk space is required for complete installation.

Native Instruments Alicia's Keys VST - Virtual Piano Software Additional Information

SKU 20711
Brand Native Instruments
Condition New
Software Version Full
Supported Format Stand-Alone, VST, Audio Units, RTAS
Instrument Types Piano
Compatibility PC, Mac
EAN 4042477198022