Addictive Keys is a powerful tool for musicians, producers and songwriters, setting a new standard for virtual keyboard instruments.
With its unique sound creation ability, smart workflow and fast loading times, Addictive Keys is suitable for any production style or music genre. Mix and match different microphone perspectives, add professional effects and advanced envelopes to create truly unique sounds. Two years in the making, Addictive Keys is the ultimate blend of engineering, innovative design and creative expression. The standalone version is perfect for spontaneous jamming and live performances and the plug-in version support all major DAW hosts. Get the Studio Grand Free Version now, the Addictive Keys engine is included!
Addictive Keys brings a new level of creativity by offering an ever-growing collection of instruments packaged in an intuitive and easy to use interface. ExploreMaps offer production presets sorted by instrument and style, the preview function makes it easy to find the right sound for a production - or the inspiration to write a new song! The combination of great sound quality, fast workflow and reliable performance makes Addictive Keys the perfect music companion – at home, in the studio and on the road.
The Studio Collection bundle offers three world-class instruments:
What makes Addictive Keys great?
Roadworthy: Addictive Keys is slim enough to run on both stationary and laptop computers without compromising sound quality, making the standalone version perfect for spontaneous jamming and live performances. Fast loading times and reliable performance will get you through the concert with flying colors.
Production tools: Mix and match different microphone perspectives, utilize professional effects, advanced envelopes and shape the sound into something special. The ExploreMap concept makes it easy to find the right sound from the production presets, or provides a great starting point for further tweaking.
Unique sounds: The Addictive Keys software makes it possible for us to offer the complete setup used to record the instruments. Any 3 of the recorded perspectives are selectable and tweakable on separate channels in Addictive Keys.
Just play: Inspiration can strike like a thunder or be as absent as child at chore time. Either way, Addictive Keys bring sounds to your creative ideals or helps by tickling your musicality.
MyCloud: The MyCloud online service automatically keeps track of all Addictive Keys user files such as memos and presets, synchronizing them across your computers, making them easy to access from anywhere. Even better, the presets can be shared with friends and collaborators online.
Memo: The memo function enables spontaneous recording of melodies and musical ideas at a push of a button. All Addicitve Keys settings are stored along with the music, and memos can be imported into most DAWs by simple drag and drop onto a MIDI track.
Addictive Keys offers great sounding instruments in an easy to use interface making it the perfect companion for both the busy music producer and the musician on the road. Addictive Keys is free to download and uses an online installer to download, manage and update the instruments. Purchased products or free products added to your account will automatically be shown in the installer as well as available updates making it a breeze to buy and update the instruments. For more info on how to install or create an account please visit the support pages.
Installation and authorization
The installation and authorization of Addictive Keys and all instruments requires an internet connection on your audio computer, and is handled by the XLN Online Installer application – available for download at: www.xlnaudio.com/install
Download, unzip, run it and follow the steps to install and authorize all Addictive Keys products. For detailed information about how to use the Online Installer - visit the install page above.
As a standalone application
After the installation is complete, the standalone version of Addictive Keys will appear in the Programs Folder in the Start Menu (Windows) or Applications Folder (OS X) in the “XLN Audio folder. Run the application and click on the [Audio Settings] button in the top left corner to set up the audio output and input port for the MIDI keyboard.
As a plug-in in a host software
Addictive Keys can be loaded as a plug-in in most major DAW hosts. When using Addictive Keys as a plug-in, the Audio/MIDI settings can be adjusted in the preferences of your host software. For detailed instructions how to load Addictive Keys in your specific host please visit: www.xlnaudio.com/how_to_load_plugins
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There are a good number of sampled piano plugins already on the market, but this one is so flexible, it really deserves special attention.
The basic sound of each of the keyboards included is excellent. On top of that, there are seemingly infinite ways to combine the different microphones, EQ, filters/envelopes, and multi/master effects that are available. You can also use automation on some of the settings of Addictive Keys. These include the X-mod, channel volume amounts, FX sends, and the master channel filter.
The high quality sampled sounds of the three keyboards are really top-notch. I can’t really think of anything negative to say on this collection of great sounds. I do think that it could use a few more presets, but that’s about it. Nothing else jumps out and makes me think…”If it only did this, or that, or maybe…”. They have really thought this out very well.
One thing that would be cool (and this is a stretch!) is if they made it so any microphone could be at any placement. The way it is now, the microphones are not interchangeable in the placements. The microphones they picked are well suited to where they are located, so this just nit-picking.
Before buying some other similar plugin, make sure to check out the Studio Collection. It’s very easy to use, presets load quickly, has a great interface, excellent sound, and the price is right.
Unterstützte Formate: VST, AU, RTAS, AAX, Stand-Alone
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