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North 7 Keys
release date: 18.08.2016

North 7 Keys

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Four Vintage Classics

Four pristinely maintained classic vintage keyboards from the 1960's and 1970's performed by a session giant and recorded by a top London-based engineer through a sumptuous signal path to give a truly 'Spitfire' take on electric pianos. Deep and pristinely crafted samples by Spitfire engineers that were then exhaustively tested by keyboard players for the most realistic response.

N7 keys is presented in Spitfire's incredibly popular eDNA engine to provide you with the potential to take these classic signals from the 20th Century and warp them into the 21st. With a host of presets designed by our own in-house funkateer Christian Henson these offer a mere glimpse at the potential of this collaboration.

Features Overview

  • 4 Vintage titans sampled "the Spitfire way".
  • Rare but pristinely maintained instruments.
  • Sumptuous vintage and hi-end signal paths.
  • Performed by session giant - Sean Hargreaves.
  • Recorded by in-demand engineer - Simon Changer
  • Deep sampled for ultimate character and realism with multiple round robins and dynamic layers.
  • Tested exhaustively with session players for realistic response.
  • Presented in Spitfire's eDNA interface, instantly tweakable.
  • Over (100) presets designed by Christian Henson
  • Bass keyboard section "alone worth price of entry".

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  • SPITFIRE ELECTRIC PIANO or "EP" - Arguably the most successful work-horse electric piano of the 1960s and 70s. This 73 note instrument generates sound using keys and hammers in the same manner as an acoustic piano, but instead of strings, the hammers strike thin metal tines, which are then amplified via an electromagnetic pickup.

  • ELECTRIC CLAVINET or "CLAV" - The sound is produced by a harp of 60 tensioned steel strings oriented diagonally below the key surface. Each key of the simple keyboard action is a single lever element that pivots on a fulcrum point at the rear. A spring returns the key to the rest position. The unique playing feel of this instrument comes from this abrupt impact of the pad striking its anvil point against the string. The Clavichord responds well to guitar effects, especially the wah wah pedal as expertly demonstrated on the seminal "Head Hunters" recordings by Herbie Hancock.

  • STAGE PIANO aka "THE WURLI" - The 64 note Stage Piano comprises of a single steel reed for each key, activated by a miniature version of a conventional grand piano action and forming part of an electrostatic pickup system. We love it for its soft mellow tones at the bottom and its biting totally transformed angry mid-tones when played harder and louder.

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  • ELECTRIC PIANO BASS aka "FINGER BASS" - A much rarer, but no less pristinely kept instrument from 1962. The world's first dedicated keyboard bass instrument made uniquely famous by Ray Mazarek of The Doors. This set of samples are a rare chance to create the most amazing dub bass style sub harmonic rich Hip Hop style bass lines. Using the same technology as the "EP" the Finger Bass is an instrument finely tuned to provide the richest low end, while having the pump and attack you can only get with a piano style instrument. The bass presets designed by Christian Henson offer a mere starting point of how far you could take this bad boy.


North Keys GUIeDNA Engine

Over the last seven years Spitfire - in partnership with Blake Robinson - have been creating some of the most intuitive and ingenious scripts, simple to use GUIs and attractive front ends. A year ago, we wiped the script clean and set about creating a monster of a new script engine. This we call eDNA. Two sets of sounds can be used in conjunction with the eDNA engine to quickly, dramatically and awesomely create a new audio experience for the next generation of music makers.

Motorised FX

We have prepared two awesome effects that are suitable for "motorisation" either for Sound Bay A or B or both. These are dual motors that oscillate the selected effect parameter AND then oscillate the oscillator!

For a detailed List of Presets / Articulations / Mics / Mixes please go to more Infos!


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Kontakt poweredThe latest NI Kontakt Player is included in this product!
The minimum Kontakt Player version to use this library is specified in the product description.

Download latest free Kontakt Player Windows (~ 450MB)
Download latest free Kontakt Player Mac INTEL (~ 600MB)

You want more?
This library qualifies for the reduced Crossgrade of full KONTAKT at Native Instruments (€ 249 instead of € 399)

Windows 7, 8 or 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit)
Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)

Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11 oder 10.12 (latest update)
Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)

for all

  • 1GB free disc space for player installation
  • additional hard disc space according to the library size
  • internet connection for product activation required (on any computer)


  • Stand-Alone
  • VST
  • Audio Units
  • ASIO
  • CoreAudio
  • AAX Native (Pro Tools 10 or later)

Kontakt Player legacy downloads - please check compatibility with your libraries!

Kontakt Player 5 5.3.1 Win (WIN 7 or higher)
Kontakt Player 5 5.3.1 Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher)

Kontakt Player 5 5.1.0 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt Player 5 5.1.0 Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher)

Kontakt Player 5 5.0.3 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt Player 5 5.0.3 Mac (OS X 10.6)

Kontakt Player 4 4.2.2 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt Player 4 4.2.2 Mac  (OS X 10.5 / 10.6)

System FAQs
System FAQs - North 7 Keys

Q: Can I use the included Kontakt Player for playing other libraries in Kontakt format (.nki plus .wav files)?
A: No, they only work in a 15 minutes demo mode

Q: When trying to "Add Library" my Kontakt shows a message "No Library found"
A: Then this is not a protected Kontakt library, but an open Kontakt format. You can find additional hints for Kontakt Libraries in that Sounds & Gear Video

online activationProduct activation:
An internet connection on any computer is required to authorize / activate the product (Challenge/Response).





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