Neo-Soul Keys® Studio 2

This EP was used by the late-great George Duke as he stated: "I also incorporated one called [Gospel Musicians] Neo-Soul Suitcase, because that has a little more grit and meat on it for certain types of sounds. - Keyboard Magazine August 2013 issue.

$249.99
  • 50GB of High Quality Samples

  • 147 Electric Piano Sounds and FX

  • 130 High Quality Presets

  • VKFX Module Included as a separate effects plugin

  • 94 Effects Presets from Overloud™ VKFX plugin


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Introduction


Neo-Soul Keys Studio 2 is the next evolution in electric piano sounds and effects from Gospel Musicians, which features a complete architecture overhaul using our Pure Synth structure and licensed VKFX effects from Overloud. Our goal with version 2 was to make an all encompassing electric piano and effects library that will complete all of your electric piano sound and digital effects needs. Don't think of Neo-Soul Keys Studio 2 as just a sample library only. Is is actually a complete EP Library and effects plugin featuring not only Overloud's VKFX library and factory presets, but 17 brand new effects that seamlessly integrates together with shared effects preset recall from within the library and plugin. The interface has a complete overhaul and designed for ease of use for novices, and extensive control for power users. Finally, we up'd the ante with 8-Brand new electric pianos that features the clean and well manicured side of your EP experience. Don't worry, we still have the dirt and grit that you liked from version 1, but now you have the ability to dial in your own grit given that each of the 6 sound slots are completely programmable, which allows you to load any sound into any slot. You even have the option to load the same sound into multiple slots for a vast amount of layering possibilities.



General Desktop Library Stats


  • Neo-Soul Keys Studio 2 Library - Comes as Standalone/VST/AU/AAX/Reason 10+ (VST/AU Support).
  • iFX Rack (VKFX Effects Library) - Comes as VST/AU/AAX/Reason 10+ (VST/AU Support).
  • Available IAP for the rest of the 17 effects (non VKFX).
  • 50 GB (20GB Lossless Compression) Library.
  • 147 Total Sounds.
  • 37 Full Electric Piano Sounds.
  • 27 Total Effects (17 more than version 1).
  • 94 Effects Presets with the ability to load in VKFX presets as well.
  • 130 Electric Piano Presets.


8 New Electric Pianos


Our goal this time around was to represent the cleaner side of the electric piano spectrum. We know all previous versions represented the dirty side, so that is still there as well. We wanted to find rare pianos that represent different and unique nuances in sound, with the goal of extreme playability as the utmost importance. This is why many of our high end piano sounds have up to 1,000 samples, representing up to 30 velocity levels. So now you have both clean and dirty sounds in one library.

We are also used very sophisticated Spectral Isolation techniques for our mechanical effects. By using spectral synthesis, we were able to, more precisely, isolate things such as tines, dirt, hits, clunks, and other mechanical noises from the actual pianos. This way you can add as much mechanical noises and, tines as you wish:

  1. Nu Suitcase - A well tuned and manicured suitcase that represents the clean and beautiful side, with beautiful bell tine noises in the low velocities. This EP was sampled from the DI, suitcase speakers, and mic'd ambient harp. It comes in a DI and fully concatenated stereo version with all of the tonal goodness from each source.
  2. Suitcase 88 - This is another clean suitcase with a very unique and interesting tine attack. This is great for tine lovers.
  3. Nu Mark I Stage - This is a very clean and dark sounding Stage EP. The uniqueness in this piano lies its deep and rich lows with a ton of bark and expression.
  4. Dilluh Stage - Sampled from JFILT from Very Sick Beats who one of the top Neo-Soul Hip-Hop producers on YouTube. This EP is great for Hip-Hop Jazz, Neo-Soul, and that J-Dilla, Roots/Slum vibe. It is clean with well placed quarks, which makes it ideal for that dirty stuff.
  5. Nu Mark V - We updated our Mark V with a super clean and chocolate sound. The expression is deep and barks tremendously.
  6. Mark III Tines - This is for tine lovers who absolutely love the sound of tines, which is reminiscent of a Mark III EK sound.
  7. Nu Wurly - This is a well manicured, maintained, and serviced Wurly piano that can fit with any type of genre.
  8. D'Ang CP70 - There would be no soul, without the sound of recording artist D'Angelo, who often performs live on a Yamaha CP70 Electric Grand. A CP70 sample library is a rare find and could easily cost half the price of this library alone, so we sampled a well manicured and serviced version, which sounds very authentic. The sources sampled were the DI, AMP, and an XY Mic for the ambient tone. The result is a beautifully sampled version that will give you that classic D'Angelo live sound.


New UI Features


  • Once-Click preset saving.
  • Preset and Sound Favorites.
  • Completely resizable GUI.
  • Easy to navigate controls.
  • Beautiful Hi-Res graphic images.
  • Quick Effect controls to be able to assign effects parameters to front interface.


New Sound Control Features


  • Mega Detune - Ability to slightly detune each key group, which immediately makes each sound warmer, phatter and more realistic sounding.
  • Quick Mute and Solo for each sound for easy mixing.
  • New Sound selection that allows you to quickly scroll through sounds, search, and mark sounds as favorites.
  • Auto-Preset Sound Select - When a sound is selected, an optimal programming parameter is chosen, so you don't have to do programming each time.
  • Ability to load any sound to any slot.
  • Ability to load the same sound twice for thick stacking and detuning.
  • Global micro-tuning, transpose, octave, and velocity curve for heavy hands.
  • Random playmode option to randomly play the sounds for more realism, especially for mechanical effects.
  • Autosave function to never loose changes on a preset.
  • Range and Velocity zones with crossfading and different curve options.
  • Velocity amount control with different volume curve options.


New Effects and Features


  • 17 New Effects.
  • Imported all factory VKFX Effects.
  • Able to read VKFX presets.
  • Ability to load and save presets from within the actual plugin, so you can choose a sound and a quick effect preset for easy sound creation.
  • FX presets are shared with standalone plugin and piano library.
  • Two new algorithmic reverbs and lush impulse reverb with tons of halls, rooms, and spaces, instead of just a Spring Reverb.
  • New Combo Amp effect.
  • New Stereo Spread effects.
  • New Sub Harmonic effect.
  • New Detuning effect.
  • New highly customizable rotary effect.
  • 11-Band EQ per sound.
  • New SVF filter per voice and full filter envelopes for sounds 1-2 for great expression.

What You Get

Library Size:

50 GB (17 GB Lossless Compression)

Content:

130 Sound Presets / 94 Effects Presets from Overloud® VKFX, 146 Sounds, 27 Digital FX

Sample Resolution:

44 kHz/24-Bit Recorded at 88.2 kHz

License:

3-Activations Per License; Requires Internet to Activate; Ability to Reset License through Manager

**This is not an iLok product, so please do not try to register via iLok. It is a normal serial registration.

High Speed Internet

High Speed internet greater than 300MB/s required. Wi-Fi Hot spots or hubs will not work.


System Requirements


    • Runs in Standalone and/or VST/AU/AAX
    • Does not use iLok and No iLok Authorization Used
    • Internet connection for the license activation
    • Supported Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.12+ / Windows 10
    • Solid State Drive (SSD) Required
    • 8 GB RAM or Higher Required
    • i7 Processor or Higher Required



      Compatibility

      Supported Plugin Formats:

      Audio Units, VST, AAX, Standalone

      Tested DAW Compatibility:

      Digital Performer 8+, Pro Tools 11+, Logic Pro X, Mainstage 3+, Cubase 7+, Ableton Live 8+, Studio One 2+, Garage Band 6+, Reaper 4+, Reason 9.5+, FL Studio, Reaper 4+, Sonar.

      (Does not Support Machine)

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      Experience the same exact, sounds, presets, and samples on your iPad or iPhone Device. You can save sample space by storing samples on your external SSD or Thumb drive and experience ultra fast sample loading. Our iOS apps have the same user experience as the desktop. 

      • AUv3 Plugin Compatible

      • External Hardrive and Thumb Drive Storage

      • Universal iPad/iPhone Support