XLN Audio Addictive Keys Studio Grand
Grand Piano Virtual Instrument
The Grand Master of Pianos
- Steinway Model D Grand Piano
- Warm tone and unique sound
- Six selectable mic perspectives
The response, dynamics, and character of this instrument capture the very essence of a great grand piano. It will inspire your creativity.
The Studio Grand features a classic Steinway Model D concert grand piano. The first choice of many pianists, Steinways are famous for their character and unrivaled sound. The included ExploreMaps offer presets in a variety of styles ranging from open and natural to processed and strange. The variety of sounds makes Studio Grand perfect for both production and stage duties.
The Studio Grand features a Steinway Model D Concert Grand piano. At 8' 11 3/4" (274cm) in length, this majestic instrument is the overwhelming choice of the world's greatest pianists. More than ten Steinway Grand Pianos were auditioned before finding the one with the most desirable character: a crystal clear and open timbre with a perfectly balanced resonance.
XLN approached Studio Grand with production in mind. They found that fitting a grand piano in a mix can be hard and often results in a compromise of the sound quality in order to make it fit with the other instruments and vocals. By offering the exact recording setup in Addictive Keys and the option of mixing and matching microphones, Studio Grand is sure to fit nicely into any production style.
Studio Grand was recorded in a large recording studio at the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation. The studio is famous for being extremely quiet and for having a controlled acoustic ambience; for such a large room the reverberation still sounds tight and airy which is a rare combination and the perfect condition for recording a grand piano.
The recordings were done using rare vintage tube and ribbon microphones capturing the instrument at several different perspectives. From close up perspective with microphones next to the soundboard to far away perspective with natural room ambience. The end result is a warm and vibrant sound that goes from intimate to larger-than-life. The microphones used were hand-picked from the studios impressive collection.
- MacOS 10.9 or later (32 & 64-bit)
- Windows 7, 8, 10 (32 & 64-bit)
- Internet connection (during installation only)
VST, AU, AAX (32 & 64-bit)
This product should run on any host supporting VST, AU, or AAX plugins. XLN Audio actively tests on these host applications:
- Ableton Live 9 & 10
- Apple Logic Pro 9 & 10
- Avid Pro Tools 11 or later (Pro Tools First is not supported)
- Cakewalk by Bandlab
- Propellerhead Reason 9.5 or later
- Reaper 4 & 5
- Steinberg Cubase 8 or later
- MacOS 10.10 Yosemite and above
- Windows 7 and above (64-bit only)
- Intel, AMD, or Apple Silicon CPU
- 1920x1080 screen resolution or higher
AAX Native, AU, VST2, and Standalone