Alicia Keys与丹麦采样专家Thomas Skarbye（以公司名称Scarbee闻名）和冲动响应专家Ernest Cholakis共同创造了一款虚拟钢琴，该钢琴符合她的专业标准，体现出充满灵魂的声音，这已经成为她成为超级巨星的商标。这是钢琴音乐，帮助Keys小姐赢得了多个格莱美奖，并跻身榜首。
乐器样本来自Alicia Keys自己的Yamaha™C3 Neo三角钢琴。这款独特且备受追捧的乐器是为了庆祝2002年雅马哈（Yamaha）诞辰100周年而制造的，它代表了音乐学院收藏系列的最高端。 Thomas Skarbye，Kontakt脚本向导Nils Liberg和格莱美奖得主工程师Ann Mincieli精心捕获了C3 Neo的精致独特声音，从而使每个人都可以使用这种独特的乐器。通过使用老式的麦克风和前置放大器，以及对Alicia演奏的详细分析，该团队成功地捕获了C3 Neo的温暖，灵魂和鼓舞人心的声音，一直到最细微的差别。
尽最大努力使ALICIA的钥匙尽可能地真实。这款独特的乐器以超乎寻常的精确度设计，并结合了细微的细节，例如机械释放的噪音，专门开发的共鸣和释放系统，甚至手指敲击键的声音（可选），都提供了生动活泼的真实感。事实上，Alicia Keys自己只在她的最新专辑《 The Element of Freedom》中使用了它。
Together with Danish sample specialist Thomas Skarbye (better known by his company name Scarbee) and impulse response expert Ernest Cholakis, Alicia Keys has created a virtual piano 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.
ALICIA’S KEYS was sampled from her own playing, recorded in the artist’s own studio under the supervision of her trusted engineer, Ann Mincieli.
ALICIA’S VERY OWN KEYS
The 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.
KEEPING IT TRUE
Great effort was put into making 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.