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Native Instruments Xpress Keyboards Software Instruments
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With Xpress Keyboards Native Instruments has realized three music software instruments that combine an outstanding sound with incredible ease-of-use. This bundle includes the XPRESS versions of the B4, PRO-53, and FM7, making it the perfect option for instrumentalists who see themselves first and foremost as musicians and who want to get straight to making music.
The three Xpress virtual keyboards are designed for maximum playability and deliver the most popular sounds of their predecessors. Altogether 160 outstanding sounding presets cover an enormous spectrum of sounds, from fat basses to lead and pad sounds, from organ sounds to keyboard tones. In addition the presets can be changed through selected sound parameters — depending on the preset — letting you customize the sound, easy and intuitive.
B4 Xpress delivers the ever-popular virtual organ sound of the 60's and 70's. Countless music productions of this era used the warm and powerful sound of the legendary drawbar organ — which to this day works for practically every genre and style. B4 Xpress generates the sounds of the hardware predecessor with astonishing precision and includes 32 of the best presets from the award-winning Native Instruments B4 Organ.
In addition, the software can alter some of the most important sound parameters: the rotary speakers — an absolute must for a striking organ sound — are tweaked with the Rotor control. Drive controls the degree of distortion, ideal for rocking organ sounds. Vibrato adds an expressive vibrato, Percussion a percussive velocity sound. Bass, Treble, and Brilliance change the color of the sound.
At the beginning of the 1980s a new synthesis type called frequency modulation (FM) changed the sound aesthetic of an entire generation and left a significant mark on the sound of pop and alternative music alike. FM7 Xpress includes 64 presets, including precise bass sounds, crystalline bells, metallic leads, and pulsing pads, plus some impressive analog-style sounds and pulsing loops.
The attractive control surface displayed on your computer screen offers several controls for sonic fine-tuning: Harmonic adds new overtones and changes the basic sound, while Brightness boosts the high end. With Attack, Decay, and Release you can turn a punchy bass into a long string sound by altering the envelope times. FX controls the effects level for the sounds: depending on the preset you can increase or decrease the chorus, delay, or hall. The Modulation Wheel lets you dynamically alter the sounds while playing live.
PRO-53 Xpress software emulates the full, powerful analog sounds of the Sequential Circuits Prophet-5. Fat basses, warm pads, energetic leads, and brass and string sounds with real character are all possible with PRO-53. The PRO-53 includes 64 of the best sounds from its big brother PRO-53.
The most important parameters can of course be tweaked for custom sounds: Brightness, Resonance, Shape, Attack, and Decay control the unmistakable filter of the PRO-53, allowing for countless sonic variations. FX controls the effects level for the sounds: depending on the preset you can increase or decrease the chorus, delay, or hall. The Modulation Wheel gives sounds even more life and expressiveness by smoothly altering various sound settings.
One of the most important factors when producing music is finding a completely convincing and inspiring sound. In this department, Xpress Keyboards set new standards: these brilliant virtual instruments inherit their sound engines from the full versions of B4 Organ, FM7, and PRO-53, instruments known for their perfect sound quality. Professional sound is guaranteed.
Live and in the studio
Since all three instruments can run standalone and as a plug-in, Xpress Keyboards are equally suited for playing live at home, on stage, and for composing songs in a sequencer.
Users of the Xpress Keyboards can order additional preset packages in Native Instruments' online shop
- Three instruments providing the sounds of three legendary vintage keyboards
- Intuitive control surface and uncomplicated handling
- Based on the high-end audio engines of B4 Organ, FM7, and PRO-53 for incredibly authentic sound
- Playable in real time — live on stage, at home, in the studio
- Dozens of professional sounds — ready to play
- Excellent selection of altogether 160 presets for almost all sound categories
- Individual control for selected parameters, allowing for dozens of sound variations
- Total Recall saves altered sounds with the song in the sequencer
- Instruments can be opened multiple times in the sequencer
- High number of voices (polyphony) available on a standard computer
Xpress Keyboards Software Instruments
- System Requirements
- OS 10.2.6, G4 500 MHz, 512 MB RAM
- Windows XP, Pentium III/ Athlon 500 MHz, 256 MB RAM
- Not compatible to Intel-based Macs
- Audio Units, VST, Core Audio, Core MIDI, DirectSound