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CINEMATIC KEYS is a complete collection of 850+ traditional and mutilated Instruments & Multis derived entirely from recordings of keyboard instruments powered by Kontakt Player.
An Unprecedented Collection
CINEMATIC KEYS™ is a complete collection of 850+ traditional and mutilated Instruments & Multis derived entirely from recordings of keyboard instruments. Weighing in at over 8GBs, CINEMATIC KEYS not only includes amazing, ready-to-play, psycho-acoustic sampled melodic and percussive instruments, but uses these instruments to enter into the morphed world of score-ready hybrid sound design. CINEMATIC KEYS is powered by Kontakt Player.
The Keys to Cinematic Creativity
Sample Logic has gone above and beyond the standard performance and recording techniques to create the instruments included in CINEMATIC KEYS. The library consists of not only Grand and upright pianos, harpsichords, Wurlitzer electric pianos, and toy pianos as standard multi-sampled instruments, but also breaks barriers with strummed, plucked, picked, and e-bow techniques, just to name a few. In fact there are many extended techniques recorded on a multitude of instruments. In addition, Sample Logic found ways to manipulate the sound of each of the included instruments to create something truly unique. Using this organic material, they were able to craft the finest dynamic and original acoustic and effectual cinematic sounds possible.
Destroyed to Innovate
The bread and butter of CINEMATIC KEYS is in the inclusion of a massive collection of samples derived from the destruction of an upright and toy pianos all recorded in a huge multi-car garage, the result of which was amazing organic acoustics treatments. These piano instruments were dismantled and destroyed using an assortment of wrecking tools from a sledgehammer, scythe, machete, to a blowtorch, and way beyond, creating a truly "out of the box" innovative sound. Putting all of this together results in the transformation of these inspiring sounds into evocative, cinematic instruments ready for all styles of sound production.
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The Interface: Ultimate control on a per-step basis!

CINEMATIC KEYS represents a major enhancement to Sample Logic’s award-winning Kontakt user interface. Easily control eight real-time audio effects, displayed in a beautiful tiled interface right from the home screen of every CINEMATIC KEYS instrument. The interface also includes a bypass ArpeggiGator, Triggers with 64 preset effects, and a LFO section to make things wobble! This is all topped off with the powerful Step Animator engine, first introduced in ARPOLOGY. The Step Animator allows for modern-day sequencing and arpeggiating of sounds over time on a per step basis.

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Real Time Effects

CINEMATIC KEYS makes 8 real time effects easily accessible in a tiled front-page interface.
Features include:

  • THE FX ANIMATOR - for real-time effect automation
  • TRIGGERS - 48 unique effect chains
  • LFO - to make things wobble
  • WAVE - additive synthesis engine
  • MULTI MACROS & BUTTONS - for real-time sequencing of instrument parameter controls
The All-New FX Animator

Building on the breakthrough Step Animator, Sample Logic has now included an all new FX Animator for all audio effects, allowing them to be modulated and sequenced in real-time, creating infinite new possibilities for creative effecting of sounds. The FX Animator also contains up to 150 unique presets. All effect modulation can be made on a per-step basis, and steps can each have different durations, or be synchronized with the Step Animator, bringing even more awesome power to the Animator system.

Instruments & Multis

In the design of CINEMATIC KEYS, Sample Logic felt that it was important to include keyboard-based sample material spanning the full range of musical and sound design applications. Sample material was created by expanding on traditional recording and performance techniques with sonic experimentation, leading to the creation of a wide array of morphed sounds.

The instruments are divided into 3 main categories:


  • Ambience
  • Stingers


  • Arpeggiated
  • Harpsichord
  • Organs
  • Pianos Acoustic
  • Pianos Effectual
  • Synth
  • Toys
  • Wurlitzer


  • Hit Ensembles
  • Impacts
  • Kits
  • Loops
  • Sequenced
  • Transitions
Multis are also divided into 3 categories:
  • Construction Beds
  • Instrument Stacks
  • One Note Glory
Tech Specs
  • Over 850 Instruments and Multis delivered at 44.1k/24-bit.
  • Just over 8 GB sample library using Kontakt’s lossless sample storage compression
  • Requires Kontakt 5 Player (free) or Kontakt 5 (sold separately) Version 5.5 or higher
  • Mac OS X 10.9, or higher, Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM (6GB recommended)
  • Windows 7, 8, or 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2, 4 GB RAM (6GB recommended)
  • 8.05 GB free disk space for CINEMATIC KEYS sample content
  • 1 GB free disk space for Kontakt 5 Player

Kontakt is continuously being updated. For the latest system compatibilities visit the Native Instruments website.

Film and Game Composers

This is so much more than just another piano sample library.

Sample Logic has changed the way I view the piano with Cinematic Keys! The sheer variety of different sounds in this library takes my breath away. Everything from dark and heavy to light and airy makes this a go to library for all my scores! The step animator makes composing complex piano riffs easy and the atmospheres inspire me to make music every time! Well done Sample Logic!!!

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