This is a light version of the Alicia’s Keys piano library. The library is based on a very rare Yamaha C3 Neo Grand Piano, owned by Alicia Keys herself. The library has a quite warm and intimate sound. It sounds the best in the middle range of keys, but unfortunately has something weird going on with the release behaviour in the lower keys. It sounds great in Pop, R&B and Jazz contexts, but does a fine job in Cinematic pieces too. Since there was no update to the sample content, both the original v1.0.0 NKI as well as the v1.5.0 NKI are included in the release for convenience and backwards compatibility. The samples in the original release were in 24-bit 48kHz format. The samples were converted to 16-bit 44.1kHz and repacked into NKX containers. A null test results in a peak of -87dB, which won’t be audible at all. Also, after quite some testing, no issues were found with noise floor build-up when playing lots of notes. The conversion process takes the size down to 2.74GB from the original 6.98GB, which is a 61% reduction!
NOTE: You may need to batch resave the patches and point them to the sample folder location. Kontakt v5.8.0 or higher is required.