Your #1 Electric Piano Library:
Neo-Soul Keys® Studio is a 100% FULL recreation of the desktop version. This version contains every single preset, effect, and functionality as the desktop version, which costs $199.99. In fact, any preset you make on the desktop is 100% compatible to the iOS version. Amazingly enough, we were able to include the full functionality of the popular desktop grade Vintage Keyboard FX Suite, by Overloud™ built into the library.
Neo-Soul Keys® Studio is the #1 electric piano application for iOS. These are some of the most realistic, organic, and warm sounding electric pianos ever created. We pride ourselves on the intangibles. By intangibles, we mean: grit, dirt, release, bark, mechanics, bumps, clanks, and all of the electromechanical goodness that makes up an electro mechanical piano. Without such great detail, your electric piano can be very sterile, lifeless, and without character. Alternatively, don't be mistaken--Our EPs can sound as clean and clear as a whistle, but you are always welcome to dial in as much dirt as you want.
When you first play our electric pianos, you will immediately hear a very distinct difference from any other electric piano you've played. Terms like warmth, vintage, phat, weighty, and vibey are many of the words often used when describing the sound of Neo-Soul Keys®. When you first play this thing in the studio or live, you will hear your speakers fill the room with a very reminiscent vintage and old school sound of the '70s. All of this is because we didn't just sample the DI of our pianos. We used the same vintage and boutique equipment the top studios use, to create the COMPLETE electric piano sound and experience.
See what the late-great George Duke has said about Neo-Soul Keys® and why he chose to use it live, rather than a real electric piano:
"I also incorporated one called [Gospel Musicians] Neo-Soul Suitcase, because that has a little more grit and meat on it for certain types of sounds. There’s another that’s pretty smooth, and it’s also a Scarbee thing but it’s toned down; it doesn’t have a lot of attack. As a matter a fact, I’m using that sound on “Brazilian Love Affair.” When I go into playing more funk, I might use Neo-Soul Keys, which has a lot of attack....” (Keyboard Magazine, Aug. 2013).
What's New in This Version:
• New Clav.
• 13 New Suitcases.
• 10 New Stage EPs.
• 14 New Wurli EPs (New RARE Wurli 300 (This Model was only
available in Germany and came in a wooden cabinet). It was
based upon the 200, but with added speaker and the same
amp as the 206).
• All EX5 EP Factory presets.
• New Clavinets.
• 22 New EP Timbers.
• 30 New Mechanical FX.
• 12 New FM Tines, and hybrid EPs.
• 4.0 GB Lossless compression (Sample Size 11GB)
• 88 Distinct Electric Piano Timbres
• 60 Dedicated Mechanical FX
• 126 High Quality Presets
• Featuring Overloud's Vintage Keyboard FX suite integrated and
specifically tweaked for iOS.
• 18 High quality AMP Sims
• Optimized CPU and disk streaming
• Optimize preset system with better saving options and a search
• New vintage modeled Master Limiter with a smooth and transparent
soft limit and tube saturation.
• Keyboard Follow (K.Follow) for Decay
• Each mechanical effect has a dedicated:
* Velocity Curve
* Velocity Amount
* Keyboard Amount
* Gain and Volume
*** Our library is only compatible with the the iPad 4th Generation and Higher. Due to it's age and specs, polyphony and CPU may be limited.
- Fixed issues with Mechanical FX not loading
- Misc. Bug Fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Great sounding app, with tons of options. For some reason, though, the audio output level is a bit on the quiet side, even when using the preamp and such.
Add option to delete unneeded presets/samples!!!!
It’s great, but I, like many people, only use a few of my favorite sounds and this app sticks you 4 GIGS of sounds, when you only use 1 or 2? You HAVE to add the option of deleting samples from your iPad that you don’t use.
Also, this shows a BLANK SCREEN as an auv3 in BeatMaker. Which is not only no fun, but means you can’t even pick your sound. This has to be fixed.
Excellent app otherwise, but every day I think about deleting it because of how it wastes 4 gigs of my iPad. I only use 2 sounds from this. And I have iLectric and KORG module which give me a lot of electric piano already. Please fix this stuff, as I’d love to keep it. Oh, and Audiobus 3 please.
Worth Every Penny
The sounds this app gives you are awesome. They are customizable and versatile. Just the suitcase sounds alone blew my mind. The amount of detail in the tone is impressive. This app also works perfectly with GarageBand if you want to record some the sounds in a track. To be specific, Neo Soul Keys (NSK) “merges” with GarageBand and allows you to creat midi tracks based on the sound chosen in NSK. I was so amazed at how seamless the transition from NSK to GarageBand was. I’d say that this app is great for any producer or jazz/gospel/funk musician.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.