You can hear the sound "Wing Upright - Lonely Basement" Throughout this song and also the entirety of trench. (Jumpsuit, Morph, Chlorine, Smithereens, Neon Gravestones, The hype, Bandito, Pet Cheetah, Leave the City) Along with other presets from this plugin (Weltmeister Claviset EP - Retropluck, Rhodes 1946 Pre-Piano - Retrospace, etc.)more
For Eilish’s productions, he has always used virtual instruments, such as Keyscape by Spectrasonics. “It’s amazing, especially the Dark Indie upright pianos. My piano in my parents’ room is not situated well for recording. It’s more fun to write on it, then record on a MIDI keyboard, especially because I like tweaking MIDI parts, changing and perfecting them.”more
“This immaculately-sampled keyboard collection became a huge part of my album - the upright pianos added a vividness (complete with pedal noises) to my demos that helped steer the sound. Even though I replaced most of it with a real upright piano for the final arrangements (there are some things you can’t get from anything other than a physical acoustic instrument, like being able to reach inside a piano), I left it on a few tracks or used a mixture within certain pieces - I’m not sure people could necessarily tell them apart. The dulcitone has also become a huge part of my sound.”more
Just recently bought this plugin after been watching Youtube videos about it for quite some time, and it's truly amazing. The piano sounds are incredible and with a lot of different presets it's easy to find a timber that fits the track I'm working on. It includes a lot of different piano instruments: Pianos, rhodes, clavinette, toy pianos, glockenspiel, vintage digital synths. It's my go to now whenever I need very authentic sounding keys, which is quite often.
Keyscape is the only keys sound collection I've used that feels truly 'intimate' - playing it feels like you're really in front of a nice grand piano, or Rhodes, or whatever. It's very inviting and exciting to play, and quite inspirational!