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Vivid Keys

Versatile Studio Grand

The warm, organic sound of a classic grand piano—in vivid detail.

Recorded in a dry studio using close mics, Vivid Keys captures the pure, direct sound of a Yamaha C3 grand piano—a mainstay of recording studios worldwide. By using the soft pedal for all samples, Vivid Keys delivers rich, round timbres.

Three ready-to-go mixes let you start creating right away. The natural mix offers an upfront, present sound with just a touch of optional reverb. The cinematic mix builds on the softer dynamics of the raw piano tone, adding a large, shimmering pad. And the tight pop mix uses dynamic compression to provide the punch for cutting through any production.



  • 3 ready-to-go mixes: Natural, cinematic, and tight pop

  • Features sustain-pedal sampling plus a Bricasti Design M7 reverb for creating a rich, spacious sound

  • Sampled with the soft pedal on for a round, warm tone

  • Recorded with closely placed Neumann TLM 103 mics

  • Includes numerous dynamic layers and transitions for smooth playing from pianissimo to mezzo-forte

  • Incorporates extensive release and mechanical noise sampling for enhanced realism

About Organic Samples

Organic Samples collections are designed to capture specific moods and sounds, with a focus on expression and ease-of-use. The goal is to capture the character of a performance—the dynamic interplay of sound and performer.

The driving force behind Organic Samples is Maxime Luft—a young composer who started creating the instruments he needed for his own productions. The Organic Samples series is available exclusively from Orchestral Tools.


The instrument

The Orchestral Tools team recorded the Yamaha C3 grand piano in a dry studio at T-REX Classics in Berlin. Engineers placed mics close to the strings to create an immediate, intimate sound. Extensive sampling of dynamic layers, transitions, key releases, and mechanical noises captured every nuance of the instrument.

Recording the piano with a dry, close-mic’d approach gives you the greatest flexibility for incorporating Vivid Keys into just about any type of music. Whether you’re composing for TV or film, producing the next pop hit, or crafting a new indie song, Vivid Keys will quickly and easily fit into your mix.

Mic merging
Preserve your system resources: Fine-tune your mix using multiple mic positions, then merge into a single channel within the player.

Greater usability
SINE is designed to complement the compositional workflow. Create on the fly with auto keyswitch options, and easy remapping tools.

Download à la carte
Choose only the instruments and mic positions that you currently need—no need to download the entire collection at once.


Organic Samples

Vivid Keys

Versatile Studio Grand


T-Rex Classics, Berlin

79,00 € +VAT

Not licensed
  • Eidos by Alex Niedt
    Vivid Keys
  • Nothing but Vivid Keys by Maxime Luft
    Vivid Keys
  • Show Up by Maxime Luft
    Vivid Keys
  • Parabel by Lukas Kiedaisch
    Vivid Keys
  • At Dusk by Cornelius Duerst
    Vivid Keys
  • Streams and Fields by Benjamin Botkin
    Vivid Keys
  • Swing Impro by Peter Roth Westdickenberg
    Vivid Keys
  • BIONA by Natalie Hausmann (track15)
    Vivid Keys
  • Fortunas Theme by Timo Loosli
    Vivid Keys
  • The Warm Piano by Peter Roth Westdickenberg
    Vivid Keys


  • Works with Orchestral Tools’ SINE Player—NOTE: Very latest version required!
  • 30 GB of samples (14 GB SINEarc compressed)
  • 24 bit / 48 KHz patches
  • System requirements SINE:
  • Mac OS 10.13, i5, 4 GB RAM (16+ GB recommended)
  • Windows 10, Intel Core i5 or similar (Windows 7 is not officially supported)
  • Interfaces: VST, AU


If you want to buy the Kontakt version of this collection, please note:

  • This is not the latest version of this collection - the SINE version might offer additional features not available here
  • We don't maintain and update the older Kontakt versions of our collections
  • You can upgrade this Kontakt version to the SINE version later for an additional upgrade fee*

*= Upgrade fee is around 10% of the regular collection price. This is due to doubled costs for downloads and licensing.