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Cinematic Keys

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CINEMATIC KEYS, 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

CK Piano 1Sample 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 

CK Pioano 3The 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.

The Interface: Ultimate control on a per-step basis!

CK Screen 1CINEMATIC 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.


Real Time Effects

ck screen 2CINEMATIC 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:

  • Atmospheres
  • Instrumentals
  • Percussives

Multis are also divided into 3 categories:

  • Construction Beds
  • Instrument Stacks
  • One Note Glory

Made with Kontakt version 5.3.1

Making of Cinematic Keys




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Flag ENspacePro Tools Expert, 09/2014


Flag ENspaceThe Audio Spotlight, 09/2014

TAS review


I think Cinematic Keys has a lot to offer. It won’t necessarily replace other things I already use (I wish it could! I love that piano tone) but it’s definitely a very strong addition to my tools and I can see myself using it a lot in the future. You can see the amount of love that went into this library, from the wonderful GUI to the sounds it produces.

Do you want something versatile that covers many possible needs in one go? If so, look no further, Cinematic Keys will do a lot of things you thought it could do and probably a lot of things you thought it could never do, too.

Full Cinematic Keys review at TAS


Flag ENspaceFilm and Game Composer 09/2014

Film and Game Composer Cinematic Keys


A very interesting piece of software that will have immediate impact for any Dramatic, cinematic and Epic composers. A different take on the whole piano sample library, and definitely worth adding to your collection even if for just the Arpeggiated folder!

--this is so much more than just another piano sample library.--

Full Cinematic Keys review at Film and Game Composer

Flag ENspaceSounds and Gear, 09/2014

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I give Cinematic Keys 5 out of 5 subs without a doubt! It sounds amazing, the interface looks amazing, and the control you have over quickly tweaking your sound gives this instrument endless potential.

Full review for Cinematic Keys at SoundsAndGear


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The following reviews have been placed by customers who also bought this product from us. All reviews are provided through eKomi, Europe’s largest independent customer review company.

Language: englisch
5.0 of 5

bonjour, CINEMATIC KEYS est la meilleure bibliothèques que j'ai acheté depuis que je compose de la musique cinématique ! c'est un produit d'excellence comme SEUL Sample logic est capable de le faire !

Sprache: deutsch
5.0 of 5

Super Sound, für viele Genre zu verwenden. Sehr zu empfehlen.

Sprache: deutsch
5.0 of 5

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Kontakt poweredThe latest NI Kontakt Player is included in this product!
The minimum Kontakt Player version to use this library is specified in the product description.

Download latest free Kontakt Player Windows (~ 450MB)
Download latest free Kontakt Player Mac INTEL (~ 600MB)

You want more?
This library qualifies for the reduced Crossgrade of full KONTAKT at Native Instruments (€ 249 instead of € 399)

Windows 7, 8 or 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit)
Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)

Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11 oder 10.12 (latest update)
Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)

for all

  • 1GB free disc space for player installation
  • additional hard disc space according to the library size
  • internet connection for product activation required


  • Stand-Alone
  • VST
  • Audio Units
  • ASIO
  • CoreAudio
  • AAX Native (Pro Tools 10 or later)

Kontakt Player legacy downloads - please check compatibility with your libraries!

Kontakt Player 5 5.5.2 Win (WIN 7 or higher)
Kontakt Player 5 5.5.2 Mac (OS X 10.9 or higher)

Kontakt Player 5 5.3.1 Win (WIN 7 or higher)
Kontakt Player 5 5.3.1 Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher)

Kontakt Player 5 5.1.0 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt Player 5 5.1.0 Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher)

Kontakt Player 5 5.0.3 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt Player 5 5.0.3 Mac (OS X 10.6)

Kontakt Player 4 4.2.2 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt Player 4 4.2.2 Mac  (OS X 10.5 / 10.6)

System FAQs
System FAQs - Cinematic Keys

Q: Can I use the included Kontakt Player for playing other libraries in Kontakt format (.nki plus .wav files)?
A: No, they only work in a 15 minutes demo mode

Q: When trying to "Add Library" my Kontakt shows a message "No Library found"
A: Then this is not a protected Kontakt library, but an open Kontakt format. You can find additional hints for Kontakt Libraries in that Sounds & Gear Video

online activationProduct activation:
An internet connection on any computer is required to authorize / activate the product (Challenge/Response).





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