Four vintage classics
In collaboration with North Seven Studios, we take four vintage keyboards and create a definitive musical rendering of each of these classic instruments. The finest maintained Electric Piano, Stage Piano, Electric Keyboard Bass & Electric Clavichord, played by session giant Sean Hargreaves and recorded by in-demand engineer Simon Changer.
Cryo - Harnek Mudhar (0:00 / 1:19)
Chad, Inder And The N7 Keyboard Band - Christian Henson (0:00 / 3:15)
Unjaded Delight - Homay Schmitz (0:00 / 2:59)
Mr. Watanabe - Daniel Gadd (0:00 / 2:59)
Four pristinely maintained classic vintage keyboards from the 60s and 70s performed by session giant Sean Hargreaves (Ella Eyre, Natalie Imbruglia, Michael Buble, Trevor Horn), and recorded by top London-based engineer Simon Changer (Bjork, David Gray, Jamiroquai) to give a truly 'Spitfire' take on electric pianos. These deep and pristinely crafted samples were developed by our Spitfire engineers and exhaustively tested by keyboard players for the most realistic response. After years of experimenting and researching, Spitfire turns its hand to vintage electric piano sounds. "Could we make a difference?" we asked ourselves. By applying the Spitfire ethos to our recording process, we felt we could.
North 7 Vintage Keys is presented in Spitfire's innovative and incredibly popular eDNA engine, to take these classic signals into the 21st century. A host of over 100 presets designed by Spitfire founder and composer Christian Henson (Poirot, Inside No. 9, Alien: Isolation) offer you an insight into the potential of the library.
Characterful, vibey and like no other vintage keys library, North 7 Vintage Keys offers you the opportunity to take these classics and make them your own.
Our collaborators, North Seven Studios, are based at music industry hub Tileyard Studios in Kings Cross, London — the largest of its kind in Europe. Amongst this melting pot of innovation and experience sits producer and engineer Simon Changer (Bjork, David Gray, Jamiroquai) not only a talented force in his own right but an engineering magpie, who has built a studio from the finest fragments and polished jewels scattered citywide after the decimation of the London studio scene.
This was our first port of call for the finest, most pristinely maintained unique signal paths in London today. A long time collaborator of Simon and partner in the North 7 Vintage Keys project is Sean Hargreaves (Ella Eyre, Natalie Imbruglia, Michael Buble, Trevor Horn) a keyboard wizard and producer, who has one of the most pristinely maintained collections of classic keyboard instruments we have ever come across.
• 4 vintage keys, sampled "the Spitfire way"
• Rare but pristinely maintained instruments
• Sumptuous vintage and high-end signal paths
• Performed by session giant Sean Hargreaves
• Recorded by in-demand engineer Simon Changer
• Deep sampled for ultimate character and realism with multiple takes and dynamic layers.
• Tested exhaustively with session players for realistic response.
• Presented in Spitfire's eDNA interface and instantly tweakable.
• Over 100 presets designed by Christian Henson
• Bass keyboard section