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EastWest announces Stormdrum 3 pre-order

EastWest Stormdrum 3

EastWest has announced that its Stormdrum 3 percussion instrument is now available to pre-order.

Stormdrum 3 is the first virtual instrument to include EastWest’s new PLAY 4 software. In PLAY 4, EastWest replaced some third party components; added Avid’s new AAX format that will allow Pro Tools 11 users to use EastWest’s virtual instruments 64-bit, greatly improving performance; added new time-stretch software optimized for loops (with sync to sequencer); added a new mixer page (with sub-channels for mic positions), added background loading, and other new features. To top it all off, EastWest now offers SSL FX from Solid State Logic, the industry leader in mixing technology; and an upgraded EastWest reverb. The new FX section is available as an optional upgrade for all legacy EastWest PLAY collections, but will be included FREE for SD3 users.

In addition, customers who place a pre-order for SD3, scheduled to ship July 15, will be able to use the SSL/EW FX section for other PLAY collections as an additional bonus when available. The FX section includes a SSL EQ and Dynamics Channel Strip, Transient Shaper, and SSL’s legendary Stereo Bus Compressor; plus an upgraded “true stereo” reverb from EastWest plus new features. Now, with it’s combination of the new PLAY 4 software, the best sound processing tools available, and world class percussion instruments, Stormdrum 3 is the most advanced percussion virtual instrument to date and a must-have.

EastWest Stormdrum 3
Stormdrum 3 includes 90 Gigabytes of all new percussion.

Stormdrum 3 features

  • Features the best instruments from the private collection of Mickey Hart.
  • Features additional instruments from the Remo private collection, hand picked by Remo himself.
  • Played by master percussionists Mickey Hart, Greg Ellis and Chalo Eduardo.
  • Produced by Nick Phoenix, “Two Steps From Hell” composer and creator of Stormdrum 1 and 2, epic percussion collections.
  • Includes tempo synced percussion performances directed and played by Mickey Hart, with Greg Ellis, Chalo Eduardo and Nick Phoenix
  • Includes 5 user-controllable mic positions for each instrument.
  • Recorded in the world famous EASTWEST Studio 1, the home of major Hollywood soundtracks and television themes.
  • Includes new PLAY 4 64-bit/32-bit software on both MAC and PC, more user control and detail than any other collection.

Stormdrum 3 is available to pre-order for $395 USD / 295 EUR (ex. VAT). The projected release date is July 15th, 2013.

More information: Soundsonline / Soundsonline (Europe)

EASTWEST releases Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds Silver Edition

EastWest Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds

EASTWEST has announced the release of the Silver Edition of Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds, the third installment of their acclaimed Hollywood Orchestral Virtual Instruments Series, designed for those on a budget or with less computer resources.

This downloadable version is 16-bit, comes with one mic position (mid-tree) and contains an essential set of articulations and instruments. Users can upgrade to the Gold and Diamond Edition when they need more options. The Silver Edition includes Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Clarinet, Contrabassoon, English Horn, Flute, Oboe, Piccolo Flute.

As with the other best-selling Hollywood Collections (Strings and Brass), Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds was produced by Doug Rogers, Nick Phoenix and Thomas Bergersen, and sound engineered in the legendary EASTWEST Studio 1 by ACADEMY AWARD, C.A.S. (Cinema Audio Society), BAFTA, and EMMY award-winning sound engineer SHAWN MURPHY, who has recorded and mixed the scores for more than 300 feature films including Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: A Musical Journey, Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park The Lost World, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Titanic, Minority Report, The Bourne Ultimatum, Saving Private Ryan, Munich, The Passion Of The Christ, X-Men: The Last Stand, and Ice Age, etc.

The Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds Silver Edition is available to purchase for $199 USD / 149 EUR.

More information: Soundsonline / Soundsonline Europe

EastWest intros Silver Editions of Hollywood Strings & Hollywood Brass

EastWest

EastWest has announced the release of Silver Editions of its Hollywood Strings and Hollywood Brass virtual instruments for Windows and Mac.

The price for these editions is $199 each, which is an incredible bargain given the critical acclaim this series has received, and the fact the Gold and Diamond versions are in wide use by top composers. The Silver editions allow students and those who are on a tight budget or use average computers to work with sound quality and detail only known from movies and professional recordings.

Hollywood Strings is the most detailed string orchestra library available today. Recorded with a live orchestra at the famous EASTWEST STUDIO 1, the same studio where many Hollywood soundtracks and television themes were produced, Hollywood Strings offers unprecedented control over sound and performance. This collection of virtual sounds made by co-producers Doug Rogers, Nick Phoenix, Thomas Bergersen and Emmy Award winning sound engineer Shawn Murphy is a must have compositional tool for serious composers.

Hollywood Brass, also recorded at EASTWEST STUDIO 1 and the second installment in the Hollywood series, is the most powerful, realistic and extensive brass library ever created. Revolutionary fanfare patches are light on computer resources, but offer the most playable and instantly gratifying results on just one midi channel. Especially noteworthy are the articulations which really show how far EASTWEST went to create the ultimate orchestral brass library. Just like the Gold and Diamond editions, Hollywood Brass Silver contains pure Hollywood magic.

The Silver editions allow all musicians to experience superb samples and work on the same level as top professionals. They are a great opportunity to get one’s feet wet before moving on to the larger Gold and Diamond editions to which customers can easily upgrade for the difference in cost and a small upgrade fee of $50 (€40).

  • Diamond editions include all 5 mic positions, includes bow change legato and divisi exclusively and 24-bit samples
  • Gold editions include 1 mic position, all other instruments and articulations except these detailed above and 16-bit samples
  • Silver editions include 1 mic position, with limited instruments and articulations and 16-bit samples

More information: SoundsOnline

Eastwest offers 50% off Symphonic Orchestra and Pianos

Eastwest has announced it is offering 50% off the retail prices of two critically-acclaimed titles: Eastwest/Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra and Pianos on all purchases made through March 31, 2012.

Eastwest/Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra

Recorded by 11-time Grammy nominated classical recording engineer Prof. Keith O. Johnson, and produced by Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix, the EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA is the most awarded orchestral collection ever, and the only orchestral collection to be recorded in a “state of the art” concert hall where orchestras mainly perform.

Eastwest/Quantum Leap Pianos

EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP PIANOS is the most detailed collection of the world’s finest grand pianos ever recorded and includes a Bechstein D-280, Steinway D, Bösendorfer 290, and Yamaha C7, each recorded with 3 mixable mic positions.

“These are real acoustic piano sounds. I’m absolutely amazed. EastWest/Quantum Leap has gone the extra mile to provide stunning quality acoustic piano character – the whole collection is superb!” said 12-time Grammy winning pianist and composer Herbie Hancock. “The new meaning of heavyweight. Players agreed that EastWest/Quantum Leap has by far the most detailed and biggest-sounding pianos of the bunch.” Said KEYBOARD Magazine.

The PLAY interface includes impulses from the same hall the producers used to record Symphonic Orchestra and Symphonic Choirs so the pianos can blend with those collections.

Customers can receive 50% off the retail price at Sounds Online and at authorized EastWest dealers now through March 31, 2012.

More information: Sounds Online / Sounds Online (European customers)

Eastwest releases Quantum Leap Solo Violin sample library

Eastwest has announced the release of Quantum Leap Solo Violin, a world-class solo violin for the most demanding virtual orchestrations.

Eastwest / Quantum Leap Solo Violin

Produced by Nick Phoenix, Quantum Leap Solo Violin is a virtuoso solo violin recorded at Remote Control Productions, a film score facility in Santa Monica, California run by veteran film composer Hans Zimmer and home to the scores of many of today’s top films.

Quantum Leap Solo Violin includes 5 passes of true legatos sampled intervals, Legato soft, legato forte, expressive legato, portamento and fast legato/ trill/ run.

Quantum Leap Solo Violin features round robin up and down bowing on most articulations and is the first violin virtual instrument that can handle very fast playing and live trill playing with ease. All of the basic articulations were sampled as well as various expressive articulations, vibrato styles, and non vibrato.

Quantum Leap Solo Violin has a sound and character ideally suited for film and classical work.

Quantum Leap Solo Violin includes the latest version of EastWest’s PLAY software featuring 2 new solo violin reverb impulses designed to make Quantum Leap Solo Violin blend well with other EastWest/Quantum Leap collections.

Eastwest/Quantum Leap Solo Violin is available to purchase for $99 USD.

More information: Sounds Online (USA + World excl. Europe) / Sounds Online (Europe)

EASTWEST Hollywood Brass now shipping

EASTWEST has announced it is now shipping Hollywood Brass, a massive 150GB instrument that features unprecedented sound quality and the brand new PLAY 3 playback engine for the very latest in performance and control.

EastWest / Quatum Leap Hollywood Brass

Hollywood Brass adds to EASTWEST’s multiple award-winning Hollywood Strings Virtual Instrument as the second installment in the Hollywood series, once again combining the talents of Doug Rogers, Nick Phoenix, Thomas Bergersen and Shawn Murphy. Recorded in place at EastWest Studio 1, widely regarded as the “best brass recording room in the entire world” with 5 user-controllable mic positions (Diamond Edition), Hollywood Brass is designed to work seamlessly with Hollywood Strings (and the upcoming Woodwinds and Percussion) for the ultimate in virtual Hollywood scoring.

Hollywood Brass is approximately 150 gigabytes of pure Hollywood magic and includes Solo Trumpet, 2 Trumpets, 3 Trumpets, Solo French Horn, 2 French Horns, 6 French Horns, Solo Trombone, 2 Tenor + 1 Bass Trombone, Solo Tuba, Solo Cimbasso, and a low brass section consisting of 2 Tenor Bones, 1 Bass Trombone, 1 Tuba and 1 Cimbasso. A world-class group of brass artists was gathered for a sampling marathon that lasted for 21 straight 11-hour days followed by a year of post-production.

An exhaustive list of articulations, techniques, and features make Hollywood Brass the most expressive and realistic orchestral brass library on the market. Hollywood Brass also includes new brass reverb impulses taken from the smash hit convolution reverb Quantum Leap SPACES.

EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP Hollywood Brass is now available for the introductory price of $795 USD for the Diamond Edition, and $495 USD for the Gold Edition. Offer valid through August 15, 2011 (regular $995/$595 USD MSRP respectively).

More information: Soundsonline / Soundsonline (Europe)

EastWest announces Hollywood Brass, PLAY 3 powered virtual brass instrument

EastWest has announced Hollywood Brass, the second installment in the Hollywood series, once again combining the talents of Shawn Murphy, Doug Rogers, Nick Phoenix and Thomas Bergersen.

EastWest Hollywood Brass

Recorded in place at EastWest Studio 1, widely regarded as the “best brass recording room in the entire world” with 5 true mic positions, Hollywood Brass is designed to work seamlessly with Hollywood Strings (and the upcoming Woodwinds and Percussion). Running on the next generation and completely revamped engine, PLAY 3, Hollywood Brass will run flawlessly on your system along with Hollywood Strings. This is also exciting news for current Hollywood Strings users, as PLAY 3 and the new Hollywood Strings program update are free to all users.

Hollywood Brass is approximately 150 gigabytes of pure Hollywood magic. A world class group of brass artists, worthy of a Shawn Murphy recording, was gathered for this brass sampling marathon which lasted for 21 straight 11 hour days followed by a year of post production.

Hollywood Brass gives you complete control over the players and includes:

Solo Trumpet, 2 Trumpets, 3 Trumpets, Solo French Horn, 2 French Horns, 6 French Horns, Solo Trombone, 2 Tenor + 1 Bass Trombone, Solo Tuba, Solo Cimbasso and a low brass section consisting of : 2 Tenor Bones, 1 Bass trombone, 1 tuba and 1 cimbasso

But most importantly check out our articulations chart which really shows how far we went to create the ultimate orchestral brass library. No Shortcuts here!!

Hollywood Brass also includes new brass reverb impulses taken from the smash hit convolution reverb Quantum Leap SPACES.

Hollywood Brass features

  • Produced by Doug Rogers, Nick Phoenix, and Thomas Bergersen.
  • Sound engineered by Shawn Murphy (Academy Award, C.A.S. (Cinema Audio Society), BAFTA, and EMMY award-winng sound engineer).
  • Extensive multiple-dynamic “true legato” solo and ensemble brass, with multiple sized sections and mutes.
  • 5 user-mixable mic positions, extensive articulations, and no shortcuts!
  • Includes new PLAY 3 64-bit/32-bit software on both MAC and PC, powerful scripting for ease of use, more user control and detail than any other collection, all recorded in the world famous EASTWEST Studio 1, the home of major Hollywood soundtracks and television themes.

Hollywood Brass will be available July 10th, 2011. Introductory prices for Hollywood Brass Diamond and Gold editions are available.

More information: SoundsOnline / Hollywood Brass

EastWest releases Quantum Leap Spaces convolution reverb

Quantum Leap Spaces

EastWest has announced the release of Quantum Leap Spaces, a 24-bit, true stereo convolution reverb for Windows and Mac.

An arsenal of the best gear that Neumann, Neve, Telefunken, TG, Manley, Sennheiser, Fairchild (to name a few) have produced over the past 60 years was used to create QUANTUM LEAP SPACES, along with the Sony DRE S777 sampling reverb and Meitner A-D converters. ATC monitors were positioned in the room/hall to emulate the real world sound projection properties of various instruments. So an impulse taken for a French horn was created by firing the sweep tones from the middle to left rear of the stage, backwards and slightly towards the floor. 1st violin section impulses were taken by firing a series of speakers at an angle towards the ceiling, just like a real section. A fifth speaker with the high end reduced was fired towards the floor to emulate the body of the violins. This same methodology was used to record reverbs for rock instruments in various LA studios. Because of this, the reverbs in QUANTUM LEAP SPACES have a fantastic balance of early reflections and room sound that really draws a dry instrument into the space, rather than the usual “sound plus reverb” result.

Quantum Leap Spaces features

  • Produced and Engineered By Nick Phoenix.
  • Highest resolution, most useful, reverbs available.
  • 24-bit True Stereo, with True Surround capability.
  • ATC, Neumann, Telefunken, Neve, Meitner Signal Path.
  • Film Score, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Classical, Esoteric and Dreamy Reverbs.
  • Low CPU usage, with cleanest signal path possible.

Quantum Leap Spaces is available to purchase as a download for $299 USD / 225 EUR (DVD expected shipping date is week of January 24th).

More information: SoundsOnline / Quantum Leap Spaces