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EastWest Complete Composers Collection HD+ 75% off in Fall Promotion

EastWest has announced that they are offering a sensational additional promotion on their most popular bundle: The EastWest/Quantum Leap Complete Composers Collection HD+ through Sept. 30, 2012.

EastWest Complete Composers Collection HD+ Sale

The Complete Composers Collection HD+ provides composers with 7 award-winning virtual instrument collections preinstalled on a performance quality internal hard drive.

During this promotion the Complete Composers Collection HD+ is available at 75% off the retail price. PLUS each purchase includes ONE ADDITIONAL FREE TITLE during this promotion and FREE Worldwide Shipping.

The Complete Composers Collection HD+ may be customized at the same discount with any 7 or more titles from a list of 16 titles.

More information: Soundsonline / SoundsOnline (Europe)

Eastwest announces Master Series of virtual instruments for upcoming 25th Anniversary

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Eastwest has announced its Master Series, an upcoming collection of virtual instruments in collaboration with celebrated producers and musicians.

EASTWEST founder and producer Doug Rogers is pulling out all of the stops to celebrate the company’s 25th Anniversary in 2013. Only a handful of music software companies can claim a quarter-century of longevity and success, and EASTWEST has been an industry leader from the beginning.

Rogers has signed several industry heavyweights to develop a, no expense spared, “Masters Series” of Virtual Instruments. Producers in this high-profile group are MARK “SPIKE” STENT (Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Madonna, Muse, etc.); JOE CHICCARELLI (Raconteurs, Killers, White Stripes, etc.); STEVEN WILSON (lead guitarist and singer of the progressive rock band Porcupine Tree); drummers MATT CHAMBERLAIN (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, etc.); and STEVE SIDELNYK (Madonna, Seal, Massive Attack), and others TBA.

“I am honored to work with such an amazing and talented group of people,” said Rogers. “Mark ‘Spike’ Stent, a British producer/engineer brings his experience of working with international superstars such as Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Madonna, U2, Beyoncé, Muse, Björk, Depeche Mode, Green Day, and many more, to the table. Accordingly, our new ‘Masters Series’ of Virtual Instruments will reflect that kind of quality.” STENT has won three Grammys including: Best Rock Album in 2010 for Muse “The Resistance”, Best Contemporary R&B Album in 2009 for Beyoncé “I Am… Sasha Fierce”, and Best Dance Electronica Album in 2006 for Madonna “Confessions On A Dance Floor”. At the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards 2011, Stent was nominated across four different genres: “Album of the Year” with Lady Gaga for Fame Monster, “Best Rock Album” with Muse for “The Resistance” (Winner), “Best Dance Electronica Album” with Goldfrapp for “Head First”, and “Best Contemporary R&B Album” with Usher for Raymond V Raymond.

CHICCARELLI is a producer, mixer and engineer who has worked with U2, Beck, The Killers, The Raconteurs, The White Stripes, The Strokes, etc. He was a Grammy Award Winner for Best Alternative Album The White Stripes “Icky Thump”, and Best Engineered Album The Raconteurs “Consolers of The Lonely”. Chiccarelli has won a total of nine Grammy Awards and received an additional four Grammy nominations.

WILSON is best known as the principal song writer, guitarist and singer of progressive rock band Porcupine Tree, but has more recently embarked on a solo career. Wilson is a producer, audio engineer, guitar and keyboard player, playing other instruments as and where required, (including bass guitar, concert harp, hammered dulcimer and flute). He has become well known for his 5.1 surround sound mixes that have now afforded him 3 Grammy nominations.

The production of this new “Masters Series” of Virtual Instruments is part of a number of events leading up to celebrating EASTWEST’s 25th Anniversary year in 2013.

Another milestone is the completion of the multiple award-winning Hollywood Orchestral Virtual Instruments series with Hollywood Orchestral Percussion, which is also planned for early 2013, again engineered by ACADEMY AWARD, C.A.S. (Cinema Audio Society), BAFTA, and EMMY award-winning sound engineer SHAWN MURPHY. Murphy 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.

EASTWEST recently released the third component of the series with Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds.

More information: Sounds Online / Sounds Online (Europe)

Eastwest Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds now shipping

EASTWEST Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds

Eastwest has announced it is now shipping its Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds virtual instrument for Windows and Mac.

Over 70 weeks, the EASTWEST team recorded, edited and programmed every nuance of world-class orchestral woodwind players with meticulous care. The result is a comprehensive library of breathtakingly real woodwind sounds – the perfect addition to the critically acclaimed Hollywood Strings and Hollywood Brass.

Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds is the most powerful, realistic and complete woodwind virtual (software) instrument, weighing in with a massive 145 GB of meticulously captured realism and detail.

As with Hollywood Strings and Hollywood Brass, this library was 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 and III and many more.

Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds includes Alto Flute, Bass Clarinet, Bass Flute, Bassoon, Clarinet, Contra Bass Clarinet, Contra Bassoon, Eb Clarinet, English Horn, Flute, Flute 2, Oboe, Piccolo Flute, with unprecedented sound quality and expression, true legato plus 5 user-controllable microphone positions (Diamond Edition only); Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds is designed to work seamlessly with the existing sections of the Hollywood Orchestral series – Hollywood Strings, Hollywood Brass and the upcoming Hollywood Orchestral Percussion – for the ultimate in virtual Hollywood scoring.

Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds Diamond Edition is now available for the introductory offer of $795 USD ($995 USD MSRP), and Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds Gold Edition will be available the introductory offer of $475 USD ($595 USD MSRP).

More information: SoundsOnline / SoundsOnline Europe

EASTWEST launches Buy One, Get One Free promotion

EASTWEST has announced it is offering customers the opportunity to Buy One, Get One Free through the end of June on select products.

EastWest Buy One Get One Free

Music creators can purchase any of the following EASTWEST products by June 30, 2012 and get one of equal or lesser value free:

  • Hollywood Strings
  • Ministry of Rock 2
  • The Dark Side
  • Spaces Reverb
  • Symphonic Choirs
  • Symphonic Orchestra (Platinum and Gold)
  • Goliath
  • Stormdrum 2
  • Silk
  • Gypsy
  • Pianos (Platinum and Gold)
  • RA
  • Ministry of Rock
  • Fab Four
  • Voices of Passion

“There’s a sense of devotion about these projects, the long months spent recording and programming seeming to go beyond the call of duty. Sample libraries don’t get much better than these, and any composer with an ear for sound will find much inspirational material in them,” said Sound On Sound Magazine of EASTWEST products.

More information: SoundsOnline / SoundsOnline Europe

Yellow River Sound’s Peking Opera Percussion Sound Library goes US

SoundsOnline has announced that Best Service’s multi-format sound library Peking Opera Percussion by Yellow River Sound has arrived to the US market.

Best Service Peking Opera Percussion

Building on the success of Gu Zheng, this is the second virtual instrument from Yellow River Sound who specialize in reproducing traditional Chinese instruments with authentic detail.

Peking Opera Percussion is a collection of high quality drum and percussion instruments used in traditional Chinese Opera, especially the Peking Opera, one of the cultural treasures of China, and Kunqu Opera, known as the “teacher” or “mother” of a hundred operas. This 3GB library also includes other percussions instruments commonly used in contemporary Chinese music, such as a 4 feet high drum, played in solo and ensemble performances, various gongs and cymbals and the unique Bianzhong, an ancient Chinese instrument found at the tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng and dated back to 433 BC, consisting of a set of bronze bells that were hung in a wooden frame and struck with a mallet.

Peking Opera Percussion is produced with top notch sampling, editing and programming by local Chinese producers who have a natural understanding of their culture and a sole passion to express the true quality of Chinese instruments. Peking Opera Percussion incorporates Best Service Engine 2, giving users an easy to use interface and real-time control over essential parameters, as well as a number of playable MIDI templates to help users navigate the intricate rhythm patterns of traditional Chinese opera.

Peking Opera Percussion is available to purchase for MSRP $139 USD.

More information: SoundsOnline / Peking Opera Percussion

Soundsonline.com Spring Promotion – 30% off most titles (EastWest, Best Service, Zero-G)

Soundsonline has announced a two-week, site-wide Spring Promotion, offering 30% off the list prices of most EastWest, Best Service and ZERO-G purchases made from May 7 through May 21, 2012. The Eastwest offer also includes upgrades and licenses.

Sounds Online Spring Promotion

EASTWEST, based in Hollywood California, offers the most critically acclaimed line of virtual instruments for composers. EASTWEST virtual instruments are considered to be the best available, and are endorsed by the who’s who of the music, film, TV, and games industries, including Danny Elfman (Spiderman, Nightmare Before Christmas, Terminator 4), James Newton Howard (The Dark Knight, King Kong), John Powell (Hancock, The Bourne Trilogy), Thomas Newman (Revolutionary Road, WALL-E, Lemony Snickets), Brian Tyler (Fast and the Furious, Dragonball), Chris Beck (Pink Panther 2, Under the Tuscan Sun), David Newman (The Spirit, Cat In The Hat, Ice Age), Steve Jablonsky (Desperate Housewives, Transformers), Paul ‘Wix’ Wickens (Keyboards/Musical Director, Paul McCartney), Herbie Hancock (12-time Grammy Winning Pianist and Composer), Teddy Riley (Producer Michael Jackson “Dangerous” and “Invincible”), David Kahne (Producer Paul McCartney), and countless others.

Best Service, based in Munich, Germany, and Zero-G based in Devon, United Kingdom are prolific developers and publishers of a large collection of fine virtual instruments and sample libraries. Both Best Service and Zero-G have been exclusively represented by EASTWEST in North America for more than two decades.

This promotion makes the finest composers tools available for a fraction of their normal cost. No matter what your style, genre, or professional goals are, now is a great time to invest in your music. There’s something for everyone at Soundsonline.com.

More information: SoundsOnline / SoundsOnline (Europe)

Best Service and Zero-G products are not available from the European store. Promotional prices may not be combined.

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)