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EastWest SD2 - The Next Generation Virtual Instrument Collection

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SD2 — The Next Generation is a stunning collection of exceptional acoustic percussion instruments. The exclusive selection of drums and percussions exceeds all other existing libraries out there. As... Click To Read More About This Product

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SD2 — The Next Generation is a stunning collection of exceptional acoustic percussion instruments. The exclusive selection of drums and percussions exceeds all other existing libraries out there. As a sequel to Stormdrum (which was the most successful acoustic percussion library ever released.) it sets new standards that will exceed the expectations of everyone who owns a Quantum Leap product. Combined with the brand new developed Eastwest Play sample engine, a must to have with no doubt.

SD2 - The Next Generation is a completely new and improved concept that is destined to become the new standard for years to come.. Instead of loops you get access to midi performances created with Roland VDrums and Zendrum percussion controllers. You get MIDI performances of over 100 film score oriented midi performances, each with dozens of variations, intros and endings from bombastic to hypnotic. The software in the Next Generation allows for millions of variations of each midi performance.

What this means is that you can change ANYTHING with no sound degradation. Want to slow it down from 120 BPM to 50 BPM? Simply change the tempo of your sequence. Want to change the tone to something more aggressive, or something more subtle? Simply change the dynamics and marvel as 24 velocity multi-sampled percussion creates a completely new sound. Want to tune, add effects or filters to specific drums? No problem. Want to mute specific sounds and play in your own parts using the same sounds? No problem. Sound replacement? No problem. Like the sound of a performance, but don't like the rhythm? Simply use the current multi to create your own rhythms.


Powered by Eastwest's Play 64-bit (and 32-bit) Advanced Sample Engine with built-in Network Control (plug-in or standalone). This virtual instrument combines intuitive handling with excellent sound quality, and functions as a plug-in instrument, without the need for a sampler.


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Play Sample Engine
  • A complete high-performance sample management system
  • Offers native support for more platforms than any other software engine
  • Network support for large studios, expandable systems
  • The latest in technology (64-bit, supports next generation operating systems)
  • The highest sound quality (ground-up effects, highest quality interpolation)
  • The best virtual instruments from the multiple award-winning Eastwest/Quantum Leap producers
  • Intuitive controls, custom designed for each library
  • Complete portability
  • Internet connection
  • System Requirements:
  • 10 GB Free Hard Disc Space
  • DVD Drive
  • iLok Security Key (a free account is required for retrieving and managing iLok licenses)
  • If you do not own an iLok Security Key you can purchase at your local authorized EASTWEST retailers, or here. One iLok key will hold 100 registrations for all future releases.
  • Recommended system:
  • WINDOWS XP (32 and 64-bit), VISTA (32 and 64-bit), PIV, 1 GIG of RAM,
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or higher , POWER PC or INTEL MAC
  • Supported interfaces:
  • WIN: VST, RTAS, ASIO, DirectSound
  • MAC: VST, Audio Units, Core Audio, RTAS
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Must Have for Film, TV, and Video Game Work

By Geoff Knorr

from Baltimore, MD

SD2 is a great set of epic and ethnic drums that is simply a must have for film, tv, and video game composers. If you're looking for "those epic movie drums," these are it! But also included are some great sounding ethnic drums as well... As a side note, though, some of the panning of the drums can be a little strange...just something to be aware of as you're putting them in your mix.

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