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EastWest Symphonic Orchestra Sample Collection Software - Silver Complete

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EastWest/Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra is known for the warmth and detail of its sound. With the incorporation of PLAY, users of the upgraded Silver Edition of EastWest/Quantum Leap Symphonic Orche... Click To Read More About This Product

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EastWest/Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra is known for the warmth and detail of its sound. With the incorporation of PLAY, users of the upgraded Silver Edition of EastWest/Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra will experience the benefits of the an even better sample engine immediately. With the typical orchestral composition employing a large amount of instruments, EastWest's PLAY software will streamline the process by allowing many more instruments to be loaded at once. The Silver Complete version features 11GB worth of material, with 16-bit samples, each with one mic position and basic articulations.

Beyond EastWest/Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra's phenomenal recording quality is its ability to breathe life into the virtual music world, creating a real space and filling it with sound. In the past, this meant adding reverb and effects, further digitizing and degrading the overall quality of your music. Now, EastWest/Quantum Leap accomplishes this through recording the natural hall ambience separately after the instrument has stopped playing until the sound has actually ceased. The software triggers this "release trail" at the end of every note and adjusts the dynamics so that the samples blend seamlessly, in effect placing your listeners in the hall with the orchestra.

PLAY is a 64-bit (with 3PLAY
PLAY isn't just a sampler. The PLAY system is a professional, fully integrated sample playback software solution for those with the most demanding production requirements. Its 64-bit support (available as a download for Mac users) allows you to load many more instruments and voices, limited only by your system RAM. 32-bit support is included also.

If you still need more power, PLAY's network control allows you to load instruments on other machines controlled from your host computer. That means no more trips back and forth between computers and no more KVM switching when loading projects. There's also no need to buy additional software.

The PLAY interface is designed to eliminate clutter, including only the controls needed for each individual virtual instrument. All the instruments are listed in one easy-to-use browser which displays all of your instruments. It includes a favorites section to group the instruments you use most. You can also preview your instrument of choice in an simplified column viewer. Load instruments into one instance to take advantage of your sequencer's instrument tracks, or into multiples if you so desire.
The Interface automatically changes to display current instrument whatever you do.

As far as articulations, you can forget browsing through complicated patch names. Just pick the instrument and play, and turn on/off articulations as you wish. The Articulations list also serves as reference for all expressions within the instrument (no need to look up key-switches in charts). Save your favorite configuration for quick retrieval.

PLAY is full of many other helpful features too. It has a legato detection that senses legato and repetitive playing and responds accordingly. It allows you to manipulate stereo samples in very useful ways, like the Stereo Swap which lets you instantly swap the left and right channels (Mono from left, Mono from right, or Mono Sum allow for instant conversion from stereo to mono). Th playback engine was built from the ground up to create the most intuitive instruments possible. The powerful effects engine has a reverb section which includes multiple impulse responses from halls, and the famous EastWest Studios and live chambers (more RIAA certified Platinum and Gold records awarded than any other studio). It also gives you incredibly smoothest filters. The iLok security system that PLAY uses ensures you complete portability, allowing you take your plug-in anywhere you want for use on any computer, and to authorize and manage up to 100 per one key.

PLAY is natively supported in all major hosts on all major operating systems.


  • 11GB: contains 16-bit samples, each with one mic position and basic articulations
  • Recorded by 11-time Grammy nominated classical recording engineer Prof. Keith O. Johnson
  • 64-bit with 32-bit compatibility PC
  • Full memory access MAC (requires 64-bit MAC)
  • Mac Intel compatible
  • Intuitive custom interface
  • Intelligent Performance section including Portamento, Repetition, Legato, Round Robin Reset
  • Improved articulation window and controls
  • State-of-the-art Convolution Reverb with pre-delay and additional Master control to route reverb to all instruments in an instance
  • Convolution includes the hall where the orchestra was recorded in for additional control of hall ambience
  • Intelligent release trail engine that follows the note-on samples volume at all times, so release trails always match
  • Release trails unaffected by mod-wheel cross-fade programs
  • Radical mod-wheel movements do not degrade release trails
  • Recall custom key-switches instantly
  • Key-switch sizes now unlimited
  • Improved sound quality with high-resolution audio engine
  • Hi-fidelity one pole filter for natural crossfades
  • Stereo image editing now possible using channel sourcing
  • Licenses included to install each section on multiple computers
  • Original and Pro XP expansion combined into "complete" PLAY version
  • Completely re-programmed for PLAY from the original recordings
  • Included for both Mac and PC:
    • 32-bit standalone and plug-in versions
    • 64-bit PC VST (host must support 64-bit VST plugins) and standalone versions
    Supported interfaces
    • WIN: VST, ASIO, DirectSound, RTAS
    • MAC: VST, Audio Units, Core Audio, RTAS
    System Requirements
    • Mac:
    • (Minimum)
    • G5 processor
    • 2GB RAM
    • Mac OS 10.4 or higher
    • (Recommended)
    • Core 2 Duo 2.5GHz or faster processor
    • 4GB RAM
    • PC:
    • (Minimum)
    • P4 2.5GHz
    • 2GB RAM
    • Windows XP SP 2 or Vista
    • Sound card with ASIO drivers
    • (Recommended)
    • Core 2 Duo 2.5GHz or faster processor
    • 4GB RAM
    • 64-bit OS and host
    • Up to 11GB Free Hard Disc Space
    • DVD drive
    • iLok Security Key, not included (a free account is required for retrieving and managing iLok licenses)
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    Pretty Okay

    By Mike Mollitor

    from Kalamazoo, MI

    Comments about EastWest Symphonic Orchestra Sample Collection Software - Silver Complete:

    This software definitely has the mojo to create some powerful pieces. One of my complaints is the limited choir and string sections. Also, not having full access to all three microphone positions is a bummer. However, EastWest gives anyone with the know-how to create some epic material. But, to say the least, the price of the software is a huge value considering the potential that this collection has to offer. The patches are lush and realistic. The sound quality is surprising. This is definitely worth digging into.

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