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The most detailed collection of the world's finest grand pianos, recorded in one of the 'temples of sound', EASTWEST STUDIOS (more RIAA certified platinum and gold records awarded than any other recording studios) with 3 mic positions for each piano.
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After two years of recording, editing, and programming more than half a million dollars worth of pianos, the most detailed collection of the world's finest grand pianos ever recorded in one of the 'temples of sound', EASTWEST STUDIOS (more RIAA certified platinum and gold records awarded than any other recording studios) with 3 mic positions for each piano by multi award-winning EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP producers DOUG ROGERS AND NICK PHOENIX (Symphonic Orchestra, Symphonic Choirs etc. etc.).

The collection includes a Bechstein D-280 Concert Grand Piano, with additional close mics version engineered by KEN SCOTT (Elton John/Supertramp/David Bowie/Beatles), Steinway D Concert Grand Piano, Bosendorfer 290 Concert Grand Piano, and Yamaha C7 Grand Piano. 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.

QUICK FACTS:

- Produced by DOUG ROGERS and NICK PHOENIX

Pianos:

- Bechstein D-280 Concert Grand Piano (additional close mics version engineered by KEN SCOTT (Elton John/Supertramp/David Bowie/Beatles)
- Steinway D Concert Grand Piano
- Bösendorfer 290 Concert Grand Piano
- Yamaha C7 Grand Piano
- The most detailed piano recordings
- Load any piano or mic position individually (each piano is approx. 60Gbs)
- 3 positions are included per piano for maximum flexibility
- 10-16 velocities per note (and again in soft pedal, sustain pedal, and soft sustain)
- 16 velocity staccato on every piano
- Repetition samples taken from 180 BPM performances for a TRUE repetition sound and not simply an alternate take.
- Software detects true repetitions
- Resonance - pedal resonance recorded for every note at multiple velocities, as well as with the soft pedal down
- Proprietary resonance captured on the Bosendorfer
- True multi-velocity soft pedal samples with and without sustain pedal
- Release samples with software envelope follower
- Articulations on each piano include
- a. pedal resonance
- b. staccato
- c. soft pedal
- d. sustain
- e. repetitions
- Recorded in a proper piano environment with vintage Neumann microphones, Meitner AD converters and a vintage 8078 Neve console
- Stereo swap possible in software
- Mic position mixing in software
- Lid position simulation
- Articulation matrix for quick and straightforward loading
- Most powerful streaming engine available with highest polyphony counts
- 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.

Interface

This VIRTUAL INSTRUMENT combines intuitive handling with excellent sound quality, and functions as a plug-in instrument, without the need for a sampler.

PLAY Advanced Sample Engine

PLAY is a 64-bit (with 32-bit compatibility) Advanced Sample Engine with built-in Network Control* (plug-in or standalone). PLAY is Included with all EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP Virtual (software) Instruments.

FEATURES

PLAY includes custom designed virtual instruments that look as beautiful as they sound
- Interface designed to eliminate clutter, including only the controls needed for each individual virtual instrument

Load MORE thanks to 64-bit support
- 64-bit support allows you to load many more instruments and voices, limited only by your system RAM (32-bit support is included also)
- While most high-end computers will support 16Gb, a very small set of high-performance enterprise computers (with Microsoft Vista Ultimate) can already use 128Gb of RAM. As hardware develops, the theoretical limit is 17,179,869,184 gigabytes = 16 exabytes, or 17 billion gigabytes!

Networking Support
- If you still need more power, the built-in NETWORK CONTROL allows you to load instruments on other machines controlled from your host computer
- No more trips back and forth between computers, no more KVM switching when loading projects
- No need to buy additional software
- The PLAY system is a professional fully integrated solution for those with the most demanding production requirements

All instruments are listed in one browser
- Easy to use browser displays all of your instruments
- Favorites section to group the instruments you use most
- Preview your instrument of choice in an easy-to-use column viewer
- Load instruments into one instance to take advantage of your sequencer's "instrument tracks", or many if you so desire.
- Interface automatically changes to display current instrument

Articulations
- Forget browsing through complicated patch names: pick the instrument and play
- Turn on/off articulations as you wish
- 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

Legato Detection
- PLAY senses legato and repetitive playing and responds accordingly

Stereo Handling
- PLAY allows the user to manipulate stereo samples in very useful ways
- Stereo Swap allows the user to instantly swap the left and right channels
- Mono from left , Mono from right, or Mono Sum allow for instant conversion from stereo to mono

Mic Mixer
- Control all mic positions for the orchestra, choirs, pianos, and other instruments with multiple mic positions with the built-in mic mixer (currently included in the QL PIANOS virtual instrument)
- Now taken a step further, do it right in the patch
- Load, unload, adjust, pan, mute mic positions as you wish
- Pick your instrument, and PLAY!

Effects Engine
- The best sounding and most powerful effects engine out there, built from the ground up for the highest possible quality
- Reverb section 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)
- The smoothest filters you'll ever hear
- Specialized effects including the first Artificial Double Tracking (ADT) software available

Playback Engine
- Highest quality resampling engine
- Built from the ground up to create the most intuitive instruments possible.

Security system
- Authorize purchased instruments easily using the industry standard iLok security system
- Offers complete portability, take your plugin anywhere you want, use it on any computer
- Easy to authorize and manage (up to 100 authorizations on one key)

AU, VST, Standalone, Intel Mac, PPC Mac, Windows XP and Vista, 64-bit, 32-bit
- Natively supported in all major hosts on all major operating systems - PLAY no matter what your platform
- More native support than any other plug-in
- Standalone: PLAY as many instruments as your computer can handle in one application

Product Details

Product Details

Manufacturer Part # EW-171
UPC 837206201715
Manufacturer EASTWEST
System Requirements (Windows) - Up to 263GB Free Hard Disc Space. Each piano can be loaded and used individually. The Bechstein is 73GB, Bosendorfer 87GB, Steinway 58GB, and Yamaha 46GB.
- DVD Drive
- iLok Security Key, not included (a free soundsonline.com account is required for retrieving and managing iLok licenses)
- 32-bit standalone and plug-in versions included.
- 64-bit PC VST (host must support 64-bit VST plugins) and standalone versions included.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENT:

- P4 2.5Ghz or faster, 2GB RAM, Windows XP SP 2 or Vista, sound card, DVD drive,
- internet connection required for one-time product activation

RECOMMENDED

- Core 2 Duo or better processor, 4GB RAM, sound card with ASIO drivers, 64-bit system and host
System Requirements (Mac) - Up to 263GB Free Hard Disc Space. Each piano can be loaded and used individually. The Bechstein is 73GB, Bosendorfer 87GB, Steinway 58GB, and Yamaha 46GB.
- DVD Drive
- iLok Security Key, not included (a free soundsonline.com account is required for retrieving and managing iLok licenses)
- 32-bit standalone and plug-in versions included.
- 64-bit PC VST (host must support 64-bit VST plugins) and standalone versions included.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
- G5, 2GB RAM, Mac OS 10.4 or higher, DVD drive,
- internet connection required for one-time product activation

RECOMMENDED

- Core 2 Duo or better processor, 4GB RAM

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