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HOLLYWOOD, SEPTEMBER 22, 2008 – EASTWEST, exclusive US distributor of Best Service products is announces that the long anticipated Chris Hein Horns Vol. 1.5 Solo Instruments collection is now a reality. Based on the popular NI Kontakt Player 2, the collection delivers a strong creative package of four solo instruments – Alto-Sax, Tenor-Sax, Trumpet, Trombone and an additional Trumpet-Section.

“Since the inception of synthesis, musicians have wanted to accurately reproduce the performance capabilities of acoustic instruments,� says Doug Rogers, founder and CEO of EASTWEST. “The release of the Chris Hein Horns Vol. 1.5 – Solo Instruments provides the creative artist with a wide sonic pallet filled with the nuance and personality necessary for a truly high-end production.�

This spectacular collection features nearly 18,000 samples totaling 2.8 gigabytes of creative energy. At approximately 4,000 samples per instrument, the composer and performer now have the ability to sculpt the emotional content of a recording through the employment of up to 38 different playing techniques, all within one program. Performance nuance is further enhanced by up to 20 velocities per note combined with a choice of up to 189 variations per note, yielding an enormous range of tone and inflection.

Seventy-two control features are available with a new interface with 11 edit-pages and six DSP EFX and 21 high-class convolution reverb programs. New control features include Key-Switch Present, Hot-Keys, Key-Vibrato and Real-Vibrato, Legato- and Glide-Mode, Growl-Control, Air-Control, Keys-Control, Spit-Control, Dirty-Notes, Breath Release-Trigger, and more.

Chris Hein Horns Vol. 1.5 retails for $399.95. For more information, visit the EASTWEST website,

New Features:
• Kontakt-Player2 included
• 72 controllable features.
• New interface with 11 edit pages
• Legato- & Glide-Mode (with new samples)
• Key-Vibrato
• Hot-Keys
• An abundance of sound shaping functions

Instrument Features:
• Trumpet: 4030 samples, 600 MB, 38 articulations
• Alto Saxophone: 3804 samples, 920 MB, 30 articulations
• Tenor Saxophone: 4.083 samples, 1.040 MB, 30 articulations
• Trombone: 4.021 samples, 820 MB, 27 articulations
• Trumpet Section: 2.323 samples, 750 MB, 38 articulations
Since 1988, EASTWEST ( has been dedicated to perpetual innovation and uncompromising quality, setting the industry standard as the #1 producer and distributor of sample CDs and virtual (software) instruments. With over 30 years’ experience in the audio industry, founder and producer Doug Rogers has the expertise in music production to understand the creative tools professional musicians need. The recipient of numerous gold and platinum records including Recording Engineer of the Year, and over 40 international awards, Rogers is featured in The Art of Digital Music: 56 Visionary Artists and Insiders Reveal Their Creative Secrets by David Battino and Kelli Richards.

In January 2006, EASTWEST purchased the legendary Cello (formally United-Western) Studios on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, re-naming it EASTWEST Studios. The 21,000 sq. ft. facility, redesigned by master designer Philipe Starck, houses five recording studios and is the world headquarters for EASTWEST.