HOLLYWOOD â€” Summer is coming and EASTWEST is heating things up by offering a Buy One Get One Free Promotion for its top-selling PLAY-powered products. Included in this offer are some of its most popular PLAY-powered products, such as Quantum Leap SILK, EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP Symphonic Choirs PLAY Edition, EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP Symphonic Orchestra PLAY Edition, EASTWEST FAB FOUR and QUANTUM LEAP Goliath.
Users visiting the EASTWEST U.S. (www.soundsonline.com) or worldwide (www.soundsonline-europe.com). Websites from now until June 30, 2009 will be able to purchase one PLAY product and receive a collection of equal to or lesser value for free. The offer is also available at participating domestic and international retailers using a mail-in rebate.
â€œThis is one of the biggest promotions that EASTWEST has ever offered,â€? says Doug Rogers, founder of EASTWEST. â€œAll of our most popular PLAY-powered collections are included and there is no limit to the amount of virtual instruments that can be purchased where you can receive one free. This offer really is a great and affordable way to flesh out your sound library with some of the best-sounding collections on the market.â€?
PLAY-powered collections eligible for the promotion include:
Quantum Leap SILK: A collection of historic and unique string and woodwind instruments from China, Persia and India. The collection contains extensive articulations, interval sampling (where appropriate), round robin (alternate samples) and phrases to give the feeling of smooth effortless performance â€“ like silk.
EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP Symphonic Choirs PLAY Edition: The first virtual instrument to offer complete control over a choirâ€™s words and sound; and the first to include three simultaneous stereo mic setups (close, stage and hall). With EASTWEST Quantum Leap Symphonic Choirs PLAY Edition running off of the PLAY sample engine, users will be able to experience perfect harmony between PLAY and the collectionâ€™s WordBuilder software. PLAY aids with the setup process of WordBuilder, making it easier for users to take full advantage of this feature.
EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA PLAY EDITION (Platinum Plus, Platinum, Gold and Silver Editions): One of the most popular collections EASTWEST has to offer has received a turbo boost from the companyâ€™s PLAY 64-bit (with 32-bit compatibility) sampling engine, offering the opportunity to load more of these high-quality sounds than ever before â€” all in an easy-to-use interface.
QUANTUM LEAP STORMDRUM 2: This sequel to Stormdrum is packed with over 12 GBs of percussion, drawing from the secret collections of three world-class percussionists, offering some of the most amazing multi-sampled percussion imaginable. For the maximum customization without sound degradation, SD2 â€“ The Next Generation delivers MIDI performances created with Roland V-Drums and Zendrum percussion controllers.
EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP PIANOS FULL EDITION: The most detailed collection of the world’s finest grand pianos. These include a $225,000 Bechstein D-280 Concert Grand, the same kind of piano engineer/producer Ken Scott used to record Elton John, David Bowie, and Supertramp. EASTWEST invited Scott to engineer the Bechsteinâ€™s close-miced recordings to provide users with a cutting, dynamic pop/rock piano sound. The collection features three micing positions to offer the best in realism and expression.
EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP PIANOS GOLD PLAY EDITION: Pianos Gold Edition offers all the great pianos featured in the full version of Pianos but offers only one mic position. This allows the collection to run faster on slower computers than the full three mic version.
QUANTUM LEAP RA PLAY EDITION: One of the largest and most detailed collections of ethnic instruments from six areas of the world: Africa, Americas and Australia; Europe, Far East, Middle East and the Turkish Empire; and India. Every instrument and ensemble was sampled extensively so that the character of each instrument is preserved. For the first time, users will have more control over the sounds offered in the collection along with the ability to load even more instruments than ever before.
QUANTUM LEAP GOLIATH: The sequel to Colossus, this collection encompasses the entire Colossus collection plus 8 Gigabytes of new content. Users now have more than 180 high-quality instruments and more than 600 patches including drums and percussion, guitars, basses, acoustic and electric pianos, keyboards and mallets, pop brass, orchestral instruments, choirs and vocals, ethnic instruments, new age ensembles, morphing atmospheres, synth basses, synth leads, and synth padsâ€”all at their disposal. As part of the additional content, Goliath features the full collections of sounds from the EW/PMI BÃ¶sendorfer 290 Piano collection.
EASTWEST FAB FOUR: A faithfully executed, incredibly accurate comprehensive collection of the same kind of musical instruments and recording equipment the Beatles used to record their music. Winner of the 2008 M.I.P.A. Award, selected by 100 top M.I. magazines worldwide.
EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP GYPSY: A virtual instrument of intimate European sounds with unprecedented detail.
EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP MINISTRY OF ROCK: A huge virtual instrument of rock drums, basses and guitars that provides a true all-in-one solution for rock productions.
QUANTUM LEAP VOICES OF PASSION: A virtual instrument of female vocalists from Wales, Syria, India, Bulgaria and America. Voices of Passion features five outstanding professional female artists singing vowels, words, morphing vowels, effects, phrases, calls, whispers and breath noises.
In order to be eligible for the free product(s), orders must be placed by June 30, 2009 and dealer rebate forms must be mailed no later than July 15, 2009 with an original receipt.