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HOLLYWOOD, SEPTEMBER 10, 2008 — EASTWEST, exclusive U.S. distributor of Best Service products, presents Xsample Chamber Ensemble, a new virtual instrument library of high-quality solo instruments for chamber music and chamber orchestra. This collection breathes new life into solo instruments with thousands of combinations of orchestration styles for a more lively and diversified sound.

Xsample comes equipped with a Kontakt2 Player engine which significantly expands user’ options when Xsample is used in conjunction with certain composition programs. For instance, Xsample with Kontakt2 is able to work out an elaborated interface for the adaptation of the notation programs Finale and Sibelius. Due to the harmonic interaction between the Xsample instruments and these composition programs, users’ notated ideas can come alive in a musically interpreted manner.

With several instrument variations, including stereo and mono, Xsample easily handles numerous key switches using Kontakt2 as well as globally occupied key switches. For example, you can easily find “sul pont� for violin, viola, violoncello and double bass all on the same key.

“Xsample really helps make incorporating the collection’s virtual instruments into users’ compositions as easy as possible while still providing a superior audio quality,� says Doug Rogers, president and CEO of EASTWEST. “Faster loading times are achieved through Xsample by using the reduced variations. This is a huge asset when working with big chamber orchestras because users can easily insert individual instruments into the mix.�

Xsample Chamber Ensemble retails for $795.00. For more information as well as audio demos and a downloadable PDF manual, please visit the EASTWEST website,

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.