HOLLYWOOD — EASTWEST‘s Fab Four Virtual Instrument Collection was recognized by the international music trade press as it took home the MIPA (Musikmesse International Press Award) for Best Sound Library.
MIPA winners are selected each year by 100 music trade magazines from all over the world for being most innovative new products in the industry. The company‘s Fab Four Virtual Instrument stood out in its category in that the collection was meticulously recorded using the same type of instruments and recording equipment as was used by the Beatles.
“The Fab Four project was truly a labor of love for us and it‘s great to see it internationally recognized for the amount of work that went into it,” says EASTWEST Founder and Fab Four Producer Doug Rogers. “Like the Beatles popularity before it, the Fab Four Virtual Instrument has become an international success and is helping to bring the group‘s innovative sounds to the next generation of musicians.”
In addition to the extensive research spent on acquiring instruments and recording equipment, the Fab Four Virtual Instruments project also involved Engineer Ken Scott, who worked on such Beatles albums as A Hard Day‘s Night, Help, Rubber Soul, Magical Mystery Tour, and The Beatles. To further ensure authenticity, guitarist Laurence Juber and drummer Denny Seiwell, both of whom were members of Paul McCartney and Wings, played the same kind of instruments as those used by the Beatles for the collection‘s recordings.