EASTWEST, the industry leader in soundware development and distribution, is pleased to announce that all of its EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA â€œPLAYâ€? EDITIONS will start shipping July 15, 2008.
In addition to receiving a turbo boost from the companyâ€™s PLAY 64-bit sampling engine, each version in the new PLAY lineâ€”Platinum, Gold, Silver and now Platinum Plusâ€”has, for the first time, combined the previous versions with many new features such as:
â€¢ 64-bit* with 32-bit compatibility for PC (*see system specifications).
â€¢ Full memory access with MAC (requires 64-bit MAC).
â€¢ The software is now Mac Intel compatible.
â€¢ An intuitive custom interface.
â€¢ Intelligent performance section including portamento, repetition, legato
â€¢ Features round robin reset.
â€¢ Offers improved articulation window and controls.
â€¢ On-screen Mic position mixing with Platinum and Platinum Plus versions.
â€¢ Switchable 24-bit/16-bit depth with Platinum Plus version.
â€¢ State-of-the-art convolution reverb with pre-delay.
â€¢ Convolution reverb includes the hall the orchestra was recorded in.
â€¢ An intelligent release trail engine that follows note-on samples volume at all times.
â€¢ Improved sound quality with high-resolution audio engine.
â€¢ Hi-fidelity one pole filter for natural cross-fades.
â€¢ Stereo image editing is now possible using channel sourcing.
â€¢ Original and corresponding Pro XP expansions combined into one version.
â€¢ The instruments featured in the PLAY Editions are newly-programmed for PLAY from the original recordings.
The new version also has several time saving features. For instance, users can recall custom key-switches instantly. The size of these key-switches are unlimited. Also, the compatibility between Silver to Gold to Platinum to Platinum Plus has been streamlined, allowing all versions to be easily utilized on one project.
â€œEASTWEST/Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra has already come out on top in a recent roundup of orchestral collections for its level of warmth and detail,â€? says EASTWEST Founder and Producer Doug Rogers. â€œNow with the incorporation of PLAY, users of EASTWEST/Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra PLAY Edition will experience the benefits of the new sample engine immediately. With the typical orchestral composition encompassing a large amount of instruments, EASTWESTâ€™s PLAY software streamlines the process by allowing many more instruments to be loaded at one time, while also providing enhanced control of the instrumentsâ€™ sounds.â€?
In addition to the added flexibility and sound quality, those who purchase the Silver collection will receive a seven-day fully functional trial version of Gold, and those purchasing the Gold collection will get a seven-day trial version of Platinum. With the Gold, Platinum and Platinum Plus versions, users will also receive a free seven-day trial version of the Steinway piano from EastWest/Quantum Leap Pianos. This is just one of several fine grand pianos included in this collection, which has been meticulously recorded by EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP producers Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix.
PLAY-Powered Quantum Leap Platinum Plus carries an MSRP of $1,295, Platinum $1,195, Gold $695 and Silver $295.
Special upgrade pricing is available to registered users of the previous Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra versions on the companyâ€™s website, www.soundsonline.com/orchestra until June 30, 2008.