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EastWest Fab Four - Virtual Instrument

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EastWest Fab Four - Virtual Instrument

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  • Beatles Inspired Instrumentation
  • VST, Audio Units and RTAS
  • Standalone
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista
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Fab Four from EastWest is a virtual instrument featuring instrumentation inspired by the sounds of the Beatles. All the sounds were generated and processed using equipment identical to that which the Beatles played and recorded.

Various vintage guitars were sampled with up and down strokes, multiple velocities and picking styles, some with chords and effects. Basses used were the Hofner 500 Bass (1963) and Rickenbacker 4001S Bass (1964). Drums included a rare 1960 Ludwig downbeat kit with Zildjian cymbals.

The recording equipment was just as equally meticulously acquired. Items included very rare EMI REDD tube and TG12345 recording desks, Fairchild limiters, EMI RS124 modified Altec compressors, and Studer J-37 tube multi-tracks, amongst other microphones, amplifiers and other outboard units.

Having worked on multiple Beatles albums, project engineer Ken Scott was able to recreate from his direct experience, many of the unique techniques developed by the Beatles during their musical odyssey. The Fab Four virtual instrument utilizes a dedicated playback engine, the PLAY Advanced Sample Engine, which provides an easy searchable browser and the ability for users to customize the sounds.

Fab Four functions as follows:

  • Stand-alone under ASIO, Core Audio or DirectSound
  • Plug-in for applications supporting RTAS, VST and Audio Units for Mac OS X
  • Plug-in for applications supporting VST and RTAS for Windows XP/Vista
  • 32-bit standalone and plug-in versions included
  • 64-bit PC VST (host must support 64-bit VST plug-ins) and standalone versions included

Note: Requires Pace iLok key (not supplied) if one is not already on the system.

Virtual instrument featuring instrumentation inspired by the music and sound of the Beatles
Total of 13GB of 24-bit/44.1kHz samples
Includes authentic rare period guitars (acoustic and electric,) basses, drums, keyboards, stringed and other miscellaneous instruments
Neumann, AKG, Cole and STC microphones were used to record all instruments
The period amplifiers used to record the electric guitars included the Fender Tan Showman (1963), Fender Bassman (1963), Vox AC30 (1963), Vox AC50 (1965), Vox Defiant (1966), Vox 730 (1966), Vox 7120 (1966), Fender Showman (1967) and the Fender DeLuxe (1967)
Drums were all multi-sampled with up to sixteen velocity layers, left and right hand. The sounds were all matched to a particular style, e.g. A Day in the Drums, Ticket to Drums, Yer Drums
Includes various keyboards
Instrument plays back via the PLAY Advanced Sample Engine, a dedicated audio engine/interface providing a powerful streaming engine
All instruments listed in a single browser for easy navigation
Stereo Swap allows the user to instantly swap the left and right channels. Mono from left, mono from right, or mono sum allow for instant conversion from stereo to mono
UPC: 837206201708
Type Virtual Instrument
Voices CPU dependent
Sounds Yes
Effects Delay
Output ASIO, Core Audio and DirectSound
System Requirements Mac:
G4 1GHz or faster
OS X 10.4 or higher
DVD Drive
13GB free hard disc space (for full load)
iLok copy protection key (not included)
Internet connection required for one-time product activation
Core Duo or better processor

P4 2.5GHz or faster processor
Windows XP SP 2/Vista
Sound card
DVD Drive
13GB free hard disc space (for full load)
iLok copy protection key (not included)
Internet connection required for one-time product activation
Core Duo or better processor
Sound card with ASIO drivers

Specialties No dedicated hardware or software sampler required
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.3 x 8.8 x 3.0"


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Authentic Beatles Sounds!

By Dog

from Memphis

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  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile


    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about EastWest Fab Four - Virtual Instrument:

    The sounds of the Beatles have always fascinated me and this assorment of samples allows me to easily incorporate these sounds into my music.

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