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EastWest Quantum Leap Symphony Orchestra Gold Complete - Virtual Orchestral Instrument

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Product Highlights
  • Orchestral Instruments
  • 33GB
  • 16-Bit Samples
  • VST, Audio Units and RTAS
  • Standalone
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista

The Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra from EastWest is a sampled orchestral collection originally captured in a "state of the art" concert hall. Recorded by eleven-time Grammy nominated classical recording engineer Prof. Keith O. Johnson, the virtual instrument features strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion.

To achieve the feel of a live concert hall performance, each instrument and section was recorded with three microphone positions - close, stage (conductor's position) and hall. By selecting the different positions, users can mix these sounds together to create any kind of natural ambience their project requires, eliminating the need for artificial reverb.

Quantum Leap Symphony Orchestra 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
  • 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 included) if one is not already on the system.

Virtual instrument featuring the four sections of the orchestra
Intelligent performance section including portamento, repetition, legato and round robin reset
33GB of samples in 16-bit resolution
State of the art convolution reverb with pre-delay and additional master control to route reverb to all instruments in an instance
Includes convolution response from the original hall for additional control of hall ambience
Intelligent release trail engine that follows the note-on samples volume at all times, so release trails always match
Release trails unaffected by modulation-wheel cross-fade programs, even radical movements
Custom key-switches can be recalled instantly
Unlimited key-switch sizes
High fidelity single-pole filter for natural cross-fades
Stereo image editing possible using channel sourcing
Type Virtual Instrument
Voices CPU dependent
Sounds Yes
Effects Filters
Reverb
Output ASIO, Core Audio and DirectSound
System Requirements Mac:
Minimum:
G5 2GHz
OS X 10.4 or higher
2GB RAM
DVD Drive
33GB free hard disc space (for full load)
iLok copy protection key (not included)
Recommended:
Core 2 Duo 2.5GHz or faster processor
4GB RAM

PC:
Minimum:
P4 2.5GHz or faster processor
Windows XP SP 2/Vista
2GB RAM
Sound card with ASIO drivers
DVD Drive
33GB free hard disc space (for full load)
iLok copy protection key (not included)
Recommended:
Core 2 Duo 2.5GHz or faster processor
4GB RAM
64-bit OS and host

Specialties No dedicated hardware or software sampler required

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EastWestQuantum Leap Symphony Orchestra Gold Complete - Virtual Orchestral Instrument
 
4.3

(based on 3 reviews)

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      5.0

      Great product and customer service

      By Itinikaii

      from Provo, UT

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about EastWest Quantum Leap Symphony Orchestra Gold Complete - Virtual Orchestral Instrument:

        When I first ordered the product, I received a call from the company tell me that it was shipped. How convenient! They also told me that it was to appear on my doorstep exactly week from when I ordered. Low and Behold, it was at my door step on the date they said. I had trouble reading the directions and uploading the software myself, so I gave them a call. Again, with kind voices they helped me out with the problem immediately and efficiently. I would recommend these guys for any purchase and delievery orders of East West programs.

        East West Quantum Leap Symphony Orchestra Gold Complete works exactly how I expected it to work. The sounds are amazing, clear cut down to the specifics. For anyone that was starting out in the East West world, the Gold versions are pretty simple and do not take much space on the computer.

        There wasnothing wrong with the product; just me trying to figure out the iLok situation. It would be nice if the links that were on the paper (included in the package)were on website. That was probably the most inconvenient, but overall, Loved everything!

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        4.0

        Beautiful, but frustrating

        By Malignant Media

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Versatile
        • Works Very Well As A Vst

        Cons

        • Extremely Hard To Set Up

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about EastWest Quantum Leap Symphony Orchestra Gold Complete - Virtual Orchestral Instrument:

        Here's the deal - I LOVE this instrument library. It's undoubtedly the best thing I've ever spent my money on as far as software goes, BUT... It took so, so long to set up and it requires so, so much hassle that it only feels "worth it" about a week after you get it to work. I understand the security features, but... EastWest and Play really need to work on their accessibility. My software came with very clear instructions which actually turned out to be wrong. The instructions are to download an installer from their site instead of using the included one (because it's apparently outdated), but that new program installs a version of Play that refuses to recognize any of the EastWest instruments or the iLok certification. My program only worked when I totally wiped it from my computer and installed the "old" version from the disk (like they said not to). Overall, I'm still really satisfied because the sound library is astounding, but the stress of actually making it work was... Ridiculous. I hope I never have trouble like THAT again; there's nothing quite like spending hundreds of dollars on a computer program and then having it not work at all because of the instructions that are included with it.

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        4.0

        Virtual Strings:Things to remember!

        By Dan P

        from San Ramon CA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

        • Professional Recording

        Comments about EastWest Quantum Leap Symphony Orchestra Gold Complete - Virtual Orchestral Instrument:

        This is a great starter string package.
        If you are familiar with virtual Instruments getting around Play,the player takes a bit of getting used too but once I got my ducks in a row with placing the library on a disk and downloading the newest install software and version of play I was ready to give it a go.
        Of course I wanted more sounds as I started listening to them but found some sounds that were useful right away and they sounded great.
        I can see upgrading soon to the platinum package but we won a $500 gift certificate from one of the companies who license our music so essentially it was free.Gotta love it.

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