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Quantum Leap Pianos from EastWest is a virtual instrument featuring four, classic grand pianos, all sampled in beautiful detail. The pianos were recorded in a suitable environment for grand painos, utilizing three separate microphone positions for each piano.
The instrument utilizes a dedicated playback engine, the PLAY Advanced Sample Engine, which provides an easy searchable browser and the ability for users to tailor the sounds. The interface also includes impulses from the same hall used to record the Symphonic Orchestra and Symphonic Choirs, allowing the pianos to blend with those collections.
Quantum Leap Pianos 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.
A 64-bit PC VST host system supporting 64-bit VST plug-ins with 4GB of free RAM is required to use all three microphone positions simultaneously. Light programs are provided for smaller systems.
Grand pianos virtual instrument featuring a Bechstein D-280 Concert Grand, Steinway D Concert Grand, Bösendorfer 290 Concert Grand and Yamaha C7 Grand Piano
Total of 270GB of 24-bit/44.1kHz samples
All four pianos which can be loaded individually
Three microphone positions are available per piano
Between ten and sixteen velocities per note, with dedicated samples for soft pedal, sustain pedal and soft sustain
Repetition samples taken from 180 BPM performances for a true repetition sound and not simply an alternate take - the playback engine automatically senses true repetitions, and responds accordingly
Pedal resonance recorded for every note at multiple velocities, as well as with the soft pedal
Piano lid position simulation
Samples captured in the perfect piano environment, using vintage Neumann microphones, Meitner AD converters and a vintage 8078 Neve console
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
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ASIO, Core Audio and DirectSound
Mac: Minimum: G4 1GHz or faster OS X 10.4 or higher 2GB RAM DVD Drive 230GB free hard disc space (for full load) iLok copy protection key (not included) Internet connection required for one-time product activation Recommended: Core Duo or better processor 4GB RAM
PC: Minimum: P4 2.5GHz or faster processor Windows XP SP 2/Vista 2GB RAM Sound card DVD Drive 230GB free hard disc space (for full load) iLok copy protection key (not included) Internet connection required for one-time product activation Recommended: Core Duo or better processor 4GB RAM Sound card with ASIO drivers 64-bit system and host
No dedicated hardware or software sampler required