EastWest Quantum Leap Pianos Bechstein 280 Gold Edition - Virtual Instrument (Download)

EastWest Quantum Leap Pianos Bechstein 280 Gold Edition - Virtual Instrument (Download)

EastWest Quantum Leap Pianos Bechstein 280 Gold Edition - Virtual Instrument (Download)

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EastWest Quantum Leap Pianos Bechstein 280 Gold Edition - Virtual Instrument (Download)

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Product Highlights

  • Library Samples a 9' Grand Piano
  • Precise Tone for Classical & Pop
  • 16-Bit Samples
  • Single Microphone Position
  • Multiple Articulations
  • Pedal Resonances at Multiple Velocities
  • Recorded with Neumann Mics & Meitner ADC
  • Included 64-bit PLAY Engine
  • Mac & Windows Compatible
  • Operates in AU, AAX & VST Formats
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EastWest Pianos - Bechstein D-280 Overview

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Available for download, the EastWest Quantum Leap Pianos Bechstein 280 Gold Edition is a virtual piano that samples an 88-key, 9' German concert grand. The timbre of the instrument is precise and technical, quite suited to demanding classical works and pop music alike. In fact, the rock and pop patches offered here have been recorded under the tutelage of legendary engineer/producer Ken Scott.

The gold edition offers 16-bit samples, rather than the 24-bit samples provided in the Platinum version. It also provides you with a single player-perspective microphone position. All of this is useful for people who have slower computers.

Samples are triggered and played through the accompanying PLAY software, a 64-bit audio engine that powers the EastWest Quantum library. This software is compatible with Mac and Windows platforms and operates in AU, AAX, and VST formats.

10 to 18 velocities per note of sustain and sustain with pedal
8 to 12 velocities per note of repetitions and repetitions with pedal
5 to 8 velocities of soft pedal and soft pedal with sustain pedal
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
Software detects true repetitions
Pedal resonance recorded for every note at multiple velocities as well as with the soft pedal
Release samples with software envelope follower
Piano lid position simulation
Samples captured in a proper 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
Articulation matrix for quick and straightforward loading
PLAY interface includes impulses from the same hall the producers used to record Symphonic Orchestra and Symphonic Choirs, so the pianos can blend with those collections
Articulations on each piano include:

  • Sustain
  • Sustain with pedal
  • Repetitions
  • Repetitions with pedal
  • Soft pedal
  • Soft pedal with sustain pedal
  • Staccato
  • Release trails


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EastWest Pianos - Bechstein D-280 Specs

General Requirements 8 GB RAM (16 GB Recommended)
7200 rpm or Faster (Non Energy Saving) Hard Drive for Sample Streaming (SSD Recommended)
iLok Account for Electronic License or iLok Copy Protection Key (Not Included)
Internet Connection Required for One-Time Product Activation
System Requirements (Mac) Minimum:
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.1 GHz or Later (PPC Not Supported)
OS X 10.7 or Later
For Plug-In Use, Host Software that Supports AAX Native, Audio Units, or VST Plug-In Formats

Mac Pro Late 2013 Edition (Current Model with Round Enclosure) or Later
System Requirements (Windows) Minimum:
Intel Core 2 Duo, or AMD Dual-Core 2.1 GHz or Later
Windows 7 or Later
Soundcard with ASIO Drivers
For Plug-In Use, Host Software that Supports AAX Native or VST Plug-In Formats

Intel Core 2 Quad, or AMD Quad-Core 2.66 GHz or Later
64-bit Windows / Host Sequencer

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