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This bundle contains all five instalments of the EastWest MIDI guitar series...
The recipient of multiple major awards, these newly created EastWest MIDI Guitar Instruments from producers Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix, differ from other EastWest virtual instruments, which are optimised for keyboards. They have been specially programmed to take advantage of the complex and unique waveforms produced by a guitar’s vibrating strings. These five titles cover a wide range of musical styles and instrument families.
The EastWest production team, working closely with Fishman's software developers, optimised the instruments for guitar players. Pitch bends, whammy bar, dynamics, etc. all function as expected, and in fact provide a much more organic experience than using the instruments with a keyboard and mod wheel.
The tracking and latency is superb as you can see in the product videos EastWest produced. Even the sampled guitars are useful, you no longer have to take multiple guitars, acoustic guitars, etc. on the road, but still have access to a vast array of guitar sounds that can be switched with the TriplePlay FC-1 Floor Controller.
The other volumes offer sounds that allow you to produce any kind of music you desire, the collection offers every genre imaginable, even inspirational soundscapes and percussion.
The guitar has entered the 21st century with a palette of sounds that are the best available!
See below for further details on the products in the bundle.
EastWest MIDI Guitar Series Vol. 1 Orchestra
Purposefully crafted for MIDI Guitar Contollers, MIDI Guitar Series Vol.1: Orchestra is comprised of 190 instruments divided into 4 categories: Strings, Brass, Woodwinds and Percussion.
In total, this volume contains over 18 GB of 16 bit / 44.1 kHz samples.
Spanning the multi-award winning virtual instrument collection of Symphonic Orchestra, these instruments were recorded by 11-time Grammy nominated classical recording engineer Prof. Keith O. Johnson, now redesigned especially for use with MIDI guitar controllers.
EastWest MIDI Guitar Series Vol. 2 Ethnic & Voices
Purposefully crafted for MIDI Guitar Contollers, MIDI Guitar Series Vol. 2: Ethnic and Voices is comprised of 120 instruments divided into 4 categories: Bowed, Plucked, Voices, and Wind.
In total, this volume contains over 17 GB of 16 bit / 44.1 kHz samples.
Comprised from multiple award winning virtual instrument collections that includes Ra, Silk, Voices of Passion, Ghostwriter, Fab Four and Goliath, these instruments have been redesigned specifically for MIDI guitar controllers.
EastWest MIDI Guitar Series Vol. 3 Soundscapes
Purposefully crafted for MIDI Guitar Contollers, MIDI Guitar Series Vol. 3: Soundscapes is comprised of 72 instruments. In total, this volume contains over 11 GB of 16 bit / 44.1 kHz samples.
EastWest MIDI Guitar Series Vol. 4 Guitar & Bass
Purposefully crafted for MIDI Guitar Contollers, MIDI Guitar Series Vol. 4: Guitar and Bass is comprised of 94 instruments divided into 2 categories: Guitar and Bass. In total, this volume contains nearly 38 GB of 16 bit / 44.1 kHz samples.
In addition to the instruments redesigned for MIDI guitar controllers from award winning collections of Ministry of Rock 1 & Ministry of Rock 2, The Dark Side, Ghostwriter, and Fab Four, this volume also contains two new guitars, one acoustic and one electric.
These two guitars have been deeply sampled and include the entire range of notes on each string, giving even more flexibility when used with MIDI guitar controllers. Use the electric with the built in Amp Simulator with its 80 Amp Presets.
EastWest MIDI Guitar Series Vol. 5 Keyboard & Percussion
Purposefully crafted for MIDI Guitar Contollers, MIDI Guitar Series Vol 5: Keys and Percussion is comprised of 91 instruments divided into 2 categories: Keyboards and Percussion.
In total, this volume contains nearly 23 GB of 16 bit / 44.1 kHz samples.
These instruments are redesigned specifically for MIDI guitar controllers and are comprised of multiple award winning virtual instrument collections that includes Ghostwriter, The Dark Side, Goliath, Fab Four, Ministry Of Rock, and ProDrummer.
Approximately 108 Gigabytes of 16-bit, 44.1 kHz samples; Vol.1 Orchestra (19 GB), Vol.2 Ethnic & Voices (18 GB), Vol. 3 Soundscapes (12 GB), Vol. 4 Guitar & Bass (38 GB) Vol.5 Keys & Percussion (23 GB), Teaser Pack (9 GB).
MAC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
- Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.7GHz or higher
MAC RECOMMENDED SYSTEM
PC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
- Intel Core 2 Duo, or AMD Dual Core - 2.7GHz or higher
PC RECOMMENDED SYSTEM
EASTWEST PLAY Host/Sequencer Compatibility Matrix
|Tested DAW||Mac OS 10.9 - 10.12.3||WIN XP
|WIN 10, 8, 7,
|WIN 10, 8, 7,
|Ableton Live||YES||YES||YES||YES1||6.07 or higher|
|Cubase/Nuendo||YES2||YES||YES3||YES||YES3||6 or higher|
|FL Studio||YES||YES||YES||YES||7 or higher|
|GarageBand||YES||3 or higher|
|Logic||YES4||7.2 or higher|
|Digital Performer||YES4||YES||YES||6.02 or higher|
|Pro Tools5||YES||YES||YES||7.4 to 10|
|Pro Tools 11 or higher5||YES||YES||YES6||11 or higher|
|Sibelius||YES7||YES||YES||6 or higher8|
|Sonar||YES||YES||YES||YES||6.2 or higher|
|VE Pro||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||4.0.54 or higher|
|Studio One||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||2 or higher|
|Reaper||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||3 or higher|
1: Play 5 (and above) is compatible with all 64-bit hosts that use VST, AU, or AAX plugins. Use Play 4 for 32-bit hosts.
2: Mac OS 10.7 or newer is required.
3: Cubase/Nuendo 4.1 or later are required as 64-bit hosts.
4: WordBuilder is not supported in Logic 7 or lower, and DAE (RTAS in Digital Performer and Logic) is not supported at this time.
5: Ethernet control surfaces are not officially supported (ex: C24).
6: Windows 7 or 8 Home Premium Supported. Pro Tools HD 11 does not support Windows 8.
7: Sibelius 6.0.3 or higher is required to run in Mac OS 7.
8: Sibelius 6.2 is required to run in Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks).
"These sounds work with standard playing styles, responding dynamically, and producing an end result that - for guitarists - will have a much more natural feel than if they'd played it in on a keyboard." - MusicTech Magazine
"It’s great to see one of the bigger sample library developers taking the needs of MIDI Guitar players seriously. The five volumes of the EastWest MIDI Guitar Series integrate well with the impressive Fishman TriplePlay pickup." - Sound on Sound