EastWest MIDI Guitar Series Vol. 1 Orchestra

18 GB of a multi-award winning symphonic orchestral library brought to the finger touch and strings of a MIDI Guitar

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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.

ABOUT THE MIDI GUITAR SERIES

These newly created EastWest MIDI Guitar Instruments, from producers Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix, differ from the current EastWest virtual instruments, which are optimized for keyboards. They have been designed 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.

TriplePlay users will notice the instruments no longer have to be loaded six times for each string. EastWest included a system that loads the instruments on all strings at the same time, greatly reducing the computer resources required. In addition, the EastWest production team, working closely with Fishman's software developers, optimized 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 a keyboard and mod wheel. The tracking and latency is superb as you can see in the product videos EastWest produced. The guitar has entered the 21st century with a palette of sounds that are the best available!

"We have been testing MIDI guitar systems for many years, and the Fishman TriplePlay Wireless MIDI Guitar Controller is the best in class," says EastWest producer Doug Rogers. "So EastWest and Fishman worked closely together, re-programming the instruments and making adjustments to the software specifically for the Fishman MIDI Guitar Controller. It all works incredibly well as you can see and hear in the videos we produced for each collection. In fact, it opens up a whole new world for guitar players who have been grappling with decades-old technology. I know many of our users consider themselves to be guitar players first, so they will now be able to compose 'anything' using their preferred instrument, instead of a keyboard."

Fishman founder and president, Larry Fishman states, "The opportunity of collaborating with EastWest is very exciting for not only our two companies, but also for guitarists who are looking to explore new avenues of creativity and sound. EastWest virtual instruments are the choice of top music, film, TV, and gaming performers and composers. We worked with the EastWest team to expand the TriplePlay orbit of guitar-optimized, easily accessed and compatible virtual instruments that will build on the already formidable list of TriplePlay features and benefits."

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS & COMPATIBILITY:

  • Vol.1 Orchestra requires 19 GB of free hard disc space
  • Please read the PDF Manual for specific installation instructions including TriplePlay and PLAY 5 advice.

 

MAC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.7GHz or higher
  • 8GB RAM
  • Mac OSX 10.7 or later
  • 7200 RPM or faster (non energy saving) hard drive for sample streaming

 

PC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo, or AMD Dual Core 2.7GHz or higher
  • 8GB RAM
  • Windows 7 or later
  • Sound card with ASIO drivers
  • 7200 RPM or faster (non energy saving) hard drive for sample streaming

 

MAC RECOMMENDED SYSTEM:

  • Mac Pro Late 2013 edition (current model with round enclosure) or above
  • 16GB RAM or more
  • Mac OSX 10.7 or later
  • SSD (Solid State Drive) for sample streaming

 

PC RECOMMENDED SYSTEM:

  • Intel Xeon E5 (or equivalent) running at a minimum of 2.7 GHz (or above)
  • 16GB RAM or more
  • 64-bit Windows/Host Sequencer
  • Sound card with ASIO drivers
  • SSD (Solid State Drive) for sample streaming

Please check the compatibility chart below for supported hosts.

EASTWEST PLAY Host/Sequencer Compatibility Matrix

Tested DAW Mac OS 10.9 - 10.12.3 WIN XP
(32-bit)
WIN XP
(64-bit)
WIN 10, 8, 7,
Vista (32-bit)
WIN 10, 8, 7,
Vista (64-bit)
Required Version
Standalone YES YES YES YES YES  
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).

INSTRUMENTS INCLUDED (190):

STRINGS (72):

  • 3 Cellos, 4 Violins, 9 Double Basses (6), 10 Cellos (7), 10 Violas (7), 11 Violins (8), 18 Violins (7), Harp (3), Harpsichord, Large String Ensemble (6), Solo Cello (7), Solo Contrabass (6), Solo Viola (5), Solo Violin (7).

BRASS (50):

  • 2 Trumpets (4), 3 Wagner Tuben (2), 4 Trombones (5), 4 Trumpets (3), 6 French Horns (6), Solo French Horn (4), Solo Piccolo Trumpet (3), Solo Trombone (5), Solo Trumpet 1 (4), Solo Trumpet 2 (9), Solo Tuba (5).

WOODWINDS (55):

  • 3 Clarinets (2), 3 Flutes (4), 3 Oboes (4), Solo Alto Flute (5), Solo Bass Clarinet (5), Solo Bassoon (5), Solo Clarinet (6), Solo Contrabassoon (5), Solo English Horn (4), Solo English Horn 2 (3), Solo Flute (5), Solo Oboe (4), Solo Piccolo Flute (3).

PERCUSSION (13):

  • Bass Drum Concert, Castanets, Church Organ, Cymbals, Zildjan Crash, Field Ensemble, Gong, Marimba, Orchestra Chimes, Timpani Hits, Triangle, Vibraphone, Woodblock Symphony.

Please click on the link below to view the download and install guide for this product.

http://help.timespace.com/home/east-west

Customer Reviews

Press Quotes

"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

Tech Specs

Product Type:

Virtual Instrument

Product Specs:

System Requirements
  • Vol.1 Orchestra requires 19 GB of free hard disc space
  • Please read the PDF Manual for specific installation instructions including TriplePlay and PLAY 5 advice.

MAC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.7GHz or higher
  • 8GB RAM
  • Mac OSX 10.7 or later
  • 7200 RPM or faster (non energy saving) hard drive for sample streaming

PC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Intel Core 2 Duo, or AMD Dual Core 2.7GHz or higher
  • 8GB RAM
  • Windows 7 or later
  • Sound card with ASIO drivers
  • 7200 RPM or faster (non energy saving) hard drive for sample streaming

MAC RECOMMENDED SYSTEM

  • Mac Pro Late 2013 edition (current model with round enclosure) or above
  • 16GB RAM or more
  • Mac OSX 10.7 or later
  • SSD (Solid State Drive) for sample streaming

PC RECOMMENDED SYSTEM

  • Intel Xeon E5 (or equivalent) running at a minimum of 2.7 GHz (or above)
  • 16GB RAM or more
  • 64-bit Windows/Host Sequencer
  • Sound card with ASIO drivers
  • SSD (Solid State Drive) for sample streaming

Please check the compatibility chart in TECH SPECS for supported hosts.

Compatibility