EastWest Symphonic Orchestra

Award-winning virtual instrument unleashing the full symphonic weight of Hollywood orchestral sound with unparalleled realism

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The EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA is the most awarded orchestral collection ever, including winning Sound On Sound's Reader's Choice Award an unprecedented 3-times, and the first orchestral collection to be recorded in a "state of the art" concert hall where orchestras mainly perform.

Recorded by 11-time Grammy nominated classical recording engineer Prof. Keith O. Johnson.

The EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA eclipses all others with the highest level of fidelity and realism achieving the feel of a live concert hall performance. Get that big "Hollywood Sound" film/tv/games directors and producers seek "out of the box", no other orchestral collection comes close or is as easy to use!

Symphonic Orchestra is available here via download in the Gold Edition and the Silver Edition:

     Symphonic Orchestra Gold

    Symphonic Orchestra GOLD

    Contains all listed articulations and instruments, 33GB of 16-bit, 44.1kHz samples and Stage mics (conductor's position).

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    Symphonic Orchestra Silver

    Symphonic Orchestra SILVER

    Contains essential articulations and instruments, 11GB of 16-bit, 44.1kHz samples and Stage mics (conductor's position).

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      AWARDS:

    • EQ Magazine EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY Award
    • Keyboard Magazine KEY BUY Award
    • G.A.N.G. (Game Audio Network Guild) BEST SOUND LIBRARY Award
    • Computer Music Magazine PERFORMANCE Award
    • Sound on Sound Readers Choice Award (record 3 times!)

    New Features:

    • 64-bit (for 32-bit compatibility use PLAY 4)
    • Intuitive custom interface
    • Intelligent Performance section including Portamento, Repetition, Legato, Round Robin Reset
    • Improved articulation window and controls
    • State of the art Convolution Reverb with pre-delay and additional Master control to route reverb to all instruments in an instance
    • Convolution includes concert hall orchestra was recorded in 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 mod-wheel cross-fade programs, radical mod-wheel movements do not degrade release trails
    • Recall custom key-switches instantly
    • Key-switch sizes now unlimited
    • State of the art sound quality with high-resolution audio engine
    • Hi fidelity one pole filter for natural cross-fades
    • Stereo image editing now possible using channel sourcing
    • Original and Pro XP expansion combined into "complete" PLAY version
    • Completely re-programmed for PLAY software from the original recordings

    FEATURES:

    The Way an Orchestra Should Sound

    EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP Symphonic Orchestra has already come out on top in a recent roundup of orchestral collections for its level of warmth and detail. Now with the incorporation of PLAY, users of the upgraded EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP Symphonic Orchestra will experience the benefits of the new sample engine immediately. With the typical orchestral composition encompassing a large amount of instruments, EASTWEST‘s PLAY software will streamline the process by allowing many more instruments to be loaded at one time than with previous systems.

    Beyond the orchestra's phenomenal recording quality is its ability to breathe life into the virtual world, creating a real space and filling it with sound. In the past, this meant adding reverb and effects, further digitizing and degrading the overall quality of your music. EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP accomplish this through separately recording the natural hall ambience after the instrument has stopped playing until the sound has actually ceased. The software triggers this "release trail" at the end of every note and adjusts the dynamics so that the samples blend seamlessly, truly placing the listener in the hall with the orchestra.

    Each instrument and orchestral section is chromatically sampled at three different mic positions (close, stage and hall) allowing you to mix together instantly within the included PLAY sampler (PLATINUM and PLATINUM PLUS versions only) any combination for the ultimate in real-time tone and ambience control.

    Play

    PLAY 5 is a 64-bit Advanced Sample Engine (plug-in or standalone). PLAY 5 is Included with all current EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP Virtual (software) Instruments. For 32-bit compatibility, please use PLAY 4.

     

    Load MORE thanks to 64-bit support

    • 64-bit support allows you to load many more instruments and voices, limited only by your system RAM

    As Beautiful As It Sounds

    • Interface designed to eliminate clutter, including only the controls needed for each individual virtual instrument

    All instruments are listed in one browser

    • Easy to use browser displays all of your instruments
    • Favorites section to group the instruments you use most
    • Preview your instrument of choice in an easy-to-use column viewer
    • Interface automatically changes to display current instrument

    Articulations

    • Forget browsing through complicated patch names: pick the instrument and play Turn on/off articulations as you wish
    • Articulations list also serves as reference for all expressions within the instrument (no need to look up key-switches in charts)
    • Save your favorite configuration for quick retrieval

    Legato Detection

    • PLAY senses legato and repetitive playing and responds accordingly

    Stereo Handling

    • PLAY allows the user to manipulate stereo samples in very useful ways
    • 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

    Playback Engine

    • Highest quality resampling engine
    • Built from the ground up to create the most intuitive instruments possible
    • EastWest/Quantum Leap now design instruments every step of the way without compromise

    Effects Engine

    • The best sounding and most powerful effects engine out there, built from the ground up for the highest possible quality
    • Reverb section includes multiple impulse responses from halls, and the famous EastWest Studios and live chambers (more RIAA certified Platinum and Gold records awarded than any other studio)
    • The smoothest filters you'll ever hear

    Security system

    • Authorize purchased instruments easily using the industry standard iLok security system
    • Offers complete portability, take your plugin anywhere you want, use it on any computer
    • Easy to authorize and manage (up to 500 authorizations on one key)

    Platforms and Hosts

    • AU, VST, Standalone, Intel Mac, Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8, 64-bit, 32-bit (use PLAY 4 for 32-bit compatibility)
    • Natively supported in all major hosts on all major operating systems - PLAY no matter what your platform
    • More native support than any other plug-in
    • Standalone: PLAY as many instruments as your computer can handle in one application

    Summary

    PLAY isn't just a sample playback system. The PLAY SYSTEM is a professional, fully integrated sample playback software solution for those with the most demanding production requirements.

    • Offers native support for more platforms than any other software engine
    • The latest in technology (64-bit supports next generation operating systems)
    • The highest sound quality (ground-up effects, highest quality interpolation)
    • The best virtual instruments from the multiple award-winning EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP production team
    • The most intuitive controls, custom designed for each library

    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS & COMPATIBILITY:

    • Gold Edition - 33 GB free hard disc space
    • Silver Edition - 11 GB free hard disc space

     

    MAC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.1GHz or higher (PPC not supported)
    • 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 2.1GHz 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 Core 2 Quad, or AMD Quad Core 2.66GHz or higher
    • 16GB RAM or more
    • Windows 7 or later (64-bit Windows/Host Sequencer)
    • Sound card with ASIO drivers
    • SSD (Solid State Drive) for sample streaming

     

    ALL SYSTEMS:

    iLok account required for machine (electronic) license placed on your computer or use optional iLok Key; internet connection required for one-time product activation

     

    INCLUDED FOR BOTH PC AND MAC:

    64-bit standalone and plug-in versions included (for 32-bit compatibility please use PLAY 4.3.5).

    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).

     

    For FULL instrumentation and articulations lists please see the PDF Manual Chapter 4 from page 40.

    THE STRING FAMILY:

    Instrumental Sections

    • The 18 Violins articulations work very well for the First Violins section of a large orchestra and are positioned to the left of the stage to recreate the First Violins sound.
      (Note that in the Silver Edition, there is only one section of Violins. It is mostly taken from the 11 Violins files but does include one patch from 18 Violins: namely, Pizzicato. Although that single Silver patch is in the table below, Silver users will find it in the 11 Violins folder
      and in the 11 Violins KS Master keyswitch)
    • 11 Violins articulations could be used for the Second Violins section of a large orchestra. This section also sits in the left half of the orchestra’s sound space.
    • The 10 Violas section sits in the right half of the orchestral sound space.
    • The 10 Cellos section sits on the right side of the stage. In its higher notes (above C2), the effects from this cello section may be able to pass for the 10 Violas if the violas don’t have a needed effect (or vice versa).
    • The 9 Double Basses (also know as Contrabasses) provides the bottom of the string section. It is positioned at the far right in the sounds space, in accordance with its usual position in a concert hall.
    • 4 Violins section - two sustain patches
    • 3 Cellos section - two sustain patches
    • Large String Ensembles that are based on 50-piece string orchestras and larger are useful when you need an expansive sound of the whole string section playing in unison. Those patches for chamber orchestra and string quartet provide a unison sound with smaller ensembles. In all cases, there are breaks in the timbre as you move up and down the scale when new instruments join or leave the ensemble because of limitations in their ranges.
    • Solo Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass (Contrabass)
    • Harp
    • Harpsichord

     

    THE WOODWIND FAMILY:

    Instrumental Sections

    • 3 Flutes
    • 3 Oboes
    • 3 Clarinets
    • Solo Flute
    • Solo Alto Flute
    • Solo Piccolo Flute
    • Solo Oboe
    • Solo English Horn
    • Solo Clarinet
    • Solo Bass Clarinet
    • Solo Bassoon
    • Solo Contrabassoon

     

    THE BRASS FAMILY:

    Instrumental Sections

    • 2 Trumpets
    • 4 Trumpets
    • 6 French Horns
    • 4 Trombones
    • 3 Wagner Tubas
    • Solo Trumpet 1 & 2
    • Solo Piccolo Trumpet
    • Solo French Horn
    • Solo Trombone
    • Solo Tuba

     

    PERCUSSION FAMILY:

    • Comprehensive Cymbal family ranging from 12" band (pair) and 12" suspended through to 21" French (pair) and 22" suspended. Also includes numerous crash and roll cymbals.
    • Gongs ranging from 23" to 48"
    • 37" Chinese Tam Tam
    • Snares and Snare Ensembles
    • Concert Toms
    • Concert Bass Drum
    • Wagner Bass Drum
    • Field Ensemble and Field, Funeral and Tenor Drums
    • Mahler Hammer
    • Roto Toms
    • Taiko Drums
    • Timpani hits, rolls, crescendos, soft mallets etc.
    • Metals including Anvils
    • Tuned percussion including Glockenspiel, Crotales, Sleigh Bells, Celesta, Chimes, Triangle, Bell Tree, Vibraphone and Waterphone etc.
    • Woods including Castanets, Guirro, Marimba, Sticks, Tamborines, Wood Blocks, Wind Machine, Xylophone etc.
    • Steinway B Piano
    • Church Organ

    AWARDS:

    • EQ Magazine EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY Award
    • Keyboard Magazine KEY BUY Award
    • G.A.N.G. (Game Audio Network Guild) BEST SOUND LIBRARY Award
    • Computer Music Magazine PERFORMANCE Award
    • Sound on Sound Readers Choice Award (record 3 times!)

     

    "IT'S SYMPH-LY THE BEST - 10 OUT OF 10"
    - COMPUTER MUSIC (PERFORMANCE AWARD)

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    "Across the board Pro XP's samples have a fatness to them that other libraries don't quite capture. Ultimately, the level of warmth and detail in the recordings, multiple mic perspectives, flexible ensemble sizes, and wide range of articulations make Pro XP an obvious choice for anyone whose goal is to produce ultra-realistic MIDI mockups."
    - KEYBOARD (Orchestral Library Roundup)

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    "A big, bountiful, powerful, expressive, sonically superior collection of top-quality orchestral sounds, recorded in a first-class concert hall, played, recorded and programmed by expert practitioners, waiting to burst into life in your compositions."
    - SOUND ON SOUND

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    "EWQLSO is a major success and I really enjoyed working with it. The production room and recording gave it a great finished sound out of the box. The ‘room’ sound and reverb trails can't be matched, even with the best convolution reverbs available. Anyone interested in adding sampled orchestral sounds to their productions would have to consider this terrific library."
    - MIX

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    "There are a lot of orchestral libraries on the market, but EWQLSO is the only one I really trust sonically for finished products. When I heard a score I had done using EWQLSO played in a movie theater, I couldn't believe how great it sounded over those massive speakers!

    It's difficult to describe my enthusiasm about Gold in one sentence. The FX patches, the qlegato and inclusion of all the platinum articulations has made this the number one library for me. Don't know what else to say; I'm your biggest fan. Just keep doing what you are doing.

    As a composer working in the computer games industry, Im often working to tight deadlines and turnaround times. I couldnt meet my schedule without a library like EWQLSO. It sounds first class, right out of the box, and I find I dont need to do any panning or EQing - trying to make instruments sit in the mix.

    The Platinum library has improved the sound of my productions 1000%. The emotional quality of the samples make my compositions sing and really show how much sweat and love were put into the creation of the library.

    As choir director, I need an orchestral sample set that exudes realism and impact, since our broadcasts cover the globe by radio and internet...I'm pleased to report that Pro XP fits the bill quite exquisitely!

    EWQLSO, not only your orchestra, it is also your personal sound engineer!

    While it's not exactly miraculous these days to have access to good orchestral samples, it seems nothing short of miraculous to me to have this level of quality and realism available at my fingertips. There is simply no other library - at any price - that compares with the overall sound, usability and capability of EWQLSO. And of course the "Pro" expansions take the product so far into the next realm that the competition might as well pack up and go home!"
    - PRO USER REVIEWS

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    "EWQLSO is a must-have product for the professional orchestral composer."
    - THE GUIDE TO MIDI ORCHESTRATION

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    "A moment or two with the manual is enough to convince anyone with an interest in recording techniques that this is a very serious undertaking. Talk about going the whole nine yards: these guys are purists to the point of obsession. I can't compare this to every orchestral sample library on the market but if there's a better one I'll be amazed."
    - SOUNDGENERATOR.COM

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    "In short, this is a staggering library, and it is a rare treat that we see such a well planned and thought out product come to fruition in this way. The recording quality is simply exquisite."
    - MUSIC4GAMES.NET

    "I compose music for feature films. I come from a classical background and my music is primarily for the orchestra with additional electronic elements when appropriate. When I compose, I have a full orchestra loaded into samplers. The cost of it really isn't an issue for me, because when I need to do the orchestral mock-ups I need to have the best sounding, most expressive orchestral instruments I can find. The big issue I have had with orchestral sample libraries in the past has been the way they were recorded. Most of them were close mic'ed and not in a proper environment for an orchestra. No matter how much reverb you put on those recordings, they never sound good. The EWQLSO recordings are excellent and sound the way a real orchestra sounds in a hall or sound stage. The sounds are inspiring to play because they sound so good. Simply put: EWQLSO is now the best sounding orchestral library on the market!"
    - DAVID NEWMAN

    DAVID NEWMAN has written the music for more than 100 motion pictures. Nominated for an Academy Award® for his score for Anastasia, Newman has composed music for such films as Ice Age, Heathers, How to Lose a Guy In 10 Days, Other People's Money, Galaxy Quest, The Freshman, Cat in the Hat, Daddy Day Care, The Nutty Professor, Scooby-Doo, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Life or Something Like It, The Affair of the Necklace, Dr. Doolittle 2, Honeymoon in Vegas, Are We There Yet? and most recently, Monster-In-Law, and Serenity. Newman has enjoyed a longstanding working relationship with director Danny DeVito, having scored the films The War of the Roses, Hoffa, Death to Smoochy, Duplex, Matilda, and Throw Momma From the Train. Newman is the son of legendary composer Alfred Newman, brother of composer Thomas Newman and cousin of Randy Newman. He most recently conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a series of concerts where he performed music from classic films about Los Angeles. In addition, his classical-music composition “Songs of My Father” which is based on themes of his father‘s, was commissioned and performed by the Indianapolis Symphony.

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    "As the musical director and keyboard player for Paul McCartney I need to use the best orchestral sounds available and I have found them in the EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA Sample Library."
    - WIX WICKENS (Musical Director/Keyboards - PAUL McCARTNEY)

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    "With millions attending CIRQUE DU SOLEIL shows each year, we demand the very best music creation tools available - and like an exquisite fine wine, the EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA is not just a bunch of fake sounding samples, but a REAL ORCHESTRA AT YOUR FINGERTIPS!"
    - RENÉ DUPÉRÉ (Composer - CIRQUE DU SOLEIL)

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    "This is a beautifully recorded (and expensive sounding!) orchestra and to have it at your fingertips at the compositional level is quite remarkable and that is before you even consider the way you are able to shift and blend microphone positions to suit the mood of the job in hand. Virtual is not a word I use very often but the Symphonic Orchestra is virtually perfect!"
    - PAUL HARTNOLL - ORBITAL

    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

    "The EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA samples are now the core of my template. No other orchestral samples have achieved this level of realism and fidelity. I can actually hear my compositions come together as I write them, because EWQLSO has the sound of a world class orchestra, right out of the box. It's a whole new world. I’m loving it!" - DAVID NEWMAN (Award Winning Composer of over 100 films)

    "A big, bountiful, powerful, expressive, sonically superior collection of top-quality orchestral sounds, recorded in a first-class concert hall, played, recorded and programmed by expert practitioners, waiting to burst into life in your compositions." - SOUND ON SOUND

    "This is a beautifully recorded (and expensive sounding!) orchestra and to have it at your fingertips at the compositional level is quite remarkable...Virtual is not a word I use very often but the Symphonic Orchestra is virtually perfect!" - PAUL HARTNOLL - ORBITAL

    Tech Specs

    Product Type:

    Virtual Instrument

    Product Specs:

    System Requirements
    • Gold Edition - 33 GB free hard disc space
    • Silver Edition - 11 GB free hard disc space

    MAC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

    • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.1GHz or higher (PPC not supported)
    • 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 2.1GHz 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 Core 2 Quad, or AMD Quad Core 2.66GHz or higher
    • 16GB RAM or more
    • Windows 7 or later (64-bit Windows/Host Sequencer)
    • Sound card with ASIO drivers
    • SSD (Solid State Drive) for sample streaming

    ALL SYSTEMS

    • iLok account required for machine (electronic) license placed on your computer or use optional iLok Key; internet connection required for one-time product activation

    INCLUDED FOR BOTH PC AND MAC

    • 64-bit standalone and plug-in versions included (for 32-bit compatibility please use PLAY 4.3.5).

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

    Compatibility