PLAY Software Update

All users should update to the latest PLAY software. PLAY installers do not need a previous version of PLAY already installed.

For instrument-specific updates and documentation, see below.

EastWest/Quantum Leap Soundsonline urges users to consider the timing of updates. If you are in the middle of a project, it may be prudent to wait until the project is complete.

The PLAY software update version 4.1.8 (shown below) is for Windows users and Intel Mac users running OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or higher. If you are using a G5 (PPC) Mac or are running OS X 10.4 (Tiger), click here.

PLAY Software for Windows and Mac users
 -  (Mac 10.5 or higher, Intel only - other Mac users click here)
     
  February 24, 2014 PLAY Software Update v4.1.8

All installed PLAY Virtual Instruments will be updated automatically by Play Software Update v4.1.8

  • Cubase 6 users on Mac OSX 10.6 (and lower) should use PLAY 3.0.47. Steinberg fixed the issue in Cubase 7 if you wish to use PLAY 4
  • If you are using Apple Mavericks and get an "unidentified developer" message when clicking on the "PLAY_4.1.8.mpkg" icon, right-click or control-click on the icon instead and proceed.

What's fixed and added in PLAY Software Update v4.1.8?
  • Fixed occasional reverb issue in 25th Anniversary
  • Fixed metering issue in Mixer
  • Fixed occasional clicks in QL Pianos
MAC USERS MUST NOT USE THIS UPDATE UNLESS THEY ARE RUNNING LEOPARD OR NEWER ON AN INTEL MAC!

PLAY 4 System Manual
PLAY Software Update - INSTALLER NOTES
PLAY Knowledgebase
Windows 32-bit (446MB) Windows 64-bit (496MB)
Mac (510MB)
     
     
  April 17, 2013 PLAY Software Update v3.0.47
This update is for the standalone and plugin versions of the PLAY software. Includes updated PLAY system manual.
All installed PLAY Virtual Instruments will be updated automatically by Play Software Update v3.0.47

What's fixed and enhanced in PLAY Software Update v3.0.47?
  • Fixed an issue that could result in an error for existing Hollywood Strings Gold projects
MAC USERS MUST NOT USE THIS UPDATE UNLESS THEY ARE RUNNING LEOPARD OR NEWER ON AN INTEL MAC!

PLAY 3 Frequently Asked Questions
PLAY 3 System Manual
PLAY Software Update - INSTALLER NOTES
PLAY Knowledgebase
Repair Permission for PLAY

Windows 32-bit (342MB) Windows 64-bit (414MB)
Mac (402MB)
     
       
  September 15, 2011 PLAY Uninstaller
This is the PLAY uninstaller download.
Windows 32/64-bit (416KB) Mac (393KB)
       
March 06, 2012 PLAY Authorization Wizard 2.1
This update is for the Authorization Wizard.
MAC USERS MUST NOT USE THIS UPDATE UNLESS THEY ARE RUNNING LEOPARD OR NEWER ON AN INTEL MAC!
Windows 32/64-bit (9MB) Mac (15MB)

NOTE:
Instrument Updates will not be reflected in already saved projects/templates. Instruments in these saved projects/templates must be re-loaded in order to take effect.

PLAY Instrument Updates by product

Documentation



Stormdrum 3
Aug 05, 2013 Instrument Update 1.0.3
  • Fixed clicks in Lord of Toms
  • Fixed mute behavior in African Wooden Cowbell
Mac (27MB) Windows (22MB)
     
Hollywood Strings Diamond Edition
Nov 08, 2011 Instrument Update 2.0.2
  • Fixed Volume problems on 2nd Violions Short Mod patches
Mac (638MB) Windows (638MB)
   
Spaces
July 1, 2014 QL Spaces Software Update 1.1.22
Download and run the installer for your operating system.
  • Fixed random output levels after reloading projects
  • Pre delay value knob now adjustable in ms increments

To download the full version of Spaces with impulses, click here.

Mac (137MB) Windows 32bit (91MB) Windows 64bit (114MB)
   
     
The Dark Side
Nov 08, 2011 Instrument Update 1.0.2
Download and run the installer for your operating system.
  • addressed general compatibility issues
Mac (1MB) Windows (1MB)
     
Hollywood Strings Gold Edition
April 15, 2013 Instrument Update 2.0.3
  • General compatibility fixes
Mac (137MB) Windows (128MB)
 
Symphonic Orchestra Platinum/Platinum Plus Edition
Nov 08, 2011 EWQLSO Platinum Instrument Library Update 1.0.5 (also for Platinum Plus)
Download and run the installer for your operating system.
  • fixed midi velocity curves
  • fixed samples for key click RT patches
  • fixed solo trumpet patches
  • various sample fixes across the library
Mac (33MB) Windows (33MB)
April 20, 2009 EWQLSO Platinum Plus Sample Library Update 1.0.1 Download and run the installer for your operating system. This addresses the issue of missing close mic samples for solo flute. Platinum PLUS (24- and 16-bit) users download here.
Mac (100MB) Windows (90MB)
June 16, 2011 EWQLSO Platinum Sample Library Update 1.0.1 Download and run the installer for your operating system. This addresses the issue of missing close mic samples for solo flute. Platinum STANDARD (24-bit only) users download here.
Mac (55MB) Windows (46MB)
June 16, 2011 Sibelius Sound Set v3.0.2
From user Jonathan Loving, for Sibelius 5 and 6.
Sound Sets are available directly from
The Sibelius Sound Set Project

Symphonic Orchestra Gold Edition
Nov 08, 2011 EWQLSO Gold Instrument Library Update 1.0.5
Download and run the installer for your operating system.
  • fixed midi velocity curves
  • fixed samples for key click RT patches
  • fixed solo trumpet patches
  • various sample fixes across the library
Mac (33MB) Windows (33MB)
April 21, 2011 Symphonic Orchestra Gold Sample Library Update 1.0.2
Download and run the installer for your operating system.
Mac (337MB) Windows (320MB)
June 16, 2011 Sibelius Sound Set v3.0.2
From user Jonathan Loving, for Sibelius 5 and 6.
Sound Sets are available directly from
The Sibelius Sound Set Project

Symphonic Orchestra Silver Edition
December 18, 2008 EWQLSO Silver Instrument Library Update 1.0.2
Download and run the installer for your operating system.
Mac (5MB) Windows (4MB)
June 16, 2011 Sibelius Sound Set v3.0.2
From user Jonathan Loving, for Sibelius 5 and 6.
Sound Sets are available directly from
The Sibelius Sound Set Project

Symphonic Orchestra Free Edition

December 30, 2009
EWQLSO Free Edition Sibelius Sound Set v1.0
From user Jonathan Loving, for Sibelius 5 and 6.
Instructions contained in the ZIP file.

Sibelius

(411KB)
Symphonic Choirs
Nov 15, 2011 Instrument Update 1.0.7
Download and run the installer for your operating system.
  • Fixed corrupted Multi files
Mac (20MB) Windows (21MB)
Dec 19, 2011 Expansion Instrument Update 1.0.3
Download and run the installer for your operating system.
  • Fixed Womens WB VOTA SC.ewi causing crashes.
Mac (2MB) Windows (2MB)
Oct 12, 2011 WordBuilder Update 1.0.1
Download and run the installer for your operating system. Note that this update is ONLY for users who do not have PLAY 2.1.1 or higher. PLAY 2.1.1 and higher have WordBuilder integrated and do not require a separate plugin. PLAY version 3.0.25 and higher contains WB 64-bit integrated for Mac.
Changes and enhancements:
  • fixes issue when using 'an' in votox or English with men's and women's choirs
Windows 32-bit (31MB) Windows 64-bit (39MB)
Mac (10MB)
June 16, 2011 Sibelius Sound Set v1
From user Jonathan Loving, for Sibelius 5 and 6.
Sound Sets are available directly from
The Sibelius Sound Set Project

     
Sept 28, 2006 WordBuilder for Kontakt
Download and run the installer for your operating system.
Mac (3.6MB) Windows (14MB)
Quantum Leap RA
Nov 08, 2011 Instrument Update 1.0.4
Download and run the installer for your operating system.
  • fixed Frame Drum pitch bend
  • fixed Europe -> Winds -> Ir Low Whistle -> IRL Lo Whs KS
  • fixed India > Bowed > Bar Violin
Mac (10MB) Windows (11MB)
June 16, 2011 Sibelius Sound Set v2.0
From user Jonathan Loving, for Sibelius 5, 6 and 7.
Sound Sets are available directly from
The Sibelius Sound Set Project

 
 
Fab Four Virtual Instrument
Nov 08, 2011 Instrument Update 1.0.3
Download and run the installer for your operating system.
  • addressed compatibility issues
Mac (1MB) Windows (1MB)
August 9, 2007 Sample Library Update 1.0.1
This sample library update includes new samples. The patches for these samples are in the 1.0.1 Instrument Update, which must be downloaded separately.
Download and run the installer for your operating system.
Note that this update is only required if the software you received in the box is older than version 1.0.035.
Mac (522MB) Windows (523MB)
June 16, 2011 Sibelius Sound Set v1.1
From user Jonathan Loving, for Sibelius 5 and 6.
Sound Sets are available directly from
The Sibelius Sound Set Project

 
 
EastWest/Quantum Leap Pianos
Nov 08, 2011 Instrument Update 1.1.0
Download and run the installer for your operating system.
  • removed voice in Yamaha sample
  • fixed midi velocity curves
Mac (8MB) Windows (8MB)
June 16, 2011 Sibelius Sound Set v2.0
From user Jonathan Loving, for Sibelius 5, 6 and 7.
Sound Sets are available directly from
The Sibelius Sound Set Project

 
 
EastWest/Quantum Leap Pianos Gold Edition
Nov 08, 2011 Instrument Update 1.0.4
Download and run the installer for your operating system.
  • removed voice in Yamaha sample
  • fixed midi velocity curves
Mac (8MB) Windows (8MB)
June 16, 2011 Sibelius Sound Set v2.0
From user Jonathan Loving, for Sibelius 5 and 6.
Sound Sets are available directly from
The Sibelius Sound Set Project

 
 
Quantum Leap Gypsy
Nov 08, 2011 Instrument Update 1.0.4
Download and run the installer for your operating system.
  • Addressed compatibility issues
Mac (1MB) Windows (1MB)
July 18, 2007 Sample Library Update 1.0.1 (234MB)
Download and run the installer for your operating system.
Note that this update is only required if the software you received in the box is older than version 1.0.035.
Mac Windows
June 16, 2011 Sibelius Sound Set v2.0
From user Jonathan Loving, for Sibelius 5, 6 and 7.
Sound Sets are available directly from
The Sibelius Sound Set Project

 
 
Quantum Leap Ministry of Rock
Dec 13, 2011 Instrument Update 1.0.6
  • Fixed mapping on Fender 5 Str
  • Fixed Les Paul Deluxe ‐ F# plays F at lowest velocity
Download and run the installer for your operating system.
Mac (1MB) Windows (1MB)
 
July 18, 2007 Sample Library Update 1.0.1 (565MB)
Download and run the installer for your operating system.
Mac Windows
June 16, 2011 Sibelius Sound Set v1.0
From user Jonathan Loving, for Sibelius 5 and 6.
Sound Sets are available directly from
The Sibelius Sound Set Project

 
 
Quantum Leap Voices of Passion
Nov 08, 2011 Instrument Update 1.0.7
NOTE:
This update REQUIRES the latest version of PLAY.

Download and run the installer for your operating system.
  • addressed compatibility issues
Mac (1MB) Windows (1MB)
July 18, 2007 Sample Library Update 1.0.1 (133MB)
Download and run the installer for your operating system.
Note that this update is only required if the software you received in the box is older than version 1.0.035.
Mac Windows
June 16, 2011 Sibelius Sound Set v2.0
From user Jonathan Loving, for Sibelius 5, 6 and 7.
Sound Sets are available directly from
The Sibelius Sound Set Project

 
 
Quantum Leap SD2
Nov 08, 2011 Instrument Update 1.0.5
Download and run the installer for your operating system.
  • fixedBlack Kit MOR: multiple incorrect default instrument settings
  • fixed Fuzzbox - AHDSR
Mac (7MB) Windows (7MB)
June 16, 2011 Sibelius Sound Set v2.0
From user Jonathan Loving, for Sibelius 5, 6 and 7.
Sound Sets are available directly from
The Sibelius Sound Set Project

 
 
Quantum Leap SD2 PRO
Nov 08, 2011 Instrument Update 1.0.1
Download and run the installer for your operating system.
  • fixed Temple Rain drum FX
Mac (500KB) Windows (600KB)
 
 
Quantum Leap Goliath
Nov 08, 2011 Instrument Update 1.0.7
Download and run the installer for your operating system.
  • fixed loading issue with Cambot.ewi
  • fixed pitch bend affecting release tail
Mac (3MB) Windows (4MB)
June 16, 2011 Sibelius Sound Set v2.0
From user Jonathan Loving, for Sibelius 5, 6 and 7.
Sound Sets are available directly from
The Sibelius Sound Set Project

 
 
Ministry Of Rock 2
Nov 08, 2011 Instrument Update 1.0.3
Download and run the installer for your operating system.
  • Fixed artificial harmonic on C#1 in Gibson PC Short RR patch
  • Fixed Carvin Bridge PC MOD Long only playing left channel on low C
  • Fixed MoR 2 Bariton PC Death.ewi no sounds
Mac (53MB) Windows (53MB)
Quantum Leap Silk
Nov 8, 2011 Instrument Update 1.0.1
Download and run the installer for your operating system.
  • fixed Electric Cello mapping
Mac (11MB) Windows (11MB)
June 16, 2011 Sibelius Sound Set v2.0
From user Jonathan Loving, for Sibelius 5 and 6.
Sound Sets are available directly from
The Sibelius Sound Set Project

   
   
Hollywood Brass Diamond
Feb 24, 2014 Instrument Update 1.0.7
  • 1TP Mute StacSs, fixed filter
  • 2FH Stop Sus and 2FH Stop Sus Accent, fixed Stop sample
  • Fixed loops in 3Tpts patches and 6FH patches in non-Main mics
  • Fixed 6FH Slur Accent loading 2 mics by default
  • Fixed attacks in lowest Cimbasso Sus Marc S notes
  • Fixed default channel in Solo Trombone Leg patches
  • Fixed release trails for the staccato and staccatissimo instruments
Mac (63MB) Windows (58MB)
April 15, 2013 Sample Library Update 1.0.1
  • Fixed sustain loops in Solo Tuba Sus Non Vib and Mute Sus
  • Fixed sustain loops in Solo Cimbasso Sus Non Vib
  • Fixed sustain loops in 1FH Sus
  • Fixed release trail clicks in F Horn
  • Fixed release trail length in 6F Horn
  • Fixed crackles in Solo Trumpet legato intervals
Part 1 (216MB) Part 2 (2.1GB) Part 3 (2.3GB) Part 1 (216MB) Part 2 (2.1GB) Part 3 (2.3GB)
Hollywood Brass Gold
Feb 24, 2014 Instrument Update 1.0.7
  • 1TP Mute StacSs, fixed filter
  • 2FH Stop Sus and 2FH Stop Sus Accent, fixed Stop sample
  • Fixed loops in 3Tpts patches and 6FH patches in non-Main mics
  • Fixed 6FH Slur Accent loading 2 mics by default
  • Fixed attacks in lowest Cimbasso Sus Marc S notes
  • Fixed default channel in Solo Trombone Leg patches
  • Fixed release trails for the staccato and staccatissimo instruments
Mac (63MB) Windows (58MB)
April 15, 2013 Sample Library Update 1.0.1
  • Fixed sustain loops in Solo Tuba Sus Non Vib and Mute Sus
  • Fixed sustain loops in Solo Cimbasso Sus Non Vib
  • Fixed sustain loops in 1FH Sus
  • Fixed release trail clicks in F Horn
  • Fixed release trail length in 6F Horn
  • Fixed crackles in Solo Trumpet legato intervals
Mac (612MB) Windows (612MB)
Hollywood Brass Silver
Feb 24, 2014 Instrument Update v1.0.2
  • Fixed loops in 3Tpts patches and 6FH patches in non-Main mics
  • Fixed default channel in Solo Trombone Leg patches
  • Fixed release trails for the staccato and staccatissimo instruments
Mac (16MB) Windows (11MB)
 
 
Solo Violin
QL Solo Violin
Mar 14, 2012 Instrument Update v1.0.1
  • Fixed bow change transitions in all sustain articulations
Mac (876MB) Windows (876MB)
 
 
Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds
Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds Diamond
July 1, 2014

Instrument Update v1.0.8

  • Improved legato and runs
  • Other improvements
Mac (67MB) Windows (63MB)
 
 
Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds
Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds Gold
July 1, 2014

Instrument Update v1.0.6

  • Improved legato and runs
  • Other improvements
Mac (73MB) Windows (68MB)
 
 
Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds
Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds Silver
July 1, 2014

Instrument Update v1.0.2

  • Improved legato and runs
  • Other improvements
Mac (25MB) Windows (20MB)
 
 
PLAY 4 Documentation
July 17, 2013
PLAY 3 Documentation
Aug 3, 2011
PLAY 2 Documentation
Feb 10, 2011
PLAY 1 Documentation
Oct 27, 2009
Instrument Documentation - English
Instrument Documentation - French
Instrument Documentation - German