"Goliath as a collection of sounds can't be beat. These are some of the most expressive and musical sounds out there, and there's no other one-stop sample player or library that comes close." - KEYBOARD (August 2008)
Sibelius Sound Set Now Online
For the benefit of all, EW/QL user Jonathan Loving has created a Sound Set for using Quantum Leap Goliath within Sibelius 5, 6 and Sibelius 7. Please read the documentation for more information and support details.
GOLIATH includes the entire 32 Gigabytes of content from Future Music magazine's VIRTUAL INSTRUMENT OF THE YEAR - COLOSSUS, PLUS an additional 8 Gigabytes of new content from the latest EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP collections, including the Sound On Sound magazine 5 STAR awarded EASTWEST/PMI BOSENDORFER 290 PIANO
"Goliath as a collection of sounds can't be beat. These are some of the most expressive and musical sounds out there, and there's no other one-stop sample player or library that comes close." - KEYBOARD
"A monster amount of pro-quality sampled audio, fronted by a well-designed interface. Pounding through the patches rapidly reveals a wealth of well-recorded and cunningly processed sounds equipped with useful, velocity switched variations and bags of opportunities for applying your preferred MIDI controllers. Top-flight timbres that are ideal for use in songwriting projects, filmscoring and for more instant results. 9/10" - FUTURE MUSIC
GOLIATH includes over 180 INSTRUMENTS and over 600 PATCHES, including drums and percussion, guitars, basses, acoustic and electric pianos, keyboards and mallets, pop brass, orchestral instruments, choirs and vocals, ethnic instruments, new age ensembles, morphing atmospheres, synth basses, synth leads, and synth pads.
Produced by DOUG ROGERS and NICK PHOENIX
Includes the entire content of COLOSSUS PLUS 8 GBs from the latest EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP collections.
Includes the full version of the EASTWEST/PMI BOSENDORFER 290 PIANO
Includes 40 GB of content including 180 instruments, and over 600 patches of instruments, soundscapes and textures.
Powered by the advanced EASTWEST PLAY engine
GOLIATH is the only complete collection that delivers professional quality instruments and sounds from the multi award-winning EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP production team.
GOLIATH includes the advanced EASTWEST PLAY software, the easiest to use, and most powerful sample playback software available including both 64-bit and 32-bit support so you can load many more instruments than current systems. There is no learning curve involved. Once installed you will be able to use GOLIATH instantly and the results will blow you away.
GOLIATH is the only HIGH QUALITY complete sound set in one package ever created, and includes over 180 instruments!
GOLIATH is a massive 40 Gigabyte (not Megabyte) Virtual Instrument that covers all of the basic musical genres, the way a keyboard workstation attempts to, except GOLIATH offers much higher quality instruments and dynamics than any keyboard available today.
GOLIATH is an indispensable tool that you will reach for time and time again when nothing else works, it will become your Swiss army knife of composing, plus it’s GM compatible! You can expect the usual EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP exceptional quality in GOLIATH. Even if you own some of these instruments, you will love this collection. A good example is the Fender Rhodes. Despite the fact the Rhodes has been sampled many times, GOLIATH includes a unique vintage sounding Rhodes you won’t find anywhere else. GOLIATH includes 15 Gigs of new sounds, a new award-winning 2 Gig Bosendorfer piano recorded in Europe, and 15 Gigs from the award-winning range of EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP titles (EW/QL Symphonic Orchestra, EW Steinway B Piano, QL Stormdrum, QL Guitar and Bass, QL 56 Strat, QL Hardcore Bass, QL RA, QL Brass, QL Voices of the Apocalypse), all newly programmed with superior sound quality.
Programming is kept very simple, and programs that utilize the mod-wheel are labeled appropriately. All programs have CC11 asan additional volume control. Many programs utilize auto sample alternation for added realism.
For touring musicians, this is the ultimate instrument to have on the road or in a club. GOLIATH has incredible instruments of every type (check out the complete list at the bottom of this page), for song-writing, filmscoring, multi-media production, in the studio, or on stage, GOLIATH is an indespensible production tool that has you completely covered.
NEW ADDITIONS TO GOLIATH INCLUDE
Custom Congas, Distorted Beatbox, EW Studio 2 Ludwig Kit, Old Skool Electronic Kit, Radiostatic Anamoly, Rhythmic Synth FX, Tong Zi, Tambourines, Tibetan Bells
Concert Guitar, Fender Telecaster, Fender 5 String Bass, Hard Rock Rhythm Guitar, Les Paul Guitar, Ska Guitar
New Flute, Staccato Flute, 6 French Horns, Legato Violins and Cellos, Marcato Violins and Cellos, Orchestral Percussion Kit, new Trumpet, Staccato Trumpet, new solo Violin
New Age Ensembles - inspiring ethno ethereal soundscapes
Stormdrones - 3 Gigs of dark atmospheres with morphing
Synth Basses with morphing
Synth Leads with morphing
Synth Pads with morphing
The reviews and awards are from Goliath and Colossus, however all of the content in Colossus, plus more, is in Goliath.
Keyboard Magazine GOLIATH REVIEW
"Goliath as a collection of sounds can't be beat. These are some of the most expressive and musical sounds out there, and there's no other one-stop sample player or library that comes close."
Future Music "VIRTUAL INSTRUMENT OF THE YEAR"!
“Colossus was the clear choice for our Future Music Magazine Virtual Instrument of the Year A.C.E. Award,” said Editor-in-Chief James Rotondi. “Its massive, comprehensive library of instruments, coupled with its top-tier, pro-level sound quality, made it the stand-out all-around virtual instrument of the year.
— FUTURE MUSIC
Keyboard Magazine COLOSSUS REVIEW - KEY BUY AWARD
"Quantum Leap’s contention that Colossus covers all the basic musical genres is accurate, but in some ways, sells the collection short because there’s a ton of valuable, but definitely non-basic, sounds. And while they hit on the “Swiss army knife” concept, frankly, I’d respectfully disagree. A Swiss army knife is practical and useful, but I wouldn’t consider it inspiring. I found Colossus to be all three. Certainly, the luxury of a 32GB “ROM set” is something you don’t find in typical keyboard workstations, and they’re right about ease of use — although operation is simple, not simplistic. So does it have you “completely covered?” Well, nothing can ever cover everything you could ever want. But I’ve yet to find something that comes as close as Colossus. Playing the sounds is a joy, and one can’t help but respect the obvious amount of work that went into creating this library. Overall, Colossus is a superb collection that puts the essentials — and more — in a convenient, well-rounded package that definitely delivers on its promise."
Virtual Instruments Magazine
"There’s no such thing as the last sample library you need to buy, since there are libraries that cover every category in great detail, and there will always be different varieties of everything. But this library is complete enough to stand alone. Given its vast range of high-quality instruments, Colossus is equally ideal as the foundation of a professional sample library and as a fill-in-the-gaps collection. While its $1000 list price is a considerable investment for most musicians, in this case I consider it a bargain."
— VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTS
Electronic Musician Magazine
"Quantum Leap Colossus is a virtual instrument that holds a massive 32 GB sample library, in an attempt to provide practically any instrument that any arrangement might call for. Colossus even features an enormous General MIDI (GM) sound set. Overall, the quality of the sounds in this collection is very, very good."
— ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN
"I like the fact that there’s no crap in this package, it’s hi-end sampling all the way – whether you choose to use the instruments or not. Colossus is not only a highly versatile plug-in for composers, it’s a deep well of inspiration for sound designers and music makers. Colossus comes highly recommended."
— EQ Magazine
PC & Music Magazine
"The price of 799 Euro sounds a bit high in the beginning. However, once you realize how much you would have to spend for the individual components (instruments) and that you also get a lot of extras, it's a bargain. A colossal high-end production with all sounds for all occasions. Quality 5/5, Creativity factor 5/5, Production 5/5, Booklet 5/5, Overall 5/5"
— PC & Music
Goliath is powered by EASTWEST'S PLAY 64-bit (and 32-bit) Advanced Sample Engine
GOLIATH: PLAY interface (click to magnify)
This VIRTUAL INSTRUMENT combines intuitive handling with excellent sound quality, and functions as a plug-in instrument, without the need for a sampler.
PLAY is a 64-bit (with 32-bit compatibility) Advanced Sample Engine. PLAY is Included with all new EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP Virtual (software) Instruments.
PLAY includes custom designed Virtual Instruments that look as beautiful as they sound
Interface designed to eliminate clutter, including only the controls needed for each individual virtual instrument collection
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 (32-bit support is included also)
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
There are over 12,000 award-winning virtual (software) instruments in the PLAY eco system, the largest virtual instrument collection available!
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
PLAY senses legato and repetitive playing and responds accordingly
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
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
Specialized effects including the first Artificial Double Tracking (ADT) software available
Our latest products include many new advanced sound shaping tools, a new EastWest AMP Simulator with 80 Amp Presets, classic Echoplex EP-1 Delay, Solid State Logic EQ & Dynamics Channel, consisting of: Filter, EQ, Compressor and Noise Gate/Expander, Solid State Logic Transient Shaper, the legendary Solid State Logic Stereo Compressor, and EastWest Expanded Convolution Reverb with 726 Additional Reverb Presets.
Highest quality resampling engine
Built from the ground up to create the most intuitive instruments possible. Allowed us to design instruments every step of the way without compromise
Activate purchased instruments easily using the industry standard iLok security system (machine license placed on your computer or iLok key)
AU, VST, Standalone, Intel Mac, Windows 7 and above, 64-bit, 32-bit
PLAY isn't just a sampler, the PLAY ECO SYSTEM is a professional fully integrated sample playback software solution for those with the most demanding production requirements with the largest selection of virtual instruments available
The highest sound quality (ground-up effects, highest quality interpolation)
The best virtual instruments from the multiple award-winning EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP producers
Professional industry standard FX not available in any other sample playback engine
The most intuitive controls, custom designed for each library
40 GB Free Hard Disc Space
MAC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.1GHz or higher (PPC not supported)
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
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
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:
32-bit standalone and plug-in versions included.
64-bit standalone and plug-in versions included.
Check the compatibility chart for supported hosts.
EASTWEST PLAY Host/Sequencer Compatibility Matrix
10.9, 10.10, 10.11
8, 7, Vista
8, 7, Vista
6.07 or higher
6 or higher
7 or higher
3 or higher
7.2 or higher
6.02 or higher
7.4 to 10
Pro Tools 115
6.0 or higher8
6.2 or higher
4.0.54 or higher
2.0 or higher
3.0 or higher
1: Ableton Live 7 and 8 are only 32bit, so users will have to set their VST folder to the 32bit version of the installed Play VST (even on a 64bit operating system).
2: Mac OS 10.7 or newer is required.
3: Cubase/Nuendo 4.1 or later are required as 64-bit hosts. Steinberg fixed the issue in Cubase 7 if you wish to use PLAY 4.
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 Snow Leopard.
8: Sibelius 6.2 is required to run in Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks).
Play is compatible with all DAWs that use VST, AU, or AAX plugins.
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