It's a screeching, howling, booming, clanging, clattering, bashing noise-fest that will fool your neighbours into thinking you have a tame death-metal band lurking in your studio. It's hard to imagine any rock library getting much more powerful than this." — SOUND ON SOUND
MINISTRY OF ROCK AUDIO DEMOS
Please note, additional sounds from other Quantum Leap collections are used in these demos, only the drums, bass, and guitars are from Ministry Of Rock.
See Ministry of Rock in action. Click below for MP4 videos or full screen resolution Quicktime MOV files!
Don't be fooled by the acronym: MOR is definitely NOT middle of the road. It's a screeching, howling, booming, clanging, clattering, bashing noise-fest that will fool your neighbours into thinking you have a tame death-metal band lurking in your studio. It's hard to imagine any rock library getting much more powerful than this, and bearing in mind the enduring popularity of the genre, I have a feeling it will be one of Quantum Leap's biggest sellers. - SOUND ON SOUND
The whole library is like that: start loading programs and you're guaranteed to find something cool. If anyone thinks for a minute that there's no reason for another sample library with drums, guitars, and bass, Ministry of Rock proves them wrong. This library is a perfect example of why sampling is unlikely to be replaced completely by synthesizers, no matter how close their emulations get: you can feel the energy in every note. - VIRTUAL INSTRUMENT MAGAZINE
MINISTRY OF ROCK is a HUGE 20 Gigabyte collection of Rock Drums, Basses and Guitars recorded in the famous EASTWEST Studio 2, and the ultimate production toolbox for rock producers.
MINISTRY OF ROCK is a modern day rock toolkit that covers a myriad of styles. Songwriters, film, TV and game composers as well as drummers and guitarists will love this library. Sound quality and playability is superior to anything else available.
MINISTRY OF ROCK features sounds used in todays music and the entire library was created with one goal in mind: to create a virtual instrument capable of producing sounds that could actually produce a hit record or filmscore without any live drum, bass or guitar overdubs. Articulations and programming were all reverse engineered from actual performances.
Approximately 20 Gigabytes of rock drums, basses and guitars recorded in EASTWEST STUDIO 2
Legato Bass and Guitar Samples
Legato and Staccato Repetitions
Truly playable rhythm guitars and leads, clean and distorted
Guitars and basses recorded in dual amp configurations and software allows user to choose amp, or mix the sound from both amps
Dynamic bass that can play everything from ballads to the most hardcore music imaginable
Round robin bass drums, snares, toms and hats. performance drum hits extracted from live playing
The world famous EASTWEST STUDIO 2 rock drum sound featured on countless gold and platinum records
Drumkits also optimized for use with Roland VDrums.
Drums utilize PLAY's easy replacement feature.
Octaplus (9 Toms)
Gretch (the actual kit used to make Metallica's "Black" record
Fender P-Bass Custom
Fender 5 String
All recorded thru an Ampeg SVT rig and an Ashdown rig
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Gibson Les Paul Deluxe
Ibanez Universe 7
All recorded thru Marshall, Fender, Bogner, Vox and Budda amps
Ministry of Rock is powered by EASTWEST'S PLAY 64-bit (and 32-bit) Advanced Sample Engine
MINISTRY OF ROCK: 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
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)
While most high-end computers will support 16Gb, a very small set of high-performance enterprise computers (with Microsoft Vista Ultimate) can already use 128Gb of RAM. As hardware develops, the theoretical limit is 17,179,869,184 gigabytes = 16 exabytes, or 17 billion gigabytes!
If you still need more power, our built-in NETWORK CONTROL allows you to load instruments on other machines controlled from your host computer
No more trips back and forth between computers, no more KVM switching when loading projects
No need to buy additional software
The PLAY system is a professional fully integrated solution for those with the most demanding production requirements
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
Load instruments into one instance to take advantage of your sequencer's "instrument tracks", or many if you so desire.
Interface automatically changes to display current instrument
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
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
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 100 authorizations on one key)
AU, VST, Standalone, Intel Mac, Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, 64-bit, 32-bit
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
PLAY isn't just a sampler, 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
Network support* for large, expandable systems
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 producers
The most intuitive controls, custom designed for each library
*This feature will be available after release as a free download for all registered users.
20 GB Free Hard Disc Space
iLok Security Key, not included (a free soundsonline.com account is required for retrieving and managing iLok licenses)
If you do not own an iLok Security Key you can purchase one at your local authorized EASTWEST retailers, or here.
More details about the new iLok copy protection for our PLAY SYSTEM powered products is available here
Minimum Requirements for Mac
G5 1.6GHz, 2GB of free RAM, Mac OS 10.4 or newer
Recommended Mac System
Mac Pro Quad-Core Xeon 2.5GHz, 4GB RAM
Minimum Requirements for PC
Pentium 4 3.0GHz, 2GB of free RAM, Windows XP SP2, Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 sound card with ASIO drivers
Recommended PC System
Intel or AMD Quad Core 2.0GHz, 8GB RAM, 64-bit OS and host
iLok required (not included), internet connection required for one-time product activation
Included for both PC and Mac:
32-bit standalone and plug-in versions included.
64-bit PC VST (host must support 64-bit VST plugins) and standalone versions included.
Check the following compatibility chart for availability of other 64-bit versions and updates.
PC: VST™, ASIO™, RTAS™
Mac: VST™, Audio Units™, Core Audio™, RTAS™
EASTWEST PLAY Host/Sequencer Compatibility Matrix
8, 7, Vista
8, 7, Vista
6.07 or higher
7 or higher
7 or higher
3 or higher
7.2 or higher
6.02 or higher
7.4 to 10
Pro Tools 113
6.0 or higher
6.2 or higher
4.0.54 or higher
2.0 or higher
3.0 or higher
1: Cubase/Nuendo 4.1 or later are required as 64-bit hosts. Cubase 6 and lower users will have to use PLAY 3.0.47. Steinberg fixed the issue in Cubase 7 if you wish to use PLAY 4.
2: DAE (RTAS in Digital Performer and Logic) is not supported at this time.
3: Ethernet control surfaces are not officially supported (ex: C24)
4: Sibelius 6.0.3 or higher is required to run in Snow Leopard.
5: FL Studio is only supported while in 32-bit operation currently
6: Windows 7 or 8 Home Premium Supported. Pro Tools HD 11 does not support Windows 8
7: 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)
Other hosts may be compatible, but are untested and unsupported at this time.
There are a number of sizes in each .zip file for both standard and widescreen monitors including (800x600, 1024x768, 1280x960, 1600x1200, 1280x800, 1440x900, 1680x1050, 1920x1200).
"Having new sounds at my fingertips is always an inspiration and these new PLAY plug-ins have plenty of great sounds to choose from."
- The Dark Knight, King Kong, Michael Clayton
"Quantum Leap instruments have become an important part of my sonic template. I am really looking forward to using EW/QL Pianos and Silk in my future scores and I am using STORMDRUM 2 right now on Terminator 4."
- Spiderman, Nightmare Before Christmas, Terminator 4
"I am a big fan of the EastWest / Quantum Leap libraries. Their collections contain generous sound palettes with great attention to detail. I am also very impressed by the power of the PLAY engine."
- Hancock, Kung Fu Panda, The Bourne Trilogy
Mark "Spike" Stent
"Quantum Leap SPACES from EastWest is my new go to reverb, it's absolutely the best reverb plug-in on the market."
- Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, Muse
"These are real acoustic piano sounds. I'm absolutley amazed. EastWest/Quantum Leap has gone the extra mile to provide stunning quality acoustic pianocharacter - the whole collection is superb!"
- 12 time Grammy Winning Pianist & Composer
"Pianos is the best software available today. The recording quality and playability are fantastic. These are the only digital piano sounds that faithfully reproduce the resonances of a well tuned piano."
- The Spirit, Cat in the Hat, Ice Age
"If you're lucky, the tools themselves will inspire you. It looks- and sounds- like EastWest/Quantum Leap does just that with every new product they release."
- Director/Creator: Star Trek, Lost, The Fringe
"I rely on EastWest/Quantum Leap virtual instruments for my work, they are the most natural sounding and best programmed virtual instruments out there."
- KÀ, Mystère, Alegria - Cirque du Soleil
"The entire line of EastWest instruments are an essential part of my composing rig. The sounds are impeccable and naturalistically captured while the ease of use and the power of the PLAY engine makes the instruments top of their field."
- Dragonalball, Eagle Eye, Fast and the Furious
"Quantum Leap sound libraries have enjoyed an invaluable place in my palette for many years both in the mock up and final phase, these sounds offer absolute stunning quality, fidelity, and musicality."
- Rome, Appaloosa, He Was A Quiet Man
"The EastWest / Quantum Leap PLAY virtual instruments jump into my tracks, finding places for themselves. Their richness and variety make combinations of style and sound so engaging to work with in our increasingly recombinant musical world."
- Producer: Paul McCartney, Bangles, Regina Spektor
"EASTWEST's The Dark Side is exactly what I've been looking for in a moody, expertly distorted virtual instrument ... I'm using it everyday now in my video games music scores."
- Composer Rage, Dead Space, The Hobbit
"EastWest / Quantum Leap Virtual Instruments offer an amazing palette of colors and flavors, plusthe sonic quality is just beyond belief."
- Luis Miguel's keyboardist, composer, programmer
"This is not just a Virtual Piano collection, it's a
masterpiece ... it's love at first touch. When I first heard it, I had to play it, and I fell in love - WOW!!"
- Producer Michael Jackson "Dangerous" and "Invincible"
Paul "Wix" Wickens
"As musical director/keyboard player for PAUL McCARTNEY, I need the best sounds available, EASTWEST / QUANTUM LEAP Virtual Instruments give me that and are an essential part of my set-up."
- Musical Director / Keyboards - PAUL McCARTNEY
"The Quantum Leap samples have that rare ability to inspire creative thinking. Always something I want out of sounds to lead me somewhere, to let myself go."
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