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    Ministry of Rock Virtual Instrument

    Overview

    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.

    Video Tutorials!

    See Ministry of Rock in action. Click below for MP4 videos or full screen resolution Quicktime MOV files!

    REVIEW QUOTES

    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.

    • Produced by NICK PHOENIX
    • Approximately 20 Gigabytes of rock drums, basses and guitars recorded in EASTWEST STUDIO 2

    Special Features

    • Legato Bass and Guitar Samples
    • Legato and Staccato Repetitions
    • Truly playable rhythm guitars and leads, clean and distorted
    • Release samples
    • 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.

    Instruments

    Drumkits

    • Octaplus (9 Toms)
    • Ayotte
    • Ludwig
    • Gretch (the actual kit used to make Metallica's "Black" record

    Basses

    • Fender P-Bass Custom
    • Fender 5 String
    • Specter
    • Kubiki
    • Musicman

    All recorded thru an Ampeg SVT rig and an Ashdown rig

    Guitars

    • Fender Telecaster
    • Fender Stratocaster
    • Gibson Les Paul Standard
    • Gibson Les Paul Deluxe
    • Ibanez Universe 7
    • PRS

    All recorded thru Marshall, Fender, Bogner, Vox and Budda amps

    Interface

    Ministry of Rock is powered by EASTWEST'S PLAY 64-bit (and 32-bit) Advanced Sample Engine

    Ministry of Rock Interface Thumbnail
    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.

    FEATURES

    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!

    Networking Support*

    • 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

    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

    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
    • Specialized effects including the first Artificial Double Tracking (ADT) software available

    Playback Engine

    • 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

    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 100 authorizations on one key)

    Supported Platforms

    • 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
    Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS X

    SUMMARY

    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
    • Complete portability

    *This feature will be available after release as a free download for all registered users.

    System Requirements

    • 20 GB Free Hard Disc Space
    • DVD Drive
    • 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

    MAC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

    • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.1GHz or higher (PPC not supported)
    • 4GB RAM
    • Mac OSX 10.5 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
    • 4GB RAM
    • Windows XP SP2, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Sound card with ASIO drivers
    • 7200 RPM or faster (non energy saving) hard drive for sample streaming

    MAC RECOMMENDED SYSTEM

    • Mac Pro Quad Core Intel Xeon 2.66GHz or higher
    • 8GB RAM or more
    • Mac OSX 10.5 or later
    • SSD (Solid State Drive) for sample streaming

    PC RECOMMENDED SYSTEM

    • Intel Core 2 Quad, or AMD Quad Core 2.66GHz or higher
    • 8GB RAM or more
    • 64-bit Windows/Host Sequencer
    • Sound card with ASIO drivers
    • SSD (Solid State Drive) for sample streaming

    All Systems

    • 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.

    Supported Interfaces

    • PC: VST™, ASIO™, RTAS™
    • Mac: VST™, Audio Units™, Core Audio™, RTAS™

    EASTWEST PLAY Host/Sequencer Compatibility Matrix

    Supported Host Mac
    OS X
    (Intel)
    Windows
    XP
    (32-bit)
    Windows
    XP
    (64-bit)
    Windows
    8, 7, Vista
    (32-bit)
    Windows
    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 YES4 YES YES4 7 or higher
    GarageBand YES 3 or higher
    Logic YES5 7.2 or higher
    Performer YES5 6.02 or higher
    Pro Tools6 YES YES YES 7.4 to 10
    Pro Tools 116 YES YES YES7 11
    Sibelius YES8 YES YES 6.0 or higher9
    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 2.0 or higher
    Reaper YES YES YES YES YES 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. Cubase 5 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.
    4: FL Studio is only supported while in 32-bit operation currently.
    5: WordBuilder is not supported in Logic 7 or lower, and DAE (RTAS in Digital Performer and Logic) is not supported at this time.
    6: Ethernet control surfaces are not officially supported (ex: C24).
    7: Windows 7 or 8 Home Premium Supported. Pro Tools HD 11 does not support Windows 8.
    8: Sibelius 6.0.3 or higher is required to run in Snow Leopard.
    9: 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.

    Desktop Wallpaper


    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).

    Mac files (JPEG)

    Windows files (BMP)

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