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    STORMDRUM 3

    • Features the best instruments from the private collection of Mickey Hart.
    • Features additional instruments from the Remo private collection, hand picked by Remo himself.
    • Played by master percussionists Mickey Hart, Greg Ellis and Chalo Eduardo.
    • Produced by Nick Phoenix, "Two Steps From Hell" composer and creator of Stormdrum 1 and 2, epic percussion collections.
    • Includes tempo synced percussion performances directed and played by Mickey Hart, with Greg Ellis, Chalo Eduardo and Nick Phoenix
    • Includes 5 user-controllable mic positions for each instrument.
    • Recorded in the world famous EASTWEST Studio 1, the home of major Hollywood soundtracks and television themes.
    • Includes new PLAY 4 64-bit/32-bit software on both MAC and PC, more user control and detail than any other collection.
    • The new FX section is included with SD3, and available as an optional upgrade for all other legacy EastWest PLAY virtual instruments.
    • The FX section includes a SSL EQ and Dynamics Channel Strip, Transient Shaper, and SSL's legendary Stereo Bus Compressor; plus an upgraded "true stereo" reverb from EastWest plus new features.

    Stormdrum 3 is the first virtual instrument to include EastWest's new PLAY 4 software. In PLAY 4, EastWest replaced some third party components; added Avid's new AAX format that will allow Pro Tools 11 users to use EastWest's virtual instruments 64-bit, greatly improving performance; added new time-stretch software optimized for loops (with sync to sequencer); added a new mixer page (with sub-channels for mic positions), added background loading, and other new features. To top it all off, EastWest now offers SSL FX from Solid State Logic, the industry leader in mixing technology; and an upgraded "true stereo" EastWest reverb. The new SSL/EW FX package is included FREE for SD3 users. The FX section includes a SSL EQ and Dynamics Channel Strip, Transient Shaper, and SSL's legendary Stereo Bus Compressor; plus an upgraded "true stereo" reverb from EastWest plus new features. Now, with it's combination of the new PLAY 4 software, the best sound processing tools available, and world class percussion instruments, Stormdrum 3 is the most advanced percussion virtual instrument to date and a must-have.

    Stormdrum 3 Videos by Nick Phoenix

    CONTENTS

    Big Drums: These are the larger drums that do not fall in the Taiko family. Many of them include large, deep and booming sounds, but others are more complex in nature. There are some real gems in here from Mickey's magical warehouse of one of a kind hand drums. Highlights in the epic genre here are The Beast, Double Headed Tree Drum, Lord Of Toms Ensemble and Dragon Ensemble.

    Gongs Clocks Waterphones: These instruments provide the iconic sounds of several gongs and waterphones, some played underwater! The "Clockworks" patches are the result of Nicks field recordings in 6 antique clock shops.

    Metals: This group includes bells, deep bowls, chimes, and cymbals collected by Mickey on his world travels. Some are well known like the Brazilian berimbau (which is played on a metal wire), others are unusual, such as hammered copper pots and handmade doorstop drums.

    Shakers: The instruments in this group include several made from naturally occurring objects, such as snake rattles, seed pods, and deer hoofs, in addition to the more common ganza, modern shakers and Mickeys mighty rainsticks. Playability here is key.

    Small Drums: Here you'll find a very large collection of smaller drums. Some have names you're probably familiar with, such as bongos, frame drums, and tambourines. But there are so many others that will surprise and delight you. Many of the Indian drums in this category are particularly special, such as the tuned tablas and madal. Performance techniques are stellar.

    Taiko Family: This collection includes taiko drums ranging from huge to small. Many of the sampled instruments came from the collections of Mickey Hart and Remo to create a wide variety of sounds. Others came from the top taiko builders in Japan. They are played both individually and in ensembles. This is the Holy Grail of taiko samples. Finally.

    Woods: In this group you'll hear unpitched sounds from wooden resonators; tuned chromatic instruments, such as a gourd marimba and a balaphone; the mighty gourd drum, a playable 12 ft. long redwood tree branch and wonderful scraped sounds, such as the Thailand frogs.

    I can't think of a more varied and inspirational library of percussion than Stormdrum 3 Electronic Musician

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    James Newton Howard

    James Newton Howard

    "Having new sounds at my fingertips is always an inspiration and these new EastWest/Quantum Leap PLAY plug-ins have plenty of great sounds to choose from."

    - The Hunger Games, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Bourne Legacy

    Danny Elfman

    Danny Elfman

    "EastWest/Quantum Leap instruments have become an important part of my sonic template. I am using EW/QL Pianos and Silk in my scores and I am using Stormdrum right now on Terminator."

    - American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook, Alice In Wonderland

    John Powell

    John Powell

    "I am a big fan of the EastWest/Quantum Leap libraries. Their collections contain generous sound palettes with great attention to detail. I am very impressed by the new PLAY engine."

    - Rio, How to Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda

    Bryan Tyler

    Bryan Tyler

    "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."

    - Thor, Iron Man 3, Now You See Me

    Jeff Beal

    Jeff Beal

    "EastWest/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."

    - House Of Cards, Blackfish, Rome

    Thomas Newman

    Thomas Newman

    "The EastWest/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."

    - Skyfall, Saving Mr. Banks, Wall-E

    David Newman

    David Newman

    "EastWest/Quantum Leap 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."

    - Ice Age, Tarzan, Scooby-Doo

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    Videos

    Stormdrum 3 Videos by Nick Phoenix

    NOTE: MOV files are higher quality and require Quicktime. For those without Quicktime for Windows, please download the MP4 files.

    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

    86GB free hard disc space, iLok security key (not provided), either supplied on discs or optional hard drive for ease of installation (see conditions below).

    MAC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
    • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.1GHz or higher
    • 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, or 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

    EASTWEST PLAY Host/Sequencer Compatibility Matrix

    Tested DAW Mac OS X
    (Intel)
    WIN XP
    (32-bit)
    WIN XP
    (64-bit)
    WIN 8, 7,
    Vista (32-bit)
    WIN 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.

    Reviews

    As with previous versions of Stormdrum, the quality of the recordings is consistently high, with plenty of transient detail and just enough room ambiance (which, of course, can be fully controlled via the mixer) to give the instruments space to breathe.

    SD3 (still) marks itself out as one of the finest ethnic/cinematic percussion libraries money can buy.

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    — Music Tech

    Stormdrum 3 combines stellar sounds with exceptional playability. For big, beautiful drums and percussion, you simply won't find better.

    — Computer Music

    Stormdrum 3 deserves its place by deftly bridging the world music and cinematic paradigms. In fact, I'll go so far as to say it's one of the best-sounding percussion libraries anyone has created to date.

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    — Keyboard

    As with all EastWest instruments it's the detail which draws you in. I would go as far as to say that it is the best sounding set of acoustic sampled percussion I have ever heard. Highly recommended.

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    — Future Music

    A must-have for film composers. The combination of 86GB of incredible percussion layered into the PLAY 4 software makes SD4 once again an impressive and versatile virtual percussion instrument that's sure to inspire.

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    — Audio Media

    I love this library! It sounds exactly as a percussion collection of the highest caliber should sound. I especially love the very warm, direct sound that EastWest has captured.

    — Amazona.de

    Stormdrum 3 is definitely the best ethnic percussion virtual instrument on the market. Its 90 GB of sounds are more realistic, more expressive and more musical than anything else you can find.

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    — MusicoPro

    An Aladdin's cave of exotic world percussion, pristinely recorded from five mic positions. Features powerful ethnic drums and percussion ensembles, and some great tuned percussion.

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    — Sound On Sound

    An Aladdin's cave of exotic world percussion pristinely recorded from five mic positions. Mickey Hart's 40-year love affair with ethnic percussion spills into the digital realm with this excellent new sample library. Based on the drummer's personal instrument collection and featuring a superb set of taiko drums and slamming ensemble impacts, Quantum Leap Stormdrum 3 contains over 150 instruments performing hits, licks and multi-percussion loops.

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    — Sound on Sound

    I can't think of a more varied and inspirational library of percussion than Stormdrum 3.

    — Electronic Musician

    The third in EastWest's acclaimed Stormdrum series sees producers Nick Phoenix plundering the percussion collections of The Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart and Remo Belli, founder of the Remo drum company. We've never come across a more expansive collection of massively multisampled drums, metals, woods and shakers. The whole lot weighs in at 90GB and can be bought either on a stack of DVDs or a portable 1TB external USB3 hard drive (€439). To be clear, this is very much a percussion library in the 'ethnic' sense of the word – there are no kicks, snares or hi-hats here.

    The highlights are too numerous to list in full, but the extraordinary Taiko Family category might well sit at the top, closely followed by the Dragon Ensembles, Punjabi Dhol, a couple of Berimbaus, most of the Metals… It's all spectacular stuff, ultimately, and the round-robin implementation and extensive range of articulations available to each instrument make it incredibly easy to create convincing performances with any of them via a MIDI keyboard or pads.

    As well as all the individual instruments, 23 loop patches enable you to string together and layer up looped 'snippets' of superb multi-instrument performances by Hart, Phoenix and Chalo Eduardo, to great effect.

    The new PLAY 4 engine that powers SD3 is impressive, enabling multiple instruments to be loaded onto their own (or shared) MIDI channels and blended in the onboard mixer, with five discrete mic channels recorded for eeach and everyon one – Close (an eight-mic array), Mid (room), Main (Decca tree), HiFi ('super-clean' room) and Ribbon. Dynamics and EQ processing come courtesy of a licensed SSL channel strip, while further effects include Tuning, Delay, Reverb, amp Envelope and low-pass Filter modules. We did experience the odd glitch with PLAY 4, but nothing show-stopping.

    Stormdrum 3 combines stellar sounds with exceptional playability. For big, beautiful drums and percussion, you simply won't find better.

    — Computer Music

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    • Comes on a Touro S 1TB USB3 external hard drive (with USB2 compatibility).
    • If your computer does not have a USB3 connection, you can use the USB2 connection supplied with the hard drive to copy the data to another (non energy saving) internal hard drive of at least 7200rpm, or external drive of at least 7200rpm that has a Firewire 800 (not 400) connection or preferably faster, and use the supplied hard drive for backup. USB2 is too slow to stream these ultra detailed virtual instruments, and may result in poor performance (pops/clicks/dropouts etc.).

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    • Comes on a Touro S 1TB USB3 external hard drive (with USB2 compatibility).
    • If your computer does not have a USB3 connection, you can use the USB2 connection supplied with the hard drive to copy the data to another (non energy saving) internal hard drive of at least 7200rpm, or external drive of at least 7200rpm that has a Firewire 800 (not 400) connection or preferably faster, and use the supplied hard drive for backup. USB2 is too slow to stream these ultra detailed virtual instruments, and may result in poor performance (pops/clicks/dropouts etc.).

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