EastWest Announces HOLLYWOOD CHOIRS
Hollywood, CA (June 26, 2017) - This fall (autumn) EastWest/Quantum Leap will release HOLLYWOOD CHOIRS. Produced by Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix, Hollywood Choirs is the epic follow-up to 1999's Voices of the Apocalypse and 2005's Symphonic Choirs, the best-selling and most awarded virtual choir of all time.
HOLLYWOOD CHOIRS gives voice to a new generation of powerful cinematic vocals with unprecedented dynamics and shocking realism that unleashes a new world of choral possibilities. It features a new and improved WordBuilder plugin that allows the composer to type in any words in any language and have them be sung by the full choir or the individual male and female sections.
HOLLYWOOD CHOIRS Diamond Edition includes a 13 microphone-user-controllable setup (including a Neumann Dummy Head) designed for surround sound and virtual reality, which is particularly attractive for film, TV, and game composers.
"This is the third choir EastWest/Quantum Leap has sampled," says EastWest producer Doug Rogers, "we learnt a lot from the previous productions and Hollywood Choirs is the culmination of that experience. In particular, the choirs' ability to sing any word or phrase has been significantly improved resulting in much more realism; and there are many more sound options to enable the user to sculpt the sound to their requirements."
"In the past 12 years, there have been many attempts by others to improve on what EastWest/Quantum Leap achieved with Symphonic Choirs," says EastWest producer Nick Phoenix, "Small improvements were made to various aspects of choir sampling, but the emphasis has been on pre-recorded and severely limited phrases. If composers are not tired of hearing the same faux Latin phrases repeated over and over, those listening certainly are. No single choir virtual instrument has managed to deliver a fluid, intuitive and great sounding choir that was capable of singing any words in any language, soft or loud ... until now."
HOLLYWOOD CHOIRS delivers the powerful, blockbuster sound that all composers are seeking and opens up new 3D soundscapes to create incredible and emotional journeys for their audiences.
HOLLYWOOD CHOIRS will be available for purchase and as a free addition for ComposerCloud subscribers this fall 2017.
Now Available: EastWest MIDI Guitar Instruments
EastWest and Fishman Collaborate to Unlock Guitar’s Potential
Hollywood, CA (May 22, 2017) - EastWest, the most awarded virtual instrument developer has teamed with Fishman, creator of the multi-award winning TriplePlay® Wireless MIDI Guitar Controller, to develop a series of virtual instruments specifically for MIDI guitarists.
The new EastWest MIDI Guitar Instruments series is different from the current EastWest virtual sounds, which are optimized for keyboards, in that they have been selected and designed to take advantage of the complex and unique waveforms produced by a guitar's vibrating strings.
Current Fishman TriplePlay users will notice the EastWest instruments do not have to be loaded for each string. EastWest included a system that loads the instruments on all strings at the same time, greatly reducing the computer resources required, and especially if the instrument uses SSL EQ/Compression, Ohmicide multi-band distortion, EastWest Convolution reverb, or EastWest Amp Simulator, included in the EastWest PLAY software for each collection.
The EastWest MIDI Guitar Series has been released as 5 volumes: Orchestra, Ethnic & Voices, Soundscapes, Guitar & Bass and Keys & Percussion.
Fishman’s TriplePlay Wireless MIDI Guitar Controller now includes updated v1.4 software with a newly designed interface that features an improved look and feel, enhanced DAW compatibility for faster performance and a better user experience, an optimized sound library, full 64-bit compatibility with plugins, and maximized foot controller functionality.
"We have been testing MIDI guitar systems for years, and the TriplePlay is the best in class," says EastWest Producer Doug Rogers. "EastWest and Fishman worked together, re-programming the instruments and adjusting the software specifically for the Fishman TriplePlay. In fact, it opens up a whole new world for guitar players who have been grappling with decades-old technology. I know many of our users consider themselves to be guitar players first, so they will now be able to compose using their preferred instrument, instead of a keyboard."
Fishman founder and president, Larry Fishman adds, "The opportunity of collaborating with EastWest is very exciting, not only for our two companies, but also for guitarists who are looking to explore new avenues of creativity and sound. EastWest virtual instruments are the choice of top music, film, TV, and gaming performers and composers."
Price & Availability:
$179 per collection ($159 Introductory Offer)
Available at http://www.soundsonline.com/midi-guitar-series
EastWest (www.soundsonline.com) has been dedicated to perpetual innovation and uncompromising quality of Sample Libraries and Virtual Instruments for more than 29 years, setting the industry standard as the most critically acclaimed sound developer. Find more about EastWest at soundsonline.com.
Fishman is dedicated to helping musicians of all styles achieve the truest sound possible wherever and whenever they plug in. Our ongoing commitment to professional sound and quality has helped our company grow to become an industry leader in amplification, effects, and pickups for acoustic and electric instruments, MIDI control, and other product categories.
The loyalty from our extended family of players, technicians, repair professionals, and instrument manufacturers, is really a result of our loyalty toward them. This bond goes beyond product alone, but also extends to our customer service, interaction and support.
After 36 years, you still have our promise that Fishman will always endeavor to be the best at what we do, but most importantly… to make you sound your absolute best.
More information at www.fishman.com
EASTWEST PLAY 5:
The Fastest, Most Powerful Version To Date
Plus, PLAY 5 is bundled with an impressive amount of high-end bonus production tools
Hollywood, CA (September 12, 2016) – EastWest proudly announces the 5th version of PLAY, boasting a major performance upgrade. PLAY 5 is the fastest version to date with dramatically improved load times thanks to an optimized engine.
“This is a massive upgrade to the PLAY engine,” says Doug Rogers, EastWest founder and producer. “Power users in particular will appreciate the special optimization settings for SSDs and PCIe-based flash storage. We’re really proud of the improvements we were able to make”
PLAY 5 also includes an impressive array of professional audio processing tools: The SSL/EW FX Global Suite, a $99 value, is now included for free to all PLAY 5 users. This collection of authentic SSL tools includes a filter, EQ, compressor, gate/expander, transient shaper and stereo bus compressor. EastWest has also included 726 new reverb impulses for the EastWest Convolution Reverb.
Additionally, an Amp Simulator and the Ohmicide multi-band distortion ($99 value) are included free for the EastWest Goliath collection which contains hundreds of instruments of all types from the EastWest product range, and many more unique to Goliath. For film/TV/games composers or musicians looking for a more edgy sound, this powerful combination opens up a new world of possibilities using real instruments as the source instead of oscillators. For the next week, EastWest is going to be offering Goliath for 50% off for anyone that doesn't have this incredible collection.
Here is an instructional overview of PLAY 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z915fwSVx9Y
With the release of PLAY 5, EastWest is pleased to announce that all ComposerCloud subscriptions are now supported by PayPal. Subscribers no longer need a credit card to access the entire EW collection of over 10,000 award-winning virtual instruments.
To download PLAY 5 and the Goliath instrument update, go to the EastWest SupportCenter
EastWest (www.soundsonline.com) has been dedicated to perpetual innovation and uncompromising quality of Sample Libraries and Virtual Instruments for over 27 years, setting the industry standard as the most critically acclaimed soundware developer, and the first to market with the online subscription model ComposerCloud. More about EastWest at soundsonline.com, on Facebook and Twitter
More information about ComposerCloud at soundsonline.com/composercloud.