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EastWest Installation Center 1.4.15

EW Installation Center - Getting Started

  • System requirements: Mac OS X 10.12 and higher/ Windows 10 and higher

What's fixed and added in the EastWest Installation Center?

IC 1.4.15 / Jan 10, 2024

  • Improved installation speed

IC 1.4.14 / Nov 29, 2023

  • Fixes an issue with activating license codes from vendors

IC 1.4.13 / Aug 10, 2023

  • IC now shows correctly if Spaces II is installed (Spaces II VST3 must be installed)

IC 1.4.12 / May 15, 2023

  • Reconnect Gold X libraries - fixed

IC 1.4.11 / Jan 17, 2023

  • Hides long version number of Opus
  • Shows correct update for Opus

IC 1.4.10 / Nov 1, 2022

  • Functionality improved after fresh installation (without Opus)
  • “About” fixed

IC 1.4.9 / Oct 24, 2022

  • Product Installer removed from IC
  • Permissions fixed for download/installation of documentation

EastWest OPUS 1.5.1

EW Opus Software Manual

  • System requirements: MacOS 10.15 (or later); Windows 10 (or later). Opus runs natively on Apple M1/M2 CPUs

What's fixed and added in OPUS Software?

Opus 1.5.1 / May 9, 2024

  • Broken loops in HW Brass/ 6 French Horns and Low Brass - fixed (requires also HW Brass library update through the IC)
  • Crash in Orchestrator - fixed
  • Occasional dropped notes in projects (round robin bug in KS instruments) - fixed

Opus 1.5.0 / April 25, 2024

  • Requires Mac OS 10.15 or higher
  • Articulation trigger - new feature
  • Bug with poly pressure keyboards in Opus stand alone - fixed
  • 'Switches' in Logic Articulation Set menu with Opus articulations - fixed for new articulation sets created with Opus 1.5.0

Spaces II Software Update 2.5.3

  • System requirements: MacOS 10.15 (or later); Windows 10 (or later). Opus runs natively on Apple M1/M2 CPUs

What's fixed and added in Spaces II Software Update 2.5.3?

Spaces 2.5.3 / May 7, 2024

  • Projects with Spaces now work cross platform on Mac and Windows
  • Broken presets fixed, e.g. presets from "Planetary"

NKS Support for Opus

EastWest Opus is fully compatible with NKS and can be used in NI Komplete Kontrol and Maschine, hardware and software. EastWest Sounds can be browsed and previewed. Instrument parameters are pre-mapped to NI hardware and software.

Note: NKS support for Opus and Play 6 can’t be installed at the same time. NKS Support for Opus deinstalls NKS Support for Play 6

NKS Support for Opus Guide

What's fixed and added in NKS Support for Opus?

  • Hollywood Fantasy Orchestra added
  • Preview samples for Symphonic Choirs - fixed (Windows only)

Legacy software (no longer supported, replaced by OPUS)

EastWest OPUS 1.4.5

EW Opus Software Manual

  • System requirements: MacOS 10.13 (or later); Windows 10 (or later). Opus runs natively on Apple M1/M2 CPUs

What's fixed and added in OPUS Software?

Opus 1.4.5 / April 03, 2024

  • On demand download doesn't work after project was closed while the app stays open (Cubase) - fixed
  • On demand download of Orchestrator - fixed

Opus 1.4.4 / Feb 19, 2024

  • Opus doesn’t remember path for on demand download (Regression) - fixed
  • Re-download of samples after on demand download of instruments in Orchestrator patches - fixed
  • The on demand download doesn’t work anymore if partial installation directory gets removed - fixed

Opus 1.4.3 / Dec 20, 2023

  • Crash with WordBuilder in Logic Pro - fixed
  • Path length check on Windows for direct download to avoid problem with samples not found
  • Fine tune knob affects transpose value - fixed

Opus 1.4.2 / Nov 30, 2023

  • Audio drop out in offline rendering (specially in Cubase at lower buffer sizes) - fixed
  • Up & down arrows in Tune/ Coarse (only older libraries) - fixed
  • Hang after removing MIDI tools (MIDI Echo) - fixed

Opus 1.4.1 / Oct 27, 2023

  • Using Gold libraries with a CC Plus license - new feature
  • HW Choirs regression - fixed
  • Gold X Microphone position don’t load samples (regression) - fixed

Opus 1.4.0 / Oct 23, 2023

  • Potential problem with missing samples - fixed
  • On occasion Convolution Reverb has no output when reloading bigger projects in Cubase 12.0.70 - fixed
  • ‘Favorites Star’ and filter in browser - fixed
  • Restore Macro Presets - fixed
  • Instruments snapshot: Restore is now ‘Restore Snapshot’
  • Hanging notes when disabling instruments - fixed (beta)
  • Crashes when removing disabled instruments - fixed (beta)
  • Download progress doesn't show in ProTools - fixed
  • All Parameters reset to zero in ProTools (Plug-In Controls Default to Auto-Enabled) - fixed
  • Automation preset system - fixed
  • Dragging parameter to automation column works now for multi instruments
  • Selection of articulation doesn't save with DAW if no trigger was selected - fixed
  • Midi Control # adjustments from 'Player' interface do not update in the Automation tab - fixed
  • Latency in FX processors - fixed
  • Switching UI pages doesn’t work after instrument was deactivated (recall projects with disabled instruments) - fixed
  • Logic crashes when switching Orchestrator presets - fixed
  • On occasion the arpeggiator (FP/ midi tool) plays endlessly with sustain pedal - fixed
  • Onboard keyboard tooltips for Key Switches - fixed

Opus 1.3.9 / July 7, 2023

  • Download of missing instruments in DAW projects - new feature
  • Legacy libraries moved to the bottom of the browser
  • Sustain pedal fixed (repeated notes/ use of pedal in Opus 1.3.8)
  • Crash when skipping IRs in convolution reverb - fixed
  • Download progress bar fixed in Pro Tools

Opus 1.3.8 / June 15, 2023

  • Pitchbend range control in user interface - new feature
  • Default pitchbend range - fixed
  • Increasing memory usage in DAW - fixed
  • Crashes in Logic 10.7.8 with MIDI 2.0 - fixed
  • Tuning can be controlled in Hertz (Hz)
  • Sustain pedal in legato patches - fixed
  • Skipped consonants in WB on Windows - fixed

Opus 1.3.7 / May 16, 2023

  • Hanging notes in Ableton Live and FL Studio (Opus 1.3.6 only) - fixed

Opus 1.3.6 / May 15, 2023

  • Shared memory for identical samples (if the same instrument is loaded multiple times) - new feature
  • Reconnect libraries - new feature
  • Library locations in preferences - new feature
  • Graphic of KS on black keys - improved

Opus 1.3.5 / March 5, 2023

  • Crash with 192Khz in some instruments (Forbidden Planet) - fixed
  • Timestretch/ tempo sync latency - fixed
  • Timestretch/ tempo sync CPU spikes - fixed
  • Some KS articulations in older instruments not playable - fixed
  • Remove “edit script” from midi tools menu

Opus 1.3.4 / Feb 7, 2023

  • Pianos fix

Opus 1.3.3 / Feb 6, 2023

  • Brings back drag and drop from midi controller mapping to macro
  • Midi feedback in macro - fixed
  • Release Trail level fixed when combining CC1 and CC11 in midi controller mapping
  • Crash when loading user patch created from String Machine preset - fixed
  • Wrong Release Trail with Glide midi tool - fixed

Opus 1.3.2 / Jan 17, 2023

  • Opus loads empty in VE Pro7 Server if not connected to host - fixed
  • Opus app update now downloads to the download folder instead of EastWest folder - improvement
  • Installer writes superfluous folders in /Applications/East West/ - fixed
  • Changes in Midi Controller Mapping not saved in DAW - fixed
  • Global for Midi Control Mapping can't be disabled in DAW tracks - fixed
  • Global for macro can't be removed by unchecking globe - fixed
  • Play subtabs now reset to Play page after reloading project - improvement
  • Opus UI doesn’t display correct page after reloading project - fixed
  • Write permissions of EastWest folder (Mac) - fixed

Opus 1.3.1 / Dec 29, 2022

  • Fixes an error with Opus and Studio One's sound variations feature

Opus 1.3.0 / Dec 22, 2022

  • New Preset browser
  • Presets on mass
  • Buffer sharing between instruments
  • MIDI Tools on Performance page (multis/ Orchestrator)
  • New sustain pedal tool on Performance page (Orchestrator)

Opus 1.2.5 / Oct 24, 2022

  • New online updater within Opus for installing mandatory files
  • Improvement for individual downloads. Partly installed products are marked yellow in the browser
  • Offline bounce with purged instruments - fixed
  • Opus launches at end of installation
  • Scale selection added for MIDI Chorder
  • Engine alerts fixed for MIDI tools
  • Fixes in FX preset menu

Spaces II Software Update 2.5.2

  • System requirements: MacOS 10.13 (or later); Windows 10 (or later). Spaces II runs natively on Apple M1/M2 CPUs

What's fixed and added in Spaces II Software Update 2.5.2?

Spaces 2.5.2 / Oct 9, 2023

  • Spaces II VST3 support for FL Studio - fixed
  • Mono to Stereo output - fixed

Spaces 2.5.1 / Aug 31, 2023

  • True Stereo presets now work properly after stereo presets were loaded
  • Automation parameter fixed in ProTools with ‘Plug-ing Controls Default to Auto-Enable’ preference active
  • 2.5.1 always installs VST3

Spaces 2.5.0 / July 31, 2023

  • VST 3 plug-in support included
  • M1/M2 Apple Silicon support included
  • Send Mono Control added to enable a mono signal to be sent into a stereo impulse response (IR) in order to recreate the spatial characteristics of a given space
  • Added a stereo width control to enable the option of widening the image of stereo and true stereo presets
  • Updated VU meters to more accurately reflect audio signal levels of the input and output stages
  • Updated filter page now features a sonogram display that combines equalization and response into a single visual readout
  • Updated envelope page allows the selection of a Simple Mode with a single decay control, or a Full Mode with a multi-node envelope that enables control over the attack and decay stages of the impulse.
  • Small improvements and additions have been made to the automation parameters and the menu options.
  • Option to always load the last used preset added to the settings
  • Standalone version has been removed

NKS Support for Play 6

EastWest Play 6 is compatible with NKS and can be used in NI Komplete Kontrol and Maschine, hardware and software.

Note: NKS support for Opus and Play 6 can’t be installed at the same time.

PLAY 6.1.9 - Legacy product

  • System requirements: Mac OS X 10.7 (or later); Windows 7 (or later). PLAY is Intel based and requires Rosetta to run on an Apple M1 machine.

PLAY 6 Quick Guide

PLAY 6 System Manual

What's fixed and added in PLAY 6.1.9?

PLAY 6.1.9 is now available for free to all EastWest customers. If you are a current PLAY 6 user please use the Installation Center to get your update.

  • Fixed compatibility to Apple GarageBand
  • If you are using a Mac and get an "unidentified developer" message when clicking on the "Play Installer 6.1.9.pkg" icon, right-click or control-click on the icon instead and proceed.

IMPORTANT! For Hollywood Backup Singers, Hollywood Pop Brass, Voices of Opera, Voices of Soul, Spaces II, Voices of the Empire and Hollywood Choirs users, PLAY should be updated first and then product instruments should be updated after.