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East West

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East West Quantum Leap Pianos

After two years of recording, editing, and programming, EastWest/Quantum Leap proudly present the most detailed collection of the world's finest grand pianos ever recorded in one of the 'temples of sound', EASTWEST STUDIOS (more RIAA certified platinum and gold records awarded than any other recording studios) with 3 mic positions for each piano.

This virtual instrument includes four of the world's finest grand pianos: a Bechstein D-280, Steinway D, Bösendorfer 290, and Yamaha C7. The PLAY interface includes impulses from the same hall the producers used to record Symphonic Orchestra and Symphonic Choirs so the pianos can blend with those collections.

EastWest/Quantum Leap Pianos Gold Edition, which provides only the player's perspective mics and 16-bit samples, is available for users with less powerful systems. A low-cost upgrade path is available for users of the Gold Edition who wish to move up to the Full Edition.

Features

  • The most detailed piano recordings - EVER!

  • Load any piano or mic position individually (each piano is approx. 60Gbs)

  • 3 positions are included per piano for maximum flexibility

  • 10-18 velocities per note of sustain and sustain with pedal

  • 8-12 velocities per note of repetitions and repetitions with pedal

  • 5-8 velocities of soft pedal and soft pedal with the sustain pedal

  • 16 velocity staccato on every piano

  • Repetition samples were taken from 180 BPM performances for a TRUE repetition sound and not simply an alternate take.

  • The software detects true repetitions

  • Resonance - pedal resonance recorded for every note at multiple velocities, as well as with the soft pedal down

  • Proprietary resonance captured on the Bösendorfer

  • Release samples with a software envelope follower

  • Articulations on each piano include

    • A. Sustain

    • B. Sustain with pedal

    • C. Repetitions

    • D. Repetitions with pedal

    • E. Soft pedal

    • F. Soft pedal with the sustain pedal

    • G. Staccato

    • H. Release trails

  • Recorded in a proper piano environment with vintage Neumann microphones, Meitner AD converters, and a vintage 8078 Neve console

  • Stereo swap possible in software

  • Mic position mixing in software

  • Lid position simulation

  • Articulation matrix for quick and straightforward loading

  • Most powerful streaming engine available with highest polyphony counts

  • PLAY interface includes impulses from the same hall the producers used to record Symphonic Orchestra and Symphonic Choirs so the pianos can blend with those collections.

System Requirements

  • 282 GB Free Hard Disc Space (Platinum)

  • 57 GB Free Hard Disc Space (Gold)

Below are the minimum and recommended hardware and software specifications for using Opus on Windows and macOS systems.

MINIMUM SYSTEM

  • CPU: Quad-core (four cores), running at 2.7 GHz (or above)
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • OS: macOS 10.13 (or later); Windows 10 with ASIO sound drivers
  • Drive: SSD for HW Orchestra Opus Edition

RECOMMENDED SYSTEM

  • CPU: Octa-core (eight cores), running at 2.7 GHz (or above)
  • RAM: 32 GB or more
  • OS: macOS 10.13 (or later); Windows 10 with ASIO sound drivers
  • Drive: NVMe SSD