EastWest is celebrating 25 years with a special 25th Anniversary Collection of virtual instruments.
The Anniversary Collection gives musicians access to 30 previously released (and since discontinued) legacy products from the EastWest vault, all re-engineered and re-programmed to work in the PLAY software (which has just been updated to v4.1.6).
"This collection is very special. It gave us a chance to reflect on the many great products we have done in the pursuit of creating better music over the past 25 years. In re-engineering the collection, we realized just how much of the content is still relevant and usable for musicians today. We hope you enjoy them as much as we have creating them," says Doug Rogers.
Many of these titles have greatly benefited from technical advances since they were first released. For example, the construction kits (individual loop components) and multi-channel drum kits are now all on different channels in the PLAY mixer, allowing the user to mix and customize everything. These are then tempo controlled by your sequencer. The PLAY software also includes many sound shaping tools previously unavailable in the initial releases.
The following titles are available:
- EastWest Bob Clearmountain Drums 1.
- EastWest Bob Clearmountain Drums 2.
- EastWest Bob Clearmountain Percussion & Bass Guitar.
- EastWest Drum 'n' Bass.
- EastWest Ill Jointz.
- EastWest Dance Industrial 1.
- EastWest Dance Industrial 2.
- EastWest Funky Ass Loops.
- EastWest Percussive Adventures 1.
- EastWest/Quantum Leap '56 Strat.
- EastWest Steve Stevens Guitar.
- EastWest BT Breakz from the Nu Skool.
- EastWest Phat and Phunky.
- EastWest BT Twisted Textures.
- EastWest Smoov Grooves.
- EastWest Steinway B.
- EastWest Public Enemy Beats And Loops.
- EastWest Hypnotica.
- EastWest Electronica.
- EastWest Quantum Leap Brass.
- EastWest/Quantum Leap Guitar & Bass.
- EastWest Bosendorfer 290.
- EastWest Ultimate Strings.
- EastWest Symphonic Adventures.
- EastWest Percussive Adventures 2.
- EastWest Adrenaline.
- EastWest Scoring Tools.
- EastWest/Quantum Leap Stormdrum 1 Loops.
- EastWest/Quantum Leap Stormdrum 1 Multi-samples.
- EastWest Joey Kramer Multi-track Drum Loops and Samples.
All titles in the 25th Anniversary Collection use the same interface, only the original cover art changes. The software includes many new advanced sound shaping tools, a new AMP simulator with 80 Presets, classic Echoplex EP-1 Delay, Solid State Logic EQ & Dynamics Channel, consisting of: Filter, EQ, Compressor and Noise Gate/Expander, Solid State Logic Transient Shaper, Solid State Logic Stereo Compressor, EastWest Expanded Convolution Reverb with 726 Additional Reverb Presets.
Pricing & Availability
Customers can purchase any combination of licenses at a progressive discount of 5% per title to a maximum of 30%. The discount applies to the entire order. All titles are available for immediate download. Customers who order 10 or more titles from the collection have the option of receiving their order on a free hard drive. Each title is $99 / €75 (before the discounts).
The 25th Anniversary Collection is available for download at www.soundsonline.com/25th-Anniversary-Collection, and for European customers at www.soundsonline-europe.com/25th-Anniversary-Collection
PLAY updated to v4.1.6
Changes in PLAY Software Update v4.1.6:
- Fixed occasional reverb issue in 25th Anniversary.
- Fixed metering issue in Mixer.
- Fixed occasional clicks in QL Pianos.
Changes in PLAY Software Update v4.1.5:
- Fixed sample purge issue.
- Fixed dropdown menus spontaneously disappearing.
- Turned off Low Memory dialog when unloading mics.
- Modified Abort behavior in"Low memory warning" dialogue.
- Reverb list is now sorted A-Z.
- Added support for the 25th Anniversary Collection.
- Added support for Steven Wilson's Ghostwriter.
06 Dec 2013 EastWest updates PLAY to v4.1.0
19 Sep 2013 EastWest updates PLAY to v4.0.18
18 Apr 2013 EastWest updates PLAY to v3.0.47
24 Jul 2012 EastWest updates PLAY to v3.0.38
29 Jun 2012 EastWest updates PLAY to v3.0.37
15 Mar 2012 EastWest updates QL Solo Violin to v1.0.1
07 Mar 2012 EastWest updates Play to v3.0.32
02 Mar 2012 EastWest updates QL Spaces to v1.1.09
03 Feb 2012 EastWest releases Quantum Leap Solo Violin
25 Oct 2004 NI updates 'Powered By' Intakt & Kompakt modules