EastWest has announced the 5th version of their PLAY sample playback software. PLAY 5 is the designed to be the fastest version to date with dramatically improved load times thanks to an optimized engine.
PLAY 5 also includes an 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 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 yet have this collection.
"This is a massive upgrade to the PLAY engine," says Doug Rogers, founder and producer of EastWest. "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."
With the release of PLAY 5, EastWest has announced 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 Support Center.