21st January 2014
EastWest has released Steven Wilson's Ghostwriter, featuring some of Steven Wilson's sounds, as well as a selection of especially created instruments and replications of sounds by other producers and engineers.
The sounds are designed to be used as part of the fabric of music productions, or as the basis for cinematic soundtrack-based music, providing a ready-made selection of sonic building blocks with Steven Wilson's expertise and sonic innovation embedded in them. In addition straightforward and raw instruments are included, which can be manipulated via the Ghostwriter instrument interface to create a user's own unique sounds.
A ghostwriter is a composer who writes music that will be officially credited to another person. The concept of ghostwriting goes back centuries: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a well-known composer paid to ghostwrite music for wealthy patrons. These days the sound design aspect of composing music has become as important as the notes, chords and rhythms, particularly in the creation of film, game, and television soundtracks, so while Ghostwriter won't write the music for you, it has been designed to be a "ghost" collaborator in the compositional process, an invaluable and inspirational tool for creating your music.
- Over 60 GB of unique instruments including Basses, Drums, Guitars, Keyboards, Misc, and Vocals.
- Designed for Music, Film, Games, and Television Composers.
- Includes many "live" presets that can be adjusted by the user in the software.
- Recorded in the EastWest studios.
- Includes PLAY 4 64-bit/32-bit software for both Mac OS X and Windows.
- New FX section is included with Ghostwriter with an SSL EQ and Dynamics Channel Strip, Transient Shaper, and SSL's legendary Stereo Bus Compressor; Echoplex EP-1 Delay, Amp Simulator, plus upgraded "true stereo" reverbs from EastWest.
- Instruments played by Steven Wilson, Marco Minnemann, and Laurence Juber.
- Produced by Steven Wilson and Doug Rogers.
Intro Offer: Purchase Steven Wilson Ghostwriter before January 31, 2014, and receive it on a Western Digital USB3 (with USB2 compatibility) Hard Drive at no extra charge ($70 value).