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 Quantum Leap Pianos by EastWest is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X. It includes, and is therefore "powered by", PLAY, which functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, an RTAS Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
Quantum Leap Pianos
Product Quantum Leap Pianos
Developer EastWest
Price (MSRP) $495
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This product is "Powered By" PLAY. The OS and Format icons listed below should be accurate for the latest version of PLAY.
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Operating System Availability
Download Released
 1.1.0  - Released
 1.1.0  - Released
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Copy ProtectionDongle (PACE iLok Smart Key)

Quantum Leap Pianos is a detailed collection of the world's finest grand pianos, recorded in EastWest Studios with 3 mic positions for each piano.


  • Bechstein D-280 Concert Grand Piano - close mics engineered by KEN SCOTT (Elton John/Supertramp/David Bowie/Beatles).
  • Steinway D Concert Grand Piano.
  • Bösendorfer 290 Concert Grand Piano.
  • Yamaha C7 Grand Piano.

Quick Facts:

  • 150 Gb of content at 24-bit/44.1k quality.
  • Sample management system offers 50% more efficiency compared to other piano collections.
  • Load any piano or mic position.
  • 3 positions are included per piano for maximum flexibility.
  • 10-16 velocities per note (and again in soft pedal, sustain pedal, and soft sustain).
  • 16 velocity staccato on every piano.
  • Repetition samples taken from 180 BPM performances for a true repetition sound and not simply an alternate take.
  • 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.
  • True multi-velocity soft pedal samples with and without sustain pedal.
  • Release samples with software envelope follower.
  • Articulations on each piano include:
    • pedal resonance.
    • staccato.
    • soft pedal.
    • sustain.
    • repetitions.
  • 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.
  • Powerful streaming engine with high polyphony counts.
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