7th June 2007
East West has announced that Quantum Leap Gypsy, a new virtual instrument, primarily aimed at film, TV and game composers, that captures an intimate European sound, is now shipping.
Its nylon string guitar, violin and trombone can play in both gypsy and classical styles. In the classical realm, these three instruments are unparalleled in the sampling world in terms of playability, diversity and sound quality.
All of the guitars were sampled with up and down strokes, many velocities and picking styles, various picking angles, release trails, chords and effects. They were played by top Los Angeles session guitarist, David Kole.
The violin and trombone feature many articulations, repetitions and even true legato intervals. The trombone in Quantum Leap Gypsy was recorded in EASTWEST Studio 1 (formerly United-Western Studios) in Hollywood California, referred to by many engineers as “the best brass room on the planet.”
The accordions feature multiple setups, all with air flow in and out samples as well as expressive samples, chords and left-hand bass. True to its name, Gypsy also features a gypsy percussion program and extensive flamenco dancers’ foot stomps, as well as traditional castanets.
Key features of Quantum Leap Gypsy include:
Quantum Leap Gypsy is available for Windows and Mac OS X Universal Binary in VST, AU and stand-alone formats and has an MSRP of $395 (€295.00), plus tax.
32-bit standalone and plug-in versions are included. 64-bit PC VST (host must support 64-bit VST plugins) and standalone versions are included.
Check www.soundsonline.com/support for availability of other 64-bit versions, updates and RTAS versions.
KVR Audio, Inc.