Akai Professional, creator of the Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software, has announced complete VIP Native Plugin Map Standard (VIPMS) support for EastWest's catalogue of virtual instruments, which are included in their ComposerCloud subscription service. Now with the combination of VIP 3.0, an EastWest ComposerCloud subscription and a compatible MIDI controller, users can catalogue, browse and manipulate more than 10,000 EastWest instruments with the hands-on ease-of-use facilitated by dedicated hardware controls.
"The VIP Native Plugin Map Standard (VIPMS) marks a breakthrough for the VIP platform" said Pete Goodliffe, Director of Software Development for inMusic Brands. "Now 3rd party instrument manufacturers can produce their meticulously curated plugin maps, offering enhanced integration and superior workflow for musicians, producers and live performers. We are excited to announce EastWest as the first developer to provide full support for VIPMS across their entire catalogue, offering end-users the unparalleled tactile access to such a critically-acclaimed virtual instrument collection as only VIP can."
"We are very excited about this new hardware and software integration." Said Doug Rogers, EastWest Founder and Producer. "Artists want to focus on creating music, not wasting time grappling with the technology, and this co-operation achieves that goal; and with the addition of a ComposerCloud subscription artists have a system that includes every kind of instrument, used by the who's who of the industry, to create any style of music."