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NAMM 2009EastWest releases Quantum Leap SD2 Pro (Expansion)


EastWest has announced Quantum Leap SD2 Pro, a new expansion for Quantum Leap SD2 - The Next Generation with over 4 gigabytes of additional samples. Quantum Leap SD2 Pro is only available as an upgrade to registered owners of SD2 - The Next Generation.

Quantum Leap SD2 Pro features an additional 2.5 gigabytes of brand new recordings featuring new ensembles and solo percussion instruments. As a bonus, you will receive an additional 1.5 gigabytes of multi-samples from the original Quantum Leap StormDrum.

Quantum Leap SD2 Pro and Quantum Leap SD2 - The Next Generation contain a combined total of over 16 gigabytes of acoustic percussion instruments.

New Ensemble Instruments:

  • Chinese Lion drums: 3 giant drums played by 6 percussionists.
  • Middle Earth Ensemble: Performed by 8 percussionists playing various bass drums, floor drums and small toms. These are the best sounding big drums we have ever done.
  • Persian Battle Drums: 2 large battle drums.
  • Trailer Toms: A set of 8 huge tom ensembles, Out of the box trailer sound. Middle Earth + Trailer Toms = SCARY.

New Solo Instruments:

  • Mridangam: 2 headed Indian drum capable of dozens of tones like tablas, but with a different harmonic structure. Played by a lifetime Mridangam master. 10 way round robin program that captures every aspect of this instrument. 1000 perfect samples whittled down from 3000 samples taken originally.
  • Brushed Percussion: Following in the tradition of the brushed percussion from SD2, we sampled 10 new drums played with a variety of brushed techniques.
  • Khamak: Rare Indian stringed percussion instrument with a wild sound.
  • Daf: Persian hand drum. Beautiful high pitched drum.
  • Chinese Toms: Beautiful sounding Chinese toms set of 4.
  • Chinese Gongs: Various new Chinese gongs played with many techniques.
  • Chinese Cymbals: Various new Chinese cymbals played with many techniques.
  • Chinese Blocks: Chinese blocks.

Pricing & Availability

Quantum Leap SD2 Pro is available now with an MSRP of $199 / €149.



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