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NAMM 2005EW/QL announces Quantum Leap Colossus

EastWest/Quantum Leap have announced Quantum Leap Colossus, a Kompakt based sound library plug-in that they describe as "the first SUPER HIGH QUALITY complete sound set ever created".

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Colossus is a General MIDI (GM) compatible 32GB virtual instrument that covers all of the basic musical genres, the way a keyboard workstation attempts to, except Colossus offers much higher quality instruments and dynamics than any keyboard available today.

Colossus includes 15 Gigs of new sounds recorded at Ocean Way Studio B (24-bit), a new 2 Gig piano recorded in Europe, and 15 Gigs from the award-winning range of Quantum Leap and EastWest titles, all newly programmed with superior sound quality due to the features and improved audio quality of the included Native Instruments Kompakt player.

Programming is kept very simple, and programs that utilize the mod-wheel are labeled appropriately. All programs have CC11 as an additional volume control. Many programs utilize auto sample alternation for added realism.

EastWest is also releasing a hardware rack-mount version of Colossus called Colossus Live.

Sound Contents

Drums/Percussion: Country Drumkits, Electronic Drumkits, Ethnic percussion, Funk Drumkits, Hip Hop Kits, Jazz Drumkits, Rock Drumkits, Standard Percussion, Studio Drumkits, Taiko Drums.

Guitar Family 60's: Guitars, 66 Silvertone Bass, 72 Rickenbacker Bass, Acoustic Guitars, Banjo, Blues Guitars, Distorted Guitars, Electric Sitar, Fender Bass, Fender Guitars, Fretless Bass, Hawaiian Guitar, Jazz Guitars, Lakland Rock Bass, Lapsteel, Mandolin, Nylon Guitar, PRS Guitars, Rockabilly Guitar, Slap Bass, Stingray Bass, Surf Guitar, Ukelele, Upright Basses.

Ethnic: Agogo Bells, Bagpipes, Cora, Didjeridoo, Duduk, Dulcimer, Erhu, Fiddle, Irish Low Whistle, Kalimba, Koto, Mid-East Strings, Ney Flute, Ocarina, Pan Flute, Sarangi, Shakuhachi, Shamisen, Shehnai, Sitar, Thai Gong, Uilleann Pipes.

Keyboard/Mallet: Accordian, Celeste, Church Organs, Concertina, Glockenspiel, Harpsichord, Marimba, Music Box, Reed Organ, Tango Accordian, Vibraphone, Xylophone.

Orchestra: Bassoon, Brass Section, Cello, Clarinet, Concert Harp, Contrabass, English Horn, Flute, French Horn, Oboe, Orchestra Hits, Orchestral Strings, Piccolo, Pizzicato Strings, String Ensembles, Timpani, Tremelo Strings, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Tubular Bells, Viola, Violin.

Piano/E.Piano: Clavinet, CP-80, DX-7, Fazioli F308 Grand Piano, GS-1 Programs, Honky Tonk, Rhodes MKV, Chuck Monte, Steinway B Grand Piano.

Pop Brass: 3 Trumpets, Alto Saxes, Bari Saxes, Flugel Horn, Pop/Jazz Trumpets, Salsa Trumpets, Soprano Saxes, Trombones, Tubas.

Choir: (extensive vowels with crossfading) Men's Choir, Women's Choir.

Vintage Organs: B3 Organs, Farfisa Organs, Vox Continental Organs.

New Age Ensembles: (Inspiring ethno ethereal soundscapes).

Stormdrone: (3 Gigs of dark atmospheres with morphing).

Synth Basses: (with morphing).

Synth Leads: (with morphing).

Synth Pads: (with morphing).

Quantum Leap Colossus is scheduled for release on February 28th in all major plug-in formats for Windows XP and MacOS X at an MSRP of US$995.

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