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The EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA was recorded where orchestral instruments sound their most natural - in a ‘state of the art’ Concert Hall. Listen to the pure beauty of the "critically acclaimed" Symphonic Orchestra and "state of the art" 125 million dollar Concert Hall that were captured, using custom built recording equipment, by audio legend - Prof. Keith O. Johnson - recipient of two GRAMMYS, plus eight additional GRAMMY nominations for his 90 plus Classical Recordings.
This is the first 24-bit orchestral sample library to include three simultaneous stereo mic setups (close, stage and hall), so users can mix together any combination of mic positions to control tone and ambience. A major benefit of this recording philosophy is the tonal control the three simultaneous stereo tracks provide. Users can literally alter the tone and ambience of any instrument or section by incrementally moving out from the close mics, to the stage mics, to the hall mics (an audio zoom) in real-time!
This "virtual repositioning of the listener" in a concert hall environment offers a surprising amount of tonal control, virtually eliminating the need for EQ; and the ambient control, using any combination of these three stereo tracks, eliminates the need for artificial reverb (which usually sounds artificial).
You can create the sound "you" want. With other orchestral libraries, you get what they give you, and apart from adding reverb and EQ, you have virtually no control over the sound of the instruments. The control of tonality and ambience in the EASTWEST / QUANTUM LEAP SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA enables each user to "design" the sound of the orchestra to suit the work that is being created - no other orchestral collection offers this!
Use the stage mics for a typical big Hollywood sound; boost certain instruments by adding a hint of the close mics; add in the hall surround mics to create a surround sound mix, or to add natural hall reverb. Finally, you can say goodbye to lifeless, dry studio recordings.
In addition to this unprecedented control of tonality and ambience; the real ambience of the hall, combined with the automatic sample switching of up and down strokes that is built into the NATIVE INSTRUMENTS audio engine and interface (included with each volume of the library), has virtually eliminated the "machine gun" effect when playing fast repetitions.
All of the players were recorded in position. All of the instruments and sections were chromatically sampled, with multiple dynamics, with extremely dynamic and expressive articulations, and although the library is huge, it has been programmed to be "extremely easy to use". For example, an efficient method of composing would be to use just the "close mics" or the "stage mics" during the composition stage, adding a combination of the three stereo pairs to adjust ambience and tonality in the final mixing stage.
The EASTWEST / QUANTUM LEAP SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA was produced by Doug Rogers from EASTWEST and Nick Phoenix from QUANTUM LEAP, who collectively have received over 30 international awards for sample libraries they have created.
NO SAMPLER REQUIRED!
Each volume comes as a VIRTUAL INSTRUMENT which includes a high-performance NATIVE INSTRUMENTS interface powered by the efficient KONTAKT audio engine, including Direct-from-Disk*, for Mac and PC (*With freely-downloadable Direct-from-Disk extension).
Each VIRTUAL INSTRUMENT in the collection combines intuitive handling with excellent sound quality, and functions as a plug-in instrument, without the need for a sampler.
For the sonically adventurous, many sound shaping tools have been built in to the interface. Powerful multi-mode filters, envelopes, and LFOs give a wealth of creative possibilities. Integrated high-quality reverb, chorus, and delay effects are also provided.
Direct from Disk playback easily handles large samples beyond available RAM (which is assignable).
Professional sound quality with advanced 32-bit processing & eight-part multitimbrality.