East West - quantum Leap symphonic orchestra platinum edition & PRO XP
VST\DXi\AU | PC/MAC | RS & HF | 138.6GB
The goal behind the vast East West/Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra library (or EWQLSO to its friends) was to create a 24-bit orchestral sample library which could be reproduced in surround sound. This ambitious project was conceived by two American producers, Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix (respective heads of the East West and Quantum Leap sample library empires) and brought to fruition by Grammy-winning recording engineer Professor Keith O Johnson.
Making a library of this quality is not the sort of project you undertake on a spare weekend — in fact, making EWQLSO took a year of recording, editing and programming. For the library to live up to its creators' ideals, it was imperative to find a concert hall with great acoustics, and they seem to have succeeded, although for contractual reasons, the identity of the 2500-seater hall and its resident orchestra remain a mystery. Recording started in August 2002, the orchestra giving up their Summer break to the sampling sessions, and editing the resulting multi-channel recordings lasted nearly another year. The full version of the finished symphonic extravaganza weighs in at around 67GB (second in size only to the efforts of the Vienna Symphonic Library), and in terms of size and scope alone, must be considered a leading contender for any work requiring orchestral samples. Note, however, that smaller versions of the library are also available for those on a budget (see the final page of this review for more details).
East-West - QL Symphonic Orchestra Platinum vol.1 Strings Edition : 07DVD
East-West - QL Symphonic Orchestra Platinum vol.2 Woodwinds Edition : 05DVD
East-West - QL Symphonic Orchestra Platinum vol.3 Brass Edition : 05DVD
East-West - QL Symphonic Orchestra Platinum vol.4 Percussion Edition : 02DVD
East-West - QL Symphonic Orchestra Platinum Strings Pro XP : 07DVD
East-West - QL Symphonic Orchestra Platinum Woodwinds Pro XP : 03DVD
East-West - QL Symphonic Orchestra Platinum Platinum Brass Pro XP : 06DVD
East-West - QL Symphonic Orchestra Platinum Percussion Pro XP : 02DVD
* 68 GB Free Hard Disc Space (for the four volume collection - individual volumes are listed separately), DVD Drive
* MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS (for Native Instruments software)
Windows XP/ME/98, Pentium III/Athlon 500 Mhz, 256 MB RAM
Mac OS 9.2, OS 10.2.6 or higher, G3 500 Mhz, 256 MB RAM
* RECOMMENDED SYSTEM (for Native Instruments software)
Windows XP, P III/Athlon 700 MHz, 1 GB RAM
Mac OS 9.2, OS 10.2.6 or higher, G4 733, 1 GB RAM
* RECOMMENDED SYSTEM (for sound library)
EASTWEST recommends using a fast processor and up to 2 GB of free RAM to optimize the performance of this sound module.
WIN (VST®2.0, DXi2™, ASIO™, MME™, Direct Sound™)
MAC (VST®2.0, ASIO™, Soundmanager™, OMS™, Audio Units™, Core Audio™, **RTAS™)
(**RTAS is not supported for MAC OS9)
FOR MAC USERS :
••• No need for installer •••
Put the .nks library files where you want (for example, create folders for Brass, Strings, etc).
Dowload the PLATINUM LIBRARY UPDATES VERSION 2.5 (the .nki files - instruments & multis) at :
(on the page, you can find these files :
Download the Strings Library Update version 2.5.zip file HERE
Download the Brass Library Update version 2.5.zip file HERE
Download the Woodwinds Library Update version 2.5.zip file HERE
Download the Percussion Library Update version 2.5.zip file HERE)
It's work very fine with Kontakt 3 & 3.5. (Don't miss to validate the library in Kontakt - simply add to the list of libraries).
East West - Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Platinum Edition
East West - Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Platinum PRO XP