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EastWest Pianos Gold Virtual Instrument (Download)

SKU: 120114

Regular Price: $299.00

Special Price $149.00

EastWest Pianos Gold Virtual Instrument (Download) is a virtual instrument featuring four classic grand pianos, all sampled in beautiful detail. The pianos were recorded in a suitable environment for grand pianos, although the Gold edition provides only a single player-perspective microphone position. This is useful for users who have slower computers.

The instrument utilizes a dedicated playback engine, the PLAY Advanced Sample Engine, which provides an easy searchable browser and the ability for users to tailor the sounds. The interface also includes impulses from the same hall used to record the Symphonic Orchestra and Symphonic Choirs, allowing the pianos to blend with those collections.

Grand pianos virtual instrument featuring a Bechstein D-280 Concert Grand, Steinway D Concert Grand, Bosendorfer 290 Concert Grand, and Yamaha C7 Grand Piano

EastWest Pianos Gold Virtual Instrument (Download) - Features:

  • 55GB of samples
  • All four pianos can be loaded individually
  • Single microphone position (player-perspective)
  • Between 10 and 18 velocities per note, with dedicated samples for soft pedal, sustain pedal, and soft sustain
  • 8 to 12 velocities per note of repetitions and repetitions with pedal
  • 5 to 8 velocities of soft pedal and soft pedal with sustain pedal
  • Repetition samples taken from 180 BPM performances for a true repetition sound and not simply an alternate take - the playback engine automatically senses true repetitions, and responds accordingly
  • Software detects true repetitions
  • Pedal resonance recorded for every note at multiple velocities, as well as with the soft pedal
  • Proprietary resonance captured on the Bosendorfer
  • Release samples with software envelope follower
  • Piano lid position simulation
  • Samples captured in a proper piano environment, using vintage Neumann microphones, Meitner AD converters, and a vintage 8078 Neve console
  • Instrument plays back via the PLAY Advanced Sample Engine, a dedicated audio engine/interface providing a powerful streaming engine
  • All instruments listed in a single browser for easy navigation
  • Articulation matrix for quick and straightforward loading
  • Stereo Swap allows the user to instantly swap the left and right channels. Mono from left, mono from right, or mono sum allow for instant conversion from stereo to mono
  • PLAY interface includes impulses from the same hall the producers used to record Symphonic Orchestra and Symphonic Choirs so the pianos can blend with those collections

Articulations on each piano include:

  • Sustain
  • Sustain with pedal
  • Repetitions
  • Repetitions with pedal
  • Soft pedal
  • Soft pedal with sustain pedal
  • Staccato
  • Release trails

System Requirements:

Mac

  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 2.7 GHz or higher
  • OS X 10.7 or higher
  • For plug-in use, host software that supports AAX Native, Audio Units, or VST plug-in formats

Windows

  • Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Dual Core, 2.7 GHz or higher
  • Windows 7 or later
  • Sound card with ASIO drivers
  • For plug-in use, host software that supports AAX Native or VST plug-in

General

  • 8 GB RAM (16 GB RAM or more recommended)
  • 55 GB free hard drive space (for full load)
  • 7200 rpm or faster (non-energy-saving) hard drive for sample streaming (SSD recommended)
  • iLok account for electronic license or iLok copy protection key (not included)
  • Internet connection required for one-time product activation