EastWest The Dark Side Virtual Instrument (Download) is a virtual instrument created and produced by Doug Rogers (EastWest) and David Fridmann (MGMT, The Flaming Lips). It is an unconventional and exciting collection of instruments, some dark and eerie, and some which have been purposely - and skillfully - mangled, distorted, or "effected" out of all recognition.
The 40GB collection includes highly processed drums and percussion, basses, guitars, ethnic, keyboard, strings and effected instruments, all organized into instrumental groups, making it easier to create complete tracks. Many individual instruments were originally processed through 5 or 6 effects units, some of the vintage and esoteric tube variety owned by the producers.
The distorted and mangled instruments are designed to stand out in a mix, and/or disturb the senses. It will provide inspiration for all composers and artists looking for something unique and different, whether working in music, film, TV, or game music production.
EastWest The Dark Side Virtual Instrument (Download) - Features:
- Produced by award-winning producers Doug Rogers and David Fridmann (MGMT, Flaming Lips)
- 40GB of highly processed drums and percussion, basses, guitars, ethnic, keyboard, strings, and FX instruments and sounds, all organized into instrumental groups
- Many instruments have been purposely and skillfully mangled, distorted, or "effected" out of all recognition (plus a selection of dark and eerie instruments)
- Easy-to-use browser displays all of your instruments
- Interface automatically changes to display current instrument
- Includes PLAY 2 32-bit and 64-bit sample player, plug-in and standalone (*64-bit is Windows only at this time)
- Easy authorization system puts licenses on hardware iLok (not included), allowing you to use the software on any computer
- Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.1 GHz or higher (PPC not supported)
- OS X 10.7 or higher
- For plug-in use, host software that supports AAX Native, Audio Units, or VST plug-in formats
- Intel Core 2 Duo, or AMD Dual Core 2.1 GHz or higher
- Windows 7 or later
- For plug-in use, host software that supports AAX Native or VST plug-in formats
- Sound card with ASIO drivers
- 8 GB RAM (16 GB RAM or more recommended)
- 40 GB free hard drive space (for full load)
- 7200 rpm or faster (not 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