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EastWest Gypsy Virtual Instruments Collection   

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Quantum Leap's Gypsy features a unique collection of detailed virtual instruments capable of playing completely realistic performances. This product ...Read More

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Over a dozen virtual instruments featured in traditional gypsy music.

Quantum Leap's Gypsy features a unique collection of detailed virtual instruments capable of playing completely realistic performances. This product is mostly intended for film, TV, and game composers who want to add one-of-a-kind elements to their compositions.

Gypsy's nylon string guitar, violin, and trombone can all be played in both gypsy and classical styles. In the classical realm, these three instruments are unparalleled in the sampling world in terms of playability, diversity, and sound quality.

The violin and trombone feature many articulations, repetitions and even true legato intervals. All of the guitars were sampled with up and down strokes, many velocities and picking styles, release trails, chords and effects.

Gypsy's guitars sound incredible and were played by one of the best session guitarists in Los Angeles, David Kole. The accordions feature many different setups, all with air flow in and out samples as well as expressive samples, chords, and left hand bass. Gypsy also has a very cool gypsy percussion program and two flamenco dancers' foot stomps as well as traditional castanets. There's also an incredible Bandoneon accordion and Cimbalom (hammered dulcimer)—two very rare instruments.

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Powered by EastWest's PLAY 64-bit (and 32-bit) Advanced Sample Engine with built-in Network Control (plug-in or standalone), this virtual instrument combines intuitive handling with excellent sound quality, and functions as a plug-in instrument, without the need for a sampler. It includes impulses from the same hall the producers used to record Symphonic Orchestra and Symphonic Choirs so the pianos can blend smoothly with those collections.

Load More thanks to 64-bit support
64-bit support allows you to load many more instruments and voices, limited only by your system RAM (32-bit support is included also)
While most high-end computers will support 16GB, a very small set of high-performance enterprise computers (with Microsoft Vista Ultimate) can already use 128GB of RAM. As hardware develops, the theoretical limit is 17,179,869,184 gigabytes = 16 exabytes, or 17 billion gigabytes.

Networking Support
If you still need more power, the built-in NETWORK CONTROL allows you to load instruments on other machines controlled from your host computer. This means no more trips back and forth between computers, or KVM switching when loading projects. This also means there's no need to buy additional software. The PLAY system is a professional, fully integrated solution for those with the most demanding production requirements.

All instruments are listed in one browser
The easy-to-use browser displays all of your instruments with a Favorites section to group the instruments you use most, and a way to preview your instrument of choice in an easy-to-use column viewer. Load instruments into one instance to take advantage of your sequencer's instrument tracks, or several if you so desire. The interface automatically changes to display current instrument.

Articulations
Forget browsing through complicated patch names: pick the instrument and play, and turn on/off articulations as you wish. The Articulations list also serves as reference for all expressions within the instrument (no need to look up key-switches in charts). You can save your favorite configuration for quick retrieval.

Legato Detection
PLAY senses legato and repetitive playing and responds accordingly.

Stereo Handling
PLAY allows the user to manipulate stereo samples in very useful ways. 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.

Mic Mixer
Control all mic positions for the orchestra, choirs, pianos, and other instruments with multiple mic positions with the built-in mic mixer. You can now do it right in the patch. Load, unload, adjust, pan, mute mic positions as you wish. Simply pick your instrument, and PLAY.

Effects Engine
This great sounding, powerful effects engine was built from the ground up for the highest possible quality. The Reverb section includes multiple impulse responses from halls, and the famous EASTWEST studios and live chambers (more RIAA certified Platinum and Gold records awarded than any other studio). It also provides some of the smoothest filters you'll ever hear, and specialized effects, including the first Artificial Double Tracking (ADT) software available.

Playback Engine
The high-quality resampling engine was built from the ground up to create the most intuitive instruments possible. It allowed the engineers design instruments every step of the way without compromise.

FEATURES
  • Produced by Quantum Leap producer Nick Phoenix
  • Approximately 11 GB of content
  • Solo instruments with unprecedented detail
  • Violin (true legato intervals) in classical and gypsy style
  • Classical guitar
  • Flamenco guitar
  • Django style guitar
  • Spanish steel string guitar
  • Campana accordion
  • Silvestri accordion
  • Excelsior accordion
  • Bandoneon (Tango accordion)
  • Trombone (true legato intervals) classical and gypsy style
  • Hammered Dulcimer (Cimbalom)
  • Flamenco dancer floor stomps and castanets
  • Gypsy percussion
PLAY 64-bit (and 32-bit) Advanced Sample Engine
  • A complete high-performance sample management system
  • Offers native support for many platforms
  • Network support for large studios, expandable systems
  • 64-bit supports next generation operating systems
  • High sound quality (ground-up effects, highest quality interpolation)
  • The best virtual instruments from the multiple award-winning EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP producers
  • Intuitive controls, custom designed for each library
  • Complete portability
SPECIFICATIONS

Gypsy Virtual Instruments Collection

  • System Requirements:
  • 11 GB Free Hard Disc Space
  • DVD Drive
  • iLok Security Key (a free soundsonline.com account is required for retrieving and managing iLok licenses)
  • If you do not own an iLok Security Key you can purchase at your local authorized EASTWEST retailers, or here. One iLok key will hold 100 registrations for all future releases.
  • Recommended system:
  • WINDOWS XP (32 and 64-bit), VISTA (32 and 64-bit), PIV, 1 GIG of RAM,
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or higher , POWER PC or INTEL MAC
  • Supported interfaces:
  • WIN: VST, RTAS, ASIO, DirectSound
  • MAC: VST, Audio Units, Core Audio, RTAS
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