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Quantum Leap RA - PLAY Edition is a definitive rare and ethnic virtual instrument, now available with the advanced features of PLAY! It provides composers with access to a variety of rare and unique instruments from Africa, Europe, India, the Americas and Australia, the Far East, and the Middle East and Turkish Empires. Musicians will find that RA has an amazing sound quality and they’ll marvel at the articulation of each instrument which has a wide range that goes from controlled to expressive.
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Quantum Leap - RA - PLAY Edition, THE DEFINITIVE RARE AND ETHNIC VIRTUAL INSTRUMENT now available with the advanced features of PLAY!

In addition to PLAY’s intuitive custom interface, Quantum Leap RA - PLAY Edition includes many other features, such as:

- 64-bit* with 32-bit compatibility for PC (*see system specifications).
- Full memory access with MAC (requires 64-bit MAC).
- Mac Intel compatibility.
- Intelligent performance section including portamento, repetition, legato.
- Features round robin reset.
- Offers improved articulation window and controls.
- State-of-the-art convolution reverb with pre-delay.
- Improved micro-tuning.
- Improved sound quality with high-resolution audio engine.
- Hi-fidelity one pole filter for natural cross-fades.
- Stereo image editing is now possible using channel sourcing.
- The instruments featured in the PLAY Editions are newly-programmed for PLAY from the original recordings.

Quantum Leap RA - PLAY Edition provides composers with access to a variety of rare and unique instruments from Africa, Europe, India, the Americas and Australia, the Far East, and the Middle East and Turkish Empires. Musicians will find that RA has an amazing sound quality and they’ll marvel at the articulation of each instrument which has a wide range that goes from controlled to expressive. All of the instruments and ensembles featured in the collection were sampled extensively as a means of preserving the true character and expression of each instrument. For the first time with the Quantum Leap RA - PLAY Edition, users will have more control over the sounds offered in the collection along with the ability to load even more instruments than ever before!

You will find RA has amazing sound quality. It has an amazing collection of vintage mics and a custom API console. RA was captured with a phase accurate 8-mic setup that gives a complete 3 dimensional image of the instrument. It is this type of sound that takes to artificial or sampled reverb extremely well. The sound is clear and broad. The mics used were Neumann U67 (U47s as alternates), Neuman M50, AKG C12 and Shoepps.

Another cool aspect of this virtual instrument is the fact that ethnic ensembles were recorded. This was done with African drums, bagpipes, gamelan and a Middle Eastern string section. The sound of these ensembles cannot be realistically simulated by layering solo instruments.

A lot of thought went into selecting instruments that would appeal to composers of all types, from dance music, to film. You might want to put the Middle Eastern string section in your next pop tune, or the hardanger fiddle in a sweeping romantic score.

You might also be surprised at how little percussion is included in this giant ethnic collection. The reason is that much of this has been covered in Quantum Leap Stormdrum. Stormdrum is the ideal companion to RA. The percussion in RA compliments Stormdrum perfectly.

You can have a lot of fun with RA. The possibilities are simply endless, especially when you mix the sounds of different cultures together. Load up the Middle Eastern string section; apply an Indian or Egyptian tuning from the micro-tuning presets and play octaves. Make a really cool groove with the didgeridoo FX and the Vietnamese jaw harp. Take a classical filmscore piece and replace all of the instruments with their ethnic counterparts: replace strings with Middle Eastern string section, solo violin or cello with electric baritone violin, hardanger fiddle or erhu, French horn with alpenhorn, flute with dizi, oboe with duduk, percussion with taikos and African percussion, harp with kora, trombones with rag dung, etc. Or, perhaps try the hurdy gurdy, hardanger fiddle, washburn guitar, mandolin and the dizi and make an interesting folk ensemble or the gamelan ensemble with the ney flute, duduk and esraj. And don’t forget the reverb!

Interface:

- POWERED BY EASTWEST'S PLAY 64-bit Advanced Sample Engine (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!

Instruments:

Africa:
- African Dual Wooden Shakers (Ewe)
- African Metal Shakers (Ewe)
- Atsimevu
- Axatse
- Batas
- Berkete
- Dejembe Ensemble
- Ekpiri
- Ewe Drum Ensemble
- Ewe Large
- Bombshell
- Ewe Medium Bombshell
- 3ft FromTonFrom
- 5ft FromTonFrom
- Gankokwe Large
- Gyil
- Kalimbas
- Kidi
- Kora
- Log Drums
- Ngoni
- Udu

Americas and Australia:
- 1890 Washburn Guitar
- American Jaw Harp
- Banjo
- Berimbau
- Cuban Percussion
- Didjeridoo
- Dobro
- First Nations Cedar Flute
- Mandolin
- Pan Flute
- Ukelele

Europe:
- Alpenhorn
- Bag Pipe Ensemble
- Bass Recorder
- Frame Drum
- Gadulka
- Hardanger Fiddle
- Highland Pipes
- Hurdy Gurdy
- Irish Low Whistle
- Launeddas
- Uilleann Pipes

Far East:
- Dizi
- Erhu
- Gamelan Ensemble
- Gongs
- Koto
- Rag Dung
- Shakuhachi
- Shamisen
- Taiko Drums
- Vietnamese Jawharp

India:
- Bansuri
- Baritone Violin (Electric)
- Esraj
- Sarangi
- Sitar
- Tablas
- Tambura

Middle East and Turkish Empire:
- Armenian Duduk
- Bulgarian Duduk
- Mid East Fiddle
- Mid East String Section
- Ney Flute
- Oud
- Qandahar Dumbek
- Santoor
- Turkish
- Duduk
- Yalli
- Tambur
- Zourna

All About PLAY

PLAY is a 64-bit** (with 32-bit compatibility) Advanced Sample Engine with built-in Network Control* (plug-in or standalone).

Features:
PLAY includes custom designed virtual instruments that look as beautiful as they sound!
- Interface designed to eliminate clutter, including only the controls needed for each individual virtual instrument

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
- No more trips back and forth between computers, no more KVM switching when loading projects
- 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!
- Easy to use browser displays all of your instruments
- Favorites section to group the instruments you use most
- 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 many if you so desire.
- Interface automatically changes to display current instrument

Articulations
- Forget browsing through complicated patch names: pick the instrument and play
- Turn on/off articulations as you wish
- Articulations list also serves as reference for all expressions within the instrument (no need to look up key-switches in charts)
- 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 (currently included in the QL PIANOS virtual instrument)
- Now taken a step further, do it right in the patch
- Load, unload, adjust, pan, mute mic positions as you wish
- Pick your instrument, and PLAY!

Effects Engine
- Great sounding and powerful effects engine, built from the ground up for the highest possible quality
- 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)
- The smoothest filters you'll ever hear
- Specialized effects including the first Artificial Double Tracking (ADT) software available

Security System
- Authorize purchased instruments easily using the industry standard iLok security system
- Offers complete portability, take your plugin anywhere you want, use it on any computer
- Easy to authorize and manage (up to 100 authorizations on one key)

Playback Engine
- Highest quality resampling engine
- Built from the ground up to create the most intuitive instruments without comprimise
- Security system Authorize purchased instruments easily using the industry standard iLok security system
- Offers complete portability: take your plugin anywhere you want, use it on any computer
- Easy to authorize and manage (up to 100 authorizations on one key)

AU, VST, Standalone, Intel Mac, PPC Mac, Windows XP and Vista, 64-bit, 32-bit
- Natively supported in all major hosts on all major operating systems - PLAY no matter what your platform
- More native support than any other plug-in
- Standalone: PLAY as many instruments as your computer can handle in one application

Summary:

- PLAY isn't just a sampler, the PLAY SYSTEM is a professional fully integrated sample playback software solution for those with the most demanding production requirements
- Offers native support for more platforms than any other software engine
- Network support* for large, expandable systems
- The highest sound quality (ground-up effects, highest quality interpolation)
- The most intuitive controls, custom designed for each library
- Complete portability

Product Details

Product Details

Manufacturer Part # EW-181
UPC 837206201814
Manufacturer EASTWEST
System Requirements (Windows) MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
- Windows XP SP 2 or Vista
- P4 2.5Ghz or faster
- 2GB RAM
- Sound card with ASIO drivers
- DVD drive
- 14 GB Free Hard Disc Space
- DVD Drive
- iLok Security Key, not included (a free soundsonline.com account is required for retrieving and managing iLok licenses)
- 32-bit standalone and plug-in versions included
- 64-bit PC VST (host must support 64-bit VST plugins) and standalone versions included

RECOMMENDED:
- 64-bit OS and host
- Core 2 Duo 2.5Ghz or faster processor
- 4GB+ RAM
- Sound card with ASIO drivers
- DVD drive
- 14 GB Free Hard Disc Space
- DVD Drive
- iLok Security Key, not included (a free soundsonline.com account is required for retrieving and managing iLok licenses)
- 32-bit standalone and plug-in versions included
- 64-bit PC VST (host must support 64-bit VST plugins) and standalone versions included

SUPPORTED INTERFACES
- WIN: VST™, ASIO™, DirectSound™, RTAS™
- MAC: VST™, Audio Units™, Core Audio™, RTAS™
System Requirements (Mac) MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
- Mac OS 10.4 or higher
- G5 or Intel Processor
- 2GB RAM
- DVD drive,
- 14 GB Free Hard Disc Space
- DVD Drive
- iLok Security Key, not included (a free soundsonline.com account is required for retrieving and managing iLok licenses)
- 32-bit standalone and plug-in versions included
- 64-bit PC VST (host must support 64-bit VST plugins) and standalone versions included

RECOMMENDED:
- Mac OS 10.4 or higher
- Core 2 Duo 2.5Ghz or faster processor
- 4GB+ RAM
- DVD drive
- 14 GB Free Hard Disc Space
- DVD Drive
- iLok Security Key, not included (a free soundsonline.com account is required for retrieving and managing iLok licenses)
- 32-bit standalone and plug-in versions included
- 64-bit PC VST (host must support 64-bit VST plugins) and standalone versions included

SUPPORTED INTERFACES
- WIN: VST™, ASIO™, DirectSound™, RTAS™
- MAC: VST™, Audio Units™, Core Audio™, RTAS™
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