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Quantum Leap Stormdrum 2

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This is a collection of exceptional acoustic percussion instruments. As a sequel to Stormdrum it sets new standards for everyone who owns a Quantum Leap product. Combined with the brand new developed EASTWEST PLAY sample engine, it is a must to have. Approximately 10 gigabytes of percussion.
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SD2 - THE NEXT GENERATION is a stunning collection, twice the size of the original Stormdrum, featuring (except the included Metallica black drum kit from Ministry Of Rock) acoustic percussion instruments. The unique selection of drums and percussion included exceeds all other collections. In addition to the 12+ Gigabytes of sounds, 100 film score oriented MIDI Performance files are included, each with dozens of variations, intros and endings. Use your sequencer to adjust tempo to any BPM without any loss of sound quality because the samples are not time-stretched, only the sequencer tempo is changed. Make SD2 your own by customizing the performances!

The MIDI PERFORMANCES included in QUANTUM LEAP SD2 - THE NEXT GENERATION are in type 0 midi file format. This means that 16 tracks of midi data is compressed into a single midi file data stream. You can playback the data as is, or expand it onto 16 tracks using the expand/unpack function in your sequencer. Set up a template that allocates 16 tracks to PLAY, midi channel 1-16. Once expanded, you have access to every parameter of the sequence, as if you had created it yourself. Tempo, muting instruments, adding instruments and parts, changing the tone using velocity and controllers, quantizing etc… are all possible. If you are not experienced with creating MIDI percussion performances, they might be educational too. The .ewi multi files that contain the 16 sound patches for each midi performance are also useful as templates to create your own MIDI performances.

You may want to add some reverb on top of the natural sound-stage ambience, as is typically done in film-scores. PLAY's convolution reverb is perfect for this. The delay is useful also. Use the stereo width control to widen the sound-stage, and channel sourcing to get a mono signal for exact placement in the stereo field. You'll find that the left and right channels often sound quite different, which is useful.

QUANTUM LEAP SD2 - THE NEXT GENERATION is an improved concept that is destined to become the standard for years to come.

- Produced by NICK PHOENIX
- Includes over 12 Gigabytes of percussion insanity!
- Includes 100+ MIDI Performance files
- Includes PLAY advanced 64-bit (with 32-bit compatibility) software engine

PLAY Advanced Sample Engine

PLAY is a 64-bit (with 32-bit compatibility) Advanced Sample Engine with built-in Network Control (plug-in or standalone). PLAY is included with all EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP Virtual (software) Instruments.


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, our 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

- 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
- The best sounding and most powerful effects engine out there, 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

Playback Engine
- Highest quality resampling engine
- Built from the ground up to create the most intuitive instruments possible.

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

Product Details

Product Details

Manufacturer Part # EW-175
UPC 837206201753
Manufacturer EASTWEST
System Requirements (Windows) Windows XP SP 2 or Vista, Core 2 Duo 2.5Ghz or faster processor, 4GB RAM, sound card with ASIO drivers, 64-bit OS and host, DVD drive, iLok required (not included), internet connection required for one-time product activation, 13 GB Free Hard Disc Space
System Requirements (Mac) Mac OS 10.4 or higher, DVD drive, Core 2 Duo 2.5Ghz or faster processor, 4GB RAM, iLok required (not included), internet connection required for one-time product activation, 13 GB Free Hard Disc Space


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