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Intended as an extension of Quantum Leap RA, Quantum Leap SILK looks to give users access to rare instruments from across Asia played masterfully by renowned artists. This virtual instrument combines intuitive handling with excellent sound quality, and functions as a plug-in instrument, without the need for a sampler. Extensive scripting is employed in SILK along with the PLAY 64-bit (with 32-bit capability) sample engine, offering composers great control over the end result.
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POWERED BY EASTWEST'S PLAY 64-bit Advanced Sample Engine

- Incredibly detailed Silk Road instruments from China, Persia and India. The most ambitious ethnic instrument ever created
- 25 gig instrument: 20 gigs of multi-samples and 5 gigs of authentic performances
- Recorded legato intervals for erhu, zhonghu, jinhu, electric cello, kemenche, duduk, 30 piece string section, dilruba, bansuri
- Recorded by master musicians using vintage Neumann microphones, Neve consoles and Meitner converters
- PLAY 42 bit/64 bit interface features state of the art convolution reverb, scripting and revolutionary micro-tuning system

All instruments featured in SILK are multi-sampled with extreme attention to detail offering the maximum in expression. Quantum Leap SILK contains extensive articulations, interval sampling (where appropriate), round robin (alternate samples), legato scripting, and phrases to give the feeling of smooth effortless performance - like silk. Each musician recorded for SILK is a master of his instrument, providing the best and most accurate sound available. SILK also allows users to adapt the instruments using dozens of useful micro tunings in the key of their choice. This microtuning system is the first of its kind, and is a true breakthrough for PLAY.

Intended as an extension of Quantum Leap RA, Quantum Leap SILK looks to give users access to rare instruments from across Asia played masterfully by renowned artists. Extensive scripting is employed in SILK along with the PLAY 64-bit (with 32-bit capability) sample engine, offering composers great control over the end result. This is a powerful combination, making it a great interface for these sounds. SILK is revolutionary in that the microtuning and scales actually teach users how to employ these sounds in an authentic way.

Instruments from Persia
- Electric Cello (bowed string)
- Kemenche (bowed string)
- Nay (wind)
- Duduk (wind)
- Tar (string)
- Qanun (string)
- 30 piece string section (bowed string)

Instruments from China
- Erhu (bowed string)
- Zhonghu (bowed string)
- Jinhu (bowed string)
- Pipa (string)
- Guzheng (string)
- Yangqin (string)
- Sheng (accordion)
- Suona low (brass)
- Suona high (brass)
- Dizi low (wind)
- Dizi hi (wind)
- Xiao (wind)
- Bawu (wind)

Instruments from India
- Dilruba (bowed string)
- Sarod (string)
- Tanpura (string)
- Bansuri (wind)

Features

- User interface custom designed for each virtual instrument, including only the controls needed
- 64-bit support** allows you to load many more instruments and voices, limited only by your system RAM
- Easy to use browser displays all of your instruments. Interface automatically changes to display current instrument
- Articulation list shows all expressions within the instrument. No need to look up key-switches
- Real time performance analysis detects legato and repetitive playing and responds accordingly
- Stereo handling allows swapping left and right channels, mono from left, mono from right, or mono sum
- Load, unload, mix, pan, mute mic positions with built-in mic mixer (Pianos, Symphonic Orchestra, Symphonic Choirs)
- The best sounding and most powerful effects engine available, including impulse response reverb, filters, and specialized effects such as Artificial Double Tracking (ADT)
- High quality resampling engine
- Custom engine allows you to design instruments without compromise
- Easy authorization system puts licenses on hardware iLok, allowing you to take your software on any computer
- Natively supported in all major hosts on all major operating systems
- Load as many instruments as your computer can handle in one application
- AU, VST, Standalone, Intel Mac, PPC Mac, Windows XP and Vista, 64-bit, 32-bit

**MAC 64-bit support will be announced after the release of MAC OS X (10.5 Leopard)

Product Details

Product Details

Manufacturer Part # EW-185
UPC 837206201883
Manufacturer EASTWEST
System Requirements (Windows) MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
- Windows XP SP 2 or Vista
- P4 2.5Ghz processor or faster
- 2GB RAM
- Sound card with ASIO drivers
- DVD drive
- iLok required (not included), internet connection required for one-time product activation
- 32-bit standalone and plug-in versions included
- 64-bit PC VST (host must support 64-bit VST plugins) and standalone versions included

RECOMMENDED:
- Windows XP SP 2 or Vista
- 64-bit OS and host
- Core 2 Duo 2.5Ghz or faster processor
- 4GB+ RAM
- Sound card with ASIO drivers
- DVD drive
- iLok required (not included), internet connection required for one-time product activation
- 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:
VST™, ASIO™, DirectSound™, RTAS™
System Requirements (Mac) MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
- Mac OS 10.4 or higher
- G5 or Intel Processor
- 2GB RAM
- DVD drive
- iLok required (not included), internet connection required for one-time product activation
- 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
- iLok required (not included), internet connection required for one-time product activation
- 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:
VST™, Audio Units™, Core Audio™, RTAS™

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