East West Fab FourItem ID: FabFour
Virtual Instrument Collection Featuring Period-specific Guitars, Basses, Drums, and Keyboards
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The East West Fab Four virtual instrument collection was painstakingly assembled, using period-specific instruments, mics, and signal-processing gear to achieve "that" sound. Inspired by the Beatles and the breadth of their recorded material, the Fab Four collection offers accurate tones from the instruments the legendary group made famous. Guitars, drums, keyboards, complete with their respective amplifiers, are represented within the context of the songs they were played on. Get inspired to stage your own British invasion with the East West Fab Four collection.
East West Fab Four Virtual Instrument Collection at a Glance:
The sound connection
In addition to his lauded engineering work for music icons such as David Bowie, Elton John, and Supertramp (among others), Fab Four sound engineer Ken Scott worked on five Beatles albums, including A Hard Days Night, Help, Rubber Soul, Magical Mystery Tour, and The Beatles (also known as the White Album). Drummer Denny Seiwell and guitarist Laurence Juber were both members of Paul McCartney and Wings.
Authentic and rare instruments from the period
Over a million dollars' worth of rare period instruments, amplifiers, microphones, recording desks (including very rare EMI REDD tube and TG12345 desks), outboard equipment (including Fairchild limiters and EMI RS124 modified Altec compressors), and Studer J-37 tube multi-tracks were used to create the Fab Four instrument. If you are a film/tv/game composer, or musician/producer looking for some truly period-accurate, unique sounds, this is a great place to start!
Details make the difference
Bringing back the sound of authentic mid-1960s production involves more than simply obtaining instruments that were used during that period. No matter how well-documented and great-sounding they are (and they certainly are), the instruments and gear only give you the incredible Fab Four vibe if they're accompanied by the techniques of the era. Lacking the preset-loaded multi-effects and feature-packed plug-ins today's musicians and engineers take for granted, the producers and artists of the "old days" used well-thought-out, judiciously placed effects such as Artificial Double Tracking (ADT), tape-flanging, and other means to get their effects. In keeping with the production values of the day, EASTWEST's Fab Four collection includes period- and project-specific signal processing samples, as well as a software version of ADT (artificial double tracking) with built-in tape simulator, created and programmed specially for this project.
East West Fab Four Virtual Instrument Collection Features:
The East West Fab Four recreates the legendary sounds of a legendary band!
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Chrystal, McMinnville, TN
Reviewsbased on 2 reviews
by ROB REY fromweak guitars , not many articulations , everything sounds weak I imagine they were trying to make them sounds like 60s tracks, love The Beatles but this doesnt do them justice
August 6, 2009
Not worth the money...
by fromThe sounds that you get are great but they are few and there are so many other sounds that should have been included beyond the ones that they selected. It might be worth $75.00 but certainly no mor... read more [+]e as it really is lacking in content as well as flexibility.
July 12, 2011
I had read this same opinion in a number of places but I bought it for a specific project assuming the sound I wanted was there - it wasn't. Granted, I was able to get the sound through my own means but after spending the money on this it was a real let down.
I probably should have trusted the other reviews elsewhere as they were right on the money. I would not recommend this to anyone - even a die hard Beatles fan.
Also, I tried contacting the company to ask a question and got no response. I also emailed the founder as he is on a forum I visit from time to time and he never responded to my question either.
The question was: "Does the ADT" work on audio tracks as a plug-in for other tracks?" I never got a response to this. Through the help of my Sweetwater Rep, I found that the answer is NO. I still chose to buy in in spite of the info I had. I think the idea is great. They just needed to add more sounds and make it more robust.
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