East West Ministry of Rock 2 Reviews4.8/5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
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Badboy Studios, Inc.
January 8, 2013Music Background:
Recording Engineer, Pro Musician, Studio Owner
Amazing in each and every way!As an owner of a nationally prominent studio, I am always on the lookout for the best of everything. As I feel, every artist that I record deserves the it. Whether Im writing a song or adding little nuances for someone else's, the sounds always have to be top notch so that the end listener cannot distinguish if something is a sample or the actual instrument.
Ministry Of Rock 2 bridges that gap. So much so, that I have artists now opting to use this sounds contained in it over the real instruments, especially with drums. Which sound out of this world.
Each instrument is given the same amount of attention and treatment. Guitars are recorded with the most prominent phrases an artist would use, along with single notes, both long and short. Covering both rhythm and lead.
Bass is gut pounding and detailed, as it should be. Covering both classic and modern instruments, in both finger and picked. With their own common phrases and single notes.
Drum samples are unlike any Ive ever heard. So real sounding that Ive fooled every drummer who's walked in the door. I don't even use the samples inside of our Roland TD 30 anymore... Because they can't come close to matching the brilliance of these samples. I simply marvel at every one of the drum samples within this software bundle. They are that good.
Overall, this is must have for any serious studio or writer who wants that realistic, live rock sound. Bridging the gap to allow those with great ideas to fully realize them without hiring session musicians.
I will never be able to say enough good things about this pack. It makes me want to buy every one of East Wests sound sets, to have my mind blown all over again. The Pianos Platinum is next on my list.
from Alexandria, VA
March 22, 2012Music Background:
composer, sound-designer, engineer, producer
Ministry of Rock 2 Gets You that Progressive Rock Sound!The instrument takes time to learn because you need the left hand to learn the articulation switches and the right hand to play them. This takes some practice. However, once you learn it, the sound defies even the best guitar engineers --- they think it's real!!!
I got mine from Sweetwater about a month ago and when it arrived in the mail shortly after I had ordered it, I started playing with it: as a composer's idea tool, this is awesome. Would I trade it for a real guitarist: No. Can it and does it sound real: Yes.
This makes it super easy to cut a demo, end to end, with rock drums, bass and guitars and what more can I say? The sound is spectacular.
You can't go wrong with this library.