East West Quantum Leap - SilkItem ID: Silk
Virtual Instruments Collection, 25GB, with Chinese, Persian, and Indian Instruments and Included 64-bit PLAY Advanced Sample Engine - Mac/PC - RTAS, AU, VST
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Quantum Leap Silk includes an astounding collection of Silk Road instruments from China, Persia, and India. With over 25GB of content—all instruments captured in multi-sample detail—Quantum Leap Silk delivers an extensive range of articulations, for smooth, natural-sounding phrase performances using the custom PLAY sample engine. From the electric cello to the kemenche to the erhu, dilruba, dizi, and far beyond—you'll find and impressive range of unusual ethnic string, brass, and wind instruments, in always-first-class Quantum Leap fashion, with the Silk collection.
Quantum Leap Silk at a Glance:
Incredibly detailed 25GB collection of Silk Road instruments
This ambitious collection from Quantum Leap encompasses a stunning range of instruments, found at the hearts of Chinese, Persian, and Indian cultures. All captured with an unwavering attention to detail, Quantum Leap recorded master musicians at EastWest Studios and Capitol Studios, using vintage Neumann micropohones through Neve consoles and Meitner converters. Quantum Leap Silk delivers an extensive set of articulations, legato scripting, alternate sampling, and phrasing, to give performances with Silk natural, smooth sound. What's more, for the first time ever in a Quantum Leap collection, you can adapt the instruments using dozens of micro-tunings, to adjust them to the key of your choice. Read on below to see the complete list of instruments included in EastWest Quantum Leap Silk.
Includes the custom PLAY interface
The Quantum Leap Silk includes the custom PLAY advanced sample engine, designed to give you deep access to the sounds within Silk. This 64-bit interface (with 32-bit support as well) lets you load many instruments and voices—up to the maximum your RAM will allow. It also offers built-in networking support, so you can load instruments on other machines and control them from your host computer—it's a professional, fully integrated solution for the most demanding production environments. And, for easy navigation, all of the instruments in the collection are listed in one browser. A favorites section lets you group the instruments you use most and you can even preview instruments in a simple column viewer. An articulations list lets you reference all expressions within the instruments—so there's no need to look up key-switches in charts. Other features include Legato detection, stereo handling, and a built-in microphone mixer, so you can control all microphone positions expressively. What's more, there's a built-in effects engine with a premium reverb section, featuring multiple impulse responses from concert halls and EastWest's premier studios. PLAY works as an AU, VST, and RTAS plug-in and can also work standalone on Mac and PC computers.
Quantum Leap Silk Features:
Instruments from Persia
Instruments from China
Instruments from India
PLAY Advanced Sample Engine
Included for both Mac and PC:
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Johlene, Richmond, KY
Reviewsbased on 6 reviews
Try RA also
by Mattsynth from Phila, PAGreat sounding eastern instrument. I liked RA better because it had a more rounded source of instruments then Silk. If you are looking for specalized eastern instrument Silk is great.
May 24, 2011
Music Background: Professional
The next step in ethno libraries
by Keith Stacey from Nashville, TNThis is simply a must-have for anyone who needs more than the standard "ethnic" library. While most libraries are a "jack of all trades", getting lots of decent sounding instruments (but mastering no... read more [+]ne), this library focuses on taking a few instruments, from three regions, and making them extremely expressive and playable. This is now the first library I open when I've got an ethnic cue to score.
May 7, 2009
Music Background: composer
If I've got any complaints, there were a few installation hoops to jump through to get the library up and running. I'm not too keen on dongles, but I guess they're a necessary evil in this market.
Once it's up, however, it fits right in with all the other "play" libraries. The convolution reverbs sound great and the auto-tuning goes a long way toward getting a really authentic sound out of the instrument.
Honestly, this and Storm Drum 2 are the best efforts from Eastwest yet. I can't wait to see what's coming next! close [-]
by from AtlantaNice software and the sounds are great.
April 8, 2013
East West is products are good now. looking to try more of the products they have, The Play engine runs smooth in my DAW and thats what I like. You want ... read more [+]to make music and not rewrite software. close [-]
As Smooth As Silk
by Steven Dross from Saugerties, NYThe sound quality of these instruments are amazing. They add such a great and unique dimension to my music production. A lot of singers want to have a unique sound and style. This is definitely the wa... read more [+]y to reach that goal. East West Quantum Leap has done it again!!! close [-]
May 27, 2011
Music Background: Hip Hop/R&B Music Producer, Recording Engineer
by David Theroff from Moss Beach, CAI have the Best Engine Virtual Instrument that has Chinese Music instruments, and it sounds great but the plugin seems to crash a lot in digitial performer. Silk uses the Play Engine.. so if you own t... read more [+]he rest of the East West collection they can all be accessed via the one player.
January 24, 2013
Music Background: Pro Sound Searcher..
The sounds on here are very good.. you can hear the inflections of the strings, flutes, etc.. 25GB seems like a lot of sounds.. but after going thru all the sounds in comparison to all my other virtual instruments I own.. it just does not seem like there are that many.. So I feel Silk sounds great but is a bit overpriced.. close [-]
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