Not everything happening at that buzzing hive of activity called Winter NAMM is related to new product announcements. Digidesign announced that software sample/virtual instrument giant EASTWEST will be providing sample content for Pro Tools and its new high-end Structure sampler. Developed specifically for Pro Tools, Structure provides the ability to build sample-based RTAS instruments, according to Peter Gorges, director of Digidesign’s Advanced Instrument Research (A.I.R.) group. “By partnering with EASTWEST, we are able to complement our engine with the world’s most acclaimed libraries, perfectly optimized for Structure and upcoming integrated virtual instruments,” says Gorges.
Initially, Structure will ship with exclusive EASTWEST factory content as well as a trial version of EASTWEST’s Colossus “Structure Edition” that can be upgraded to a full version.