Never go down on the piano sound: Steinway, Bösendorfer, Bechstein and Yamaha - four phenomenal grand pianos recorded with every conceivable detail, articulation and microphone placement.
After two years of recording, editing, and programming, EastWest / Quantum Leap proudly presents the most detailed collection of the world's finest grand pianos ever recorded in one of the 'temples of sound', EASTWEST STUDIOS (more RIAA certified platinum and gold records awarded than any other recording studios) with 3 mic positions for each piano.
This virtual instrument includes four of the world's finest grand pianos: a Bechstein D-280, Steinway D, Bösendorfer 290, and Yamaha C7. The PLAY interface includes impulses from the same hall the producers used to record Symphonic Orchestra and Symphonic Choirs so the pianos can blend with those collections.
EastWest / Quantum Leap Pianos Gold Edition, which provides only the player's perspective mics and 16-bit samples, is available for users with less powerful systems. A low-cost upgrade path is available for users of the Gold Edition who wish to move up to the Full Edition.
Additional close mic version engineered by KEN SCOTT
(Elton John, Supertramp, David Bowie, Beatles)
The most detailed piano recordings - EVER!
Load any piano or mic position individually (each piano is approx. 60Gbs)
3 positions are included per piano for maximum flexibility
10-18 velocities per note of sustain and sustain with pedal
8-12 velocities per note of repetitions and repetitions with pedal
5-8 velocities of soft pedal and soft pedal with sustain pedal
16 velocity staccato on every piano
Repetition samples taken from 180 BPM performances for a TRUE repetition sound and not simply an alternate take.
Software detects true repetitions
Resonance - pedal resonance recorded for every note at multiple velocities, as well as with the soft pedal down
Proprietary resonance captured on the Bösendorfer
Release samples with software envelope follower
Articulations on each piano included
B. Sustain with pedal
D. Repetitions with pedal
E. Soft pedal
F. Soft pedal with sustain pedal
H. Release trails
Recorded in a proper piano environment with vintage Neumann microphones, Meitner AD converters and a vintage 8078 Neve console
Stereo swap possible in software
Mic position mixing in software
Lid position simulation
Articulation matrix for quick and straightforward loading
Most powerful streaming engine available with highest polyphony counts
The PLAY interface includes impulses from the same hall the producers used to record Symphonic Orchestra and Symphonic Choirs so the pianos can blend with those collections.