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    What are best Eastwest Quatium Leap products ?

    What are best Eastwest Quatium Leap products ? i cannot buy Complete Composers collection. and i like them all so much. Currently mostly i love Symphonic Orchestra Gold and Gypsy.(i actually i need good guitars,and accordions,and solo violin) but please tell what instruments are gems in these. all libraries have good and bad sounds.

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    Re: What are best Eastwest Quatium Leap products ?

    I just recently got Symphonic Gold, and can say that I love it.

    I'm not nuts about all the string articulations, but for the most part, they're very good. Definitely makes for a great full orchestra sound, where as a smaller ensembles might come off a little weaker. (not that they're bad or anything)

    This is one of the demos for the symphonic orchestra that they have up on their main site.

    http://media..com/ip/mp3/2256_Morning%20Adventure.mp3

    While it was done with platinum, not gold, it's a VERY good representation of what all the various instruments sound like. (the only difference between gold and platnium is additional mic stands, as well as 24bit samples, instead of 16)

    This demo literally completely changed my opinion of what was possible with midi orchestration. The more I use this library, the more it continues to amaze me with it's capabilities. I highly recommend it.

    While I don't actually own Gypsy, I've heard from several people that it's by far the weakest of their libraries.

    While Gold doesn't have guitars or accordion, it does have a solo violin which I've been very happy with.

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    Re: What are best Eastwest Quatium Leap products ?

    IMHO, Gypsy is not a weak library at all. In fact I suggest that most users absolutely love the Gypsy violin, might describe it as a "gem", and you will find many positive comments on it at the EWQL forum.

    Which library (libraries) one buys really should depend on what one hopes to create. If orchestration is your goal, then their answer is EWQL SO. "Guitars" is too broad a term to tell anyone much. What type of guitar? Electric? Acoustic? What type of guitar sound do you want to create? Personally, I'd look elsewhere at guitar software and libraries if you wish to really explore the instrument.

    Which product is "best" for you really depends on your needs and tastes. All their products have merit and each can produce excellent results in the right hands. I use all of them from time, depending on the circumstances. The only one I'm not happy with right now is Symphonic Choirs. It's just never worked as it should lately, is getting a bit dated, and most users are simply trying to hold on until SC's Wordbuilder is finally incorporated into Play. Right now, (IMO) the choir libraries out there are still not where they should be anyway, so many are awaiting the release of "Voxos" in late August. Bela D also has some vocal libraires that are worth a look as well.

    In answer to what is EWQL's "best" library at present though...it has to be Hollywood Strings...their latest and greatest so far. But if one doesn't need a library of that quality and size, then they of course have all the others from which to choose. Anyway, opinions here are only that. Ultimately you might wish to make your decision based mainly on content and your requirements. Have fun exploring.............frank
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    I search warm acoustic guitars which are suitable for melodical use.(i dont like much guitar chords) ps. at least demos gypsy sounds nice...

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    Re: What are best Eastwest Quatium Leap products ?

    There are some useful guitars in Gypsy (in that genre), and there are also a large number of acoustic guitar programs that are not from EWQL. For example, three I use are Chris Hein Guitars, Strum Acoustic and Real Guitar 2 that you could check out...just to start. And there's also Acoustic Legends HD (http://www.bigfishaudio.com/4DCGI/detail.html?1;16;1:1608;115:::::::A1608;A115::1236 ) that has had somewhat mixed reviews......frank
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    Re: What are best Eastwest Quatium Leap products ?

    I own RA, Silk, VOP, the Choirs, and Goliath in the Play format. I have a ton of older EW stuff in the NI format including Gold Pro XP (which I still use in Kontakt 4)

    I guess if you're looking for guitars then Minisrty of Rock might be a place to look. EW stuff is definitely top drawer. The instruments in Silk are really nice. Some great plucked instruments with a lot of character. The Oud in RA is great as well.

    Believe it or not Goliath has some great instrumnets. Nothing too deep but a lot of great patches that you may find inspiring. The great thing about EW is there chronic sales. It seems like they find a rason for a 2 for 1 sale regradless of whether there is an actual "milestone" holiday anywhere in sight. I love them for that ;-)

    Good luck!

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    Re: What are best Eastwest Quatium Leap products ?

    ministry of rock also have acoustic guitars ? i going look and belive or not even Goliath sounds nice i know. Even my current sounds (Logic,and Ik multimedia totalworkstation 2) is BIG improment to hardware synths form about 1993-1998 years.

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    I looked Ministry of rock seems there is only electric guitars.
    ps. Chris Hein guitars sounds nice but too pricey at least currently only for guitars.
    and really like Gypsy violin in their demos.

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    I ask this Washburn in RA is with steel strings ? ps. i prefer nylon strings i think.

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