Review: EWQL Symphonic Choirs Sample Library, Episode 1 – The Arrival

East West Quantum Leap Symphonic Choirs is without question one of the most extensive and sophisticated choir sample libraries on the market. In order to put such a mammoth to the test, I felt that that it was important to be more critical of the software from a professional perspective, and that I must be able to demonstrate how accessible, thorough, and powerful this software could be for the end-user. To meet these goals and truly put EWQL Symphonic Choirs to the test, I intend to see if I can use it to rework an entire choral piece, performed entirely …

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East West Stormdrum Sample Library: In-Depth Review

Ed: Brent’s back, not only with a review of the massive EastWest Stormdrum sample library, but some ideas on how you might use it as a composer of game or film scores. Read on . . . -PK Where Art Thou, Boomy Percussion? If you’ve watched any of the more epic-styled Hollywood films lately, no doubt you’ve noticed a musical trend that is taking hold of the industry. Films such as the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Gladiator feature original scores from notable film composers, and all films rely heavily on the use of what I affectionately call “boomy” …

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Soundsonline Free Instrument Sampler CD (Win, Mac)

650 MB of instruments and loops is nothing to sneeze at, so even if you have to cough up the US$9.75 shipping cost, the new Soundsonline Instrument Sampler V1 sounds well worth it. You can use this library with virtually any PC or Mac host, and play with a healthy library of sampled instruments and sound modules. The sounds from East West, a great sampling house, are powered by Native Instruments synths. Pick it up for free with an order or at a dealer, or pay for 1-2 day FedEx delivery. Best news: no registration required, and you can use …

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