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EAST WEST QUANTUM LEAP PIANOS GOLD Pianos – 4 of the finest grand pianos

$199.00

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Description

The new meaning of heavyweight. EastWest/Quantum Leap Pianos stands out because it’s the biggest most ambitious sampled piano project ever, with the sound quality to prove it.

— KEYBOARD MAGAZINE

After two years of recording, editing, and programming, EastWest/Quantum Leap proudly present 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.

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 mics 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 include

A. Sustain
B. Sustain with pedal
C. Repetitions
D. Repetitions with pedal
E. Soft pedal
F. Soft pedal with sustain pedal
G. Staccato
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
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.

Listen to Demos
Watch the Tutorial
Read the Manual

In summation, these are without question the most gorgeous sounding sampled pianos I’ve ever heard. If you’re looking for the most authentic sounding sampled grand pianos available at this time, and have a system that can handle it, Quantum Leap Pianos is a must-consider.— RECORDING MAGAZINE

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Classical Demos

Steinway D Concert Grand Piano

John Sawoski
Scherzo (Chopin)
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Steffen Fahl
Alborada (Ravel)
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Katsuhiro Oguri
Arabesque (Debussy)
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Steffen Fahl
Paganini Etude No. 6 (Liszt)
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Joseph Felice
Liebesfreud (Rachmaninoff)
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Joseph Felice
Witches Dance Opus 17 (MacDowell)
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Steffen Fahl
Paganini Etude No. 6 (Liszt) (Hall mics)
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Bösendorfer 290 Concert Grand Piano

Joseph Felice
Hammerklavier Sonata (Beethoven)
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Jie Chen
Poem for Piano (Babajanian)
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Joseph Felice
Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin)
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Steffen Fahl
Etude No. 4 Fanfares (Ligeti)
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Steffen Fahl
Barcarole (Faure)
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Katsuhiro Oguri
Reverie (Debussy)
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Bechstein D-280 Concert Grand Piano

Jordan Rudess
Scherzo (Chopin)
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Steffen Fahl
Toccata (Casella)
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Jerome Vonhogen
Romanze (Rosenthal)
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Katsuhiro Oguri
Sonata (Mozart)
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Steffen Fahl
Prelude (Bach)
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All demos were created with no external reverb or processing.
Most demos were created using the player position mics only. Some demos such as Hammerklavier and Liebesfreud use a mixture of the player position mics and the room mics.
To download each .wav file option-click on the file name on a Mac, or right-click or control-click on the file name on a PC.

Film / Jazz / Pop

Steinway D Concert Grand Piano

David Goldblatt
Chi-Town Stride
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Nick Phoenix
Final Corridor
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Nick Phoenix
Infinite Legends
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Nick Phoenix
Legions of Faith (excerpt)
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Chuck Olette
A Somber Way
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David Goldblatt
Myriad Nights of the City
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David Goldblatt
Finger Painting
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Angela Kassett
Something in Red
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Bösendorfer 290 Concert Grand Piano

Michael Whittaker
Tribute to Oscar
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Nick Phoenix
Fill My Heart
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Nick Phoenix
Photos in Darkness
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Nick Phoenix

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Nick Phoenix
Split Personality
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Nick Phoenix
Behind the Curtain
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Bechstein D-280 Concert Grand Piano

Joseph Felice
Rialto Ripples (Gershwin)
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David Goldblatt
It’s Like This
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David Goldblatt
Rockem Wilma
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Kyle Robertson

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Yamaha C7 Grand Piano

Michael Whittaker
Old Willow
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Michael Whittaker
Sunday Morning
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Piano Concertos

Steinway D Concert Grand Piano

Steffen Fahl
Scherzo (Litolff)
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Bösendorfer 290 Concert Grand Piano

Steffen Fahl
Piano Concerto in A Minor (Grieg)
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Bechstein D-280 Concert Grand Piano

Steffen Fahl
Piano Concerto in G Major (Benda)
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Yamaha C7 Grand Piano

Steffen Fahl
Piano Concerto (Prokofiev)
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Third Party Piano Comparison Demos

The following comparison demos were created by Thomas Bryla for a forum in Europe. Thomas has no affiliation with EastWest or Quantum Leap. The midi files were NOT created with the EastWest/Quantum Leap Pianos. All demos are dry without any additional reverb. The EastWest/Quantum Leap Piano versions were reproduced using the player position samples.

EastWest/Quantum Leap Pianos

EastWest/Quantum Leap Pianos Steinway
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EastWest/Quantum Leap Pianos Bösendorfer
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EastWest/Quantum Leap Pianos Bechstein
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EastWest/Quantum Leap Pianos Yamaha
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Synthogy Ivory

Synthogy Ivory Steinway
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Synthogy Ivory Bösendorfer
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Synthogy Ivory Yamaha
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Native Instruments Akoustik

Native Instruments Akoustik Steinway
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Native Instruments Akoustik Bösendorfer
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Native Instruments Akoustik Bechstein
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Comparison Demos

Steinway D Concert Grand Piano

EastWest/Quantum Leap Pianos
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Synthogy Ivory
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Native Instruments Akoustik Pianos
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Bösendorder 290 Concert Grand Piano

EastWest/Quantum Leap Pianos
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Synthogy Ivory
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Native Instruments Akoustik Pianos
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VSL Bösendorfer
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Multiple Mic Positions

Each of these pianos were sampled with three different mic positions (see picture) allowing you to mix together any combination of mics “using the interface” for the ultimate in real-time tone and ambiance control. This feature enables users to customize the sound of each piano to their own requirements.

Watch the Tutorial

Pianos Platinum and Gold
Pianos Silver Manual
PLAY 5 Manual

In summation, these are without question the most gorgeous sounding sampled pianos I’ve ever heard. The greatest accomplishment, in my view, is the way the room sound was captured. Even when using only the Player position I found it almost unneccessary to invoke the built-in convolution reverb, which is amazing in and of itself.

If you’re looking for the most authentic sounding sampled grand pianos available at this time, and have a system that can handle it, Quantum Leap Pianos is a must-consider. Just make sure you have the latest vesion – and a computer that is ready for it!

— RECORDING MAGAZINE

Piano sound being such a personal thing, it’s hard to predict which way players might jump if asked to choose between QL Pianos’ instruments. Whatever your preference, it’s clear that all four are very good sampled pianos, and since they’re sold as a bundle, buyers will be spoiled for choice!

Editing the 68,000 samples in this library took four people eight months, and I bet pianist John Sawoski’s fingers are still aching!

The ultimate test of whether all the effort was worth it comes when a musician sits down to play the instruments, and this musician spent many happy hours playing the ‘fab four’ (to coin a phrase) pianos included in this world-beating collection.

This collection of four superb instruments raises the bar for sampled grand piano playability without hiking the price too high.

— SOUND ON SOUND

— KEYBOARD MAGAZINE

System Requirements

57 GB Free Hard Disc Space

MAC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.1GHz or higher (PPC not supported)
8GB RAM
Mac OSX 10.7 or later
7200 RPM or faster (non energy saving) hard drive for sample streaming

PC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Intel Core 2 Duo, or AMD Dual Core 2.1GHz or higher
8GB RAM
Windows 7 or later
Sound card with ASIO drivers
7200 RPM or faster (non energy saving) hard drive for sample streaming

MAC RECOMMENDED SYSTEM

Mac Pro Late 2013 edition (current model with round enclosure) or above
16GB RAM or more
Mac OSX 10.7 or later
SSD (Solid State Drive) for sample streaming

PC RECOMMENDED SYSTEM

Intel Core 2 Quad, or AMD Quad Core 2.66GHz or higher
16GB RAM or more
Windows 7 or later (64-bit Windows/Host Sequencer)
Sound card with ASIO drivers
SSD (Solid State Drive) for sample streaming

All Systems

iLok account required for machine (electronic) license placed on your computer or use optional iLok Key; internet connection required for one-time product activation

64-bit standalone and plug-in versions included (for 32-bit compatibility please use PLAY 4.3.5
Check the compatibility chart for supported hosts.

EASTWEST PLAY Host/Sequencer Compatibility Matrix

Tested DAW

Mac OS
10.9 – 10.12.3

WIN XP
(32-bit)

WIN XP
(64-bit)

WIN 10, 8, 7,
Vista (32-bit)

WIN 10, 8, 7,
Vista (64-bit)

Required Version

Standalone

Ableton Live

1
6.07 or higher

Cubase/Nuendo
2

3

3
6 or higher

FL Studio

7 or higher

GarageBand

3 or higher

Logic
4

7.2 or higher

Digital Performer
4

6.02 or higher

Pro Tools5

7.4 to 10

Pro Tools 11 or higher5

6
11 or higher

Sibelius
7

6 or higher8

Sonar

6.2 or higher

VE Pro

4.0.54 or higher

Studio One

2 or higher

Reaper

3 or higher

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Platinum Edition

Platinum Edition
Gold Edition
Silver Edition – Steinway D
Silver Edition – Bosendorfer 290
Silver Edition – Bechstein D-280
Silver Edition – Yamaha C7

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