EastWest Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Gold Edition
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EastWest Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Gold Edition

Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Gold Edition, バーチャルオーケストラ from EastWest.

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afterglow479 10/02/2008

EastWest Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Gold Edition : afterglow479 のユーザーレビュー (content in English)

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This program installed with no difficulty. I thought it was a little strange that you have to manually copy over the data files in Windows explorer if you are installing onto a PC, but apart from that it was pretty straightforward. I haven't had any trouble with compatibility. After getting it setup to run in your DAW host, you will have to do a little bit of MIDI configuration. If you are using a MIDI controller you need to let this program know which one controls which instrument. After this minor bit of setup you should be good to go.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

I am running Cubase for this software on my Windows XP custom PC. It has pretty much top of the line CPU and RAM, so the performance is very good. I have seen this on slower computers though, and it does eat up some CPU if you don't have a dual core. Also the samples are loaded into RAM, so you will definitely want to have plenty of RAM to spare if you want to use more than a few instruments in this package at once (trust me, you will). It is a very stable program, I can't remember it ever causing any crashes.

OVERALL OPINION

I have been using this for 2 years as my main sample library for strings and woodwinds. The soloed instruments definitely sound kind of dodgy, and unless you spend some serious time tweaking your MIDI data, they unfortunately sound kind of fake when you try to put lines together. The ensemble patches definitely seem to fit together more realistically, although those are unfortunately drenched in reverb. The soloed patches are also drenched in reverb that you can't remove, but it's a bit less so for those particular samples. Other than the reverb and the somewhat fake sounding legato movements, these strings and woods do sound very good. It is not quite the Vienna Library, but this is pretty much the next best thing. It's a good value for the price, I would get it again.