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Amp Simulator and Ohmicide
Amp Simulator and Ohmicide multi-band distortion plugins are now included with the EastWest Play software for use with all EastWest collections. For film/tv/game composers or musicians looking for more edgy sounds, this powerful combination opens up a whole new world of possibilities using real instruments as the sources instead of oscillators, or combinations of both.

Incredibly detailed Silk Road instruments from China, Persia and India. The most ambitious ethnic instrument ever created 25 gig instrument: 20 gigs of multi-samples and 5 gigs of authentic performances. 

Recorded legato intervals for erhu, zhonghu, jinhu, electric cello, kemenche, duduk, 30 piece string section, dilruba, bansuri Master musicians recorded at East West Studios and Capitol Studios, using vintage Neumann microphones, Neve consoles and Meitner converters.

New PLAY 32 bit/64 bit interface features state of the art convolution reverb, scripting and new revolutionary micro-tuning system.


All instruments featured in SILK are multi-sampled with extreme attention to detail offering the maximum in expression. Quantum Leap SILK contains extensive articulations, interval sampling (where appropriate), round robin (alternate samples), legato scripting, and phrases to give the feeling of smooth effortless performance - like silk. Each musician recorded for SILK is a master of his instrument, providing the best and most accurate sound available. SILK also allows users to adapt the instruments using dozens of useful micro tunings in the key of their choice. This microtuning system is the first of it's kind, and is a true breakthrough for PLAY.


Instruments from Persia

Electric Cello (bowed string)
Kemenche (bowed string)
Nay (wind)
Duduk (wind)
Tar (string)
Qanun (string)
30 piece string section (bowed string)


Instruments from China

Erhu (bowed string)
Zhonghu (bowed string)
Jinhu (bowed string)
Pipa (string)
Guzheng (string)
Yangqin (string)
Sheng (accordion)
Suona low (brass)
Suona high (brass)
Dizi low (wind)
Dizi hi (wind)
Xiao (wind)
Bawu (wind)


Instruments from India

Dilruba (bowed string)
Sarod (string)
Tanpura (string)
Bansuri (wind)


Main Features:

User interface custom designed for each virtual instrument, including only the controls needed.

64-bit support** allows you to load many more instruments and voices, limited only by your system RAM.

Easy to use browser displays all of your instruments. Interface automatically changes to display current instrument.

Articulation list shows all expressions within the instrument. No need to look up key-switches.

Real time performance analysis detects legato and repetitive playing and responds accordingly.

Stereo handling allows swapping left and right channels, mono from left, mono from right, or mono sum.

Load, unload, mix, pan, mute mic positions with built-in mic mixer (Pianos, Symphonic Orchestra, Symphonic Choirs).

The best sounding and most powerful effects engine available, including impulse response reverb, filters, and specialized effects such as Artificial Double Tracking (ADT).

Highest quality resampling engine.

Custom engine allows us to design instruments without compromise.

Easy authorization system puts licenses on hardware iLok, allowing you to take your software on any computer.

Natively supported in all major hosts on all major operating systems - PLAY no matter what your platform.

More native support than any other plug-in.

Load as many instruments as your computer can handle in one application.

AU, VST, Standalone, Intel Mac, PPC Mac, Windows XP and Vista, 64-bit, 32-bit