EastWest Quantum Leap Goliath

EastWest Quantum Leap Goliath (ESD); virtual instrument; large collection of more than 180 instruments covers a wide range of drums & percussions, guitars, basses, pianos, keyboards, mallets, pop brass, orchestra, choir & vocals, ethnic instruments etc.; includes the EastWest/PMI Boesendorfer 290 grand piano; ideal for film-, TV and music production; flexible instrument browser; supported formats: standalone/VST2/AU/AAXnative/RTAS; system requirements: Win7 (64-Bit) min., Mac OSX 10.7 min., 2.7 GHz Dual Core i5 CPU, 8 GB RAM, 40 GB HD, internet connection, iLok License Manager

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Akustik Keys/Pianos Yes
Beat production / Drum machines No
Wind Instruments Yes
Cinematic / Effects Yes
Chorus / Vocals Yes
Drums / Percussion Yes
E-Pianos Yes
Ethno / Folk Yes
Guitars/plucked instruments Yes
Loops/Construction-Kits No
Orchestra Instruments Yes
Organs No
String Bass Yes
Sampler No
String Instruments Yes
Synthesizer No
Vintage Instrument No
Hardware Controller No
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Stand Alone Yes
AAX Native Yes
Audio Units Yes
NKS No
RTAS Yes
VST2 Yes
VST3 No
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why buy hardware?!!!!

John Athony, 24.07.2013
find me a general midi module that has all this and sounds REAL! in fact find me a keyboard on the market that has this level of quality general sounds but also a Taiko drum set and REAL choirs! for anything less than...oh, there isnt a keyboard that sounds this good...in fact have a look through any store at less than 300EUR and find a keyboard with even a decent piano sound....this has a 50k Grand piano...and it sounds like a 50k grand piano....nuff said.
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Good selection, which covers a lot

MoB, 09.12.2009
QL Goliath is - after the Superior Drummer of Toontrack - the second virtual instrument or the second sample collection, which I have given myself for my small home studio.
I have therefore searched for a library that contains high-quality sampled instruments for a wide range of applications at a relatively low price and therefore decided to use Goliath after a long search.

Instruments:
The individual instruments - a total of more than 300 - can be found in a clear 20 different categories, among others
"Acoustic Drumkits", "Choirbank", "Electric Basses and Uprights", "Electric Guitar", "Orchestra" and "Synth Bass", "Synth Pad" and "Synth Lead".

Player:
The player offers besides Delay, Envelopes, ADT a own Faltunghall with impulse responses for different applications (pity: the effects can unfortunately not be used for external sound sources - but is generally also with other manufacturers so).
Unfortunately, the player is already a bit "resource-hungry" - on my computer I was able to use Ableton Live (7.0 to 8.1) so far successfully only one instance together with Ableton Effects and Superior Drummer 2.1 (Calculator: 2.4 GHz quad core, 4 GB RAM, Vista 32-bit, Drumset in Superior needed 600 MB RAM). My other plugins such as "Superior Drummer" or "Trash" are much less demanding.
Is not for me however tragic, because I record the output of Goliath simply on an audio track of Ableton - so I can in Goliath then another instrument for the next track. Admittedly, it is also more convenient - but then synonymous with correspondingly more expensive PC equipment or Mac Pro.

Conclusion: QL Goliath offers a solid first-time "bread and butter" instrument, which can be used in a variety of different situations, as well as some more "exotic" samples from the more specialized libraries of East West such as "Symphonic Choirs" and "Stormdrum".
However, if you can already define a "main area" for yourself, perhaps you should look at the more specific libraries - a film-soundtrack, for example, will only work with Goliath due to some missing articulations of the instruments. To all others, the Library was warmly recommended. Hopefully, the performance of the engine will be improved in further updates.
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