EastWest Quantum Leap Pianos Gold

EastWest Quantum Leap Pianos Gold (ESD); virtual grand piano; based on the four meticulously recorded grand pianos Bechstein D-280, Boesendorfer 290, Steinway D and Yamaha C7; 10 - 16 velocity switches per key; eight articulations recorded, like soft pedal, sustain, staccato etc.; true repetition samples and detection of true repetitions for natural sound; contains player mic position; 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, 55 GB HD, internet connection, iLok License Manager

Further information

Single/Bundle article Los artikel
Akustik Keys/Pianos Yes
Beat production / Drum machines No
Wind Instruments No
Cinematic / Effects No
Chorus / Vocals No
Drums / Percussion No
E-Pianos No
Ethno / Folk No
Guitars/plucked instruments No
Loops/Construction-Kits No
Orchestra Instruments No
Organs No
String Bass No
Sampler No
String Instruments No
Synthesizer No
Vintage Instrument No
Hardware Controller No
Copy protection iLok License Manager, iLok
Stand Alone Yes
AAX Native Yes
Audio Units Yes
NKS No
RTAS Yes
VST2 Yes
VST3 No

These are other customers' choices:

Customers who looked at this item have bought these:

EastWest Quantum Leap Pianos Gold
31% bought this exact product
EastWest Quantum Leap Pianos Gold
Available immediately
Available immediately

We can send you a download license immediately once you have purchased this product.

Standard Delivery Times
€289 Add to Cart
EastWest Symphonic Orchestra Gold
8% bought EastWest Symphonic Orchestra Gold €386
Synthogy Ivory II Grand Piano
8% bought Synthogy Ivory II Grand Piano €219
EastWest Hollywood Orchestra Gold
6% bought EastWest Hollywood Orchestra Gold €483
EastWest Symphonic Choirs Gold
5% bought EastWest Symphonic Choirs Gold €289
Our most popular Virtual Instruments and Samplers
4 customer ratings:
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.5 / 5.0
  • handling
  • features
  • sound/quality
  • computer utilisation
Text ratings for this product are available in another language only so far
2 written ratings
de Automatically translated (Show original)
deOriginal review (Show translation)
Unfortunately there was an error. Please try again later.
Total
handling
features
sound/quality
computer utilisation

Wonderful ...

Soulbridge, 12.06.2014
"Can not you say a few words about the new Gold Edition?"

Patience ... I'm only on installation CD no. 5 ..... of 9.;)

I can not say exactly how long the installation took. I was in between shopping and cleaned the apartment.
It's similar to television, where the ads are constantly interrupted by a movie. So you have enough time for important things ...

And then?

Funny .... I've been playing the piano since I was 5 years old and only now did I come up with the idea to buy a good piano sound for my keyboard.

My instruments are my family and my oldest friend is my real (not virtual) Steinway & Son piano from circa 1950, made in Hamburg. I just let it re-tune about every 7 years and that's enough.
A Steinway has this bell sound and the slight clinking in the tones. And if you play with all the keys while holding down the pedal and then "throwing away" a single tone, you hear it clearly and clearly.

To microfone a piano properly is not easy and expensive. Midi data, on the other hand, greatly facilitate the subsequent notation of compositions, arrangements and integration with other instruments. Also, an acoustic piano is always tuned deviating depending on the temperature and humidity. So much talk for a piano on a midi keyboard, if the sound would not always rob one of his inspiration and feeling.

The Steinway in the Symphonic Orchestra is quite nice ... what more can you expect from VSTi's? An acoustic piano will not work anyway.

Now I have to say, I'm positively surprised what EastWest has done with QL Pianos.

What did I notice immediately?

Hey, that sounds like a real acoustic piano and the sound sounds very familiar to me. There are also the bells and the clinking. And no "porridge" while holding the pedal and running over the entire keyboard.

Damn ... my piano was never so clean ... but I've been sitting on such wings before.

I realized once again ... and had forgotten ... how crucial the sound is for inspiration in improvisation. Each instrument is different and makes me play differently. For keyboard piano sounds, it usually only took me back to my real Steinway. But this time it inspired me to start playing ... wonderful. That's what it's all about, right?

Suddenly I realize: My keyboard keys do not stick to the sounds ... But that's another story.

And why the gold edition?

I even have a very powerful calculator, but apart from the price, I also liked the idea of ??having some reserve in order to caress a piano for orchestral accompaniment.

For my purposes, a production of a piano album, live concerts and the composition of film music, I have found the essential core with QL Pianos Gold, which gives me a sufficiently good start.

Incidentally, even the Bechstein and Bosendorfer are wonderful to use with their character. The Yamaha grand piano stands out clearly in character and I would see / hear more in the pop area.

The operation is clear, simple and completely sufficient.
Stop, articulations, sound developments and room environments can be individually adapted. What more do you want?

Ok, the first loading of a full piano sound can take 60 seconds. After that, however, the change between the sounds is very fast.

Latencies? None for me. (Steinberg UR22 interface, Quad Core i5-2400, 3.1GHz, 8GB Ram, Win7, Solid State boot disk and internal internal standards for the streams.)

For me it is clear: I will use Pianos Gold both studio recordings, as well as for live performances.
Emotions are awakened and can be expressed well.

That's how easy it can be. That is fun.

My recommendation.
Soul Music Bridge
Helpful · Not helpful · Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
fr Automatically translated (Show original)
frOriginal review (Show translation)
Unfortunately there was an error. Please try again later.
Total
handling
features
sound/quality
computer utilisation

A good sample bank

02.06.2016
EWQL offers us here an excellent collection of VST pianos.

Count on no less than 55 GB of free space to store all the pianos. Loading from a hard drive may take a little time ...

The pianos are very responsive and pleasing to the ear. One can easily trick the ear facing a real piano with a little experience when using these vst and a proper sequencer. Only flat, they tend to be a little disappointing on repetitions more or less fast.

I still strongly recommend this edition for people looking for a good quality virtual piano.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
€289 £257.06
Available immediately
Available immediately

We can send you a download license immediately once you have purchased this product.

Share this product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-30
FAX: +49-9546-922328
Free test reports
MusicRadar.com East West/Quantum Leap Pianos
East West/Quantum Leap Pianos
MusicRadar.com (8/2008)
Computer Music Quantum Leap Pianos
Quantum Leap Pianos
Computer Music (4/2008)
Online guides
Software Instruments
Software Instruments
These days, software instruments seem to most like the natural thing to use as a sound source in a computer-based studio.
Synthesizers
Synthesizers
There are a wealth of synthesisers available today, ranging from hardware keyboards to virtual software instruments.
Plug-ins
Plug-ins
More people than ever are now convinced of the advantages of plug-ins. Why?
Sound Libraries & Sampling
Sound Libraries & Sampling
Sampling technology is no longer restricted to large studios!
Test Report
 
 
 
 
 
Online guides
Software Instruments
Software Instruments
These days, software instruments seem to most like the natural thing to use as a sound source in a com­puter-based studio.
Online guides
Synthesizers
Synthesizers
There are a wealth of synthesisers available today, ranging from hardware keyboards to virtual software instruments.
Online guides
Plug-ins
Plug-ins
More people than ever are now convinced of the advantages of plug-ins. Why?
Online guides
Sound Libraries & Sampling
Sound Libraries & Sampling
Sampling technology is no longer restricted to large studios!
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
Offers include 20% British VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. Shipping costs to the U.K. are 10 EUR (approx. £7), free shipping on orders above 149 EUR. Please click here for international Shipping Costs and Delivery Times. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. *RRP = manufacturer's / distributor's recommended retail price in Germany
Arturia DrumBrute Impact Daslight Light Rider Wifi DMX Interface Gator iMac 27" Tote Bag Arturia KeyLab MkII 61 Black Korg D1 Aston Microphones Swift Audient iD44 EQ Acoustics Spectrum 2 L5 Tile Black Universal Audio Apollo Thunderbolt 3 Card Cameo Studio PAR DTW IK Multimedia UNO Synth Presonus Studio 1810
(1)
Recommended
Arturia DrumBrute Impact

Analog drum computer; 10 sounds: Kick, Snare 1, Snare 2, Tom Hi, Tom Low, Cowbell, Cymbal, Closed Hat, Open Hat and FM; 64 patterns with up to 64 steps each; accentuation and switchable color tone coloring per instrument and step;...

to the product
€299
Recommended
Daslight Light Rider Wifi DMX Interface

Daslight Light Rider Wifi DMX Interface, Tablet-based DMX control, intuitive operating concept allows quick access to all functions and simplifies use, free App "Light Rider" for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire Tablet, perfect for DJs thanks to beat synchronization via...

to the product
€277
Recommended
Gator iMac 27" Tote Bag

Nylon bag for 27" Apple iMac Good hold and protection with adjustable foam blocks and hard-panel reinforcement in the front cover, Foldable sun and dust protection, Double zipper, Cable bag inside, Outer accessory pocket for keyboard, mouse, SD cards...

to the product
€134
Recommended
Arturia KeyLab MkII 61 Black

Arturia KeyLab MkII 61 Black; USB Midi-Keyboard with 61 Keys; velocity and Aftertouch; 16 RGB-backlit performance pads; 9 fader, 9 rotary knobs, LCD-Display; Category Function; Pitch- and Modulation-Wheel; Chord and Transpose Function; Transport Buttons; Connections: 5 Expression Control Inputs; 4x...

to the product
€499
Recommended
Korg D1

Digital Piano 88 Keys weighted RH3 keyboard (Real Weighted Hammer Action 3), 5 Sensitivity curves, Stereo PCM sound generation, 120 Voice polyphony, 30 Sounds, 30 Demo songs, Key-Off simulation, Damper resonance, 3 Effects, Metronome, 2x Line out 6.3 mm...

to the product
€575
Recommended
Aston Microphones Swift

Aston Microphones Swift; Universal Mic Mount without Rubber Bands; fits Mics from 40 bis 60 Diameter; two quick release spring clips; made of Aluminium, grade glass-fill nylon polymer and medical grade latex ("ShockStar" suspension); Dimensions: 145 x 60 x 170...

to the product
€55
(1)
Recommended
Audient iD44

20-in / 24-out desktop audio interface Fully metallic desktop housing, Control knobs made of solid, hand-milled aluminium, 4 Class A Audient console mic preamps, 60 dB gain, AD / DA converter of the highest class, 2 ADAT inputs and...

to the product
€568
Recommended
EQ Acoustics Spectrum 2 L5 Tile Black

Acoustic Absorber Material of the absorber's core: 100% polyester with textile cover, Very robust, Non-allergenic and doesn't contain irritants, Odour-free, Good efficiency in the medium and high frequency ranges, Wall and ceiling mounting is possible with the flexi-system (hook...

to the product
€163
Recommended
Universal Audio Apollo Thunderbolt 3 Card

Universal Audio Apollo Thunderbolt 3 Card; Expansion Card for Apollo Rack Interfaces; two Thunderbolt 3 Ports, 5 W bus power for all connected Thunderbolt 3 peripherals; up to 40 Gbit/s; System requirements: macOS Sierra/High Sierra or Windows 10 with Fall...

to the product
€499
Recommended
Cameo Studio PAR DTW

White light LED PAR With variable colour temperature and dim-to-warm function, Professional LED PAR for use on theater and drama stages or for object lighting, Dim-to-warm function ensures a dark orange light colour in the low brightness range by...

to the product
€325
(5)
Recommended
IK Multimedia UNO Synth

Monophonic analog synthesizer with step sequencer, arpeggiator and effects section Classic setup with 2 VCOs and noise generator, multimode filters, amps, 2 envelopes and LFO, Waveform VCOs Triangle, sawtooth and variable pulse width rectangle, Multimode filter with 12 dB...

to the product
€229
(1)
Recommended
Presonus Studio 1810

18 x 8 USB 2.0 audio interface 24 bits / 192 kHz, 2 front combo inputs Mic / Line / Inst (XLR / jack), 2 front combo inputs Mic / Line (XLR / jack), 4 XMAX Class A mic...

to the product
€399
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.

Please leave a comment. Please enter your e-mail address.