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  • A review of East West ProDrummer
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    A review of East West ProDrummer - Drumming with a Pro

    07/23/15

    The drum instrument market is a crowded one, and already full of excellent choices. East West, a company renowned for its high-quality instruments and sound libraries, has just thrown its hat in the ring with ProDrummer, a new MIDI drum instrument library that runs standalone or as a plug-in on the East West Play platform, and comes with 14,000 MI…

  • A review of the EastWest Composer Cloud subscription service
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    A review of the EastWest Composer Cloud subscription se… - Instruments from the Cloud

    06/18/15

    Subscription-based plans are becoming more common for music software. While presumably a good thing for the developers, they’re not necessarily so great for users, who have to pay over and over for a license, and can lose access to the software if they let the subscription lapse, or if the developer goes belly up. That said, one subscription plan …

  • EastWest Steven Wilson's Ghostwriter Review
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    EastWest Steven Wilson's Ghostwriter Review - The Ghost of Wilson

    04/15/14

    EastWest's latest production, Ghostwriter, is a virtual instrument that's the result of a collaboration with Steven Wilson, a key figure in the prog and ambient music scenes in recent years. Is Wilson's name there mainly for marketing purposes, or is this joint effort a true masterpiece?

  • Review of FabFour, Gypsy and Voice of Passion
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    Review of FabFour, Gypsy and Voice of Passion - EastWest Play

    03/06/08

    After 20 years of editing hi-quality sample libraries, EastWest has taken the plunge and released its own sample player, simply named Play. At the Winter NAMM 2008 the editor unveiled several products which will be using this new instrument. Let’s start by reviewing three that are already available, Fab Four (FF), Gypsy and Voices Of Passion (…