All user reviews for the EastWest Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Gold Edition
julian_r7's review"Slightly outdated yet awesome tool"
The installing process is as simple as any other plugin of the sort: install it and load it from your DAW. I never had any compatibility issues, and the software is clear enough that it does not require a manual for basic use: all the modelling tools are visible from start. I only did resort to the manual when I came to use Keyswitch samples and other advanced options, and not only the instructions were clear but also it provided me with means of making my music more realistic and full of subtleties.
I run this in an I5 and I usually don't experience any performances issues or crashes. That is, when I don't overload my DAW. Running two or three instances of this particular sofware may hinder your performance significantly, especially if you are using keyswitched patches. I've used this software for at least 3 years now and to be fair I'd be totally lost without it, as it has turned out to be the most versatile tool you may be able to find in the market.
As I said before, the best thing about this piece of software is its awesome versatility. The sheer number of articulations and dynamics you can get from every instrument (together with subtle timbre changes based on dynamic), combined with the possibility of loading more than one sample on a single instance, modelling timbre, and effect variables (chorus, delay, reverb) make for a must-have tool in the modern musician's arsenal. To be totally fair, the sounds are a bit dated now (specially some strings sections and brasses), you can bet much better particular samples if you resort to 8DIO tools, but those take up a great deal of space, while Quantum Leap offers a whole orchestral library, full with percussions and effects for a moderate amount of memory. I think this is an indispensable tool for any aspiring orchestral composer or arranger, as it makes for excellent mockups or even professional work (as long as the orchestra isn't the main dish on the music).
Performance is high, it doesn’t crash and it better not for that price. You wont need a manual and most of the presets will be all that you need. You wont need to do much effects or EQ processing.
Overall, it is the best orchestral sounds on the market and has been for years. Bad thing is the price, they price makes is an eye sore to anyone that’s looking around online. For 1000 dollars you can get a brand new keyboard with some good orchestra sounds and a ton of other sounds that will fit your style. I don’t think this is good, they have put the price for this software way to high. There is no reason for a software to cost that much. I am very disappointed in the price, and due to money situations not many people will buy this. But by any means, if you have the cash laying around then go for it, you will thank me later.
FP User's review
Price paid: 499.00 USD
The Sound Quality is excellent !
Very Easyu to use..not so easy to install !!!
Love it ??? I am glad I didn't spend 995.00 which is what it is still going for. The update is around the corner ( March 05..Gold upgrade ) which will give you all the articulations from the platinum Module..I bought this arouind the holidays when they had a special going ..so if I get the upgrade I will have a total of 1499.00 into it..which is half of what everyone that bought the platinum paid when it came out ( I'd be pissed ) But oh well that's how it goes with software....having said all of this ..I do love it. The sounds are very organic and no one is going to listen back and say " you need to get rid of that Casio-ish clarinet ".The vibe is realistic. It is geared toward film score with generous amounts of mic delay on everything..if you are looking for an intimate string sound then Vienna Symphony with Gigastudio is still the way to go...that is if you can spare the 5500.00....if you can't then there is no alternative ( I have tried/owned them all )no fear here. See if you can find it for less ( ebay etc.. ) Good Luck.
Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: HardArtSystems ( 2-, 2005)
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.
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.
atypik boy's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Stay away ..."
Purchased but not yet installed after 2 months due to lack of efficient after-sales service ...
2 months, expensive when you get nothing in the end, losing huge time, I prefer by far Project Sam ...
5 of 11 people found this review helpful
jembozzo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" very professional and very clean"
pc, I remember that I just galerais
it was another time
imac 2.8ghz dual core
apogee duet sound card
I use east west bank for at least 8 years
I like the grain
Although it is less complete than the depth level can be vienna,
but it remains very professional, and less greedy level memory system
choice again without hesitation
2 people did not find this review helpful
GaetanJOANY's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Manuel simple but clear and no problem to configure it.
In short no problem but happiness.
Pentium D at 2.8GHz core 2
2 GB of Ram
The software fonvtionner very well in this configuration, but after loading about twenty instruments to an orchestration j have saturated the RAM and Cubase crashed. J have been forced to reinstall it. There are some things that he was not at all.
So if you have the message "Warning you reach the limit of memory" does not force.
I use it for one month and I find the copper addictive. The violins are not too bad but very similar to the series of Ntive instrument.
It's expensive as software, but for lovers of orchestral works that you instantly.
I would do without this choice problem.
2 people did not find this review helpful
Zelazowa-wola's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
The general configuration is very easy and the manual is clear and sufficient.
Asus A7V600-X, Athlon XP 2400 +, 1.256 GB ram, Lacie 160 Gbyte disk, M-Audio Delta Audiophile 2496 PCI.
The software works properly on this configuration.
This software + hardware is stable.
Cinque months Utilization
I love the great sound and atmosphere.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
arnoterra's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
The manual is not great it is common to all three ditions.
The good must a gauze. It takes a gig of RAM if you want a full orchestra (four full konpakt) see 1.5GB. On my BCAN (PIV 2.6Go with fireface800) no problem no lag on Sonar.
I had the silver, I bought the Gold at the same price a month later for $ 398 in the U.S. (300 euros !!!!) for Discounts nol. So will the silver dress (but really) is really diffrent trs. The sound is good trs, joints and especially many there are vlocits which allows for the expressiveness impossible with silver o all the sounds are strong, or we lower the volume for lower the shade! The strings do not sound synthetic in acute as in silver, the woods are lovely percussion and brass send deadly too. There is no chorus. The engine is intuitive konpakt cons I do not see what use the filters and LFOs from the rot. The editor of ADSR is useful.
IDAL is the tool to compose and model. But why did not they put a solo viola and pizza for altis ??????? RVer is believed the coup to a string quartet, solo VIENNA should buy? I find a mean. For 1000 euros for 300 abuse is I do not complain.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful