I have been using EastWest Products for a while now and I have actually been using this East West Symphonic Orchestra for about 7 years now. I will continue to use it too, because it is just that good. There are some area’s where it lacks and could use some improvement. The interface is one of the best things about East West Symphonic Orchestra. It is very easy to use and navigate through, everything seems to be very easy to get too because there really arent many on screen options that take you to another menu or anyting. Everything is just right there which makes it a breeze to operate and work and compose with.
Very quick and painless installation. I have been using it for many years now and still havent ran into any issues with compatibility or anything.
Sounds are really good, all of the orchestra sounds are very authentic and real. They took the time when developing this software to not make it like every other orchestra vst. They wanted it to really bring a real orchestra feel through the digital world and they have completed that task without a doubt.
This is a must have for almost any computer composer. You will always need good orchestra instruments throughout your musical career. it’s a great software to have on hand even if you don’t use a lot of orchestra instruments because messing with the sounds in East West Symphonic Orchestra will strike new inspiration. The value for what you get in this software for the price that it cost is great, the price is very reasonable and what you get for that price is unmatched in other orchestra vst software plug ins. This orchestra vst plug in is my top 3 favorite orchestra sounds for the digital world. There is no substitute for good authentic orchestra sounds.
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lowweek's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Note: for the Silver version.
Easy installation with authentication software, DVD, 2.4 GB of samples ...
Manuel common to all three editions (Silver, Gold, Platinum) a little trompe l'oeil, but supplmentaire sheet for Silver. Rather clear, in English (but hey, no big deal.
Configuration play: works in standalone and VSTi RTAS and it seems to me.
Down on the Native Instruments Kompakt player.
Configuration muscle welcome for not making the bouncing.
I have a PIV 3.2 w / 1GB RAM and a good rev hard drive and runs without a problem, even
with loads of tracks and three instances of Kompakt at max load (24 instrumentals).
So good performance by rhausses rgulires updates and expansion of Kompakt DFD (streaming from disk.
Stability copy Cubase SX2.2
I've had two months, I use it regularly.
The only complaint was the lack of joints, which is logical given the price.
Most important, let the sounds:
- The strings are good, especially the bass. The violins are a bit of legato.
- The woods are average / good. There are not many and few joints.
- Brass instruments are fantastic.
- The drums are super good and many plutt.
- The pianos are beautiful (thank you Olivier)
- The vocals are few, but they just voted, so beautiful
- The organs seem good. I did not utiliss.
- The handling is exemplary.
- The sound is incredible: trs trs Hollywood so effective.
- The sound is dry, you add the reverb and the mix of your choice
- Programming is exemplary use of the mod wheel, expression (CC # 11), volume: vritable a bonus from many other collections.
- The price is affordable and update carrment COST trs exactly the diffrence between the lines.
- Some updates rgulires free sound banks are couraging by EW.
So congratulations EastWest / Quantum Leap and strongly that I can offer me the Gold!
NOTE: AMENDMENT after installing the update for FREE.
First, there must be days Kompakt update to install the samples. It is not difficult to make trs.
This update is necessary because it adds new sounds - including versions of "preview" of Gold, but also the two keyswitching type:
- Legato KS: three variations that change the tone and especially the attack sounds. Ultra welcome to the more legato practitioner.
- Master KS: all sounds after a keyswitch - legato, staccato, etc ...
There are supporters and the keyswitch dtracteurs who see it as an unnecessary complication. I am 100% supporter, have two or three attacks diffrent for each instrument is a trsor.
Reminder: the keyswitch EW is made in support of sustain pedals can use the keys C0, D0 and D # 0 on your keyboard to choose a variation. Free the pedals, you will find the sound of departure.
My new rating: 11. Ah, I can not. So still 10 more than ever!
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gabbby's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
OS-X is a mess! You must use a mail app that a key that ... it's a mess, and there is no qd ACCS internet on his computer, their shit does not even walk, there's bugs, the doc is a shit ...
Being a computer expert, I got ... But how does the Nofit??
Nothing to say except that it takes the memory: the streaming is good, but if you are in addition to the audio track of a dozen, hello ... Therefore, 1.5 GB or orchestrations provided for!
I did many years of orchestra as second fiddle, I made the small training Gallant. So I will be critical trs!
For the price, it's good trs.
Now it's not tidy trs certain sounds are dry, others have the ambience, so you get to mix shit ... Effects, forget they Vallent nothing. Use a convolution reverb, that there ca good for an orchestra. But if you put a reverb on the pizz, who dja, it makes a big mush. Egallement the vlocites is a bit of war: they are not rgulires (if you make a mm range with the Veloci difrences you will hear of forces between the notes).
It globally, the sound is too Hollywood, but you can make you happy: it's easier to control. There are not enough fader also ...
I enttendu DMOS of VSL, and that's something else: same version complte (platinum), this one is below, just because of the fact that the sound is too big. Egallement the low trs Veloci not REPRESENTATIVES Viollon and for that I am, it sucks: What happened to the grain bows gently rubbing trs piano chords for piano? ?? He especially as virtual programming tuft velicits low.
In short, I think not my j'ttendrais lib at East West, knowing that there VSL, although it is more expensive, but for that price, the good rev ...
And especially for those who do not raliste the orchestra is excellent!