EastWest PlayAfter 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 (VOP).
Installation is no problem against by the licensing process is complicated. no incompatibility in against the plug is resource-intensive manual is not clear and trs in English but the plug is easy to use and it is not necessary to consult.
My config asus motherboard amd dualcore processor 6000 + 64 bit to a hard drive and 4GB of ram. m-audio sound card AD 192 and Cubase Studio 4. Trs plug works well on this config and is trs stable, but a more powerful computer would be welcome for further use with other plug.
One week that I use and sounds are wonderful most beautiful guitars I've heard better acoustic legend of RealGuitar virsynth. As against a system that would agree as RealGuitar t for the ultimate rhythmic phrases. Mention specially the violin solo possde joints and magnificent sound Exceeds by far the vienna (especially since we spend less time to edit), eastwest quantum leap gigaviolin and orchestra. And another mention specially for the reverb.
The price quality ratio is excellent for a plug-in excellence. Hsiter I would do without this choice.
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mabob's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
I bought this virtual instrument on the Internet. To operate, it requires that the key iLock so I bought too. The installation of Gypsy was no problem. As against the key iLock was delivered without instructions, without driver ... So it's "make do". There I had to update a driver for windows and then register on the site iLock ... that happiness! All it took me a good half day, with beautiful moments of anxiety about error messages or warnings.
But we eventually get there ...
Please note the system requirements! The host software (Logic, Cubase ...) must be recent, otherwise it does not work.
My current config: cubase sx 3
Motu Traveler Sound Card
Windows XP SP2
Core 2 Duo 2 x 3.2 GB
It runs without problem.
I use it for 2 months.
The interface, Play, is ideal, we can say they made it big. It is better to take a look at the record if we do not want to waste too much time searching.
What is really impressive are the sound ... they are all of exceptional quality. The guitars are beautiful, accordions are the best I've ever heard, the bandoneon is impeccable, the violin is masterful ... all these instruments come with different articulations, then certainly we must learn to master, but by a little effort, you get an incredible result.
A purchase that I recommend to anyone who wants to hear accordions and program real, a real violin ...