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{"id":146564939802,"title":"East West QL RA","handle":"east-west-ql-ra","description":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eEast West QL RA\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \"Quite simply, RA is the best collection of world or ethnic sampled instruments I´ve ever used. It ought to be of particular appeal to TV and film composers.\" - SOUND ON SOUND \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eQuantum Leap - RA - PLAY Edition, THE DEFINITIVE RARE AND ETHNIC VIRTUAL INSTRUMENT, now available with PLAYs intuitive custom interface with more control over the sounds offered in the collection along with the ability to load even more instruments than ever before.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIn addition to PLAYs intuitive custom interface, Quantum Leap RA - PLAY Edition includes many other features, such as:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    64-bit* with 32-bit compatibility for PC (*see system specifications).\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Full memory access with MAC (requires 64-bit MAC).\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Mac Intel compatibility.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Intelligent performance section including portamento, repetition, legato.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Features round robin reset.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Offers improved articulation window and controls.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    State-of-the-art convolution reverb with pre-delay.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Improved micro-tuning.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Improved sound quality with high-resolution audio engine.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Hi-fidelity one pole filter for natural cross-fades.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Stereo image editing is now possible using channel sourcing.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe instruments featured in the PLAY Editions are newly-programmed for PLAY from the original recordings.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eQuantum Leap RA - PLAY Edition provides composers with access to a variety of rare and unique instruments from Africa, Europe, India, the Americas and Australia, the Far East, and the Middle East and Turkish Empires. Musicians will find that RA has an amazing sound quality and theyll marvel at the articulation of each instrument which has a wide range that goes from controlled to expressive. All of the instruments and ensembles featured in the collection were sampled extensively as a means of preserving the true character and expression of each instrument. For the first time with the Quantum Leap RA - PLAY Edition, users will have more control over the sounds offered in the collection along with the ability to load even more instruments than ever before\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e“With ethnic instruments, the key to authenticity of sound is expression,” says Quantum Leap Producer Nick Phoenix. “Now with the incorporation of our advanced PLAY sample engine, with its built-in sensing technology that monitors a players style and adjusts the software and sounds accordingly, users will experience a level of detail that was lacking in other products in the market, making their projects come to life with range and emotion.”\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eDetails:\u003cbr\u003eIn ancient Egypt, RA was regarded as the creator of everything, the god of the sun. RA is usually represented with the body of a man and the head of a hawk, holding an ankh \u0026amp; sceptre. The chief location of RA worship was Heliopolis (a Greek word meaning city of the sun). RA is an appropriate name for the largest, and most comprehensive rare and ethnic virtual instrument ever made.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eRA was born a few years ago, as a sample library called “Rare Instruments.” All of the sounds from Rare Instruments are included in RA, but this only represents approximately one-tenth of the content. The other ninety percent of RA was recorded at a top studio in Hollywood. Because of the size and complexity of the project, I brought in two talented producers, Pacemaker and Tony Austin to co-produce RA with me. They have worked on some other Quantum Leap projects and had some great ideas for RA. We spent time hunting down the best ethnic artists on the West Coast. Los Angeles is so ethnically diverse and blessed with excellent institutions like Cal Arts, it is actually the ideal place to record a rare and ethnic collection.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eYou will find RA has amazing sound quality. RA was captured with a phase accurate 8-mic setup that gives a complete 3 dimensional image of the instrument. It is this type of sound that takes to artificial or sampled reverb extremely well. The sound is clear and broad. Mics used were Neumann U67 (U47s as alternates), Neuman M50, AKG C12 and Shoepps.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eAnother cool aspect of this virtual instrument is the fact that we recorded ethnic ensembles. This was done with African drums, bagpipes, gamelan and a Middle Eastern string section. The sound of these ensembles cannot be realistically simulated by layering solo instruments.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eRA was a very expensive project, but well worth the cost. A lot of thought went into selecting instruments that would appeal to composers of all types, from dance music, to film. You might want to put the middle eastern string section in your next pop tune, or the hardanger fiddle in a sweeping romantic score ala LOTR.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eYou might also be surprised at how little percussion is included in this giant ethnic collection. The reason is, we already covered much of this in Quantum Leap Stormdrum. Stormdrum is the ideal companion to RA. The percussion in RA compliments Stormdrum perfectly.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eYou can have a lot of fun with RA. The possibilities are simply endless, especially when you mix the sounds of different cultures together. Load up the middle eastern string section, apply an Indian or Egyptian tuning from the micro-tuning presets and play octaves. Make a really cool groove with the didgeridoo fx and the Vietnamese jaw harp. Take a classical filmscore piece and replace all of the instruments with their ethnic counterparts: strings with middle eastern string section, solo violin or cello with electric baritone violin, hardanger fiddle or erhu, french horn with alpenhorn, flute with dizi, oboe with duduk, percussion with taikos and African percussion, harp with kora, trombones with rag dung etc. etc.... Or perhaps try the hurdy gurdy, hardanger fiddle, washburn guitar, mandolin and the dizi and make an interesting folk ensemble or the gamelan ensemble with the ney flute, duduk and esraj. And dont forget the reverb!\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNICK PHOENIX - Producer.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAfrica:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    African Dual Wooden Shakers (Ewe)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    African Metal Shakers (Ewe)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Atsimevu\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Axatse\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Batas\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Berkete\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Dejembe Ensemble\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Ekpiri\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Ewe Drum Ensemble\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Ewe Large\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Bombshell\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Ewe Medium Bombshell\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    3ft FromTonFrom\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    5ft FromTonFrom\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Gankokwe Large\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    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It ought to be of particular appeal to TV and film composers.\" - SOUND ON SOUND \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eQuantum Leap - RA - PLAY Edition, THE DEFINITIVE RARE AND ETHNIC VIRTUAL INSTRUMENT, now available with PLAYs intuitive custom interface with more control over the sounds offered in the collection along with the ability to load even more instruments than ever before.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIn addition to PLAYs intuitive custom interface, Quantum Leap RA - PLAY Edition includes many other features, such as:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    64-bit* with 32-bit compatibility for PC (*see system specifications).\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Full memory access with MAC (requires 64-bit MAC).\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Mac Intel compatibility.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Intelligent performance section including portamento, repetition, legato.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Features round robin reset.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Offers improved articulation window and controls.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    State-of-the-art convolution reverb with pre-delay.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Improved micro-tuning.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Improved sound quality with high-resolution audio engine.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Hi-fidelity one pole filter for natural cross-fades.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Stereo image editing is now possible using channel sourcing.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe instruments featured in the PLAY Editions are newly-programmed for PLAY from the original recordings.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eQuantum Leap RA - PLAY Edition provides composers with access to a variety of rare and unique instruments from Africa, Europe, India, the Americas and Australia, the Far East, and the Middle East and Turkish Empires. Musicians will find that RA has an amazing sound quality and theyll marvel at the articulation of each instrument which has a wide range that goes from controlled to expressive. All of the instruments and ensembles featured in the collection were sampled extensively as a means of preserving the true character and expression of each instrument. For the first time with the Quantum Leap RA - PLAY Edition, users will have more control over the sounds offered in the collection along with the ability to load even more instruments than ever before\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e“With ethnic instruments, the key to authenticity of sound is expression,” says Quantum Leap Producer Nick Phoenix. “Now with the incorporation of our advanced PLAY sample engine, with its built-in sensing technology that monitors a players style and adjusts the software and sounds accordingly, users will experience a level of detail that was lacking in other products in the market, making their projects come to life with range and emotion.”\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eDetails:\u003cbr\u003eIn ancient Egypt, RA was regarded as the creator of everything, the god of the sun. RA is usually represented with the body of a man and the head of a hawk, holding an ankh \u0026amp; sceptre. The chief location of RA worship was Heliopolis (a Greek word meaning city of the sun). RA is an appropriate name for the largest, and most comprehensive rare and ethnic virtual instrument ever made.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eRA was born a few years ago, as a sample library called “Rare Instruments.” All of the sounds from Rare Instruments are included in RA, but this only represents approximately one-tenth of the content. The other ninety percent of RA was recorded at a top studio in Hollywood. Because of the size and complexity of the project, I brought in two talented producers, Pacemaker and Tony Austin to co-produce RA with me. They have worked on some other Quantum Leap projects and had some great ideas for RA. We spent time hunting down the best ethnic artists on the West Coast. Los Angeles is so ethnically diverse and blessed with excellent institutions like Cal Arts, it is actually the ideal place to record a rare and ethnic collection.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eYou will find RA has amazing sound quality. RA was captured with a phase accurate 8-mic setup that gives a complete 3 dimensional image of the instrument. It is this type of sound that takes to artificial or sampled reverb extremely well. The sound is clear and broad. Mics used were Neumann U67 (U47s as alternates), Neuman M50, AKG C12 and Shoepps.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eAnother cool aspect of this virtual instrument is the fact that we recorded ethnic ensembles. This was done with African drums, bagpipes, gamelan and a Middle Eastern string section. The sound of these ensembles cannot be realistically simulated by layering solo instruments.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eRA was a very expensive project, but well worth the cost. A lot of thought went into selecting instruments that would appeal to composers of all types, from dance music, to film. You might want to put the middle eastern string section in your next pop tune, or the hardanger fiddle in a sweeping romantic score ala LOTR.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eYou might also be surprised at how little percussion is included in this giant ethnic collection. The reason is, we already covered much of this in Quantum Leap Stormdrum. Stormdrum is the ideal companion to RA. The percussion in RA compliments Stormdrum perfectly.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eYou can have a lot of fun with RA. The possibilities are simply endless, especially when you mix the sounds of different cultures together. Load up the middle eastern string section, apply an Indian or Egyptian tuning from the micro-tuning presets and play octaves. Make a really cool groove with the didgeridoo fx and the Vietnamese jaw harp. Take a classical filmscore piece and replace all of the instruments with their ethnic counterparts: strings with middle eastern string section, solo violin or cello with electric baritone violin, hardanger fiddle or erhu, french horn with alpenhorn, flute with dizi, oboe with duduk, percussion with taikos and African percussion, harp with kora, trombones with rag dung etc. etc.... Or perhaps try the hurdy gurdy, hardanger fiddle, washburn guitar, mandolin and the dizi and make an interesting folk ensemble or the gamelan ensemble with the ney flute, duduk and esraj. And dont forget the reverb!\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNICK PHOENIX - Producer.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAfrica:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    African Dual Wooden Shakers (Ewe)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    African Metal Shakers (Ewe)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Atsimevu\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Axatse\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Batas\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Berkete\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Dejembe Ensemble\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Ekpiri\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Ewe Drum Ensemble\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Ewe Large\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Bombshell\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Ewe Medium Bombshell\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    3ft FromTonFrom\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    5ft FromTonFrom\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Gankokwe Large\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Gyil\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Kalimbas\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Kidi\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Kora\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Log Drums\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Ngoni\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Udu\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAmericas and Australia:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    1890 Washburn Guitar\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    American Jaw Harp\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Banjo\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Berimbau\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Cuban Percussion\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Didjeridoo\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Dobro\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    First Nations Cedar Flute\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Mandolin\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Pan Flute\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Ukelele\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eEurope:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Alpenhorn\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Bag Pipe Ensemble\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Bass Recorder\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Frame Drum\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Gadulka\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Hardanger Fiddle\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Highland Pipes\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Hurdy Gurdy\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Irish Low Whistle\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Launeddas\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Uilleann Pipes\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFar East:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Dizi\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Erhu\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Gamelan Ensemble\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Gongs\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Koto\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Rag Dung\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Shakuhachi\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Shamisen\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Taiko Drums\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Vietnamese Jawharp\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIndia:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Bansuri\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Baritone Violin (Electric)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Esraj\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Sarangi\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Sitar\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Tablas\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Tambura\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMiddle East and Turkish Empire:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Armenian Duduk\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Bulgarian Duduk\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Mid East Fiddle\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Mid East String Section\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Ney Flute\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Oud\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Qandahar Dumbek\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Santoor\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Turkish\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Duduk\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Yalli\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Tambur\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Zourna\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRequirements\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThis library includes \"PLAY 2\" as a Sample-Player\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMinimum Requirements for Mac\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    OSX 10.7\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.1GHz or newer\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    2GB Ram\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Harddisk 7200 RPM or faster\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRecommended Mac System\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Latest OSX\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Mac Pro Quad Core Intel Xeon 2.66GHz or newer\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    8GB Ram\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Harddisk 7200 RPM or faster\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMinimum Requirements for PC\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    minimum Windows 7\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Sound Card with ASIO Driver\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Intel Core 2 Duo, or AMD Dual Core 2.1GHz or newer\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    4GB RAM\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Harddisk 7200 RPM or faster\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRecommended PC System\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    64-bit Windows\/Host Sequencer\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Intel Core 2 Quad, or AMD Quad-Core 2.66GHz or newer\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    8GB RAM\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Harddisk 7200 RPM or faster\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAll Systems\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Free iLok account required at www.ilok.com, internet connection required for product activation (a free soundsonline.com account is required for retrieving and managing iLok licenses)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Hard disk space for libray content\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    DVD Drive\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e    Please check the latest recommendations on the manufacturer´s site for details\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eINCLUDED FOR BOTH PC \u0026amp; MAC:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e- 32-bit standalone and plug-in versions included.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e- 64-bit PC VST (host must support 64-bit VST plugins) and standalone 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The iLok dongle can be used to run the protected software on different computers. Your licenses can be easily manged using the iLok Licence Manager. To protect your investment against theft or loss we recommend the iLok Zero Downtime protection with TLC.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eAn internet connection on any computer and a free user-accout at www.ilok.com is required to authorize the product.\u003c\/p\u003e"}

East West QL RA

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East West QL RA

 "Quite simply, RA is the best collection of world or ethnic sampled instruments I´ve ever used. It ought to be of particular appeal to TV and film composers." - SOUND ON SOUND

Quantum Leap - RA - PLAY Edition, THE DEFINITIVE RARE AND ETHNIC VIRTUAL INSTRUMENT, now available with PLAYs intuitive custom interface with more control over the sounds offered in the collection along with the ability to load even more instruments than ever before.

In addition to PLAYs intuitive custom interface, Quantum Leap RA - PLAY Edition includes many other features, such as:

  •     64-bit* with 32-bit compatibility for PC (*see system specifications).
  •     Full memory access with MAC (requires 64-bit MAC).
  •     Mac Intel compatibility.
  •     Intelligent performance section including portamento, repetition, legato.
  •     Features round robin reset.
  •     Offers improved articulation window and controls.
  •     State-of-the-art convolution reverb with pre-delay.
  •     Improved micro-tuning.
  •     Improved sound quality with high-resolution audio engine.
  •     Hi-fidelity one pole filter for natural cross-fades.
  •     Stereo image editing is now possible using channel sourcing.

The instruments featured in the PLAY Editions are newly-programmed for PLAY from the original recordings.

Quantum Leap RA - PLAY Edition provides composers with access to a variety of rare and unique instruments from Africa, Europe, India, the Americas and Australia, the Far East, and the Middle East and Turkish Empires. Musicians will find that RA has an amazing sound quality and theyll marvel at the articulation of each instrument which has a wide range that goes from controlled to expressive. All of the instruments and ensembles featured in the collection were sampled extensively as a means of preserving the true character and expression of each instrument. For the first time with the Quantum Leap RA - PLAY Edition, users will have more control over the sounds offered in the collection along with the ability to load even more instruments than ever before

“With ethnic instruments, the key to authenticity of sound is expression,” says Quantum Leap Producer Nick Phoenix. “Now with the incorporation of our advanced PLAY sample engine, with its built-in sensing technology that monitors a players style and adjusts the software and sounds accordingly, users will experience a level of detail that was lacking in other products in the market, making their projects come to life with range and emotion.”

Details:
In ancient Egypt, RA was regarded as the creator of everything, the god of the sun. RA is usually represented with the body of a man and the head of a hawk, holding an ankh & sceptre. The chief location of RA worship was Heliopolis (a Greek word meaning city of the sun). RA is an appropriate name for the largest, and most comprehensive rare and ethnic virtual instrument ever made.

RA was born a few years ago, as a sample library called “Rare Instruments.” All of the sounds from Rare Instruments are included in RA, but this only represents approximately one-tenth of the content. The other ninety percent of RA was recorded at a top studio in Hollywood. Because of the size and complexity of the project, I brought in two talented producers, Pacemaker and Tony Austin to co-produce RA with me. They have worked on some other Quantum Leap projects and had some great ideas for RA. We spent time hunting down the best ethnic artists on the West Coast. Los Angeles is so ethnically diverse and blessed with excellent institutions like Cal Arts, it is actually the ideal place to record a rare and ethnic collection.

You will find RA has amazing sound quality. RA was captured with a phase accurate 8-mic setup that gives a complete 3 dimensional image of the instrument. It is this type of sound that takes to artificial or sampled reverb extremely well. The sound is clear and broad. Mics used were Neumann U67 (U47s as alternates), Neuman M50, AKG C12 and Shoepps.

Another cool aspect of this virtual instrument is the fact that we recorded ethnic ensembles. This was done with African drums, bagpipes, gamelan and a Middle Eastern string section. The sound of these ensembles cannot be realistically simulated by layering solo instruments.

RA was a very expensive project, but well worth the cost. A lot of thought went into selecting instruments that would appeal to composers of all types, from dance music, to film. You might want to put the middle eastern string section in your next pop tune, or the hardanger fiddle in a sweeping romantic score ala LOTR.

You might also be surprised at how little percussion is included in this giant ethnic collection. The reason is, we already covered much of this in Quantum Leap Stormdrum. Stormdrum is the ideal companion to RA. The percussion in RA compliments Stormdrum perfectly.

You can have a lot of fun with RA. The possibilities are simply endless, especially when you mix the sounds of different cultures together. Load up the middle eastern string section, apply an Indian or Egyptian tuning from the micro-tuning presets and play octaves. Make a really cool groove with the didgeridoo fx and the Vietnamese jaw harp. Take a classical filmscore piece and replace all of the instruments with their ethnic counterparts: strings with middle eastern string section, solo violin or cello with electric baritone violin, hardanger fiddle or erhu, french horn with alpenhorn, flute with dizi, oboe with duduk, percussion with taikos and African percussion, harp with kora, trombones with rag dung etc. etc.... Or perhaps try the hurdy gurdy, hardanger fiddle, washburn guitar, mandolin and the dizi and make an interesting folk ensemble or the gamelan ensemble with the ney flute, duduk and esraj. And dont forget the reverb!

NICK PHOENIX - Producer.

Africa:

  •     African Dual Wooden Shakers (Ewe)
  •     African Metal Shakers (Ewe)
  •     Atsimevu
  •     Axatse
  •     Batas
  •     Berkete
  •     Dejembe Ensemble
  •     Ekpiri
  •     Ewe Drum Ensemble
  •     Ewe Large
  •     Bombshell
  •     Ewe Medium Bombshell
  •     3ft FromTonFrom
  •     5ft FromTonFrom
  •     Gankokwe Large
  •     Gyil
  •     Kalimbas
  •     Kidi
  •     Kora
  •     Log Drums
  •     Ngoni
  •     Udu

Americas and Australia:

  •     1890 Washburn Guitar
  •     American Jaw Harp
  •     Banjo
  •     Berimbau
  •     Cuban Percussion
  •     Didjeridoo
  •     Dobro
  •     First Nations Cedar Flute
  •     Mandolin
  •     Pan Flute
  •     Ukelele

Europe:

  •     Alpenhorn
  •     Bag Pipe Ensemble
  •     Bass Recorder
  •     Frame Drum
  •     Gadulka
  •     Hardanger Fiddle
  •     Highland Pipes
  •     Hurdy Gurdy
  •     Irish Low Whistle
  •     Launeddas
  •     Uilleann Pipes

Far East:

  •     Dizi
  •     Erhu
  •     Gamelan Ensemble
  •     Gongs
  •     Koto
  •     Rag Dung
  •     Shakuhachi
  •     Shamisen
  •     Taiko Drums
  •     Vietnamese Jawharp

India:

  •     Bansuri
  •     Baritone Violin (Electric)
  •     Esraj
  •     Sarangi
  •     Sitar
  •     Tablas
  •     Tambura

Middle East and Turkish Empire:

  •     Armenian Duduk
  •     Bulgarian Duduk
  •     Mid East Fiddle
  •     Mid East String Section
  •     Ney Flute
  •     Oud
  •     Qandahar Dumbek
  •     Santoor
  •     Turkish
  •     Duduk
  •     Yalli
  •     Tambur
  •     Zourna

Requirements
This library includes "PLAY 2" as a Sample-Player

Minimum Requirements for Mac

  •     OSX 10.7
  •     Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.1GHz or newer
  •     2GB Ram
  •     Harddisk 7200 RPM or faster

Recommended Mac System

  •     Latest OSX
  •     Mac Pro Quad Core Intel Xeon 2.66GHz or newer
  •     8GB Ram
  •     Harddisk 7200 RPM or faster

Minimum Requirements for PC

  •     minimum Windows 7
  •     Sound Card with ASIO Driver
  •     Intel Core 2 Duo, or AMD Dual Core 2.1GHz or newer
  •     4GB RAM
  •     Harddisk 7200 RPM or faster

Recommended PC System

  •     64-bit Windows/Host Sequencer
  •     Intel Core 2 Quad, or AMD Quad-Core 2.66GHz or newer
  •     8GB RAM
  •     Harddisk 7200 RPM or faster

All Systems

  •     Free iLok account required at www.ilok.com, internet connection required for product activation (a free soundsonline.com account is required for retrieving and managing iLok licenses)
  •     Hard disk space for libray content
  •     DVD Drive
  •     Please check the latest recommendations on the manufacturer´s site for details

INCLUDED FOR BOTH PC & MAC:

  • - 32-bit standalone and plug-in versions included.
  • - 64-bit PC VST (host must support 64-bit VST plugins) and standalone versions included.
  • - Check the following compatibility chart for availability of other 64-bit versions and updates.

SUPPORTED INTERFACES

  • - WIN: VST™, ASIO™, DirectSound™,RTAS, AAX
  • - MAC: VST™, Audio Units™, Core Audio™,RTAS, AAX

This product requires an activation!
You can either "soft" activate on your computer without addditional hardware or transfer the license to an iLok USB dongle which has to be purchased separately. The iLok dongle can be used to run the protected software on different computers. Your licenses can be easily manged using the iLok Licence Manager. To protect your investment against theft or loss we recommend the iLok Zero Downtime protection with TLC.

An internet connection on any computer and a free user-accout at www.ilok.com is required to authorize the product.

Sku: RA
Vendor: East West

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