These new EastWest MIDI Guitar Instruments, from producers Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix, differ from the current EastWest virtual instruments, which are optimized for keyboards, in that they have been selected and designed to take advantage of the complex and unique waveforms produced by a guitar’s vibrating strings. These five titles cover a wide range of musical styles and instrument families.
"We have been testing MIDI guitar systems for years, and the Fishman TriplePlay Wireless MIDI Guitar Controller is the best in class," says EastWest producer Doug Rogers. "So EastWest and Fishman worked closely together, re-programming the instruments and making adjustments to the software specifically for the Fishman MIDI Guitar Controller. It all works incredibly well as you can hear in the video we produced. In fact, it opens up a whole new world for guitar players who have been grappling with decades-old technology. I know many of our users consider themselves to be guitar players first, so they will now be able to compose 'anything' using their preferred instrument, instead of a keyboard."
Fishman founder and president, Larry Fishman states, "The opportunity of collaborating with EastWest is very exciting for not only our two companies, but also for guitarists who are looking to explore new avenues of creativity and sound. EastWest virtual instruments are the choice of top music, film, TV, and gaming performers and composers. We worked with the EastWest team to expand the TriplePlay orbit of guitar-optimized, easily accessed and compatible virtual instruments that will build on the already formidable list of TriplePlay features and benefits.”
MIDI Guitar Series Vol 1: Orchestral is comprised of 190 instruments divided into 4 categories: Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, and Percussion. In total, this volume contains over 18 GB of 16 bit / 44.1 kHz samples. Spanning the multi-award winning virtual instrument collection of Symphonic Orchestra, these instruments were recorded by 11-time Grammy nominated classical recording engineer Prof. Keith O. Johnson, now redesigned especially for use with MIDI guitar controllers.
INSTRUMENTS INCLUDED (190):
STRINGS (72): 3 Cellos, 4 Violins, 9 Double Basses (6), 10 Cellos (7), 10 Violas (7), 11 Violins (8), 18 Violins (7), Harp (3), Harpsichord, Large String Ensemble (6), Solo Cello (7), Solo Contrabass (6), Solo Viola (5), Solo Violin (7). BRASS (50): 2 Trumpets (4), 3 Wagner Tuben (2), 4 Trombones (5), 4 Trumpets (3), 6 French Horns (6), Solo French Horn (4), Solo Piccolo Trumpet (3), Solo Trombone (5), Solo Trumpet 1 (4), Solo Trumpet 2 (9), Solo Tuba (5). WOODWINDS (55): 3 Clarinets (2), 3 Flutes (4), 3 Oboes (4), Solo Alto Flute (5), Solo Bass Clarinet (5), Solo Bassoon (5), Solo Clarinet (6), Solo Contrabassoon (5), Solo English Horn (4), Solo English Horn 2 (3), Solo Flute (5), Solo Oboe (4), Solo Piccolo Flute (3). PERCUSSION (13): Bass Drum Concert, Castanets, Church Organ, Cymbals, Zildjan Crash, Field Ensemble, Gong, Marimba, Orchestra Chimes, Timpani Hits, Triangle, Vibraphone, Woodblock Symphony.