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Digidesign Announces Collaboration with EastWest

Anaheim, CA (January 23, 2007)--Digidesign and EastWest announced a collaboration at Winter NAMM that will bring EastWest's high quality sample libraries to Digidesign's collection of virtual instruments. In the near future, Digidesign instruments--including the new high-end sampler Structure--will feature premium sample content from EastWest.

Anaheim, CA (January 23, 2007)–Digidesign and EastWest announced a collaboration at Winter NAMM that will bring EastWest’s high quality sample libraries to Digidesign’s collection of virtual instruments. In the near future, Digidesign instruments–including the new high-end sampler Structure–will feature premium sample content from EastWest.

“Our new professional sampler, Structure, was developed specifically for use with Pro Tools workstations, offering exceptional performance and playability as well as the ability to build superior sample-based RTAS instruments,” explained Peter Gorges, director of Digidesign’s Advanced Instrument Research (A.I.R.) group, an in-house team dedicated to the development of high quality virtual instruments for Pro Tools. “As a result, Structure provides the best platform yet for seamlessly integrating sound libraries into the Pro Tools environment.”

Gorge continued, “By partnering with EastWest, we are able to complement our engine with the world’s most acclaimed libraries, perfectly optimized for Structure and upcoming integrated virtual instruments. Not only does EastWest offer some of the most recognized libraries, including EastWest/Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra, Symphonic Choirs, Colossus, RA, and Stormdrum, but they also share an unswerving dedication to quality and innovation that is similar to our own. In so many ways this is the perfect partnership.”

“We fully respect the major contributions Digidesign has made to the industry and feel that a relationship of this type is of tremendous benefit to those looking for the best tools to compose with,” added Doug Rogers, EastWest founder and producer. “Utilizing top-of-the-line studios, recording equipment, performers, and instruments, EastWest is continuously enhancing its product lines to meet the ever-changing needs of the industry. Working closely with Digidesign, we plan to make further advancements in the way producers create and compose music.”

As a first outcome of this collaboration, Digidesign’s new sampler Structure will ship with exclusive EastWest factory content as well as a trial version of EastWest’s Colossus “Structure Edition” that can be upgraded to a full 160+ instrument powerhouse.

Quantum Leap is a wholly owned division of EastWest, and its premier brand. Quantum Leap Virtual Instruments are mostly produced by award-winning producer/composer Nick Phoenix. Some of the larger productions, such as Symphonic Orchestra and Symphonic Choirs, are co-produced by Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix. In January 2006, EastWest purchased the legendary Cello (formerly United-Western) Studios on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California, renaming it EastWest Studios. The 21,000-square-foot facility, redesigned by master designer Philippe Starck, houses five recording studios and is the world headquarters for EastWest.