Los Angeles, CA (May 21, 2009)–EastWest/Quantum Leap has introduced its latest virtual instrument, Silk. It features a collection of historic and unique string and woodwind instruments from China, Persia and India.
All instruments featured in Silk are said to be multi-sampled with attention to detail, containing extensive articulations, interval sampling (where appropriate), round robin (alternate samples) and phrases. Each musician recorded for Silk is a master of his instrument, and the software reportedly allows users to adapt the instruments using dozens of useful micro tunings in the key of their choice.
“Intended as an extension of Quantum Leap RA, Quantum Leap Silk looks to give users access to rare instruments from across Asia played masterfully by renowned artists,” says Quantum Leap producer, Nick Phoenix. “Extensive scripting is employed in Silk along with our Play 64-bit (with 32-bit capability) sample engine, offering composers a lot of control over the end result.”
Some of the instruments featured in Silk include:
China: erhu, zhonghu, jinhu, gaohu, pipa, guzheng, yangqin, sheng, suona low, suona high, dizi low, dizi hi, xiao and bawu.
Persia: electric cello, kemenche, nay, duduk, tar, qanun and 30-piece string section.
India: dilruba, sarod, tanpura and bansuri.