EastWest has announced the 5th version of PLAY, boasting a major performance upgrade. THey tell us that PLAY 5 is the fastest version to date with dramatically improved load times thanks to an optimized engine.
Doug Rogers, founder and producer of EastWest, told us, "This is a massive upgrade to the PLAY engine. Power users in particular will appreciate the special optimization settings for SSDs and PCIe-based flash storage. We're really proud of the improvements we were able to make."
PLAY 5 also includes an impressive array of professional audio processing tools: The SSL/EW FX Global Suite, a $99 value, is now included for free to all PLAY 5 users. This collection of authentic SSL tools includes a filter, EQ, compressor, gate/expander, transient shaper and stereo bus compressor. EastWest has also included 726 new reverb impulses for the EastWest Convolution Reverb.
Additionally, an Amp Simulator and the Ohmicide multi-band distortion ($99 value) are included free for the EastWest Goliath collection which contains hundreds of instruments of all types from the EastWest product range, and many more unique to Goliath. For film/TV/games composers or musicians looking for a more edgy sound, EastWest says that this powerful combination opens up a new world of possibilities using real instruments as the source instead of oscillators. For the next week, EastWest is going to be offering Goliath for 50% off for anyone that doesn't have this collection.
With the release of PLAY 5, EastWest has announced that all ComposerCloud subscriptions are now supported by PayPal. Subscribers no longer need a credit card to access the entire EW collection of over 10,000 award-winning virtual instruments.
Pricing and Availability:
To download PLAY 5 and the Goliath instrument update, go to the EastWest Support Center.
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