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EASTWEST Announces New Composers Contest For 2009

Winner Takes Home Complete Composers Collection (September 22, 2009)
DMN Newswire--2009-9-22--EASTWEST, an industry leader in soundware development and distribution, is pleased to announce a new composers contest for 2009. The contest challenges composers to apply any EASTWEST or EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP virtual instrument collection to create works that will compete with submissions from all over the world. The winner of the competition takes home a customized version of the EASTWEST Complete Composers Collection PLAY Edition software package valued at $3,865 MSRP.

From now until October 31, 2009, composers must deliver finished work as a link to an MP3 file placed in the 2009 Contest Entries topic location on the Soundsonline forum at in the Music Cafe. Any style or genre is acceptable for up to two minutes in duration. EASTWEST will select a winner based on the most interesting use of EASTWEST instruments. The EASTWEST "Complete Composers Collection" PLAY Edition includes: EastWest/Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Gold Edition, produced by Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix and engineered by 11-time Grammy nominee Prof. Keith O. Johnson; EastWest/Quantum Leap Pianos Gold Edition, delivering the most detailed collection of the world's finest grand pianos; EastWest/Quantum Leap Symphonic Choirs, the first virtual instrument to allow users to type in words for the choirs to sing; EastWest/Quantum Leap Goliath, the sequel to Colossus, including all of Colossus plus 8-gigabytes of new content; Quantum Leap Stormdrum 2, packed with over 12-gigabytes of new percussion; Quantum Leap Voices of Passion, featuring female vocalists from around the world singing vowels, words, morphing vowels and whispers; and Quantum Leap Ra, one of the largest, most detailed collections of ethnic instruments from six areas of the world. The winner (and EastWest customers) can customize the collection to replace any titles licensed already.

"The competition is an excellent opportunity for a composer to sharpen his or her skills, with the possibility of winning a great prize," says Doug Rogers, founder and Producer of EASTWEST. "Our virtual instrument collections are recorded through the finest studio equipment with the best talent available, creating great sounding instruments. With so many styles of instruments and voices represented in our collections, it is very gratifying to hear all the imaginative entries our competitions generate."

Contest entries are limited to compositions that exclusively feature EASTWEST and EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP virtual instruments. Only vocals created with EASTWEST or EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP vocal virtual instruments are acceptable. The contest is limited to one entry per composer and all compositions must be original. The winner will retain ownership of his or her composition. Music that has been entered in any other EASTWEST competition or in the Music Cafe section of the EASTWEST forum is not eligible for consideration. The winner will be announced by November 15, 2009. Comments from the judges about the compositions will be limited to the top five finalists. Please visit the website for a complete set of rules.

Since 1988, EASTWEST ( has been dedicated to perpetual innovation and uncompromising quality, setting the industry standard as the #1 producer and distributor of sample CDs and virtual (software) instruments. With over 30 years' experience in the audio industry, founder and producer Doug Rogers has the expertise in music production to understand the creative tools professional musicians need. The recipient of numerous gold and platinum records including Recording Engineer of the Year, and over 50 international awards, Rogers is featured in The Art of Digital Music: 56 Visionary Artists and Insiders by David Battino and Kelli Richards.

QUANTUM LEAP is a wholly owned division of EASTWEST. Quantum Leap Virtual Instruments are mostly produced by multiple award-winning producer and composer Nick Phoenix. Some of the larger productions, such as Symphonic Orchestra, Symphonic Choirs and EastWest/Quantum Leap Pianos are co-produced by Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix.



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