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Intimate European Sounds Captured With Stunning Realism (February 13, 2007)

DMN Newswire--2007-2-13--EASTWEST (, the industry leader in soundware development and distribution, proudly introduces Quantum Leap Gypsy, a collection of detailed virtual instruments capable of playing completely realistic performances.


Gypsy, which is primarily aimed at film, TV and game composers, captures an intimate European sound with an unprecedented detail that will simply amaze listeners. The nylon string guitar, violin and trombone can play in both gypsy and classical styles. In the classical realm, these three instruments are unparalleled in the sampling world in terms of playability, diversity and sound quality.


?All of the guitars were sampled with up and down strokes, many velocities and picking styles, various picking angles, release trails, chords and effects, states Quantum Leap Gypsy producer Nick Phoenix. ?Gypsys guitars, played by top Los Angeles session guitarist David Kole, simply have to be heard to be believed.


The violin and trombone feature many articulations, repetitions and even true legato intervals. The trombone in Quantum Leap Gypsy was recorded in EASTWEST Studio 1 (formerly United-Western Studios), referred to by many engineers as ?the best brass room on the planet. 


The accordions feature multiple setups, all with air flow in and out samples as well as expressive samples, chords and left-hand bass. True to its name, Gypsy also features a gypsy percussion program and extensive flamenco dancers foot stomps, as well as traditional castanets.


Key features of Quantum Leap Gypsy include:

Violin (true legato intervals) in classical and gypsy style Classical Guitar Flamenco Guitar Django Style Guitar Spanish Steel String Guitar Campana Accordion Silvestri Accordion Excelsior Accordion Trombone (true legato intervals) in classical and gypsy style Flamenco Dancer Gypsy percussion Superior reverb impulses recorded by Prof. Keith O. Johnson and Nick Phoenix.

Quantum Leap Gypsy carries a $395 MSRP.



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 28 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 40 international awards, Rogers is featured in The Art of Digital Music: 56 Visionary Artists and Insiders Reveal Their Creative Secrets 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 and Symphonic Choirs are co-produced by Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix.


In January 2006, EASTWEST purchased the legendary Cello (formally United-Western) Studios on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, re-naming it EASTWEST Studios. The 21,000 sq. ft. facility, redesigned by master designer Philipe Starck, houses five recording studios and is the world headquarters for EASTWEST.


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