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Old 19th January 2007
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A real question about Digis new sampler...

All,

I have EWQL Gold library... will I be able to get Digis new sampler and use it inside ProTools with the library that I already purchased? I have to use it via a wrapper now and it causes system bottlenecks.

thanks

-s0nguy
Old 19th January 2007
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if you have to use a wrapper already I wouldn't believe so. If its already not supported then I don't see why it would be in this sampler. On the other hand, it does support some other files, but it does specifically say it does not accept encrypted files. Might be out of luck, but I'll keep my fingers crossed for ya...

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Old 19th January 2007
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well, man... I'm not sure now...I've looked a little bit more, you may be in luck...! Let me KNOW IF YOU FIND OUT!! I'd be interested in purchasing if so...
Old 19th January 2007
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I doubt you'll be able to load in the EWQL samples into Digi's samples... EWQL's library is copy protected and currently tied to Kontakt (they're supposed to be releasing their own sample player).
Old 19th January 2007
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All,

I have EWQL Gold library... will I be able to get Digis new sampler and use it inside ProTools with the library that I already purchased?
From what I understand it won't be possible, because the EWQL libraries are encrypted.

"* Use of encrypted third-party sample libraries not supported."


Here is some information about their own new player - release is planned to be in March. Looks very promising:


PLAY is a 64-bit Advanced Sample Engine with built-in Network Control (plug-in or standalone)
- PLAY includes custom designed virtual instruments that look as beautiful as they sound.
- Interface designed to eliminate clutter, including only the controls needed for each individual virtual instrument
- Designed to be played like an instrument, not programmed like a sampler
- Load MORE thanks to 64-bit support* (requires Windows VISTA 64-bit or OSX LEOPARD 64-bit version)
- 64-bit support allows you to load many more instruments and voices, limited only by your system RAM (32-bit support is included also)
- While most high-end computers will support 16Gb (8 times as much memory is now usable), a very small set of high-performance enterprise computers (with Microsoft Vista Ultimate) can already use 128Gb of RAM. As hardware develops, the theoretical limit is 17,179,869,184 gigabytes = 16 exabytes, or 17 billion gigabytes!

Networking Support
- If you still need more power, our built-in NETWORK CONTROL allows you to load instruments on other machines controlled from your host computer
- No more trips back and forth between computers, no more KVR switching when loading projects
- No need to buy additional software
- The PLAY system is a professional fully integrated solution for those with the most demanding production requirements

All instruments listed in one browser
- Easy to use browser displays all of your instruments, and allows you to audition other collections before purchase
- Access our online server from the PLAY software, audition individual instruments in your track, and purchase the instruments 24/7
- Load and audition other collections, and purchase at any time with an authorization code (or purchase codes from EASTWEST authorized resellers).
- Favorites section to group the instruments you use most
- Preview your instrument of choice in an easy-to-use column viewer
- Load instruments into one instance to take advantage of your sequencer's "instrument tracks", or many if you so desire.
- Interface automatically changes to display current instrument

Security system
- Authorize purchased instruments easily, and audition other instruments before purchasing them using the industry standard iLok security system
- Offers complete portability, take your plugin anywhere you want, use it on any computer
- Easy to authorize and manage (up to 100 authorizations on one key)

Articulations
- Forget browsing through complicated patch names: pick the instrument and play
- Turn on/off articulations as you wish
- Articulations list also serves as reference for all expressions within the instrument (no need to look up key-switches in charts)
- Save your favorite configuration for quick retrieval

Mic Mixer
- Control all mic positions for the orchestra, choirs, pianos, and other instruments with multiple mic positions with the built-in mic mixer
- Now taken a step further, do it right in the patch
- Load, unload, adjust, pan, mute mic positions as you wish
- Pick your instrument, and PLAY!

RTAS, AU, VST, Standalone, Intel Mac, PPC Mac, PC (Vista and WinXP), 64-bit, 32-bit, multilingual
- Natively supported in all major hosts on all major operating systems - PLAY no matter what your platform
- More native support than any other plug-in
- Standalone: PLAY as many instruments as your computer can handle in one application
- Speaks your language - PLAY no matter what language you speak (major languages included)

Effects Engine
- The best sounding and most powerful effects engine out there, built from the ground up for the highest possible quality
- SPACE CONTROL includes multiple impulse responses from halls, and the famous EASTWEST studios and live chambers (more RIAA certified Platinum and Gold records awarded than any other studio)
- The smoothest filters you'll ever hear
- Specialized effects for individual products included the first Artificial Double Tracking (ADT) software available (included in the FAB FOUR virtual instrument)

Playback Engine
- Highest quality resampling engine
- Advanced sample storage and streaming technology saves RAM, speeds up load times, reduces disk load, and saves hard drive space over competition without reducing sample quality
- PLAY back samples at 24-bit or 16-bit
- Built from the ground up to create the most intuitive instruments possible. Allowed us to design instruments every step of the way without compromise
- Support for future developments such as QControl, offering the ultimate in playability without requiring any additional performance tool or midi interpreter
Old 19th January 2007
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Thanks for the responses guys...I might sell the EWQL and get PLAY. I really dont use more than the pads anyway...

-S0nguy
Old 19th January 2007
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Originally Posted by s0nguy View Post
All,

I have EWQL Gold library... will I be able to get Digis new sampler and use it inside ProTools with the library that I already purchased? I have to use it via a wrapper now and it causes system bottlenecks.

thanks

-s0nguy
From the Digi Site: http://www.digidesign.com/index.cfm?...541&langid=100




Digidesign Announces Collaboration with EASTWEST



Anaheim, CA (NAMM, Anaheim Convention Center—Booth #6606 Hall A, January 18, 2007) — Digidesign and EASTWEST today announced a collaboration to bring EASTWEST’s high quality sample libraries to Digidesign’s collection of award-winning 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,” explains 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 continues, “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,” adds 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.

For more information, visit Digidesign’s website at www.digidesign.com.



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