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    EWQL - was: How did you find this forum in the first place?

    Hi Thomas,

    Nice to see another user (to be) of EWQL (which I guess is a product by EastWestQuantumLeap?). Frederik Sjölund in here uses their Symphonic Orchestra Gold edition, and from his "dabbles" it seems to me to be a really nice sounding set of virtual instruments.
    Is it the same you're getting, or something else entirely?
    I have decided to start up with the Silver version of the same and see if I like it. I normally use FL Studio Producer Edition and I hope to find some of the same elements in EWQL Symphonic Orchestra Silver. If I do, then I'll buy the gold version later.

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    Re: EWQL - was: How did you find this forum in the first place?

    No doubt that EW is quality. The only problem is that its very expensive and takes up ALOT of space on your harddrive

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    Re: EWQL - was: How did you find this forum in the first place?

    Expensive indeed. I have already spent c. 1500 DKK on the silver version (including VAT)..

    It better be worth the $!

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    Re: EWQL - was: How did you find this forum in the first place?

    Yeah it's not the cheapest of libraries, but then again the soundquality is actually rather good from what I've heard so far.
    As to it taking up a lot of harddisk space - well... if you're really serious and go for the Platinum with the Pro expansion then you can stop worrying about how much room there'll be left on your harddisks, and start to worry about how many computers you need to have to get the full package up and running (at your fingertips - ie. having all the instruments and articulations at the ready so you don't have to load the instruments whenever they are needed) - I've seen that 4-5 computers running a virtual orchestra "backbone" isn't uncommon. ;-)
    EastWest/Soundsonline is having a sale at the moment on their website - www.soundsonline.com - so there's actually some nice deals - the goingrate for the Gold Edition has been around 8-9.000 DKK on aage.dk for some time - now they've also lowered their price, and, from what I know, will discontinue selling them because it's impossible to beat the online offers/prices at soundsonline. So now is actually the best time to get a hold of them.

    [I've moved the thread away from the Community Center - into a more "on topic" forum]

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    Re: EWQL - was: How did you find this forum in the first place?

    So now is actually the best time to get a hold of them.
    Yes, I bought it from soundsonline.com alright, but according to the FedEX transfer status, it still haven't made it to the shores of Denmark. I wait with a little impatience and wonder if they're gonna make it by tomorrow as planned

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    Re: EWQL - was: How did you find this forum in the first place?

    For all interested in hearing the EWQL Symphonic Orchestra Library in action (and more) try: http://www.soundsonline-forums.com/ - look under "demos" - pieces made by users of these libraries... some of them, if not all, are completely awsome...

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    Re: EWQL - was: How did you find this forum in the first place?

    For all interested in hearing the EWQL Symphonic Orchestra Library in action (and more) try: http://www.soundsonline-forums.com/ - look under "demos" - pieces made by users of these libraries... some of them, if not all, are completely awsome...
    Yeees, they're nice. Maybe I should add that the official demos are very nice too. Check them out here.

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    Re: EWQL - was: How did you find this forum in the first place?

    So... did it arrive on time? How long is the shipping time with Fedex?

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    Re: EWQL - was: How did you find this forum in the first place?

    So... did it arrive on time? How long is the shipping time with Fedex?
    Nope. Well, they didn't have a postal code to send it to, so FedEx had refused to pick up the package. Soundsonline have sent it with Priority now (according to a guy named Sam) so if he's right, then it should be here within a couple of days *sigh*

    In frustration I added a marimba to a classical piece I'm working on (in FL Studio). There are different ways to let off steam I guess

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    To answer your question about the shipping time, it all depends on the distance of course. But I once got a DVD from Mexico in only three days. I think they can do it in two.

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    Re: EWQL - was: How did you find this forum in the first place?

    It finally arrived today, with 66.6% commercials included.

    The sound is great, but at this point I don't really like the GUI or the general (lack of) features. But before I say too much I must add that I still have lots of things to learn within the EWSO feature structure (I hope).

    I'm a FL Studio man, and FL Studio has such a wide spectrum of features that it's hard to be satisfied with anything else. I hope I will grow on EWSO, because the sound is really nice when you apply the appropriate filters. Overall, the app is delicious, but I hope they have hidden some basic features well.

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    Re: EWQL - was: How did you find this forum in the first place?

    Great. 66.6% commercials? as in printed commercials in the package?

    As to the GUI I think, as I haven't used it myself yet (thinking about ordering it one of these days), it should be compatible with the Native Instruments Kontakt 2 sampler - which is also possible to use in a VST host system (I think FL Studio is VST compatible?) - so that might give you some more options - that is if you buy the Kontakt 2 sampler. - But then again you should also be able to use external/internal VST plugin/FX on it through FL Studio!?

    How fast are they at shipping (do you get a track-and-trace FedEx no. when it's shipped)? I just don't see an ordertracking system on their webpage.

    Congrats on your new sounds and good luck with them!

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    Great. 66.6% commercials? as in printed commercials in the package?

    No. I got three DVDs, and two of them are commercials/demos.

    As to the GUI I think, as I haven't used it myself yet (thinking about ordering it one of these days), it should be compatible with the Native Instruments Kontakt 2 sampler - which is also possible to use in a VST host system (I think FL Studio is VST compatible?) - so that might give you some more options - that is if you buy the Kontakt 2 sampler. - But then again you should also be able to use external/internal VST plugin/FX on it through FL Studio!?

    Yes it is. You integrate it in a VST wrapper. I took a screenbump of how it works:



    And here's a small part of the piece I'm working on in that screendump:

    http://www.progression-labs.com/music/vienna_nights.mp3


    How fast are they at shipping (do you get a track-and-trace FedEx no. when it's shipped)? I just don't see an ordertracking system on their webpage.

    They're quite fast (two days) as long as they don't mess up the order as they did with me, and you'll recieve a mail from FedEX with a link to the tracking data/route as soon as they have the data of the shipment. That's how I knew that it hadn't reached the shores of Denmark some days ago.

    Congrats on your new sounds and good luck with them!
    Thanks, Thomas! I have begun to love it already :-)

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    Re: EWQL - was: How did you find this forum in the first place?

    Ok... I'll check it out later (both the sounds and your piece). Do you have any experience with other sequencers like Cubase? and how do they compare to FL Studio. I'm note sure I've found my ideal sequencer yet - this whole sequencing "world" is fairly new to me.

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    Re: EWQL - was: How did you find this forum in the first place?

    My experience with Cubase SX or Reason is not worth speaking of. I like the FL Studio interface above both of the other two. Many people swear to Cubase tho.

    Before you listen to the 20 second sample above, then I know I can improve the general sound quality with some tweaking in FL Studio: It is entirely based on EWSO features at this point (except for some external panning).

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    Re: EWQL - was: How did you find this forum in the first place?

    Ok... I guess it's just a matter of testing on my part.

    Ok, I'll wait until you've gotten the tweaking done.

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