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EastWest and Fishman collaborate on MIDI controller

EastWest, the virtual instrument developer, has joined with Fishman, maker of the unique TriplePlay MIDI guitar system, to develop a series of virtual instruments specifically for MIDI guitarists.

EastWest says: ‘The new EastWest MIDI Guitar Instruments series is different from the current series of EastWest virtual sounds, which are optimised for keyboards, in that they have been selected and designed to take advantage of the complex and unique waveforms produced by a guitar’s vibrating strings’.
The EastWest MIDI Guitar Series has been released as five volumes: Orchestra, Ethnic & Voices, Soundscapes, Guitar & Bass and Keys & Percussion.
Fishman’s TriplePlay Wireless MIDI Guitar Controller now includes updated v1.4 software with a newly designed interface that features an improved look and feel, enhanced DAW compatibility for faster performance and a better user experience, an optimised sound library, full 64-bit compatibility with plugins, and maximized foot controller functionality, the maker says.
‘We have been testing MIDI guitar systems for years, and the TriplePlay is the best in class,’ says EastWest Producer Doug Rogers. ‘EastWest and Fishman worked together, re-programming the instruments and adjusting the software specifically for the Fishman TriplePlay. In fact, it opens up a whole new world for guitar players who have been grappling with decades-old technology. I know many of our users consider themselves to be guitar players first, so they will now be able to compose using their preferred instrument, instead of a keyboard.’
Fishman founder and president, Larry Fishman adds, ‘The opportunity of collaborating with EastWest is very exciting, not only for our two companies, but also for guitarists who are looking to explore new avenues of creativity and sound EastWest virtual instruments are the choice of top music, film, TV, and gaming performers and composers.’

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