GHOSTWRITER by EastWest Sounds
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GhostWriter EastWest Sounds

GHOSTWRITER by EastWest Sounds

Price: $399.00 $199.00


GhostWriter Download

Includes 800 + Multi-Sampled Instruments

Manual

Ghostwriter Manual

PLAY 4 System Manual

Project Files

Ghostwriter Horror Demo: LOGIC

Ghostwriter Demo 1: LOGIC

STEVEN WILSON'S GHOSTWRITER

  • Produced by STEVEN WILSON and DOUG ROGERS
  • Includes over 800 Multi-Sampled Instruments and Presets (60 GB)
  • Includes Basses, Drums, Guitars, Keyboards, Misc, and Vocals
  • Designed for Music, Film, Games, and TV Composers
  • Includes many "live" presets that can be adjusted by the user in the software
  • Musicians: Steven Wilson, Marco Minnemann, and Laurence Juber
  • Recorded in the world famous EASTWEST studios
  • Includes PLAY 4 64-bit/32-bit software on both MAC and PC
  • The software includes many new advanced sound shaping tools, a new EastWest AMP Simulator with 80 Amp Presets, classic Echoplex EP-1 Delay, Solid State Logic EQ & Dynamics Channel, consisting of: Filter, EQ, Compressor and Noise Gate/Expander, Solid State Logic Transient Shaper, the legendary Solid State Logic Stereo Compressor, and EastWest Expanded Convolution Reverb with 726 Additional Reverb Presets.

One of the most eclectic and prolific artists in rock music, Steven Wilson has been writing, recording, and producing music continuously since the early nineties. Album releases and touring as leader of his band Porcupine Tree, and more recently as a solo artist, saw him gain a reputation for his songwriting, experimentation, and sonic excellence, resulting in many invitations to work with other artists. Among many things he has produced several albums for Grammy Award-winning Swedish metal band Opeth and he sung on UK drum and bass band Pendulum's UK number one album "Immersion". He started a solo career in 2009, and his most recent solo album "The Raven that Refused to Sing" was recorded at EASTWEST Studios with legendary recording engineer Alan Parsons at the helm. Wilson has become known for his 5.1 surround sound mixes, starting with his own projects, but more recently for remixing the catalogues of King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Roxy Music, XTC, and Yes, among others. His surround sound mixes have been Grammy nominated on four occasions, and he has twice won "Album of the Year" at the Surround Music Awards. Wilson is seen by many as the predominant progressive rock musician in the world today, and in 2012 he won "Guiding Light" at the "Progressive Music Awards" 2012, following this in 2013 with another win for best album for "The Raven that Refused to Sing".

For the first time ever, this new instrument presents some of Steven's most innovative sounds, as well as a selection of especially created instruments and replications of some instantly recognizable classic sounds originally created by other legendary producers and engineers. These organic and inspirational sounds can be used as part of the fabric of complex music productions, or as the basis for cinematic soundtrack-based music, providing a ready-made selection of sonic building blocks with years of expertise and sonic innovation already embedded in them. In addition some more straightforward and raw instruments are included, which can be manipulated via the powerful Ghostwriter instrument interface to create your own unique sounds.

WHY GHOSTWRITER?

A ghostwriter is a composer who writes music that will be officially credited to another person. The concept of ghostwriting goes back centuries: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a well-known composer paid to ghostwrite music for wealthy patrons. These days the sound design aspect of composing music has become as important as the notes, chords and rhythms, particularly in the creation of film, game, and television soundtracks, so while Ghostwriter won't write the music for you, it has been designed to be a "ghost" collaborator in the compositional process, an invaluable and inspirational tool for creating your music.

      System Requirements

      57 GB Free Hard Disc Space

        MAC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

        • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.1GHz or higher (PPC not supported)
        • 8GB RAM
        • Mac OSX 10.7 or later
        • 7200 RPM or faster (non energy saving) hard drive for sample streaming

        PC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

        • Intel Core 2 Duo, or AMD Dual Core 2.1GHz or higher
        • 8GB RAM
        • Windows 7 or later
        • Sound card with ASIO drivers
        • 7200 RPM or faster (non energy saving) hard drive for sample streaming

        MAC RECOMMENDED SYSTEM

        • Mac Pro Late 2013 edition (current model with round enclosure) or above
        • 16GB RAM or more
        • Mac OSX 10.7 or later
        • SSD (Solid State Drive) for sample streaming

        PC RECOMMENDED SYSTEM

        • Intel Core 2 Quad, or AMD Quad Core 2.66GHz or higher
        • 16GB RAM or more
        • Windows 7 or later (64-bit Windows/Host Sequencer)
        • Sound card with ASIO drivers
        • SSD (Solid State Drive) for sample streaming

         

        All Systems

        • iLok account required for machine (electronic) license placed on your computer or use optional iLok Key; internet connection required for one-time product activation

        Included for both PC and Mac:

        • 32-bit standalone and plug-in versions included.
        • 64-bit standalone and plug-in versions included.
        • Check the compatibility chart for supported hosts.
        EASTWEST PLAY Host/Sequencer Compatibility Matrix

        Reviews

        Creating authentic modern, interesting cinematic textures in this genre is hard work, as it takes a real knowledge of tone and effects to sound masterful. Given Wilson's experience and credits, I felt there was a lot of skill and integrity sitting next to me as I begin exploring the various textures. When you need dark and otherworldly, Ghostwriter is a beautifully sinister collection of sonic colors.

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        KEYBOARD MAGAZINE

        Ghostwriter isn’t really a ghostwriter, but it is a fabulous and inspiring range of contemporary but slightly unconventional instruments that any serious media composer or more experimental music producer could benefit from.

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        SOUND ON SOUND

        Designed with film, television and game soundtrack work in mind, Steven Wilson's Ghostwriter occupies a niche that's different from the typical all-in-one library. However, the edgy and distorted sounds in this collection would also provide a great resource for musicians working in rock, fusion, and funk. What is most remarkable is the attention to the big picture as well as details. These sounds were meant to go together, and in doing so, they provide a go-to progressive songwriter kit with little need to look outside the library.

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        ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN

        Dirty, warped and fuzzy. My God, those basses are fat. When I heard the Spector Bass Deep Grunge and Obliterator Bass Fuzz Monster I almost fell off my chair, so nasty, so deep. Like the bass, the guitars also have a unique character. The grunts and rattling are a delight. Everything has a dirty edge, a certain vivacity that'll make you hear the musician behind the samples. This also applies to the drums. Of course, Ghostwriter contains processed drum sounds, with huge rumble and other tasteful effects but the drydrum set with a wonderful dynamic sound contains the necessary imperfections making it sound like a real drummer.

        Conclusion: For producers of film music, Ghostwriter can be a huge source of inspiration. And musicians with a preference for the more obscure can indulge themselves with this library. Writers of nice, airy songs, however, will see their good mood disappear like snow in the sun after fifteen minutes on the Evil Piano. The dark side of Ghostwriter will not appeal to everyone. I think the sheer depth and uniqueness of the sounds surpass what is currently on offer when it comes to virtual instruments. Ghostwriter sounds great and very distinctive.

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