EastWest Goliath Software (Download)
I think that it’s a pretty easy thing to set up with Logic or another DAW. The setup didn’t take me very long, and once I got started, the interface in Logic made it all pretty easy to control. It also, beyond being a sample bank, has an actual sampler, called Play. There’s a ton of different sounds for piano, synthesizers, orchestral sounds, percussion, and drum kit.
Eastwest Goliath – Electronic Delivery
A monster amount of pro-quality sampled audio fronted by a well-designed interface. Pros 40GB sound library. More than instruments. Cons You’ll need a second hard drive. Limited editing facilities. A 6-DVD install, Goliath plonks 40GB of sample content onto your external, necessarily high-performance media drive RAID 0 suggests itself and a high-performance replay engine onto the system drive.
This is capable of both and bit operation and sports a decent interface. If you’re using a bit computer, such as a modern Mac or high-end Windows machine, Play is able to address as much RAM as you can stuff onto the motherboard up to 32GB with the Mac Pro , making for a massive ‘live’ sound-palette.
Of course, when using Goliath as a plug-in, you’ll also need a bit host sequencer, such as Cubase or Nuendo 4. In detail In terms of sounds, Goliath covers a lot of ground. There are basses, acoustic and electric guitars, percussion, acoustic and electronic pianos, organs, pop brass, orchestral instruments, choirs, ethnic instruments, atmospheres and a wealth of synth leads and pads. With more than instruments and over patches in the core library, you might think digging through them could be a chore.
However, the Play browser is well organised, grouping collections by type, and there’s the facility to create Favourites folders for rapid access to your most often-used patches. Multiple patches can be loaded into a single instance of the Goliath interface and routed to nine stereo audio outs, although any pair can be made mono.
Sound-sculpting options are limited in that the delay only has only Time, Feedback and Level controls, while Reverb presets are limited to a lone Level rotary. ADT, with modulation, features, as does a minimalist filter with just Resonance and Frequency knobs. But what’s really useful is that you can readily see any patch articulations, thanks to a panel at bottom right, and even switch them off or unload them. Articulation keyswitches are highlighted in blue on the keyboard at base.
Rather than bog the product down with whizzy extras, such as EQs and compressors, Quantum Leap appears to have concentrated on the quality of the basic sounds. Pounding through the patches rapidly reveals a wealth of well-recorded and cunningly processed patches equipped with useful, velocity-switched variations and bags of opportunities for applying your preferred MIDI controllers.
Summary While Goliath may not appeal to more left-field samplists seeking to use their own snippets and warp them beyond recognition, it does provide top-flight sounds that are ideal for use in songwriting projects and filmscoring. It’s easy to use, the Play engine is powerful and extensible thanks to network support and the price ticket looks more than reasonable considering the wealth of content available.
Also, if you’ve recently bought Goliath’s predecessor Colossus, there’s a tasty upgrade deal to be had from the developer’s website. Listen to what Goliath can do: Limberger lead.
Good selection, which covers a lot MoB, I have therefore searched for a library that contains high-quality sampled instruments for a wide range of applications at a relatively low price and therefore decided to use Goliath after a long search. The player offers besides Delay, Envelopes, ADT a own Faltunghall with impulse responses for different applications pity: Unfortunately, the player is already a bit “resource-hungry” – on my computer I was able to use Ableton Live 7. My other plugins such as “Superior Drummer” or “Trash” are much less demanding. Is not for me however tragic, because I record the output of Goliath simply on an audio track of Ableton – so I can in Goliath then another instrument for the next track. Admittedly, it is also more convenient – but then synonymous with correspondingly more expensive PC equipment or Mac Pro.
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EastWest Goliath, Virtual Instrument with 39GB of Contents and PLAY Sample Player. Please note this is available via ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD only, your. As with Colossus, all of Goliath”s content derives from past and current EastWest collections. (For comparisons with Colossus, see the online. 4 user reviews on EastWest Quantum Leap Goliath.