Virtual instrument developer EastWest has teamed up with guitar electronics manufacturer Fishman to create a series of virtual instruments specifically for MIDI guitarists.
The new EastWest MIDI Guitar Instruments series will differ from the current EastWest, keyboard-optimised virtual sounds in that they will be selected and designed to take advantage of the complex and unique waveforms produced by a guitar’s vibrating strings. Initial sound offerings will cover a wide range of musical styles and instrument families. EastWest MIDI Guitar Instruments has been designed for use with Fishman TriplePlay.
“We have been testing MIDI guitar systems for years, and the TriplePlay is the best in class,” says EastWest Producer Doug Rogers. “So EastWest and Fishman worked together, re-programming the instruments and making adjustments to the software specifically for the Fishman TriplePlay. It all works incredibly well as you can see in the video we produced. 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.”
EastWest MIDI Guitar Instruments/TriplePlay will be on demo at NAMM 2017 at the Fishman booth — C-4340, with the product released shortly after. Pricing TBA.