Project Description

For years, Hollywood-based EastWest Studios has been well known as one of the best producers of sample libraries for studio music production. In 2005, the studio bought Cello Studios on Sunset Blvd – known for recording some of the best albums in music history from Frank Sinatra to the Rolling Stones – planned to build it’s own state-of-the-art sampling engine to push the boundaries of what is possible with a virtual instrument.

The resulting “Play” engine allowed them to produce legato violins, piano overtones, and a 250GB Piano library to name a few. The engine includes a Python-based scripting engine to allow implementation of subtle and intricate musical behaviors, such as legato violin, artificial double tracking, overtones, and even drum sequencing.


User Interface, Scripting Engine, Platform Architecture.