FAB FOUR is a virtual instrument inspired by the sounds of the Beatles, using the same vintage instruments and an authentic rare recording EMI equipment that The Beatles used to create their music.
Guitars (some over $ 200,000 each) played by Lawrence Juber (Paul McCartney and the Wings) include Gretsch Firebird (1959), Gretsch Tennessean (1963), Rickenbacker 360-12 (1965), Martin D-28 (1966) ), Fender Stratocaster (1956), Epiphone Casino (1965), Fender Telecaster (1951), Gibson SG (1960), Les Paul Goldtop (1957), Gibson J200 (1966), Hofner 500 Bass (1963) and Rickenbacker 4001S Bass ( 1964).
The guitars were sampled with strokes up and down, several speeds and playing styles, some with chords and effects.
Most sounds would be impossible to create without all of the above equipment. For example, the “revostortion” guitar sound was created by feeding an Epiphone Casino guitar to one EMI REDD 47 preamp and the output to a second EMI REDD 47 preamp, which is how it was originally created by EMI / Abbey Road engineers.
Drums by DENNY SEIWELL (Paul McCartney and Wings) include a rare 1960 Ludwig downbeat set with Zildjian cymbals (snare 5 x 14 / toms 9 x 13/16 x 16 / kick 22 x 14 / zildjan 20 “crash ride / 18” crash medium / 14 “Hi-Hat).
All drums are multisampled with 16 velocity layers, for left and right hands. All sounds have been matched to a specific style (for example, A Day in the Drums, Ticket to Drums, Yer Drums). We even recorded some highly modulated cymbals through a Fairchild limiter for faithfulness.
Keyboards include Baldwin’s electric harpsichord (Because I’m a Harpsichord), a keyboard (Baby I’m a Clavioline), Lucy in the Lowery, Strawberry Flutes, We Can Work a Harmonium, and other stringed instruments including the Swarmandel Forever.
To use the library, you need the R2R PLAY release.
Copy the folders “Previews”, “ProductChunks”, “products” to the folder “% PROGRAMDATA% \ East West \”.
Copy the library to your hard drive.
Launch our PLAY app, go to the Browser tab.
Right-click on an empty space in the left column of the Browser tab,
and select “Add another product library” from the pop-up window.
Find the “Instruments” folder of the library.
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