US: A new competition from EASTWEST will give one composer the opportunity to win all seven products in the PLAY virtual instrument range. The 'Score This Movie' contest invites composers to produce a varied score for an original short movie using only sounds from EASTWEST-distributed libraries, with an emphasis on EASTWEST PLAY-powered virtual instruments, writes David Davies.
The short film - created by Zennor Alexander and described as "a story about the circularity of life" - is online now at the EASTWEST forum (first link below). Entrants should post a link to their completed scores on the same forum by June 30th for them to be considered. Compositions entered in previous EASTWEST contests, posted on EASTWEST forums or containing third party copyright material or software are not eligible.
"At EASTWEST we are always being challenged by our users to develop new and innovative virtual instrument collections - now we are challenging our users to show us what they can compose with our products, and demonstrate the versatility of EASTWEST's virtual instruments," EASTWEST founder and producer Doug Rogers tells PSN-e. "The 'Score This Movie' contest is a great opportunity for our users to sharpen their composing skills and possibly win a great prize for the effort. At the very least it will challenge them as composers, and give them a good audio/visual presentation for their portfolio. The response to last year's scoring contest was phenomenal and we're looking forward to hearing this year's entries."
The winner - to be announced on July 15th - will receive all seven PLAY virtual instrument products, including Fab Four, Quantum Leap Pianos and Quantum Leap Voices of Passion.
EASTWEST's most product launch was Quantum Leap Goliath (pictured). Launched at this year's Frankfurt Musikmesse, Quantum Leap Goliath is a complete collection of quality instruments and sounds based around the company's PLAY sample engine.