East West's Colossus library is massive. It contains almost a million samples, easily enough to fill most of a Kontakt library, and easy enough to track with a lot of instruments available. What is missing is an effective way of accessing instruments and parts of them at a level that helps the composer. Colossus would benefit from more useful articulations which give the user inside information about which specific type of control is implemented in the articulations modes. For example, VCA and ADS are not given the same amount of articulation information. This does also tend to slow down the Kontakt session.
East West hardware and software products range from percussion and electronic drums to electronic drum software, and hardware synthesizers and instruments. East West manufactures highly sought-after hardware and software products and is known for their reliability, exceptional sound and distinctive looks.
This new release adds some German and French instruments, which should be interesting for further compositions. As always, the SWARMs platform remainsthe absolute market leader, offering the widest range and the most high class instruments. COLOSSUS remains the benchmark. In 2003, SWARMs remakes and adds electronic percussion to these new instrument offerings. COLOSSUS includes an additional 2.5 gigabytes of brand new recordings featuring tremendous new ensembles and solo percussion instruments. As a bonus, you will receive an additional 1.5 gigabytes of the best multi-samples from the original QUANTUM LEAP STORMDRUM! 7211a4ac4a