Created and produced by Doug Rogers (EastWest) and David Fridmann (MGMT, The Flaming Lips etc.), THE DARK SIDE is the first of its kind: an unconventional, hip and exciting collection of virtual instruments, some dark and eerie, and some which have been purposely—and skillfully!—mangled, distorted, or effected out of all recognition.
THE DARK SIDE provides inspiration for all composers and artists that are looking for unique instruments, designed to work for everything from alternative to progressive rock, and of course, film, TV, and game music production.
THE DARK SIDE includes a vast, 40 Gigabyte collection, including dark and eerie instruments, and highly processed drums and percussion, basses, guitars, ethnic, keyboard, strings, and effected instruments, all organized into instrumental groups so you can create complete tracks.
The DARK SIDE is available on DVD or a 1 Terabyte hard drive as part of the EastWest/Quantum Leap TeraPack. Until August 31, 2010, the TeraPack option is available at NO ADDITIONAL COST (normally $129/€129). The TeraPack hard drive is a Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Bare Drive. The drive includes a dual processor, twice the processing power to maximize performance, and a large cache of 64 MB which equates to faster performance, plus 5 year limited warranty (see Western Digital warranty at wdc.com).
The TeraPack includes The Dark Side, plus all other EastWest/Quantum Leap products except for Symphonic Orchestra Platinum Plus (Platinum 24-bit samples are included) and free 10-day trial licenses for all other products, including Hollywood Strings, Silk, EW/QL Pianos, Fab Four, Gypsy, Ministry Of Rock, Voices of Passion, Stormdrum 2, Goliath, Symphonic Orchestra, Ra, Symphonic Choirs so you can test drive them before purchase.