The following was posted by Doug Rogers:
We know many would appreciate an update as to various projects that are in development, so here is an interim report –
The last official release was May last year with a Windows 7 update in October. Since this release, which works well for most users, we have been optimizing the engine to obtain more efficiency, fixing bugs reported to us, adding support for the new operating systems and host updates and upgrades, and adding the most requested features. A PLAY update will be available soon. We are also releasing a new FAQ to help those with problems. This has been put together by tech support based on the most common issues reported. During the year we will increase the amount of supported hosts and add 64-bit MAC support (we are currently being held up by PACE). There are new reverb programs in the new version also. [Editor’s Note: Pace today only operates in a 32-bit environment]
This is still in development, it has an extensive feature set that will set it apart from the competition, and although most of the features are now integrated and working well, there are still bugs that need to be removed. We anticipate a Q2 release (subject to change), and we will release a free public beta to registered PLAY users for one month to catch any remaining bugs and give you a free test drive. PLAY PRO will enable you to customize the PLAY instruments to suit your needs, plus a whole lot more.
We are still refining and optimizing Hollywood Strings programs and the software. Concurrently we are doing extensive stress testing on multiple computer systems so we can provide a guide as to what to expect for different level systems. This is the most complex product we’ve ever made, nearly a million samples with complex scripting, and we need to make sure it’s working well before release. We have no doubt this will be an important composing tool for professional users for many years to come.
QUANTUM LEAP SPACES
Nick Phoenix is finishing the final programs for this reverb plug-in, that will have wider appeal than the virtual instrument market. I’ve heard the reverb programs, they are superb, and at the price point we are offering QLS we expect it to be very popular.
This product has been held up pending the new features developed for PLAY PRO. Once PP is released FP should follow soon after. It is a revolutionary product that will enable each user to create their own custom patches.
Many have been waiting for WordBuilder integration into PLAY. This is also dependent on the PLAY PRO development which includes a plug-in architecture. The Symphonic Choirs player will be upgraded, you won’t need PLAY PRO. We expect a Q3 release.
We have other developments in progress we can’t disclose yet, but let’s just say 2010 will be a bonanza year for EW/QL and PLAY users.
We thank Doug Rogers for this information.