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EastWest Ghostwriter

EastWest Ghostwriter

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The professional composer’s single most powerful tool for creating horror and suspense on demand


  • A massive 60 GB collection of 800 instruments and presets including Guitars, Basses, Drums, Keyboards, Vocal and other instruments
  • Created by progressive rock legend Steven Wilson and award-winning sounds producer Doug Rogers
  • Includes many "live" presets that can be adjusted by the user in the software
  • All the building blocks you need to rapidly bring your most ambitious sonic ideas to life
  • Now included in OPUS with individual downloads, custom keyswitches, and dozens of MIDI Tools and Mixer Effects

OPUS Interface


The broad range of post-processing effects built into this instrument give you ample opportunity to shape each sound to your liking. Ghostwriter gives you an excellent starting point, but you’ll also have access to an incredible suite of Mixer Effects in OPUS you need to turn every sound into something that’s instantly recognizable as your own.

Even if you prefer designing your own sounds for every project, Ghostwriter presents a wealth of opportunities for creative layering, deforming, and inspiration to keep you on track while you build them. Once you’re done mangling, you’ll have a result that’s distinctly different from the sample you started with.


Looking to create dark, atmospheric, ethereal effects that no synth or pedal can reproduce? Ghostwriter’s extensive collection of 576 guitars offers enough recordings and effect chains to liquify, crystallize, and decimate any sound you can think of. Choose from Dirty, EBow, LoFi li and more, and begin mangling and stretching to your heart’s content.


Large, distorted and edgy, you’ll find Ghostwriter’s 120 basses are everything you need to bring that punchy low end to any track. These instruments provide an excellent reason to dive into the Mixer Effects in OPUS and push this collection's dirt to the limit.


Distorted, mic’d, re-amplified, and compressed into oblivion, the 65 drums of Ghostwriter defy any semblance of a conventional kit. You can make them pump, groan, and scream should you choose, or even sit in the background and gently move things along.


The perfect way to create an ambient bed to build your music on. You’ll discover countless ways to warp, stretch, and elongate these 59 keyboards into infinity and design an entirely new realm in the process.


Going far beyond the traditional choir sound, these 23 vocal instruments are subtle and easy to morph into slowly moving pad textures. When you need an ethereal base to construct your chords and want to be sure they have a soft and organic tone, you’ll find they consistently give you the tools to get the job done.


Featuring 33 morphing clusters, pads, and bells, this section contains the sounds that are either too cool or bizarre to categorize. Take a listen to see what other sonic worlds are available to you.


Regardless of how many virtual instruments you already have to bring your own cinematic soundscapes to life, it’s difficult to beat the pure versatility and unrestrained grit Ghostwriter so expertly offers. No matter what tools you’re currently using, this instrument will bolster even the greatest composer’s arsenal.


Below are the minimum and recommended hardware and software specifications for using Opus on Windows and MacOS systems.


  • CPU: Quad-core (four cores), running at 2.7 GHz (or above)
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • OS: macOS 10.13 (or later); Windows 10 with ASIO sound drivers
  • Drive: HDD (7200 rpm, non-energy saving)


  • CPU: Octa-core (eight cores), running at 2.7 GHz (or above)
  • RAM: 32 GB or more
  • OS: macOS 10.13 (or later); Windows 10 with ASIO sound drivers
  • Drive: SSD (SATA or PCIe)

The chart below outlines the MacOS and Windows 64-bit operating systems and sequencers that are officially supported and fully tested with the latest version of Opus. Please note that while most Sequencers / DAWs are VST 2, VST 3, AU and AAX plug-in format compatible, only those listed in the chart below are officially supported.

Product Version MacOS (10.13+) Windows 10
EW Play 6 Stand-Alone 6.0+ YES YES
EW Opus Stand-Alone 1.0+ YES YES
Ableton Live 10.0+ YES YES
Apple Logic Pro 10.0+ YES -
Apple Garageband 10.3+ YES -
Avid Pro Tools 2018.1+ YES YES
Bitwig Studio 3.0+ YES YES
Cockos Reaper 6.0+ YES YES
Image-Line FL Studio 20+ YES YES
Motu Digital Performer 9.0+ YES YES
Steinberg Cubase(1) 9.0+ YES YES
Steinberg Nuendo(1) 8.0+ YES YES
Presonus Studio One 4.0+ YES YES
VSL Vienna Ensemble Pro 6.0+ YES YES
Notation Software(2) Version
Avid Sibelius 2018.1+ YES YES
MakeMusic Finale 25.0+ YES YES
Steinberg Dorico 3.0+ YES YES
  • (1) VST3 usage is recommended
  • (2) Sibelius / Finale / Dorico notation programs work with Opus, but do not support the full feature set of some Opus/Play Libraries, such as those that use WordBuilder. Please contact support for details.
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