EastWest Ministry of Rock 1


Legato bass and guitar samples with round robin staccato, both clean and distorted. Drum kits that pop and can be effortlessly shaped into larger than life grooves.

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  • 20 GB collection of rock drums, basses and guitars recorded in the famous EASTWEST Studio Two
  • Created by award-winning sounds producers Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix, a comprehensive production kit for creating a full rock band
  • The world famous EASTWEST Studio Two rock drum sound featured on countless gold and platinum records
  • Guitars and basses recorded with dual amps so you can easily adjust tone color
  • Includes round robin kicks, snares, toms, and hi-hats
  • Now included in OPUS with individual downloads, custom keyswitches, and dozens of MIDI Tools and Mixer Effects

OPUS Interface



Legato bass and guitar samples with round robin staccato, both clean and distorted. Drum kits that pop and can be effortlessly shaped into larger than life grooves. If you need your music to rock, plain and simple, this library will give you everything you need. With a few keyswitches, you can seamlessly construct realistic performances without a complicated UI. Aside from a simple effects control interface with utilities like envelope, reverb and delay controls, there’s no extra editing needed to maximize the character and impact of each performance.



Between basses, drums and guitars, Ministry of Rock lets you build out an entire band that can execute every lick, effect and fill you can ask of it. If you find yourself without any live musicians but need to rival the sound of live players in the box, you’ll get every tool you could need in your arsenal. This is monumental for film and game composers who aren’t able to add live performers to their scores, helping to bridge the gap between idea and execution. Every articulation and program was reverse-engineered from actual performances, giving you an easy framework to build authentic-sounding performances in your DAW.


When you need to support an entire rhythm section with a strong tonal foundation (and throw in a few licks for good measure), this collection conjures up the heaviest bass sounds in all of rock. Keyswitches allow you to jump between muted plucks, slides, and smoothly connected open notes, making this a fully featured collection capable of standing up to a live performance.



Round and punchy, this classic unmodified 5 string Fender Jazz bass makes itself heard without stealing much room in the mix. A great choice when you need something a bit tamer that still knows how to show its colors.

Ministry of Rock - Fender 5 String Bass


With a classic bite and sharp attack, this hot-rodded Fender P-Bass lends you a vintage color that’s perfect for solo features and heavy attitude.

Ministry of Rock - Fender P-Bass


This is the famous rock metal bass from the 80’s with a nice crunch in the high mids and a subtle attack. Ideal when you need a bit of dirt without such a hard-hitting punch.Ministry of Rock - Kubicki Bass


With a sharp falloff on each attack, this bass is all about hefty punch with little sustain, making it the best fit staccato, accented passages.

Ministry of Rock - Fender P-Bass



Fantastically well-made, this Spector Bass is an easy choice when you want a long sustain with a lot of character, and perfect for a bass drone when you need to stay out of the way of the drums.Ministry of Rock - Spector Bass


A versatile collection of meaty toms, thumping kicks, crisp snares and cymbals that have a healthy dose of sizzle. When you’re laying down drum tracks for rock, you need them to be tight, articulate and aggressive, all things that Ministry of Rock will immediately prove itself to be. Beyond traditional rock songs, this collection is also perfectly suited to hybrid orchestral music, making it a no-brainer choice for media composers.


Intimate and dry, the Ayotte kit is a reliable choice for acoustic or folk rock. It doesn’t overstate its presence, but its quick attacks punch through a mix with ease.Ministry of Rock - Ayotte Drums



Used to make Metallica’s “Black” record, this Gretsch kit is excellent for metal. The attacks are strong, the body is tight, and the releases get out of the way before the next strike comes in.


Roomy with a crisp attack, this Ludwig kit is a great balance of power and ambience, and will fit in easily with a larger ensemble.Ministry of Rock - Ludwig Drums


Featuring a total of 9 toms, these 70’s Octaplus drums are big and boast a healthy sustain. A wild fat kit with a little more room.Ministry of Rock - Octaplus



There are countless ways to use this collection, but one of the best ways is to layer muted notes and chords with a heavily compressed drum kit, allowing it to punch through and create a massive wall of sound almost impossible to distinguish from a live performance. You can easily use keyswitches to alternate between muted chunking and open power chords, or switch over to lead guitars and solo through a combo of pinch harmonics, slides and dramatic vibratos.


The ultimate death metal guitar, the 7 string Ibanez is as dirty and crunchy as you could ask for and is perfect for ultra-coarse attacks and commanding sustains.Ministry of Rock - 7 String Ibanez Guitar


An old acoustic favorite used by many famous rock bands from the 70’s, this classic works wonders for mellow ballads and folk.

Ministry of Rock - Gibson J-160


The king of overdriven glory. This Les Paul Deluxe loves to be punished, and is always a reliable choice for hanging on open chords.

Ministry of Rock - Les Paul Deluxe



This guitar has a bandpassed tone ideal for classic rock and is a great way to create contrast and tension during intros and interludes.

Ministry of Rock - Fender Stratocaster


Clean electric, with just the right amount of dirt, the Telecaster is great for softer songs that don’t quite roll over into full acoustic.

Ministry of Rock - Fender Telecaster


With only a bass, drum kit and a couple guitars you can create a towering rock band that rivals the character and wow factor of live session players, with virtually no time spent tweaking UI and MIDI controls. Use Ministry of Rock to flesh out an entire rhythm section in minutes–having a set of tools like this could mean the difference between downsizing your creative vision and completely hitting it out of the park, particularly for film and game composers. If you’re ready to command a full band without tracking a single instrument live, get Ministry of Rock today.

System Requerments

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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