The price for these editions is $199 each, which is an incredible bargain given the critical acclaim this series has received, and the fact the Gold and Diamond versions are in wide use by top composers. The Silver editions allow students and those who are on a tight budget or use average computers to work with sound quality and detail only known from movies and professional recordings.
Hollywood Strings is the most detailed string orchestra library available today. Recorded with a live orchestra at the famous EASTWEST STUDIO 1, the same studio where many Hollywood soundtracks and television themes were produced, Hollywood Strings offers unprecedented control over sound and performance. This collection of virtual sounds made by co-producers Doug Rogers, Nick Phoenix, Thomas Bergersen and Emmy Award winning sound engineer Shawn Murphy is a must have compositional tool for serious composers.
Hollywood Brass, also recorded at EASTWEST STUDIO 1 and the second installment in the Hollywood series, is the most powerful, realistic and extensive brass library ever created. Revolutionary fanfare patches are light on computer resources, but offer the most playable and instantly gratifying results on just one midi channel. Especially noteworthy are the articulations which really show how far EASTWEST went to create the ultimate orchestral brass library. Just like the Gold and Diamond editions, Hollywood Brass Silver contains pure Hollywood magic.
The Silver editions allow all musicians to experience superb samples and work on the same level as top professionals. They are a great opportunity to get one’s feet wet before moving on to the larger Gold and Diamond editions to which customers can easily upgrade for the difference in cost and a small upgrade fee of $50 (€40).
Diamond editions include all 5 mic positions, includes bow change legato and divisi exclusively and 24-bit samples
Gold editions include 1 mic position, all other instruments and articulations except these detailed above and 16-bit samples
Silver editions include 1 mic position, with limited instruments and articulations and 16-bit samples
Cinesamples has updated its CineBrass orchestral brass sample library to version 1.5.
CineBrass is revolutionary in its power and simplicity for recreating the sound of the orchestral brass section. The library was designed by composers, for composers, with direct feedback from the film music community during its development. The result is a brass library that is easy to use, composer-friendly, with unparalleled recording quality.
Changes in CineBrass v1.5
Updated mapping functionality.
New mix presets.
Built in convolution reverb with Bricasti reverb impulses.
Legato Speed Knob & Legato Volume Knob.
Dynamic Zoom slider for precision dynamic control.
Round robin and release controls.
Improved Legato and Tuning
Brand new legato scripting for improved realism.
Vastly improved tuning.
Two Horns Ensemble Articulations.
Two Horns Ensemble True Legato.
Split Patches for each articulation.
Trombone Ensemble Harmon Mutes (Pro).
Trombone Ensemble Fluttered (Pro).
Monster Low Brass Articulations (Pro).
Monster Low Brass Scoops (Pro).
Monster Low Brass Clusters (Pro).
Monster Low Brass FX (Pro).
Horns Ensemble fff Sustains and Shorts (Pro).
Trumpets Ensemble Sustains and Tenuto (Pro).
Split Patches for each articulation (Pro).
The update is a free download for those who purchased prior to March 7th, 2013. New purchases already contain this update.
Time+Space has announced the Ultimate Collection by Garritan, a collection of 6 instruments on a USB flash drive.
Garritan is one of the world’s leading providers of virtual software instruments having received multiple awards and recognition amongst composers, producers and the pro audio press.
The limited edition Garritan Ultimate Collection combines six Garritan virtual software instrument libraries on one easy-to-install USB drive. Few other bundles offer the scope, variety of genre, or this number of superior sounding virtual instruments for just £449 / €559 (would normally be £774 / €894).
Garritan Ultimate Collection features
Classic Pipe Organs – Offers six different historical pipe organs and 75 different stops.
Concert & Marching Band 2 – Features an array of brass, woodwinds and percussion instruments.
Instant Orchestra – An instantly playable orchestral library with many pre-packaged orchestral sounds.
Jazz & Big Band 3 – With over 50 instruments you can create realistic-sounding Jazz and Big Band arrangements quickly and easily.
Personal Orchestra 4 – Create lush symphonic music with over 150 orchestral instruments.
World Instruments – Collection of over 350 expressive and exotic instruments from around the world.
Garritan Ultimate Collection for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/Standalone) is available to purchase from Time+Space for RRP £449 GBP / €559 EUR.
Delectable Records has released the House Brass 2 sample library, the second instalment of its ground breaking House Brass acoustic loop and samples collection.
House Brass Vol.2 from Delectable Records is a huge collection of instantly gratifying horn loops geared towards dance music, conceived to cater for producers and dance musicians looking to augment their mixes with either a cool vintage veneer, or add a splash of authentic natural-sounding brass…played by real musicians.
100% focused on Brass elements, this pack delivers more top quality brass riffs and samples professionally created by Jazz Musicians, Philharmonic Teachers and skilled musicians and includes influences from artists such as G-Swing, Waldeck and Caravan Palace.
Expect to find soulful Trumpets and muted Trumpet loops, funky Saxophones, resonant Bass Trombones, eerie French Horns and sleek Flugelhorns all played by industry pro session players, expertly captured as dry samples with high end studio gear and treated with Manley passive EQ, alongside Manley Mu limiters and compressors.
The sample pack is available from Loopmasters for £24.95 GBP.
The library is now based on Kontakt Player 5 and offers a completely reworked user interface as well as phase synchronized samples for perfect blending between velocities.
CHH Pro Complete is the most complete virtual-instrument library of Brass & Woodwind instruments for Jazz, Pop, Big-Band, Funk production but also to spice up your cinematic and orchestral tracks. With CHH Complete you get 54 Solo- and 32 Section-Instruments, partitioned in four volumes which contain different groups of instruments perfectly matching each other.
All versions are available as downloads or on a 64GB USB Stick, allowing instant installation.
Articulation settings of Chris Hein Horns Pro for Kontakt.
New in Chris Hein Horns Pro Complete
New C-Flute Instrument.
All new Graphical User Interface.
Phase synchronized samples for perfect blending between velocities.
Extremely customizable Articulation Presets including copy paste feature.
New Key-Switch preset management.
New flexibel Hot-Key management.
Articulations can be unloaded to save memory.
Speed Change for all articulations.
Five different Velocity X-Fade Modes.
Velocity Fade Filter.
New Effects: Attack Shapes, Air, Noise, Release Effects.
16 new Convolution Impulses for Reverb.
Two independent, intelligent LFO-Vibrato types.
iPad & iPhone real time remote controller.
Chris Hein Horns Pro Complete is available for MSRP 649 EUR / $699 USD / £519 GBP. The upgrade from any CHH single volume is 349 EUR / $389 USD / £279 GBP, and a crossgrade from CHH Compact is 499 EUR / $539 USD / £399 GBP.
Cinesamples has announced Monster Low Brass, its first CineBrass Bonus Patch.
Cinesamples Monster Low Brass bonus patch for CineBrass PRO.
We assembled a team of Hollywood’s finest brass players for an ensemble containing seven trombones, one contrabass trombone, and two tubas. The results include an Articulations patch with short and long notes, and Scoops, Clusters, and FX patches with a wide range of effects representative and distinctive of the low brass family.
These patches feature our new interface design, first introduced with CineWinds CORE, which includes built-in effects the Settings tab, Mapping presets (in the Articulations patch only), and five mic positions — Full Mix, Close, Room, Mid Room, and Surround.
CineBrass PRO users can download this bonus for free by visiting the Monster Low Brass download page. Don’t own CineBrass PRO? Find it now at the Cinesamples store.
Future Loops has announced Jazz-Funk Horns Section, a collection of brass loops & one shots.
Jazz-Funk Horns Section features many ready-to-mix arrangements with Saxophone, Trumpet and Trombone. Each arrangement has different variations that include both Sax, Trumpet and Trombone as separate loops, Trumpet and Sax Solos, as well as the full mix version that consists of all the instruments pre-mixed. Included are all the loops pre-sliced into one shots, making it possible to build new patterns from scratch.
With over 3000 Loops & One Shots, Jazz-Funk Horns Section samples are at a 120 BPM tempo and feature 5 different keys.
The sample library is available to purchase for 24.95 EUR.