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Eastwest Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds now shipping

EASTWEST Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds

Eastwest has announced it is now shipping its Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds virtual instrument for Windows and Mac.

Over 70 weeks, the EASTWEST team recorded, edited and programmed every nuance of world-class orchestral woodwind players with meticulous care. The result is a comprehensive library of breathtakingly real woodwind sounds – the perfect addition to the critically acclaimed Hollywood Strings and Hollywood Brass.

Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds is the most powerful, realistic and complete woodwind virtual (software) instrument, weighing in with a massive 145 GB of meticulously captured realism and detail.

As with Hollywood Strings and Hollywood Brass, this library was sound engineered in the legendary EASTWEST Studio 1 by Academy Award, C.A.S. (Cinema Audio Society), BAFTA, and EMMY award-winning sound engineer Shawn Murphy, who has recorded and mixed the scores for more than 300 feature films including Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Star Wars: Episode II and III and many more.

Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds includes Alto Flute, Bass Clarinet, Bass Flute, Bassoon, Clarinet, Contra Bass Clarinet, Contra Bassoon, Eb Clarinet, English Horn, Flute, Flute 2, Oboe, Piccolo Flute, with unprecedented sound quality and expression, true legato plus 5 user-controllable microphone positions (Diamond Edition only); Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds is designed to work seamlessly with the existing sections of the Hollywood Orchestral series – Hollywood Strings, Hollywood Brass and the upcoming Hollywood Orchestral Percussion – for the ultimate in virtual Hollywood scoring.

Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds Diamond Edition is now available for the introductory offer of $795 USD ($995 USD MSRP), and Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds Gold Edition will be available the introductory offer of $475 USD ($595 USD MSRP).

More information: SoundsOnline / SoundsOnline Europe

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u-he releases Dark Zebra soundset – Patches by Hans Zimmer and Howard Scarr

u-he has announced the release of the Dark Zebra, a soundset for Zebra 2 featuring patches by Hans Zimmer and Howard Scarr.


The Dark Zebra soundset with the custom ZebraHZ synthesizer plugin.

A bank of over 400 presets, a collaboration between Hans Zimmer and Howard Scarr. Practically all Zebra sounds in the The Dark Knight as well as The Dark Knight Rises soundtracks are included, plus several more that didn’t quite fit it into the scores.

Furthermore, the pack includes Hans’ custom built version of Zebra, dubbed ZebraHZ. Many of the more recent patches make use of the extra features available in ZebraHZ.

The Dark Zebra soundset is available to Zebra 2 users for $99 USD (incl VAT).
Note: The included ZebraHZ is currently VST2 and AU only (AAX and VST3 are in development).

More information: u-he / Dark Zebra

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QESounds announces QES Phoenix for Kontakt

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QESounds Phoenix

QESounds has announced the release of the first entry in its QES Phoenix series for Native Instruments Kontakt.

QES Phoenix is a series of libraries based on 4th and 5th generation sounds – complex – layered – heavily convolved and granulated. The tone and feel is bigger and more aggressive than the ARFx series. All sounds originate from real world sources.

QESounds is known for slightly weird and subtly weird sounds. QES Phoenix steps it up a notch or three – with more notches to come. We’re throwing the kitchen sinks of sound design into this series – convolution synthesis, spectral and amplitude morphing, reversed/mirrored processing, FM and AM, static and dynamic granulation, pitch and time stretching, “motion”, stereo manipulation, layering, delay based Fx and more.

QES Phoenix is suitable for Film and Gaming soundtrack design as well as live venue.

The QES Phoenix is available to purchase for $59.95 USD (44.1 KHz) / $69.95 USD (48 KHz). Each QES Phoenix includes 10 instruments for Kontakt 4.23+ and 40 instruments for Kontakt 5.03 (Time Machine Pro).

More information: QESounds / QES Phoenix

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u-he announces ZebraHZ: Custom Zebra synth plugin and sounds used for Dark Knight Trilogy bundled

ZebraHZ riddle

u-he has announced details on the upcoming ZebraHZ, a special version of Zebra that Hans Zimmer used in the soundtracks of the Dark Knight trilogy of Batman films.

As you know, next week premieres the final part of The Dark Knight trilogy. For the soundtrack HZ used a custom built Zebra with Diva filters and some prototype features originally planned for Zebra3. He got us to do this in return for some rights. Now the gist is, part of what we’re releasing requires that pimped version of Zebra, hence it will be bundled. It isn’t perfect, e.g. the “Diva” filters are mono, there’s no multicore support, significant CPU drain if the extras are used. We call it ZebraHZ, and it will run nicely as a *separate* plugin!

So, hehe, I can’t hold back anymore, and it has been guessed rightly a few times – all Zebra patches by HZ/HS designed for Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, accompanied by ZebraHZ. Sells for 99$, requires an existing Zebra license.

This I think is the best way to celebrate 11 (i.e. one more!) years of u-he, and a great way to bridge the gap until we release Zebra3. I’m also very happy that we can finally and officially make these sounds heard.

More information: u-he

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Spitfire Audio intros Iron Drum + Albion II – Loegria cinematic library for Kontakt announced

Spitfire LABS Iron Drum

Spitfire Audio has released Iron Drum, a new Spitfire Laboratories sample library featuring the sound of a tuned soft metal instrument.

We are absolutely delighted to announce having passed the £10k milestone with our Unicef campaign and wish to heartily thank you for your contribution in that respect.We’re now the 4th biggest contributor to Unicef UK via PayPal, a remarkable achievement, long may this continue.

To mark this achievement we have purpose built a whole new little lovely just for you guys.

Recorded at Air-Edel studios specifically for the LABS, the Iron Drum is a heavy iron drum with 6 “resonators” that feel not unlike a chunky hand drum. It has a beautiful mellow tone that’s both familiar (like a nicely tuned steel drum) whilst being difficult to place exactly (or is it a vibraphone of some sort?). We have recorded it 4 ways, with a rubber beater muted and unmuted: 5 round robins, 2 dynamic layers, and with hand strikes both muted and unmuted again recorded with 5 round robins at a single soft dynamic layer.

The Iron Drum library is free, provided you donate £2 GBP to Unicef via the LABS.

Spitfire Audio Albion II - Loegria

Spitfire has also announced Albion II – Loegria, the upcoming scoring library which centers on cinematic beauty and detail.

Designed as a stand-alone tool, everything you would need to write beautiful and esoteric film scores out-of-the-box. We are excited to present an incredible Chamber sized String group of the first call session players in the UK, again designed as High and Low Ensembles.

At last this intimate sound is available with Spitfire’s mic mixing ability, and with strings that concentrate also on an array of additional techniques not found in Albion I, and woods and brass that centre more on “choral” use of such sections. Loegria is a must buy for Albion users wishing to expand on the possibilities of that broad & thumping tool-set, but also stands alone as a superb tool for creating intimate scores.

Release date and price TBA.

More information: Spitfire Audio

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Eastwest announces Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds

Eastwest has announced Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds, the newest addition to their critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning Hollywood Orchestral series.

EASTWEST Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds

Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds is the most powerful, realistic and complete woodwind virtual (software) instrument ever created. Weighing in with a massive 145 GB of meticulously captured realism and detail. As with Hollywood Strings and Hollywood Brass, this library was sound engineered in the legendary EASTWEST Studio 1 by Academy Award, C.A.S. (Cinema Audio Society), BAFTA, and EMMY award-winning sound engineer Shawn Murphy, who has recorded and mixed the scores for more than 300 feature films including Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Star Wars: Episode II -Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: A Musical Journey , Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park The Lost World, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Titanic, Minority Report, The Bourne Ultimatum, Saving Private Ryan, Munich, The Passion Of The Christ, X-Men: The Last Stand, and Ice Age, etc.

Over the course of 70 weeks, the EASTWEST team recorded, edited, and programmed every nuance of world-class orchestral woodwind players in this historic environment. The result is a breathtakingly real woodwind collection optimized to blend seamlessly with Hollywood Strings and Hollywood Brass.

Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds includes Alto Flute, Bass Clarinet, Bass Flute, Bassoon,Clarinet, Contra Bass Clarinet, Contra Bassoon, Eb Clarinet, English Horn, Flute, Flute 2, Oboe, Piccolo Flute, with unprecedented sound quality and expression, true legato plus 5 user-controllable microphone positions (Diamond Edition only); Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds is designed to work seamlessly with the existing sections of the Hollywood Orchestral series – Hollywood Strings, Hollywood Brass and the upcoming Hollywood Orchestral Percussion – for the ultimate in virtual Hollywood scoring.

Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds Diamond Edition will be available on July 23 for $995 MSRP ($795 introductory offer) and Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds Gold Edition will be available for $595 MSRP ($475 introductory offer).

More information: SoundsOnline / SoundsOnline Europe

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Resonance Sound launches Vintage Movie Vocals sample pack

Resonance Sound Vintage Movie Vocals

Resonance Sound has announced the release of Vintage Movie Vocals, a premium collection of beautiful, remarkable movie phrases and effects.

Carefully processed to give you crystal clear and perfect-stereo sound (100% mono compatible), you`ll be amazed when adding these samples on top of your next production. 751 vocal prhases and 82 sound effects can do what`s shown in the demo below – and just so much more!

Vintage Movie Vocals features

  • 751 vocal phrases.
  • 82 sound effects.
  • 24 bit WAV.
  • EXS24 & Kontakt patches.
  • 100% mono compatible.
  • 515 MB content.

The sample pack is available to purchase for 24.95 EUR (incl. VAT).

More information: Resonance Sound / Vintage Movie Vocals

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