EastWest releases Hollywood Orchestral Percussion

EastWest has launched Hollywood Orchestral Percussion, a percussion instrument library produced by a team comprised of Doug Rogers, Nick Phoenix, Thomas Bergersen, and engineer Shawn Murphy.

EastWest / Quatum Leap Hollywood Orchestral Percussion

Hollywood Orchestral Percussion is a unique orchestral percussion library featuring one of America’s best orchestral percussionists and his arsenal of instruments. A composition tool for serious composers, Hollywood Orchestral Percussion includes PLAY 4 software, offering powerful scripting for ease of use and up to 5 microphone positions for control over each instrument including main pickup (Decca tree), mid pickup, close pickup, surround pickup, and an alternate vintage circa 1945 RCA ribbon room pickup.

Recorded in the famous EastWest Studio 1, the home of major Hollywood soundtracks and television themes, Hollywood Orchestral Percussion perfects techniques pioneered in Stormdrum 3, using unique repetition sampling techniques and 8 way round robin that deliver a virtual live performance. The entire collection uses zero noise reduction resulting in “a sound that will virtually jump out of the speakers”.

Hollywood Orchestral Percussion features

  • Orchestral percussion staples include timpani, snare drums, cymbals, bass drums, and metals.
  • Specific instruments to handle extreme tempos.
  • Extensive and fluid timpani.
  • An extensive array of epic anvil samples.
  • Orchestral chimes are sampled to mimic the sound of real church bells, as the instrument was originally intended.
  • Array of vintage field drums, such as Epic Bass Drum Ensemble and Mahler Hammer.
  • The celeste has been captured in a multi mic position environment with extremely low noise.

The library is available in a Diamond Edition for $799 USD (supplied on an optional hard drive), the Gold Edition is $499 USD, and the Silver Edition costs $249 USD.

Diamond and Gold Editions are available now. The Silver Edition will be available later in October.

More information: SoundsOnline / Hollywood Orchestral Percussion

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EASTWEST releases Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds Silver Edition

EastWest Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds

EASTWEST has announced the release of the Silver Edition of Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds, the third installment of their acclaimed Hollywood Orchestral Virtual Instruments Series, designed for those on a budget or with less computer resources.

This downloadable version is 16-bit, comes with one mic position (mid-tree) and contains an essential set of articulations and instruments. Users can upgrade to the Gold and Diamond Edition when they need more options. The Silver Edition includes Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Clarinet, Contrabassoon, English Horn, Flute, Oboe, Piccolo Flute.

As with the other best-selling Hollywood Collections (Strings and Brass), Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds was produced by Doug Rogers, Nick Phoenix and Thomas Bergersen, and 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.

The Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds Silver Edition is available to purchase for $199 USD / 149 EUR.

More information: Soundsonline / Soundsonline Europe

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EastWest intros Silver Editions of Hollywood Strings & Hollywood Brass

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EastWest has announced the release of Silver Editions of its Hollywood Strings and Hollywood Brass virtual instruments for Windows and Mac.

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

More information: SoundsOnline

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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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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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