EastWest/Quantum Leap have announced the upcoming release of Hollywood Pop Brass, a virtual instrument library that aims to deliver the sound of a tight, bombastic, and dynamic brass section that will make tracks pop and sizzle.
For this project, producers Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix recorded one of the top horn sections in the industry in EastWest’s Hollywood studios, and brought in multiple Grammy award-winning engineer Moogie Canazio to craft a sound that’s larger than life.
Moogie Canazio has recorded music icons Ray Charles, Sarah Vaughan, Sergio Mendes, Diana Ross, Luis Miguel, Michael Buble, Melody Gardot, and many more. He’s been nominated for over 35 Grammy nominations and has won 7 Grammys and Latin Grammys.
Hollywood Pop Brass features a 4 or 5 piece ensemble that includes 2 trumpets, trombone, tenor, alto, and baritone saxes. It includes incredible sounding multi-sampled ensemble sections recorded in the famous Studio 1 at EastWest Studios – “the best brass recording room in the world” according to Michael Jackson engineer Bruce Swedien. It also includes dozens of stylized phrases in multiple keys recorded in Studio 2, a favorite of many Latin artists going all the way back to Tijuana Brass by Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66.
These phrases will simply blow you away with how easily they slide right into your track, and cover many genres from pure pop to rock, funk, soul, and many distinctive rhythms and melodies from the Latin world.
Hollywood Pop Brass was created for one simple reason: There’s just nothing else out there on the market that instantaneously gives you that fiery, punchy pop brass sound that made songs like “Uptown Funk” such mega hits.
This library offers something for everyone: whether you want to build deep and detailed orchestrations with one of the world’s top horn sections, or if you just want to “plug and play” using licks and phrases that will inspire you and bring that “It” factor to your song.
Hollywood Pop Brass will be available this Spring for purchase and as a free addition for all subscribers of ComposerCloud. NAMM attendees will have the opportunity to play and listen to it at the EastWest booth 17301.
EastWest is also offering a 50% discount on select products during the NAMM Show. The offer expires January 28th, at midnight.
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