EastWest/Quantum Leap has released Hollywood Pop Brass, a virtual instrument that delivers the sound of a tight, bombastic, and dynamic brass section that will make tracks pop, sizzle, and soar.
For this project, producers Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix recorded one of the top horn sections in the industry in EastWest’s famous 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-piece brass ensemble for all main articulations that includes 2 trumpets, a trombone, and a saxophone that alternates between a baritone, tenor, and alto saxophone depending on the note range, and a 5-piece ensemble for all phrases and licks that includes 2 trumpets, a trombone and 2 saxophones that alternate between a baritone, tenor, and alto saxophone depending on the instrument voicing.
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) as well as stylized phrases and licks 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 provides 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. It’s the ultimate ensemble pop/Latin brass collection that will leave you screaming, hollering, and begging for more.
Hollywood Pop Brass is available for purchase for $399 USD and as a free addition for all subscribers of ComposerCloud.
More information: EastWest