String Sounds Worthy of the Big Screen
Compose Oscar-worthy cinematic arrangements with Hollywood Strings, an exciting release from the virtual instrument masters at EastWest/Quantum Leap. This brilliant plug-in features a near-endless catalog of string articulations and sounds, each meticulously recorded for flawless quality. The emphasis for this amazing creative tool is on giving you an extraordinary range of expression; it’s like having a first-call symphonic string section under your baton, at any hour of the day. Every section — 1st and 2nd violins, violas, cellos, and basses — was sampled with extended ranges; and, of course, the musicians were recorded using nothing but the finest gear, including a Neve 8078 mixing console and premium microphones.
Multiple articulations and five mixable mic positions
Recorded in EastWest’s famous Studio 1 (the birthplace of major Hollywood soundtracks and TV themes) by Grammy and Academy Award-winning scoring engineer Shawn Murphy, the 24-bit samples of EastWest Hollywood Strings Diamond Edition are pristine and gloriously detailed, and the collection gives you unprecedented control over the expressiveness and sound of the instruments with up to five mixable mic positions and dozens of per-instrument articulations; including pizzicato, staccato, ricochet, spiccato, tremolo, marcato, flautando, harmonics, and many more.
Includes the custom PLAY interface
EastWest Hollywood Strings includes the custom PLAY advanced sample engine, designed to give you deep access to the sounds within. This 64-bit interface (with 32-bit support) lets you load multiple instruments, so you can easily craft custom split and layered setups that make it effortless to perform with multiple instruments and entire instrument sections. It also allows you to go really deep with your sounds, such as adjusting envelopes and the addition of various sample reproduction tools for tweaking your instruments to perfection.
Holy grail orchestral samples
For composers at Sweetwater, EastWest’s Hollywood Orchestra series is truly a “desert-island” orchestral library, packed with holy grail samples that put the sound of Hollywood blockbusters right at your fingertips. The collection and its sections, which are available separately, have received critical acclaim from the music press, including Electronic Musician’s Editor’s Choice Award and Future Music’s Platinum Award. These publications, and others, cite the samples’ stunning detail, superior true legato, and overall sonic quality, as well as the amazing control you get with five mic positions, including the main Decca tree; mid, close, and surround mic arrays, as well as an alternate vintage 1945 RCA ribbon room mic. Bottom line, EastWest Hollywood Strings is a must-have compositional tool for the serious composer.
EastWest Hollywood Strings Diamond Edition Features:
- Pristine 24-bit, 44.1 kHz samples
- EastWest PLAY Advanced Sample Engine provides sophisticated performance options and reverb
- Includes EW Studio 1 convolution reverb impulses
- 5 mixable mic positions
- Multiple articulations available for nuanced, lifelike compositions
- Recorded by top industry engineers and producers in Studio 1 at EastWest Studios