Eastwest Hollywood Strings - Gold Edition
Hollywood Strings was recorded in EastWest's Studio 1 with 57 of LA's top string players, using full‑blown symphony orchestra section sizes (16/14/10/10/7). In marked contrast to EWQL Symphonic Orchestra (recorded in a reverberant concert hall), HS has a large‑room studio acoustic which, while by no means dry, lends itself to users adding. Hollywood Strings ships on a bare internal hard drive, conveniently bypassing many hours of DVD copying. However, EastWest is quite keen to point out that this is really a transportation medium, and you should be copying this disk onto a fast drive (7200rpm minimum). It recommends in preference a solid-state drive (SSD).
BRAND NEW RECORDINGS AND
REIMAGINED ORIGINAL CONTENT
Eastwest Hollywood Strings Review
Brand new recordings include a new 18 violin string section for Hollywood Strings, new ensembles for Hollywood Brass and Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds, plus new string, brass, and wind multi ensembles. 'The new 18 violins are an alternate to the first 16 violins of the original library. They have a different sound,' says producer Nick Phoenix, 'the players are different. The vibrato is different. The legato is the best we have ever recorded. They work well with the existing collection or as a replacement for the original 1st violins. The new 2 tenor trombones have a completely different sound from the 3 trombones in the original collection. The new trombones are warm, full, and extremely precise. 2 trumpets were recorded again using two of the best players in the Hollywood film score scene. The legato is blazing at high velocities and sounds like a live performance.'
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The programming of the original content from Hollywood Orchestra has been updated to take advantage of the features included in the new Opus software engine, as well as the Hollywood Solo Instrument Series (now included in this expansion). Particular focus was placed on Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds. After improving the original woodwinds, new ensembles were recorded, including 3 bassoons, 3 clarinets, and 3 flutes. 'Once again, this was a huge success because of the quality of the players,' says Phoenix, 'Each woodwind ensemble works together on a regular basis and the tuning and timing are immaculate. In addition, a 'Stage' recorded mic position was added for all of the new instruments and ensembles. This extra mic position is perfect for capturing the larger sound of EastWest Studio One, the home of countless Hollywood film and television scores. All mic positions are available in the Diamond version and for ComposerCloud Plus subscribers. One mic position is available for the Gold version and for regular ComposerCloud subscribers. ComposerCloud X members get an extra mic position than Gold. These new recordings are unmatched in the virtual instruments world. The Opus Edition also includes new string, brass and wind multi ensembles that have a unique fat sound that captures the tuning of a large orchestra playing together in a live setting.'