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Eastwest Hollywood Strings Diamond edition

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Eastwest HOLLYWOOD STRINGS DIAMOND EDITION 

EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP announces the debut of its latest release, HOLLYWOOD STRINGS virtual (software) instrument — a collection of 44.1khz 24-bit string instruments with unprecedented control over sound and performance, all supplied on a hard drive (*see conditions below) for ease of installation.

Recording for HOLLYWOOD STRINGS took place at the famous EASTWEST STUDIO ONE, the same studio where many Hollywood soundtracks and television themes were recorded with a live orchestra. Heading this project were co-producers DOUG ROGERS, NICK PHOENIX and THOMAS BERGERSEN and sound engineer SHAWN MURPHY.

“Murphy was an obvious choice for this project; who better to obtain that quintessential Hollywood sound other than someone with his credits,” says Rogers. “HOLLYWOOD STRINGS looks to expand on the success we achieved with EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA by providing a perfect large scoring stage sound and a more intimate scoring stage sound with divisi capability.”

“The sound of these virtual strings are as good as it gets,” says Phoenix. “We have one of the top sound engineers in the business, a famous and beautiful sounding recording studio, the most incredible selection of microphones available, the best analog and digital recording equipment, and top Hollywood string players - how could we go wrong?”

“I've used many virtual orchestras over the last decade, including some I developed with other composers, and some I developed myself. With each new development, I got one step closer to my ideal compositional tool.” says Bergersen. “HOLLYWOOD STRINGS includes features that I consider necessary if you want to create realistic orchestral strings on your DAW.”

HOLLYWOOD STRINGS has many groundbreaking features not found in any other collection. Finger position is, for the first time, controllable by the user, so you can play as far up the strings as you want, and get a fuller more romantic Hollywood sound. Vibrato intensity and extensive dynamics are controllable by the user. Extensive multi-dynamic true legato has been sampled for all sections in three different categories: slurred, portamento, and bow change. This results in unsurpassed legato performance that has never been available. HOLLYWOOD STRINGS has five user-controllable mic positions, 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 STUDIOS 1
  • Neve 8078 mixing console
  • Meitner ADC converters
  • 5 user-mixable microphone positions (use as sound options):
    • Main - Decca tree (Neumann M50s) and Brauner VM1 KHE (Klaus Heyne Edition) outriggers
    • Mid - Neumann KMi, Neumann KM 254, Sony C37A, Neumann U-47
    • Close - AKG C12, Neumann U47, Neumann U67, Nordic Audio Labs NU-47
    • Surround - Neumann KM 83
    • Alternate Room - Vintage RCA44 Ribbon
  • Convolution reverbs include new impulses from Quantum Leap Spaces. These include soundstages and halls from Southern California.

INSTRUMENTATION

All sections except the Basses were sampled with wide extended ranges including almost 4 octaves for violins.

5 mic positions plus divisi spot mics

  • 16 1st Violins (9/7 divisi mode)
  • 14 2nd Violins (8/6 divisi mode)
  • 10 Violas (6/4 divisi mode)
  • 10 Cellos (6/4 divisi mode)
  • 7 Basses (4/3 divisi mode)

ARTICULATIONS
  • Multiple finger positions for all sections including open strings
  • 3 unique styles of legato interval sampling, including never-before-sampled bow change legato, slurred legato, and portamento sliding legato, sampled at 3, 3 and 2 dynamics respectively, all with speed control. That's 8 passes of legato intervals, all sampled in long format so each note has time to breathe. Basses only have slurred legato.
  • Up- and down-bowed sustains, all at 4 finger positions, at least one full octave on each string:
    • 5 dynamics at non-vibrato
    • 5 dynamics at vibrato
    • 3 dynamics at molto vibrato
  • Extensive runs
  • Playable runs
  • Spiccato runs for violins
  • Other articulations:
    • Bartók pizzicato
    • Col legno
    • Detaché up and down bows with finger positions and 4 dynamics
    • Flautando for violins
    • Harmonics for violins
    • Marcato short, 3 dynamics, round-robin x4
    • Marcato long, 3 dynamics, round-robin x4
    • Measured tremolo, 4 dynamics
    • On-the-string staccato, 4 dynamics, round-robin x8
    • Pizzicato, 4 dynamics, round-robin x4
    • Repetitions, 3 dynamics
    • Ricochet, 3 dynamics, round-robin x2
    • Spiccato, 4 dynamics, round-robin x9
    • Staccatissmo, 4 dynamics, round-robin x16
    • Staccato, 4 dynamics, round-robin x9
    • Slurred staccato for violins, 4 dynamics, round-robin x9
    • Sul ponticello tremolo for violas
    • Tremolo, 4 dynamics
    • Trills (major and minor), 3 dynamics
  • Sordino effect available for all patches
  • Release trails for everything

Custom Python scripting

PC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Dual Core 2.1GHz or higher
  • 4GB RAM
  • Windows XP SP2, Vista, or Windows 7
  • Sound card with ASIO drivers
  • 7200 RPM or faster (non energy saving) hard drive for sample streaming
  • 310GB free hard drive space / iLok Security Key (not supplied)

PC RECOMMENDED SYSTEM

  • Intel Core 2 Quad or AMD Quad-Core 2.66GHz or higher
  • 8GB RAM or more
  • 64-bit Windows/Host Sequencer
  • 7200 RPM or faster (non energy saving) hard drive for sample streaming
  • 310GB free hard drive space / iLok Security Key (not supplied)

PC OPTIMAL SYSTEM

  • Intel Core i7 2.66GHz or higher
  • 16GB RAM or more
  • 64-bit Windows/Host Sequencer
  • SSD (Solid State Drive) for sample streaming
  • 310GB free hard drive space / iLok Security Key (not supplied)

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