Breathtaking Virtual Strings!Just so you know... You need an iLok to use this.
Composing for the Silver Screen? Or, want to have string sections that sound so convincing, oh-so-movie-trailer, that you're going to induce major jealousy? Well, you're looking at the right virtual string instrument plug-in to make it happen. Hollywood Strings is made by the talented folks over at EastWest. They have an outstanding reputation for recording and releasing some of the best sample libraries in all the audio land. Seriously, their stuff is stellar. And to create the Hollywood Strings collection, they brought together the best of the best crew to put together the best of the best strings plug-in.
So, who worked on it? Oh, just an assortment of Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning engineers and producers. The talent behind recording and mixing the scores for Jurassic, Harry Potter, the latest Star Wars movies, and more. The whole focus was on QUALITY and EXPRESSION. And the attention to detail shows. Each and every section was captured from the quietest bowing to a full fortissimo. And you'll also have wide extended ranges... almost four octaves for violins! To participate in the recordings, there were 16 1st violins, 14 2nd violins, 10 violas, 10 cellos, and 7 basses.
Long story short, you have the sound quality and articulations you need to produce extraordinary orchestrations and compositions. What's more, with Hollywood Strings, you even have the capability to control five different microphone positions - Main, Mid, Close, Surround, and Alternate Room. That way, you can get the right feel and sound for your recording... without having to re-mic a room full of expensive musicians. Nice, right?
You get the idea. Not all of us have the benefit of a huge budget and a acoustically fantastic room full of the best string musicians in the world and the best microphones and gear to run the recordings through. EastWest, though, did that dirty work for you and put it into a reasonably priced collection that you can use to make top-caliber productions. Everything you need to compose detailed, nuanced, articulation-rich string sections is right here in the EastWest Hollywood Strings collection. All the samples ship on an included hard drive. Choose between Mac and PC versions.
EastWest/Quantum Leap Hollywood Strings Diamond Edition Features at a Glance:
- Hollywood-worthy virtual instrument plug-in
- Samples ship on an internal installation hard drive (not intended for sample streaming)
- This version includes all articulations and bowings
- Lets you adjust 5 mic positions - main, mid, close, surround, and alternate
- All sections sampled with wide extended ranges
- 16 1st violins, 14 2nd violins, 10 violas, 10 cellos, 7 basses
- Includes both 24-bit/44.1kHz and 16-bit/44.1kHz samples
- Mac version - RTAS, AU, VST plug-in format