EASTWEST Announces Hollywood Strings Gold Edition
Hollywood, Calif. (MuseWire) – EASTWEST, one of the industry leaders in virtual software instruments, follows their critically acclaimed Hollywood Strings Diamond Edition virtual instrument with the announcement of “Hollywood Strings Gold Edition,” bringing the best professional scoring tools within the reach of any composer.
Designed for film, television, and video game scoring, Hollywood Strings breaks new ground by pairing unrivaled sound quality with unprecedented user control. It was recorded in EASTWEST’s award-winning Studio 1 by their top team of Doug Rogers, Nick Phoenix, Thomas Bergersen and engineered by award-winning Hollywood veteran Shawn Murphy.
Hollywood Strings has earned top reviews since it’s introduction to the market this summer. “This thing is a monster, and it has quickly set a new bar in what you can get out of a library of orchestral string samples,” said Film Score Monthly. “On to the sound, and, unsurprisingly, it’s excellent,” said Computer Music Magazine, who also bestowed their Performance Award upon the product. Sound on Sound magazine said “There’s no doubt that the fabulous sound, musical versatility and depth of expression of [Hollywood Strings] place it in the highest echelon of professional string libraries.” And in their upcoming November issue, Keyboard Magazine says, “Expertly recorded and programmed. Extremely flexible and musical. Impressive range of articulations and playing styles… Hollywood Strings is a no-holds-barred sample library that can indeed faithfully reproduce the ‘film score’ string sound.”
Hollywood String Gold Edition provides all of the sounds from the Diamond Edition in 16-bit resolution and includes a single, mid-tree mic position, all articulations with the exception of bow-change legato, and does not include Divisi mics. The Gold Edition ships on multiple DVDs.
Hollywood String Gold Edition was designed to run on most music creation computer systems, and the system specifications are consistent with most other EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP products.
Hollywood Strings Gold Edition is scheduled to ship September 27, 2010 for $795USD (€599).