HOLLYWOOD STRINGS offers unprecedented control over sound and performance, and is a must have compositional tool for serious composers.
HOLLYWOOD STRINGS DIAMOND EDITION (for GOLD EDITION) see below)
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.
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.
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)
- 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
ABOUT HOLLYWOOD STRINGS GOLD EDITION
Hollywood Strings Gold Edition is 16-bit, with one mic positon (mid-tree, no divisi) and all articulations except bow change legato.