60% off “Hollywood Strings (Gold Edition)” by EastWest/Quantum Leap

60% off “Hollywood Strings (Gold Edition)” by EastWest/Quantum Leap

“HOLLYWOOD STRINGS GOLD EDITION” is designed to be the most detailed collection of string orchestra instruments ever assembled and offers unprecedented control over sound and performance.

Produced by DOUG ROGERS, NICK PHOENIX, and THOMAS BERGERSEN and Sound Engineered by SHAWN MURPHY (ACADEMY AWARD, C.A.S. (Cinema Audio Society), BAFTA, and EMMY award-winning sound engineer), this is a must have compositional tool for serious composers!

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47GB Of Beautifully Recorded & Inspiring Ensemble Strings!

“EastWest set out to capture the sound we have grown accustomed to in movies and on commercial recordings, and they succeeded. The sound of Hollywood Strings is lush, rich, powerful, and poignant. A product this detailed, thoughtful, well-recorded, and ambitious deserves to be heralded. Hollywood Strings is an extremely capable tool—it is up to you to make the most of it.” – Electronic Musician (Editors Choice Award)

“Hollywood Strings (Gold Edition)” includes the following 5 sections:

  • 16 1st Violins
  • 14 2nd Violins
  • 10 Violas
  • 10 Celli
  • 10 Basses

“Hollywood Strings” delivers that powerful, blockbuster sound that composers seek and that will help create incredible and emotional journeys for your audiences for many years to come!

This library runs in the free EastWest “Play 6” engine!

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Discover The Next Generation Of Ultra-Realistic Cinematic Strings!

Recording for “Hollywood Strings Gold” took place at the famous EASTWEST STUDIO 1, 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, who has recorded and mixed the scores for more than 300 feature films including Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Titanic, The Bourne Ultimatum, Minority Report, Saving Private Ryan & Munich.

The Recording Process

“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?”

  • Recorded in the famous EASTWEST STUDIOS 1
  • Neve 8078 mixing console
  • Meitner ADC converters
  • 5 microphone positions

“Murphy was an obvious choice for this project; who better to obtain that quintessential Hollywood sound other than someone with his credits” says Rogers.

ABOUT HOLLYWOOD STRINGS GOLD EDITION

“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.”

Important Note: “Hollywood Strings (Gold Edition)” is 16-bit, with one mic position (mid-tree, no divisi) and all articulations except bow change legato. You can read about the full range of the available articulations HERE.

The comprehensive User Manual is available to read HERE.

A Huge Range Of Playing Styles & Articulations For Every Scoring Need!

Hollywood Strings Gold contains 16 1st Violins, 14 2nd Violins, 10 Violas, 10 Celli & 7 Basses, all with a huge variety of articulations and playing styles, including the following:

  • Multiple finger positions for all sections including open strings
  • 2 unique styles of legato interval sampling
  • Up and down bowed sustains, all at 4 finger positions
  • Up to 5 dynamics for each instrument
  • Extensive and Playable runs

Other articulations include:

  • Bartók pizzicato
  • Col legno
  • Flautando for violins
  • Harmonics for violins
  • Measured tremolo, 4 dynamics
  • 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
  • Tremolo, 4 dynamics
  • Trills (major and minor), 3 dynamics
  • Sordino effect available for all patches

Check out the ARTICULATIONS CHART for the full breakdown of what is included, which really shows how far EastWest went to create the ultimate orchestral string library. No shortcuts here!

“Hollywood Strings Gold” 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 two different categories: slurred and portamento. This results in unsurpassed legato performance that has never been available.

The comprehensive User Manual is available to read HERE.



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The Microphones, Mixer & FX Rack – Everything You Need To Shape Your Sound!

The Mixer View

The Mixer view displays a channel strip for each loaded instrument with controls for volume, panning, mute and solo, as well as buttons to access an FX Rack and to open Sub-Mixer channels for instruments with multiple microphone positions (Hollywood Strings Diamond only).

The Microphone Positions

The 12 microphones used in the recording of Hollywood Strings is shown below, broken down into their five respective microphone mix configurations:

  • Close – AKG C12, Neumann U47, Neumann U67, Nordic Audio Labs NU-47
  • Mid – Neumann KMi, Neumann KM 254, Sony C37A, Neumann U-47
  • Main – Decca tree (Neumann M50s) and Brauner VM1 KHE (Klaus Heyne Edition) outriggers
  • Surround – Neumann KM 83
  • Alternate Room – Vintage RCA44 Ribbon

Note: The Gold Edition of “Hollywood Strings” included in this deal features the Main Microphone Mix ONLY, but you will be eligible to upgrade to the full Diamond version by simply visiting the Soundsonline site after purchase HERE.

The FX Rack

The FX Rack contains EastWest’s Amp Simulator and Convolution Reverb, Ohm Force’s Ohmicide distortion plugin, and SSL’s suite of audio processing tools that includes:

  • An EQ & Dynamics plug-in consisting of: a Filter, an EQ, a Compressor / Noise Gate
  • A Transient Shaper plug-in
  • A Convolution Reverb plug-in (available only on channel strips, not mic strips). Convolution reverbs include new impulses from Quantum Leap Spaces. These include soundstages and halls from Southern California.
  • A Stereo Compressor plug-in (available only on channel strips, not mic strips)
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So What Exactly Can I Do With “Hollywood Strings”?

EastWest/Quantum Leap’s “Hollywood Strings (Gold Edition)” is the very definition of that epic Hollywood string sound and is designed to be the most detailed collection of string orchestra instruments ever assembled. This library offers unprecedented control over sound and performance and is very well suited to the following music genres:

  • Cinematic Underscore
  • Epic Trailer Tracks
  • Video Games

Full of inspiring string ensemble performances, this library will instantly transform your next project into a cinematic masterpiece!

"Hollywood Strings (Gold)" by EastWest/Quantum Leap

60% off "Hollywood Strings (Gold Edition)" by EastWest/Quantum Leap

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  • 60% off the normal price (normally €242)!
  • Hollywood Strings Gold
  • 47GB of 16-bit/44.1 kHz Content, 1 mic position
  • 16 1st Violins, 14 2nd Violins, 10 Violas, 10 Celli, 7 Basses
  • Multiple finger positions for all sections including open strings
  • 3 unique styles of legato interval sampling (Gold Edition does NOT include bow change legato)
  • Up and down bowed sustains, all at 4 finger positions
  • 5 dynamics at non-vibrato & vibrato, 3 dynamics at molto vibrato
  • Extensive runs & Playable runs
  • Other ArticulationsBartók pizzicato, Col legno, Detaché up and down bows, Flautando for violins, Harmonics for violins, Marcato short, Marcato long, Measured Tremolo, On-the-string staccato, Pizzicato, Repetitions, Ricochet, Spiccato, Staccatissmo, Staccato, 4 dynamics, Slurred Staccato for violins, Sul Ponticello Tremolo for violas, Tremolo, Trills (major and minor), Sordino effect available for all patches
  • MIXER VIEW
  • Displays a channel strip for each loaded instrument with controls for Volume, Panning, Mute and Solo, as well as a button to access the FX Rack
  • MIC POSITIONS (Gold Edition)
  • Main – Decca tree (Neumann M50s) and Brauner VM1 KHE (Klaus Heyne Edition) outriggers
  • THE FX RACK (Play 6)
  • An EQ & Dynamics plug-in consisting of: a Filter, an EQ, a Compressor / Noise Gate
  • A Transient Shaper plug-in
  • A Convolution Reverb plug-in (available only on channel strips, not mic strips)
  • A Stereo Compressor plug-in (available only on channel strips, not mic strips)
  • SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
  • PC Requirements – Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Dual Core 2.1GHz or higher, Windows XP SP2, Vista, or Windows 7
  • MAC Requirements – Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.1GHz or higher, 8GB RAM, Mac OSX 10.7 or later
  • 8GB RAM, 7200 RPM or faster HDD
  • This library runs in the free EastWest “Play 6” engine!
  • Note: This library requires you to create a free iLok account HERE, however you DO NOT need to own a physical key!
  • Note: Please be aware you will be required to visit the EastWest website in order to create an account, redeem and download your product. We do not host the download at VSTBuzz.
  • Perfect for Film Underscore, Hybrid Orchestral and Epic Trailer music!

What People Think About 60% off “Hollywood Strings (Gold Edition)” by EastWest/Quantum Leap

  • "From the violins down to the basses, these string sections have a lovely sound, texture and feel, with a rich, full symphonic sound and an opulent quality that comes from combining great players with a great sound engineer. There's no doubt that the fabulous sound, musical versatility and depth of expression of HS place it in the highest echelon of professional string libraries. If you're serious about orchestral sampling, you won't want to let this impressive strings library pass you by."

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  • "The first thing I noticed was the sonic quality of the samples. They’re amazing, which stands to reason, since they were engineered by Shawn Murphy. That’s right, John Williams’ engineer Shawn Murphy. These guys set out to create a string section that sounds like film-music strings, not concert-hall strings. They recorded in Hollywood, with A-list session players, and one of the top scoring mixers of all time. And the samples show it."

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    Film Score Monthly

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  • "If you have any experience at all with film scores and are making films, Hollywood Strings is definitely worth working into your next film budget. The realistic sound of this instrument library is second to none, and the tools you need to create a realistic string section are all available at your fingertips."

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