High-quality virtual instrument makers EastWest have recently announced a new series of Hollywood Solo Instruments: Hollywood Harp, Hollywood Solo Cello, and Hollywood Solo Violin. Intended to complement the Hollywood Orchestra library, which emulates a traditional large studio orchestra, the Hollywood Solo Instruments collection was also recorded in Studio 1 of EastWest Studios.
Hollywood Harp is now available right now in Composer Cloud, Hollywood Solo Cello is set for release in the next couple of week, and Hollywood Solo Violin is coming in February 2016. While only Composer Cloud subscribers will have access to these new instruments initially, all three Solo instruments will be available for purchase as a complete set for non-subscribers in 2016.
Produced by Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix, and engineered by Shawn Murphy, these highly detailed Hollywood Solo Instruments offer a superior level of sound quality, claim their makers. Each instrument was recorded with a wide variety of articulations. For the Hollywood Solo Harp, all of the instrument’s complex articulations are organised into three categories: Maestro, Individual Articulations, and FX.
- The Maestro folder contains 'combo' instruments that are made up of multiple articulations that can be selected by using keyswitches outside of the instrument range.
- The Individual Articulation folder contains instruments that are made up of a single articulation, programmed with multiple dynamic layers sensitive to MIDI Velocity.
- Finally, the FX folder includes special effects and glissando performances with single sample mapped to each note.
"With the release of the Hollywood Solo Instruments, we will have added $1200 worth of new products to Composer Cloud since launch just six months ago," says EastWest Producer Doug Rogers. "Considering that you get all of the instruments we've ever made, plus the new products that we'll add in 2016, subscriptions to Composer Cloud are the most cost-effective way to get access to a huge variety of high-quality instruments."
The monthly subscription fee to Composer Cloud is $29.99 ($14.99 for students).
To learn more about the new Hollywood Solo Instruments series, Composer Cloud, and Composer Cloud Plus, visit http://www.soundsonline.com.