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Hollywood Pop Brass blows in

Add the sound of a "bombastic and dynamic" Hollywood pop brass section with EastWest

The Play 6 instrument interface for EastWest/Quantum Leap's Hollywood Pop Brass.The Play 6 instrument interface for EastWest/Quantum Leap's Hollywood Pop Brass.
The SOS team were shown an early version of the then-incomplete interface to EastWest and Quantum Leap's new VI-based sound library Hollywood Pop Brass at the NAMM show in January — as you can see below in the video we shot on their stand at the time — and it is now shipping.

Recorded in Studio 1 and 2 at EastWest's famous Hollywood studios by Grammy-winning engineer Moogie Canazio, the library captures the sound of a "bombastic and dynamic" Latin-influenced American pop brass section (two trumpets, a trombone and one or two baritone, tenor or alto saxophones, depending on the preset selected) playing in ensemble sections with a variety of articulations and also playing phrases and licks in a variety of keys and styles from pop to rock, funk and soul. Users can therefore use the sections to build custom brass arrangements or sample the complete licks or phrases.

Hollywood Pop Brass runs stand-alone on a Mac or PC in EastWest's cross-platform Play 6 playback application, and is available now for £345 in the UK$399 in the US when bought outright; it's free to subscribers to EastWest's Composer Cloud service.

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