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EastWestHollywood Strings Gold Virtual Instrument Plug In
It's usually a good sign when you sit down with a new piece of software and the first words out of your mouth are 'wow'. That's just what happened after installing East West's Hollywood Strings Diamond Edition. This powerful virtual instrument truly takes the art of sampled string production to a new level. If you're looking for a top-tier software instrument to recreate strings, this is the one to turn to. Pro Sound NewsHOLLYWOOD STRINGS virtual (software) instrument a collection of 44.1khz 24-bit string instruments with unprecedented control over sound and performance, all supplied on a hard drive for ease of installation. Hollywood Strings Gold Edition is 16-bit, with one mic positon (mid-tree, no divisi) and all articulations except bow change legato. 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.InstrumentationAll sections except the Basses were sampled with wide extended ranges including almost 4 octaves for violins.5 mic positions plus divisi spot mics16 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)Articulations:Multiple finger positions for all sections including open strings3 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 breath. Basses only have slurred legato.Up- and down-bowed sustains, all at 4 finger positions, at least one full octave on each string: o 5 dynamics at non-vibrato o 5 dynamics at vibrato o 3 dynamics at molto vibratoExtensive runsPlayable runsSpiccato runs for violinsSPECIFICATIONS AND SYSTEM REQUIREMENTSMAC RECOMMENDED SYSTEM Mac Pro Quad-Core Intel Xeon 2.66GHz or higher 8GB RAM or more 7200 RPM or faster (non energy saving) hard drive for sample streaming 310GB free hard drive space / iLok Security Key (not supplied)PC RECOMMENDED SYSTEM Intel Core 2 Quad or AMD Quad-Core 2.66GHz or higher 8GB RAM or more 64-bit Windows/Host Sequencer 7200 RPM or faster (non energy saving) hard drive for sample streaming 310GB free hard drive space / iLok Security Key (not supplied)MAC OPTIMAL SYSTEM Mac Pro Eight-Core Intel Xeon 2.26GHz or higher 16GB RAM or more SSD (Solid State Drive) for optimal sample streaming (SSD adapters are available for Mac Pro at online resellers.) 310GB free hard drive space / iLok Security Key (not supplied)PC OPTIMAL SYSTEM Intel Core i7 2.66GHz or higher 16GB RAM or more 64-bit Windows/Host Sequencer SSD (Solid State Drive) for sample streaming 310GB free hard drive space / iLok Security Key (not supplied) Things You Will Get: Install DiskHard DriveManualInstall Guide