EastWest has announced new Hollywood Solo Instruments for Composer Cloud Subscribers: Hollywood Harp, Hollywood Solo Cello and Hollywood Solo Violin.
Hollywood Harp is now available in Composer Cloud, while Hollywood Solo Cello is to be released in December and Hollywood Solo Violin in February 2016. While initially only Composer Cloud subscribers will have access to these new instruments, all three Solo instruments will be available for purchase as a complete set for non-subscribers in 2016.
These Hollywood Solo Instruments were produced by Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix and engineered by Shawn Murphy. Each instrument is said to have been recorded with a wide variety of articulations, and all recordings took place in Studio 1 at EastWest Studios (where Hollywood Orchestra was recorded), giving the libraries a consistent sound and ambience.
The Hollywood Solo Instruments are designed to be used with the Hollywood Orchestra series, which emulates a traditional large studio orchestra.
Hollywood Solo Harp contains all of the complex articulations of which a harp is capable, and the instrument files are organized in three categories: Maestro, Individual Articulations, and FX.
- The Maestro folder contains 'combo' instruments that are made up of multiple articulations, and the included KS Master instrument allows the user to select between articulations using keyswitches located outside of the instrument range.
- The Individual Articulation folder contains instruments that are made up of a single articulation. They are programmed with multiple dynamic layers that are sensitive to MIDI Velocity.
- The FX folder include special effects and glissando performances with single sample mapped to each note.
The monthly subscription fee to Composer Cloud is $29.99 ($14.99 for students). More information about the new Hollywood Solo Instruments series, Composer Cloud, and Composer Cloud Plus available at http://www.soundsonline.com