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EastWest Hollywood Strings 2 + Free String Machine for Pre-Orders

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HOLLYWOOD STRINGS 2

IMPORTANT! Hollywood Strings 2 is available for pre order only. Available for download on April 25th.

Receive EastWest String Machine free when you order Hollywood Strings 2 before April 25th.

 

 

Hollywood Strings 2 - 134 meticulously crafted instruments, offering a range of sonic possibilities.

 

Description

The long-awaited sequel to Hollywood Strings has finally arrived. But this time, we made a hard pivot: Instead of going bigger, we recorded a tight 21-piece group in EastWest Studio 2 for our most nuanced string library yet — smaller room, same production team, no less cinematic. You’ll find all the essential articulations, including legato, detache, pizzicato, staccato, spiccato, marcato, col legno, and even rare textural styles like flautando, each with up to four dynamics, ensuring an unparalleled level of expressiveness and realism. From the delicate intimacy of pianissimo to the commanding authority of fortissimo, and everything in between, articulations are captured with exacting detail by an extensive array of microphones, giving you unprecedented control over the performance and sound of the strings.

EMOTIONAL. INTIMATE. RAW. We close-mic’d every instrument closer than we ever have before, capturing the grit, depth, and air of every note in the finest detail possible. You can independently control 3 separate close mic positions (including mics attached directly to the instruments), plus main, mid-field, and surround mics. There’s no limit to the depth you can create — Hollywood Strings 2 is even Atmos-ready, so you can create Atmos mixes in DAWs that support Atmos. Epic arrangements are great, but there’s more to strings than scale alone... and while its predecessor is indeed epic, Hollywood Strings 2 goes even further, molding itself to any task.

THE ORIGINAL CAST RETURNS The original Hollywood Strings featured the collaboration of award-winning producers Doug Rogers & Nick Phoenix and engineer Shawn Murphy. Together, they created the most advanced string library of all time... and now, all 3 returned to do it again. Their goal was simple: Capture the same cinematic quality as the original, but with more granular control than any string library to date. The result is clear, clean, and dry, with a character that effortlessly lends itself to any genre.

WHAT’S INCLUDED? Hollywood Strings 2 boasts an extensive library of 134 meticulously crafted instruments, offering an unparalleled range of sonic possibilities, including the best ever recorded playable trills and runs. With over 160 gigabytes of extensively sampled sounds, every note resonates with unparalleled authenticity, capturing the essence of each instrument with breathtaking detail. And powered with our state of the art OPUS engine, you can instantly download just the individual instruments you need for instant access or download them all, it's your choice.

6 - 1st Violins - Lyrical legato, crisp, laser-focused spiccato, articulate detache — everything you could want from 1st violins, captured in pristine detail. A common issue with violin libraries is that they refuse to come to the front of the mix, no matter how you treat them with EQ. Not so with Hollywood Strings 2; you can mix for the sound you want, without wrangling other string libraries to fit inside a box they weren’t made for.

4 - 2nd Violins - All the flexibility and rawness of the 1st violins, but in a smaller support ensemble ideal for doubling and harmonizing. The main, mid, and surround mics provide as much or as little depth as you need, or you can mute them for an in-your-face yet cinematic sound. With every articulation, style, and control mapping for maximum flexibility — spacious, bone-dry, or anything in between.

4 - Violas - Rich, resonant, and full. The Hollywood Strings 2 violas excel at delivering an earthy, dry, brilliant tone that pierces through any mix — but it just as easily melds into the background during soft, lyrical passages. Tight pizzicato, gritty spiccato, and tons of other articulations are at your disposal. Play through the various staccato options and you’ll find a mix of clean and staccato slur articulations for maximum realism and character.

4 - Celli - Sonorous in the bottom octave and brilliant in its top range, this cello section delivers a full spectrum of timbres and articulations. All, of course, with the same ultra-close miking and 6 adjustable mic positions. Many patches contain expressive vibrato controlled via the mod wheel; combined with deep slurs and portamento, you can capture any performance you need, in any style. The same grandeur as the original Hollywood Strings, but with infinitely more flexibility.

3 - Basses - Your double basses never need to sit in the background again. We captured every detail of their rich harmonics with fantastic balance, lending intense raw power to the bottom octave of any string arrangement. They’re equally adept with hefty staccato and lyrical melodies in their higher range, with every articulation captured in pristine detail and next to zero bleed or ambience in the close mics.

Full Strings - Close mics don't mean sacrificing power. We stacked all 21 players in octaves for a rich, bright tone perfect for filling the entire frequency range. Of course, all instruments have 3 Mood options: Classic, Soft, and Epic.

 

 

Features

  • Includes all 5 highly detailed strings sections perfect for a close up and intimate sound, available as separate instruments (6 1st Violins, 4 2nd Violins, 4 Violas, 4 Celli, and 3 Basses), and together in full string ensemble performances with all 21 players in octaves.
  • Offering six microphone positions that allow you to tailor the sound to your exact specifications, Hollywood Strings 2 puts you in control of every nuance with an range of intimate close mics, and an array of microphones capturing the tight, magical room sound of EastWest’s Studio 2.
  • Use the Moods to find the right feel for your composition. Use the Soft mood for more detailed, intimate writing, the Classic mood for a traditional studio orchestral sound, and Epic for a larger, cinematic sound. The color of the user interface indicates the currently selected mood.
  • Comes with innovative new features and a suite of powerful effects available in the revolutionary Opus software engine.

 

 

Tech Specs

 

MAC


OS X macOS 10.13 (or later)

Memory: 16 GB

Disk: 160 GB

Plugins: VST-2, VST-3, AU, AAX, STAND-ALONE

 

WINDOWS


Windows Windows 10(with ASIO sound drivers)

Memory: 16 GB

Disk: 160 GB

CPU: Quad-core (four cores), running at 2.7 GHz (or above)

Plugins: VST-2, VST-3, AAX, STAND-ALONE

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