EastWest Hollywood Strings - Gold Edition (download)

Strings Virtual Instrument Plug-in - Mac/PC AAX Native, AU, VST
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Compatible with:

Mac
Windows
Standalone
AAX
VST
AU

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If you're using Pro Tools, AAX plug-ins (or RTAS for older versions) are what you need. Most other Mac DAWs support AU plug-ins. VST is compatible with a number of Mac and Windows programs. Be sure you choose plug-ins that work with your DAW!

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String Sounds Worthy of the Big Screen

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Cinematic strings! Compose Oscar-worthy arrangements with Hollywood Strings, an exciting release from the virtual instrument masters at EastWest Quantum Leap. The team that worked on the Hollywood Strings project includes Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning engineers and producers - some of the same guys who recorded and mixed Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the latest Star Wars movies, Jurassic Park, Titanic, Harry Potter, and more. You can be sure the string sounds in Hollywood Strings Gold Edition are silver screen ready!

Give your music the chance to make it to the big stage - put a world-class orchestra under your control and get creative with the unbelievable EastWest Quantum Leap Hollywood Strings Gold Edition!

EastWest/Quantum Leap Hollywood Strings Gold Edition Features at a Glance:
  • Hollywood-worthy virtual instrument plug-in
  • One mic position
  • 16-bit/44.1kHz samples
  • Mac/PC version - AAX Native, AU, VST plug-in format
Take your strings sound to a new level of realism with the unbelievable EastWest Quantum Leap Hollywood Strings Gold Edition!

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Tech Specs

Software Type Cinematic Strings
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
iLok Required Account only required
Format Standalone, AAX Native, VST, AU
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel Dual Core i5 2.7 GHz or higher, 8GB RAM minimum (16GB RAM recommended), 7200 RPM drive or faster (SSD recommended)
Hardware Requirements - PC Intel Dual Core i5 2.7 GHz or higher, 8GB RAM minimum (16GB RAM recommended), 7200 RPM drive or faster (SSD recommended)
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.7 or later, EastWest Play 4.2.2 or later (free download), 48GB free hard disc space
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 or later, EastWest Play 4.2.2 or later (free download), 48GB free hard disc space
Manufacturer Part Number EW-192D

Customer Reviews

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3.5/5

Mixed Bag, Still a Must Own

So, this library has simply amazing legatos and runs. Many composers sing the praises of these runs/legatos, and you've definitely heard them in scores. Combined with a proper reverb, it's definitely the end of your search for these articulations. However, the SHORT articulations in the library are VERY POOR. They sound sloppier, and overall, far less realistic than the other string libraries loved by composers for short articulations (none of which does Sweetwater carry atm; they used to have Albion, but not anymore.) This kind of inconsistency is not uncommon for sample libraries unfortunately, so it doesn't really detract from the quality of the good stuff contained within, but I feel users should be warned this is NOT the last string library you will buy. And, I'm fairly disappointed in Sweetwater for not carrying Albion or Cinematic Strings. At the time of this review, you currently cannot buy fully realistic short string articulations from Sweetwater, and that's sad. I recently had some work rejected, and absolutely the main complaint was that my short strings articulations still sounded "synthy" (ONLY those articulations were mentioned), and I used this library for the shorts. Bad move. I wish Sweetwater could offer the full range of products that composers actually need in order to work.
Music background: Audio Engineer
See also: Orchestral Software, EastWest, EastWest Virtual Instruments: Orchestra