EastWest has released Hollywood Solo Violin, the final piece in the company's Hollywood Solo Instruments designed to work with its flagship Hollywood Orchestra, Hollywood Solo Cello, and Hollywood Harp to emulate a large studio orchestra.
Following the releases of Hollywood Harp and Hollywood Solo Cello, Hollywood Solo Violin is now available as download for ComposerCloud subscribers. Additionally, EastWest offers bundles with all three Solo instruments for purchase, as well as a bundle with just Solo Cello and Solo Violin for those that received Hollywood Harp previously.
Hollywood Solo Violin promises an exceptionally detailed and realistic reproduction of the violin. Produced by Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix, and engineered by Shawn Murphy, who recently recorded John Williams' score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Hollywood Solo Violin is an essential addition to the Hollywood series. It was recorded in Studio 1 at EastWest Studios, where Hollywood Orchestra was recorded, giving the libraries a consistent sound and ambience.
"By subscribing to ComposerCloud our customers invest in the development of future products," says EastWest Producer Doug Rogers. "Since we've launched ComposerCloud, we've been able to produce and release five new products: ProDrummer Vol. 1, ProDrummer Vol. 2, Hollywood Harp, Hollywood Solo Cello, and the latest being Hollywood Solo Violin. So, the math is working out: the predictable income stream from ComposerCloud allows us to serve our customers better."
Hollywood Solo Violin features a large number of different instrument files, categorized into long solo, long, short, keyswitch, and legato types Hollywood Solo Violin can use articulations to generate long sounds, including sustain instruments with varying levels of vibrato or playing styles like flautando and tremolo; short sounds, including various plucking and bowing techniques, select between various keyswitches outside the instrument's range, or different types of legato instruments that each include multiple sample layers to handle different aspects of legato playing. MIDI Continuous Controllers are used to control loudness, dynamic layers and/or vibrato depths and allow users to shape musical lines the way a live musician would.