HOLLYWOOD, NOVEMBER 4 , 2008 â€“ EASTWEST, exclusive US distributor of Best Service products, is pleased to announce the release of Chris Hein Horns Vol. 2 â€“ Section Horns, the perfect companion to Chris Hein Horns Vol. 1 (version 1.5). Based on the popular NI Kontakt Player 2, the new library delivers a wide range of 17 solo instruments and 10 section combinations, perfect for a variety of musical genres including pop, jazz, funk and big-band.
With up to 2,000 samples of alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trumpet, tenor trombone, and bass trombone, the instruments of Vol. 2 are equipped with the right size of clarity to produce brass sections for a small funk group or a complete band. The easy to use interface allows for the solo instruments to be effortlessly combined into small or large sections. Chris Hein Horns Vol. 2 features different legato and play mode features to allow for realistic note transitions. To achieve the feeling of a live performance, the collection offers key-vibrato, hotkeys and the revolutionary new key-switch concept.
â€œChris Hein Horns Vol. 2. is the perfect extension to Chris Hein Horns Vol. 1, version 1.5,â€? says Doug Rogers, founder and CEO of EASTWEST. â€œWhile Vol. 1 (version 1.5) was designed for solo performances, Vol. 2 is focused on section playing, providing producers with all the tools necessary to create a great brass production.â€?
All the instruments featured in the collection have been played by famous big-band musicians in single sessions but to each other, resulting in perfect harmony of the sections while allowing maximum flexibility for the producer. Vol. 2 presents performances of up to eight velocities and 20 articulations per note, yielding a large range of tone and variation.
Chris Hein Horns Vol. 2 â€“ Section Horns is available as a separate collection for a special introduction price of $449.95 until the end of the year. The collection will also be available as a bundle version with Vol. 1 (version 1.5) at a limited time price of $549.95 until the end of the year. Current registered users of Vol. 1 (version 1.5) are eligible for a limited time reduced crossgrade to Vol. 2 retailing for $279.95. For more information, visit the EASTWEST website, www.soundsonline.com.
Since 1988, EASTWEST (soundsonline.com) has been dedicated to perpetual innovation and uncompromising quality, setting the industry standard as the #1 producer and distributor of sample CDs and virtual (software) instruments. With over 30 yearsâ€™ experience in the audio industry, founder and producer Doug Rogers has the expertise in music production to understand the creative tools professional musicians need. The recipient of numerous gold and platinum records including Recording Engineer of the Year, and over 40 international awards, Rogers is featured in The Art of Digital Music: 56 Visionary Artists and Insiders Reveal Their Creative Secrets by David Battino and Kelli Richards.
In January 2006, EASTWEST purchased the legendary Cello (formally United-Western) Studios on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, re-naming it EASTWEST Studios. The 21,000 sq. ft. facility, redesigned by master designer Philipe Starck, houses five recording studios and is the world headquarters for EASTWEST.