EastWest Hollywood Choirs Gold Edition - Virtual Instruments (Download)

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EastWest Hollywood Choirs Gold Edition - Virtual Instruments (Download) (EastWest-1181-67)

EastWest Hollywood Choirs Gold Edition - Virtual Instruments (Download)
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Please Be Aware That Software Is Non-Cancelable and Non-Returnable.
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The Differences Between the Diamond, Gold and Gold X Editions:

  • Diamond Edition of Hollywood Choirs contains approximately 59 GB of 24-bit, 44.1 khz samples, featuring 5 Microphone Mixes: Main, Close, Stage, Mid, and Surround.
  • Gold Edition of Hollywood Choirs contains 8 GB of 16-bit, 44.1 khz samples, featuring the Main Microphone Mix.
  • ComposerCloud Gold X Edition of Hollywood Choirs is 16 GB of 16-bit, 44.1 khz samples, featuring the Main and Surround Microphone Mixes.

HOLLYWOOD CHOIRS is a beautifully recorded, all new, choirs virtual instrument from Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix, the producers of Symphonic Choirs, the best-selling and most awarded virtual choir of all time.

HOLLYWOOD CHOIRS features a blockbuster female and male choir with unprecedented dynamics that will instantly transform your next project into a cinematic masterpiece.

HOLLYWOOD CHOIRS also includes WordBuilder 2 (see new features below). WordBuilder allows the composer to type in any word or phrase and have it sung by the choir.

HOLLYWOOD CHOIRS also includes 237 new 'editable' pre-built WordBuilder phrases in English, German, Italian, Spanish and Latin that are exclusive to this product. This is the fastest and easiest way to compose your choir tracks or the presets can be used as a starting point to create your own custom phrases.

HOLLYWOOD CHOIRS  Diamond Edition includes a 13 microphone user-controllable setup (including a Neumann Dummy Head) designed for surround sound and virtual reality, an essential feature for film, TV, and game composers.

HOLLYWOOD CHOIRS delivers that powerful, blockbuster sound that all composers are seeking and opens up new 3D soundscapes that will help create incredible and emotional journeys for your audiences for many years to come.

"This is the third choir EastWest/Quantum Leap has recorded," says EastWest producer Doug Rogers, "we learnt a lot from the previous productions and Hollywood Choirs is the culmination of that experience. In particular, the choirs' ability to sing any word or phrase has been significantly improved resulting in more realism; and there are many more sound options to enable the user to sculpt the sound to their requirements."

"In the past 12 years, there have been many attempts by others to improve on what EastWest/Quantum Leap achieved with Symphonic Choirs," says EastWest producer Nick Phoenix, "Small improvements were made to various aspects of choir sampling, but the emphasis has been on pre-recorded and severely limited phrases. If composers are not tired of hearing the same faux Latin phrases repeated over and over, those listening certainly are. No single choir virtual instrument has managed to deliver a fluid, intuitive and great sounding choir that was capable of singing any words in any language, soft or loud ... until now."

What's Included? HOLLYWOOD CHOIRS includes:

  • A collection of men and women choir instruments
  • A WordBuilder program that turns text into sung words
  • Approximately 59 GB of 24-bit, 44.1 khz samples, All Mixes (Diamond Edition); 8 GB of 16-bit, 44.1 khz samples, Main Mix (Gold Edition); 16 GB of 16-bit, 44.1 khz samples, Main and Surround Mixes (ComposerCloud Gold X Edition)
  • EastWest's PLAY 6 Software including a new instrument search database (earlier PLAY versions are not supported with this library)
  • A license that identifies the product you purchased
  • Hollywood Choirs and PLAY 6 User Manuals (PDFs)
  • An Installation Center application to set up the virtual instrument, PLAY software, and documentation
  • An iLok key is no longer required, but an iLok account is required for a machine-based (electronic) license to be placed on your computer. Optionally, you may also place the license on a iLok hardware key (not supplied) for portability. An internet connection is required for a one-time product activation. 

A New and Improved WordBuilder

Hollywood Choirs includes a new version of WordBuilder, the program that allows you to type in words and have them sung by a choir. Please see below for descriptions of these new features, plus many under-the-hood enhancements.

  • All New Phrases: 237 new 'editable' phrase presets in English, German, Italian, Spanish, and Latin.
  • All New Phonemes: New vowel and consonants added for increased realism.
  • Frequency Dependent Consonants: Non-pitched consonants now sampled with high and low frequency variations.
  • Global Phoneme Balance: Vowels, Pitched Consonants and Non-Pitched Consonants have volume sliders that allow you to adjust the relative balance between phonemes.
  • Independent Handling: All consonants that fall at the end of a word are now handled independent of those that begin a word, resulting in more realistic delivery of words.
  • Consonant Volume Scaling: WordBuilder detects the number of notes in a chord and applies volume scaling to consonants to ensure the they remain at an intelligible level.
  • Alternative Takes of Non-Pitched Consonants: The importance non-pitched consonants play in creating intelligible words led to the development of a new feature that provides the user with complete control over alternative takes. Instead of using a traditional 'round robin' system that cycles through alternative takes, often leading to inconsistent results, users can now define a specific alternative take of all non-pitched consonants by using a numbering system. For example, if the first 'S' at the start of the word doesn't sound right repeated later in the word, you can try 'S2', 'S3', or 'S4' until you find an alternate take that sounds more realistic. For more detail about this feature, download the Hollywood Choirs Manual or Quick Guide.
  • Parameter Grouping: Volume, Pan and Microphone Mix changes are applied across all instruments within a WB Multi. Combined with the existing Reverb Master functionality that applies reverb across all instruments within an instance of Play, shaping the mix any way you want is easier than ever.
  • Sync to DAW: Now you can synchronize the position in WordBuilder’s Text Editor to your DAW’s sequencer playback.
  • Ease of Use: Hollywood Choirs was recorded with combined Men and Women sections, allowing for an increase in overall power of the choir by taking advantage of the overlapping ranges. As an added benefit, this makes setting up WordBuilder with just 2 Voice Types much easier.

Best Musical Instrument Software

— Sound on Sound Award nominee

Best Musical Instrument Software

— NAMM TEC Award nominee

I don’t think I’ve heard as lifelike and as flexible a sampled choir as EastWest Hollywood Choirs. 

— Electronic Musician

It sounds like pure magic. 10/10

— MusicTech Excellence Award

What immediately becomes apparent with EastWest’s Hollywood Choirs – even before one engages the deep WordBuilder option – is that this is easily the best sounding choir on the market. From media composers to more traditional composers, Hollywood Choirs certainly is a front-runner for Virtual Instrument of the Year.

— CDN

EastWest always sounds classy, genuine, professional and - as needed - very tender or cinematically large. The recordings are very warm and do not sound as if they've been edited to death. In addition, EastWest goes out of their way to make sure that their libraries, both dry and reverberant, sound great and are easy to embed in any production.

— Amazona

Hollywood Choirs is beautifully recorded. It sounds crystal clear and pristine, but not cold and clinical and it is rather dry when you turn off the built in reverb, which allows the user more control, if less instant gratification. With the reverb on though, you get the instant gratification.

— AskAudio

System Requirements

Below are the minimum and recommended hardware requirements for using Hollywood Choirs on your computer. Please see the Play User 6 Manual for a complete list of the Hardware and Software Requirements for installing and running any Play Library.

  • 59GB free hard disc space.

MAC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.7GHz or higher
  • 8GB RAM
  • Mac OSX 10.7 or later
  • 7200 RPM or faster (non energy saving) hard drive for sample streaming

MAC RECOMMENDED SYSTEM

  • Mac Pro Late 2013 edition (current model with round enclosure) or above
  • 16GB RAM or more
  • Mac OSX 10.7 or later
  • SSD (Solid State Drive) for sample streaming

PC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Intel Core 2 Duo, or AMD Dual Core 2.7GHz or higher
  • 8GB RAM
  • Windows 7 or later
  • Sound card with ASIO drivers
  • 7200 RPM or faster (non energy saving) hard drive for sample streaming

PC RECOMMENDED SYSTEM

  • Intel Xeon E5 (or equivalent) running at a minimum of 2.7 GHz (or above)
  • 16GB RAM or more
  • 64-bit Windows/Host Sequencer
  • Sound card with ASIO drivers
  • SSD (Solid State Drive) for sample streaming

EASTWEST PLAY Host/Sequencer Compatibility Matrix

Tested DAW Mac OS
10.9 - 10.12.3
WIN XP
(32-bit)
WIN XP
(64-bit)
WIN 10, 8, 7,
Vista (32-bit)
WIN 10, 8, 7,
Vista (64-bit)
Required
Version
Standalone Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Ableton Live Yes Yes   Yes Yes (1) 6.07+
Cubase/Nuendo Yes (2) Yes Yes (3) Yes Yes (3) 6+
FL Studio   Yes Yes Yes Yes 7+
GarageBand Yes         3+
Logic Yes (4)         7.2+
Digital Performer Yes (4)     Yes Yes 6.02+
Pro Tools5 Yes Yes   Yes   7.4 to 10
Pro Tools 11+5 Yes   Yes   Yes (6) 11+
Sibelius Yes (7) Yes   Yes   6+8
Sonar   Yes Yes Yes Yes 6.2+
VE Pro Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 4.0.54+
Studio One Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 2+
Reaper Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 3+

 

1: Play 5 (and above) is compatible with all 64-bit hosts that use VST, AU, or AAX plugins. Use Play 4 for 32-bit hosts.
2: Mac OS 10.7 or newer is required.
3: Cubase/Nuendo 4.1 or later are required as 64-bit hosts.
4: WordBuilder is not supported in Logic 7 or lower, and DAE (RTAS in Digital Performer and Logic) is not supported at this time.
5: Ethernet control surfaces are not officially supported (ex: C24).
6: Windows 7 or 8 Home Premium Supported. Pro Tools HD 11 does not support Windows 8.
7: Sibelius 6.0.3 or higher is required to run in Mac OS 7.
8: Sibelius 6.2 is required to run in Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks).

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