EastWest Hollywood Pop Brass
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Brass Virtual Instrument

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AAX Native - Compatible with Pro Tools 11 and above
AudioUnits Format Standalone Format VST2 Format VST3 Format
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Hollywood Pop Brass is your new go-to product when you need a tight, bombastic, and dynamic brass section to make your next track pop, sizzle, and soar.

For this project, producers Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix recorded one of the top horn sections in the industry in EastWest's famous Hollywood studios and brought in multiple Grammy award-winning engineer Moogie Canazio to craft a sound that's larger than life.


Hollywood Pop Brass features a 4-piece brass ensemble for all multi-sampled articulations that includes 2 trumpets, a trombone, and a saxophone that alternates between a baritone, tenor, and alto saxophone depending on the note range. It also includes 5-piece ensemble for all phrases and licks that includes 2 trumpets, a trombone and 2 saxophones that alternate between a baritone, tenor, and alto saxophone depending on the instrument voicing.

It includes incredible sounding multi-sampled ensemble sections recorded in the famous Studio 1 at EastWest Studios as well as stylized phrases and licks in multiple keys recorded in Studio 2, a favorite of many Latin artists going all the way back to Tijuana Brass by Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66.

These phrases will simply blow you away with how easily they slide right into your track and cover many genres from pure pop to rock, funk, soul, and many distinctive rhythms and melodies from the Latin world.

Hollywood Pop Brass was created for one simple reason - there's just nothing else out there on the market that instantaneously gives you that fiery, punchy pop brass sound that made songs like Uptown Funk such mega-hits. The great thing about this library is that there's something for everyone - whether you want to build deep and detailed compositions with one of the world’s top horn sections, or if you just want to "plug and play" using licks and phrases that will inspire you and bring that "it" factor to your song. It's the ultimate ensemble pop/Latin brass collection that will leave you screaming, hollering, and begging for more.



Articulations

Hollywood Pop Brass includes the articulations listed below. Most include multiple dynamic layers, up to 8 round-robin sample alternatives, and a variety of instrument programming options to accommodate a variety of playing styles.

Sustain

Contains different types of sustained articulations: fast, medium and long crescendos, sustain accent, crescendo and diminuendo, and "xfde" ver- sions of instruments that use Mod Wheel (CC1) to cross-fade between dynamics. Each contain 2 dynamic layers, and use Expression (CC 11) to control loudness.

Short

Contains a variety of articulations that have a short duration, including marcato, stabs, staccato, and staccato repetitions. Each includes round-robin variations, use velocity sensitivity to control dynamics and Expression (CC 11) to control overall loudness.

Effects

Contains instruments that feature special articulation techniques like falls and rips in various durations, as well as growls and trills. All but growls contain multiple round-robin variations.

Legato

Contains an instrument that will play back true legato intervals when two notes are played in a connected fashion (legato), for every interval up to and including an octave in either direction. When playing disconnected (non-legato), a sustain layer will playback.

MOD Combo

Contains instruments that combine multiple articulations and uses the Mod Wheel (CC 1) to select between them. A VS (velocity-sensitive) instrument named HPB Shorts VS MOD.ewi alternatively uses velocity to select between articulations and Mod Wheel (CC 1) to determine dynamics.

Phrases

Contains instruments that feature phrases and sub-phrases in various tempos that fit perfectly in the world of pop brass. Each was recorded with multiple transpositions, and are mapped across the virtual keyboard on their respective root note positions for use in a variety of key signatures.

Licks

Contains instruments that feature short licks (or "motifs") performed at 120 bpm that fall into 1 of 6 chord types. The position of the Mod Wheel determines which of the chord types will playback. Each lick has 2 round-robin variations and is mapped to the key that corresponds to the respective root note position of each chord type.

Keyswitch

Keyswitch contains instruments that combine multiple articulations into a single instrument and uses keyswitches to activate the desired articulation.


System Requirements

  • MacOS 10.13 High Sierra and above
  • Windows 10 (64-bit only)
  • 2.7 GHz 4-core CPU or better (8-core recommended)
  • 16GB RAM or more (32GB or more recommended)
  • 23GB free storage space (SSD)
  • NVMe SSD recommended
  • Free iLok account and iLok License Manager
  • iLok Machine and iLok dongle licensing methods are supported

Plugin Formats

AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3, and Standalone

Sibelius / Finale / Dorico notation programs work with Opus, but do not support the full feature set of some Opus/Play Libraries, such as those that use WordBuilder. Please contact EastWest support for details.


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