HOLLYWOOD ORCHESTRAL PERCUSSION is the most detailed and comprehensive orchestral percussion collection available. It is a collection of 24-bit orchestral percussion instruments, offers unprecedented control over each instrument, and is a must have compositional tool for serious composers. Recording for HOLLYWOOD ORCHESTRAL PERCUSSION took place at the famous EASTWEST STUDIO 1, the same studio where many Hollywood soundtracks and television themes were recorded with a live orchestra.
“This product is highly recommended for composers and music producers who want orchestral percussion instruments in their arsenal of composition and/or production tools. For film composers, this tool is a must.”
— MUSICO PRO
HOLLYWOOD ORCHESTRAL PERCUSSION is an utterly unique orchestral percussion library that completes the Hollywood series, featuring one of America’s very best orchestral percussionists and his inspiring arsenal of instruments. Orchestral percussion staples like timpani, snare drums, cymbals, bass drums, and metals are sampled with such astounding detail and variety that you will find exactly the right sound for EVERY piece of music. HOLLYWOOD ORCHESTRAL PERCUSSION perfects techniques pioneered in Stormdrum 3, using unique repetition sampling techniques and 8 way round robin, that deliver a virtual live performance. HOLLYWOOD ORCHESTRAL PERCUSSION also focuses on the speed of a performance and has specific samples to handle extreme tempos. Timpani and cymbals truly come to life when sampled as part of a musical performance, and HOLLYWOOD ORCHESTRAL PERCUSSION has the most extensive and fluid timpani ever sampled.
For the first time, an extensive array of epic anvils has been sampled. Truly the holy grail. Orchestral chimes were sampled in a way that mimics the sound of real church bells, as the instrument was originally intended. HOLLYWOOD ORCHESTRAL PERCUSSION has an inspiring array of vintage field drums. Epic Bass Drum Ensemble and Mahler Hammer give this collection some serious punch. For the first time, the celeste has been captured in a multi mic position environment with extremely low noise. In fact, the entire collection uses zero noise reduction resulting in a spectacular sound that will jump out of your speakers. HOLLYWOOD ORCHESTRAL PERCUSSION has five user-controllable mic positions, including main pickup (Decca tree), mid pickup, close pickup, surround pickup, and an alternate vintage circa 1945 RCA ribbon room pickup.
HOLLYWOOD ORCHESTRAL PERCUSSION SILVER edition includes the following instruments – Glockenspiel Lite, Marimba Lite, Orchestral Chimes Lite, Orchestral Perc Basics Kit 1, Orchestral Perc Basics Kit 2, Timpani Felt Long, Vibraphone Lite, Xylophone Lite.
“With Hollywood Orchestral Percussion, EastWest presents a superlative of symphonic orchestral percussion instruments for use in film music and beyond that, all other projects with natural rhythm. The audio quality is excellent and the instruments are extremely nuanced and dynamically playable. With five microphone positions you’ll achieve a noble, full sound with surround capability. The close-up microphones provide intimacy and details. The elaborate timpani are in a class of their own, thanks to the controllable dynamic drum roll feature. All in all, the sounds and possibilities to play them leave nothing to be desired. With Hollywood Orchestral Percussion, EastWest remains true to its line and presents a professionally produced, easy to control percussion collection of exceptional value that fits seamlessly into the Hollywood series.”
— KEYS MAGAZINE