EastWest Sounds at Gear Expo 2023: Hollywood Fantasy Orchestra includes everything you need to create fantasy film and game soundtracks

EastWest Fantasy Strings
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Produced by Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix, Hollywood Fantasy Orchestra includes unique ensembles of world instruments that have been featured in the biggest movies and games in history, mixed with modern octave-doubled orchestral sections that perfectly compliment Hollywood Orchestra, all with full stereo imaging mic placement and all the features of EastWest’s revolutionary Opus player. 

If you’re scoring the next big fantasy epic or medieval tale, adding in a few period solo instruments won’t cut it — you need to bridge the gap between orchestral and world instruments. 

Every instrument needs to earn its place in the mix to create a massive cinematic sound, so we created an entirely new orchestra that puts all the period instruments you need on the same stage. It’s simply unlike anything you’ve heard before.

Hollywood Fantasy Strings is the first iteration of Hollywood Fantasy Orchestra, putting 5 of the most iconic instruments from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras at your fingertips alongside brand-new stylized recordings from modern-day orchestral musicians. It includes true legato, diverse articulations, everything you need to produce the perfect fantasy cue to the highest professional standards. 

We infused it with the same power and flexibility as Hollywood Strings, with the same microphone placements, in the exact same studio, tailor-made to mix perfectly, so you can rest assured that your string libraries are all up to the task.

EastWest Fantasy Interface

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Traditional celli are replaced with a viola da gamba ensemble, violins are replaced with a Hardanger fiddle ensemble. Lutes and dulcimers are recorded in trios, creating a beautiful sparkling stereo image that cuts through any mix. 

It also includes hurdy-gurdies and massive-sounding traditional string ensembles, recorded in octaves for those moments when you need bombast to round out your fantasy sound. Every instrument is mic’d the same way as the Hollywood Orchestra series and recorded in the same room – Studio One – the site of countless film, television, and game soundtrack recordings.

Hollywood Fantasy Strings is now available for purchase for an introductory price of $299. Here are the projected release dates and pricing for the future release in the Hollywood Fantasy Orchestra series:

Hollywood Fantasy Brass – Available May 18th (Intro Price: $99)

Hollywood Fantasy Winds – Available June 22nd (Intro Price: $99)

Hollywood Fantasy Percussion – Available July 27th (Intro Price: $99)

Hollywood Fantasy Voices – Available August 31st (Intro Price: $99)

Hollywood Fantasy Orchestrator – Available October 5th (Intro Price: $99)

In addition, you can now preorder all sections of Hollywood Fantasy Orchestra with a special early adopter price. Choose from two different bundles today and you'll receive the future sections the day they're released. Bundle #1 includes Strings, Brass, Winds, Percussion and Voices. Bundle #2 includes all of these plus Hollywood Fantasy Orchestrator, our newest collaboration with Sonuscore that will let you compose blockbuster fantasy soundtracks in seconds.

Of course, the easiest and most affordable way to get all the sections of Hollywood Fantasy Orchestra and all 60+ EastWest collections is with a ComposerCloud+ subscription for just $19.99/month: https://www.soundsonline.com/composercloud

Find out more about Hollywood Fantasy Orchestra: https://www.soundsonline.com/orchestral/hollywood-fantasy-orchestra

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