EastWest’s Hollywood Backup Singers promises pro backing vocals in your DAW

A crack team of backing vocalists is a luxury that most of us can’t afford, so EastWest is stepping into the breach with Hollywood Backup Singers, a new plugin that promises to let you type in lyrics and have them sung back to you.

The singers behind the sounds are Durga McBroom, Lorelei McBroom and C.C. White, professionals who’ve worked with plenty of big-name artists down the years. You’re presented with hundreds of editable WordBuilder phrases and words, and you can choose from genres that include pop, soul and gospel. If you can’t find the words you’re looking for, just type them in.

The singers were recorded in EastWest’s Studio 3 using a collection of vintage tube microphones. As well as the backup vocals, you also get solo phrases, and you can switch between multiple articulations.

Find out more on the EastWest website. Hollywood Backup Singers is available now for PC and Mac at the introductory price of $199.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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