EastWest Hollywood Solo Cello

An emphatically realistic solo cello virtual instrument providing a rich treasury of the cello's capability

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The EastWest/Quantum Leap Hollywood Solo Cello virtual instrument is a library designed to work together seamlessly with the Hollywood Orchestra series. While it includes many of the same features, there are a few key differences that are outlined below.

  • The microphone configuration is designed for solo instruments, as opposed to a full orchestra. Instead of the surround and vintage surround microphone positions used in the Hollywood Orchestra series, the Hollywood Solo Cello supplements the close and mid microphone positions with vintage alternatives.
  • In the Hollywood Solo Cello, dynamics and vibrato depth are linked together on the Mod Wheel (CC1), whereas the Hollywood Orchestra series offers independent control of dynamics and vibrato depth.
  • A new type of Legato instrument is available (Legato Sus Slur) that combines the legato and sustain articulations into one sample layer, allowing for more continuity over the duration of a note.

Hollywood Solo Cello contains multiple articulations and is divided into 5 categories:

  1. Long Solo
  2. Long
  3. Short
  4. Keyswitch
  5. Legato

To achieve realistic results, the library contains a plethora of cello articulations including:

  • Long legato sounds, sustains plus varying levels of vibrato
  • Long non-legato sounds for double-stopping and/or polyphonic writing
  • Flautando
  • Grand Détaché RR
  • Lyrical Vibrato
  • Sustain Expressive
  • Tremolo
  • Marcato (long and short)
  • Pizzicato
  • Sforzando
  • Spiccato

For further details on articulations, please see the Contents tab.

Hollywood Solo Cello can be purchased separately here in the Gold Edition, but also forms part of EastWest's Hollywood Solo Instruments Series:

The EastWest Hollywood Solo Instruments series is comprised of Hollywood Solo Harp, Hollywood Solo Cello and Hollywood Solo Violin.

These extensive libraries were recorded, engineered, and produced with the superior level of sound quality the EastWest brand is known for. Each of the instruments were recorded in Studio 1 at EastWest Studios, the same studio Hollywood Orchestra was recorded in.

This gives the complete Hollywood Orchestral series a consistent sound and ambience, which emulates a traditional large studio orchestra.

A wide variety of articulations were recorded for each instrument, focusing on typical solo instrumentation. In some cases, these various articulations are presented as separate instruments in PLAY’s Browser view. In other cases articulations are accessible via a key-switch instrument, where multiple articulations load as one instrument, and pressing a trigger key activates the current one.

These instruments can be used on their own or integrated into a larger orchestral framework with other titles in the Hollywood Orchestra Series. All these titles have been designed to work together to create an integrated orchestral sound. They were all...

  • Recorded in the same studio with many of the same microphones and positions
  • Engineered by Sound Engineer Shawn Murphy
  • Produced by Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix
  • Programmed using the same practices and software

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS & COMPATIBILITY:

  • EastWest PLAY 4 Advanced Sample Engine (included) - for more information, please see the EastWest Support page.
  • Please note that PLAY 4 is required; earlier versions are not supported with this library.
  • Gold Edition - 8.2GB free hard disc space, iLok Account (required for machine-based license), iLok Key (optional), Gold Edition is downloaded.

 

MAC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.1GHz or higher
  • 8GB RAM
  • Mac OSX 10.7 or later
  • 7200 RPM or faster (non energy saving) hard drive for sample streaming

 

PC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo, or AMD Dual Core 2.1GHz or higher
  • 8GB RAM
  • Windows XP SP2, Vista, or Windows 7
  • Sound card with ASIO drivers
  • 7200 RPM or faster (non energy saving) hard drive for sample streaming

 

MAC RECOMMENDED SYSTEM:

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

 

PC RECOMMENDED SYSTEM:

  • Intel Core 2 Quad, or AMD Quad Core 2.66GHz or higher
  • 16GB RAM or more
  • 64-bit Windows/Host Sequencer
  • Sound card with ASIO drivers
  • SSD (Solid State Drive) for sample streaming

Please check the compatibility chart below for supported hosts.

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 YES1 6.07 or higher
Cubase/Nuendo YES2 YES YES3 YES YES3 6 or higher
FL Studio   YES YES YES YES 7 or higher
GarageBand YES         3 or higher
Logic YES4         7.2 or higher
Digital Performer YES4     YES YES 6.02 or higher
Pro Tools5 YES YES   YES   7.4 to 10
Pro Tools 11 or higher5 YES   YES   YES6 11 or higher
Sibelius YES7 YES   YES   6 or higher8
Sonar   YES YES YES YES 6.2 or higher
VE Pro YES YES YES YES YES 4.0.54 or higher
Studio One YES YES YES YES YES 2 or higher
Reaper YES YES YES YES YES 3 or higher

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).

  

For FULL details of the articulations and instrumentation provided in Hollywood Solo Cello, please see the PDF Manual.

In the meantime, please take a look at this summary we've prepared for you:

INSTRUMENTS & INSTRUMENT TYPES:

  • 01 Long Solo
    This folder contains a collecion of instruments that encompass the articulations that the Hollywood Solo Cello can use to generate long sounds, including sustain instruments with varying levels of vibrato (or none at all) and playing styles like flautando and tremolo.

    By default, all the instruments in this folder have the Legato Performance script enabled, which forces monophonic behaviour. The legato script also disables release trails and turns on reverb to ensure smooth playback of melodic lines. Other than these features the instruments are identical to those in the 'Long' Folder.

 

  • 02 Long
    This folder contains the same set of instruments as the 'Long Solo' folder (above), except the Legato script is turned off by default. This disables the forced monophonic behaviour, so that a double stop (or other polyphonic writing) can be played.

02 Long & 01 Long Solo Instruments (Polyphonic capable & Monophonic):

  • Solo Cello Flautando & Solo
  • Solo Cello Grand Détaché RR & Solo
  • Solo Cello Lyr Vib & Solo
  • Solo Cello Sus Exp & Solo
  • Solo Cello Sus LtVib & Solo
  • Solo Cello Sus Non Vib & Solo
  • Solo Cello Sus NV NV VB & Solo
  • Solo Cello Sus NV VB VB & Solo
  • Solo Cello Tremolo & Solo

 

  • 03 Short
    This folder contains a collection of instruments that encompass articulations that the Solo Cello can use to generate short sounds, including various plucking and bowing techniques. Most of the instruments respond to MIDI Velocity to control loudness and have multiple Round Robin samples per note.

03 Short Instruments:

  • Solo Cello Marc Lng Vib RR
  • Solo Cello Marc Shrt RRx4
  • Solo Cello Pizz RRx4
  • Solo Cello Sforzando
  • Solo Cello Spiccato RRx4

 

  • 04 Keyswitch
    A keyswitch instrument allows you to select between various articulations using keyswitches that are located outside the instrument's range. These are highlighted in blue on PLAY's virtual keyboard.

04 Keyswitch Instruments:

  • Solo Cello Shrt KS C0-F0
  • Solo Cello Sus KS C0-G0 Solo
  • Solo Cello Sus KS C0-G0

 

  • 05 Legato
    This folder contains a variety of different types of legato instruments. Which type to use will will depend on the tempo, the size of the intervals between notes, and your preferences as an orchestrator. Each instrument includes multiple sample layers to handle different aspects of legato playing. A legato sample layer will trigger when playing connected notes, and a looped sustain sample layer will playback when you begin a note, hold a note or end a phrase.
    The types of legato instruments that are available to handle different types of legato playing are: Legato Bow Change, Legato Runs, Legato Slur and Legato Sus Slur.

05 Legato Instruments:

  • Solo Cello Leg Bow Change Fast
  • Solo Cello Leg Bow Change Smooth
  • Solo Cello Leg Bow Change
  • Solo Cello Leg Runs
  • Solo Cello Leg Slur
  • Solo Cello LegSus Slur

Please click on the link below to view the download and install guide for this product.

http://help.timespace.com/home/east-west

Customer Reviews

PDF FILES

Press Quotes

"Not to mince words, the tone of the Hollywood Solo Cello is absolutely exquisite." - Sound On Sound

Tech Specs

Product Type:

Virtual Instrument

Product Specs:

System Requirements
  • Please note that PLAY 4 is required; earlier versions are not supported with this library.
  • Gold Edition - 8.2GB free hard disc space, iLok Account (required for machine-based license), iLok Key (optional), Gold Edition is downloaded.

MAC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.1GHz or higher
  • 8GB RAM
  • Mac OSX 10.7 or later
  • 7200 RPM or faster (non energy saving) hard drive for sample streaming

PC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Intel Core 2 Duo, or AMD Dual Core 2.1GHz or higher
  • 8GB RAM
  • Windows XP SP2, Vista, or Windows 7
  • Sound card with ASIO drivers
  • 7200 RPM or faster (non energy saving) hard drive for sample streaming

MAC RECOMMENDED SYSTEM

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

PC RECOMMENDED SYSTEM

  • Intel Core 2 Quad, or AMD Quad Core 2.66GHz or higher
  • 16GB RAM or more
  • 64-bit Windows/Host Sequencer
  • Sound card with ASIO drivers
  • SSD (Solid State Drive) for sample streaming

Please check the compatibility chart in TECH SPECS for supported hosts.

Compatibility