Hollywood Fantasy Orchestra Expands

US EastWest releases Hollywood Fantasy Percussion      31/07/23

EastWest tells us that they have completed the next chapter of their new Hollywood Fantasy Orchestra with a full suite of thunderous, mystical, struck and shaken instruments to complement even the most epic soundtracks.

A spokesperson told us, "Hollywood Fantasy Percussion is well-suited to most orchestral scores, but particularly shines in combination with the rest of the Hollywood Fantasy palette. This is the first percussion library ever that is specifically designed for scoring epic fantasy soundtracks."

Here's more details from EastWest...

Hollywood Fantasy Percussion features instruments spanning every imaginable setting to conjure up fantastic soundscapes from another time and space:

  • Bodhrans, known from Celtic folk music and heard in Braveheart and Titanic
  • Gran Cassas, a bass drum to extend the low end of the orchestra, which is notably absent in many traditional ensembles.
  • Large Taikos, as heard in many video game and film scores, recorded in a tight-knit ensemble to provide the glorious bassy rumble these massive drums are known for.
  • 600 lb Nagado Ensemble: the massive nagado-daiko was designed for rituals and spiritual uses, and as such is a great way to underscore austere ceremonies with a single, haunting low impact. This drum ensemble especially shines in slow, quiet passages with little competition in the orchestra.
  • Ceng Ceng: these Balinese cymbals have a splashy, resonant character perfect for background ambience.
  • Many, many more types of mystical percussion instruments and ensembles to provide inspiration and evoke images of fantasy settings: Crotales, Cymbal and Gong Ensemble, Goatnail Shaker, Krakeb, Metal Shaker, Nagara Rub FX, Nagara and Ashiko, an Orchestral Bell Ensemble, Orchestral Metallurgy, a Snare Ensemble, and Toms.

Hollywood Fantasy Percussion is produced by sound titans Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix, adding another dimension to the Hollywood Fantasy Orchestra providing everything you need to score fantasy film, television, and game soundtracks. Recorded in the same soundstage as their award-winning blockbuster series Hollywood Orchestra, many of the instruments of Hollywood Fantasy Orchestra have been recorded in small ensembles with full stereo imaging mic placement, surround sound options, and all the features of EastWest's revolutionary Opus software.

EastWest will release Hollywood Fantasy Voices in late August of this year, and complete the entire orchestra with Hollywood Fantasy Orchestrator (partnered with Sonuscore) on October 5.

Pricing and Availability:
Hollywood Fantasy Percussion is available for individual purchase for a special introductory price of $99, or you can get it as part of a Hollywood Fantasy Orchestra bundle, or with EastWest's popular ComposerCloud+ subscription service, which gives you access to this and all collections in their massive catalog.

ComposerCloud+ yearly plan is currently on sale for only $149 for the first year (new subscribers only)

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