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Hollywoodwinds

Hollywoodwinds is cinesamples’ award-winning orchestral woodwind library developed exclusively for Kontakt. Featuring wonderfully organic recordings, and groundbreaking programming, HWW is quickly becoming the leading woodwind solution for composers around the world.

Hollywoodwinds $199 add to cart
Works with the Free Kontakt Player 3.5 or higher

Specifications

PRESENTING THE CINESAMPLES INTELLIGENT TIME ENGINE (CITE)

The groundbreaking new method of sync on the fly. Kontakt will automatically recognize your sequence’s tempo and playback your scales and textures in time (live). In addition all patches using this engine have samples which have been recorded at multiple tempos. Kontakt will automatically and intelligently choose the correct sample and micro adjust it into place- providing incredibly realistic results and leaving the composer to worry about more important things.

MIC PLACEMENTS:

Choose from exclusively Stage Mic patches or Close Mics patches, or using the hybrid patches create your own custom mix – live with no artifacts. Automate your levels using Kontakt 3.5+ or use our presets. Flavor your mix with the 3 Band EQ pre-sets.

INTRODUCING NOTATION VIEW:

Using Kontakt 3.5+ you can actually visually see the music you are creating, live! The notation window displays incredibly detailed conductor – piano reductions of your current sample being triggered. Very useful for composers, educators and anyone curious.

AUTHENTIC HOLLYWOOD SOUND:

Straight down the chain we have focused our sound to emulate the voice of the Hollywood scoring stages. From the choice of ensemble, the players themselves, the gear, the mix, the orchestrations, the scale tunings,…. the entire concept is planned to sound with that one goal in mind. Plenty of trail/error, score studying, lunch meeting, phone calling and general research was gathered in pre production so we blatantly tried to squeeze all the detail and life we possibly could at the sessions and in post. This is the extra step the great hollywood composers and orchestrator’s provide on a daily basis.

KEYBOARD PATCHES

Our method of using tempo synced pre-records with typical keyboard patches is extremely efficient and realistic. The stacked patches, such as the octaves patch, allow the user to voice the ensemble over several different octaves in an authentic hollywood stack (see user manual for details). And of course there is the tutti patch, featuring everybody playing (including the piccolo). There is a whole other half to the library after you check out the GB’s of pre records.

20TH CENTURY TEXTURES AND RUNS

All that creepy stuff the winds do when the spider is attacking, when the beautiful face is morphing, when the eyes turn yellow??? We decided we needed to have that too. From unison ensemble quarter tone bends, to 12 tone cluster stacks to massive collection of Atonal Rips to clarinet “meowing” to multi- piccolo flutters you are sure to find something you need for your track here.

Testimonials

“As soon as I installed Hollywoodwinds and started to go through the sounds, I was inspired to start writing a cue! The ability to choose exactly which mic positions I want to use from stage to close mics in real time allows me to get exactly the sound I need, and the tempo-synced repetition patches are amazing.. Hollywoodwinds delivers exactly what cinesamples set out to deliver, the inspiration to bring woodwinds back into contemporary scoring.” -Bill Brown (Composer, CSI:NY, Any Given Sunday, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (VG)

“There is nothing like Hollywoodwinds on the market. All the material (trills, scales, textures, patches etc…) is very usable and authentic. The engine is very powerful, flexible and easy to use. I look forward to using this library in my next score. Bravo!” - David Newman (Composer, Ice Age, Cheaper by the Dozen 2, The Cat in the Hat, Galaxy Quest)

“Hollywoodwinds is a marvel. As a former wind player I’ve been constantly disappointed in wind libraries. Hollywoodwinds was clearly made by composers for composers. There are a multitude of creative tools that not only will save time but enhance the creative process. And most importantly, the playing is great, the intonation is precise and the sound quality is wonderful. Bravo Cinesamples!” - Joel McNeely (Composer, Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure, Cinderella III: A Twist in Time, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles)

“I wanted to write you and Barry to compliment you on your “Hollywoodwinds” release. It is my official “go to section” when it comes to Woodwinds. The recordings are great, sonically, I love the open “Hollywood stage sound” on each patch. The programming is out of this world! Having my woodwinds doing a whole assortment of runs all in tempo is amazing. I love the convenient mod-wheel integration of short and long samples on the same woodwind section patch (this is often overlooked in other libraries). In a time where a lot of focus is being put on strings and brass, I am really glad you guys have put the effort into creating a great sounding woodwind section with lots of options. Now my whole midi orchestra can sound great!” - James L. Venable (Composer, Superhero Movie, Scary Movie 4, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, The Powerpuff Girls)

“I am BLOWN AWAY by how good this library is! It’s already on my short list of go-to sounds for The Amazing Race 16 and pretty much everything else I’m doing around here.” - Lee Sanders(Composer, The Amazing Race on CBS)

“The first time that I used “Hollywoodwinds” was for a big Disney project. The realism and flexibility was absolutely astounding. From that point forward it has become my “go to” library. From inspiring ideas to a finished mix, they deliver what we as composers could never do with a regular woodwind samples in a sequenced score. They are truly unique and amazing. I check in regularly to see what else you guys are creating.” - Rob Pottorf (Disney "The Trial" - 20th Century Fox (Matthew Modine) "Unrequited" - Archlight (Michael Welch of Twilight) Danger Rangers - PBS)

All the woodwinds you hear in the demos below are exclusively Hollywoodwinds, all harps are CineHarp.

Technical Specifications

  • Kontakt PLAYER 3.5 or higher
  • Hollywoodwinds is compatible with all major DAWs and with other music notation software
  • Windows 7/8 or OS 10.7+ are recommended
  • Up to ~2.2gb free of RAM (for all-instruments loaded)
  • ~4gb free Harddrive Space