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Hollywood Fantasy Orchestrator

Orchestrator Plugin by EastWest
Hollywood Fantasy Orchestrator
Hollywood Fantasy Orchestrator by EastWest is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin and a Software Application and Soundware (samples or presets that load into other products) for macOS and Windows. It includes, and is therefore "powered by", Opus, which functions as an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin, an AAX Plugin and a Standalone Application.
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Developed in collaboration with Sonuscore, Hollywood Fantasy Orchestrator features hundreds of customizable presets built with the world instruments from the Hollywood Fantasy Orchestra series and allows you to create real-time arrangements based on your MIDI input with the Innovative Scoring Engine.

With hundreds of customizable presets, you can instantly create music in the style of Hollywood's greatest fantasy film, television, and game soundtracks. While these presets were made with the fantasy genre in mind, they can easily be used across the genre spectrum including action, suspense, and historical dramas. Presets are organized into 4 categories:

  • Ensembles allow you to quickly create rich orchestral arrangements with presets that combine instruments into various strings, brass, winds, percussion, choral, and full orchestra ensembles. For instance, loading the 'Strings And Brass - Legato' preset in the Strings and Brass Long sub-category will instantly load a string and brass ensemble consisting of 3 Flugelhorns, 3 Alpenhorns, 3 Wagner Tubas, 6 Low Brass, 3 Hardanger Fiddles, High Octave Strings, 3 Viola Da Gambas, and Low Octave Strings.
  • Ostinatos enable you to build rhythmic tension in different meters or create moving melodic lines by only changing a few notes. Start by exploring the sub-categories that contain different note durations (quarter notes, eighth notes, sixteenth notes, etc), then choose from one of the many preset variations, including those in different time signatures (3/4, 5/4, 7/8, and more).
  • Scores bring classic Hollywood fantasy orchestrations to life, bringing an endless source of inspiration to your compositions. Choose between a wide selection of themes in the sub-categories, each with lots of different variations, including alternative time signatures.
  • User: This is where your own presets can be stored by modifying existing presets or by building your own ensembles from scratch.

More Features:

  • Voices Instrument Section: Hollywood Fantasy Orchestrator adds an additional Voices instrument section alongside the existing instrument sections to give you a total of 5 sections to create complex orchestrations: strings, brass, winds, percussion, and voices. Put the power of singer Merethe Soltvedt's voice at your fingertips, and add a full men and women's choir to provide a rich, ethereal palette that perfectly underscores the most powerful moments of your fantasy scores.
  • Scoring Engine: At the heart of Hollywood Orchestrator is the Scoring Engine, which produces everything from basic string arrangements to complex orchestrations played by the full fantasy orchestra. This is where you can create new presets or alter any existing preset by changing the melodic pattern in each step sequencer or by completely switching the instruments and voicings of that preset.
  • Mixer: In the Mixer section, refine the final output of each instrument by adjusting the volume, pan, equalization, reverb preset, reverb send amounts, and other reverb controls like pre-delay, length, and filters.

Important Note

Hollywood Fantasy Orchestrator uses instruments from all 5 parts of the Hollywood Fantasy Orchestra series, and is not a standalone product. It requires either perpetual product licenses for each of the libraries, a Hollywood Fantasy Orchestra bundle license, or a ComposerCloud+ subscription license. Hollywood Fantasy Orchestrator is a separate product from the Hollywood Orchestrator product. They share many features, but only work with their respective library collections.

EastWest concludes:

Hollywood Fantasy Orchestrator is the perfect tool both for new composers who want to get that magical fantasy sound quickly and effortlessly, and for professional composers who need to produce large amounts of compositions on a deadline. Using the cinematic world instrument ensembles from Hollywood Fantasy Strings, Brass, Winds, Percussion, and Voices, Hollywood Orchestrator's innovative Scoring Engine will allow you to instantly create fantasy masterpieces of any size and scale.

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You can buy Hollywood Fantasy Orchestrator as part of a Hollywood Fantasy Orchestra bundle, as a standalone purchase (MSRP: $99) if you already have the other five sections, or get it and all 60+ EastWest collections with a ComposerCloud+ subscription.

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