Hollywood Backup Singers

HOLLYWOOD BACKUP SINGERS

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HOLLYWOOD BACKUP SINGERS

OVERVIEW

  • Featuring powerful vocals from legendary singers Durga McBroom, Lorelei McBroom, and C.C. White
  • Created by award-winning sounds producers Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix
  • Over 220 WordBuilder 'editable' phrases and words
  • Manually type in the words you want sung, in any language
  • Recorded in the same studio as The Mamas and the Papas, Blondie, Dolly Parton, Rihanna, Frank Ocean, Arana Grande, Lady Gaga and many others
  • Captured through more than 10 different vintage microphones
  • Now included in OPUS, along with individual downloads, custom keyswitches, and dozens of MIDI Tools and Mixer Effects
  • Nominated for Best Virtual Instrument of 2020 by the NAMM TEC Awards, Sound on Sound, and Musictech

Tight Vocal Harmony

Introducing Hollywood Backup Singers, a game-changing new vocal product that will let you type in any word and have it sung by the industry's top backup singers. Produced by Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix, the most awarded producers in the sounds industry, Hollywood Backup Singers features powerful vocals from legendary singers Durga McBroom, Lorelei McBroom, and C.C. White. You’ll never have to search for the right voice talent or book time in a state-of-the-art studio. When you need the perfect vocal harmonies, these expert singers will be ready for the job. And your listeners will have a hard time believing they weren’t tracked live.

Backup Singers

After Hollywood Choirs, EastWest has got another winner with Hollywood Backup Singers. The sound and recording quality of the three singers is excellent and the multitude of choral sound colors without text are already worth the money.

MegaSynth

Backup Singers

Legendary Backup Singers

Each of the amazingly talented singers recorded for HOLLYWOOD BACKUP SINGERS come from a rich musical background, having performed with the biggest names in the industry. Durga McBroom and Lorelei McBroom toured with Pink Floyd as backup singers for many years. C.C. White has worked with many iconic artists. She is also the star vocalist of EastWest's blockbuster product Voices of Soul, one of the top selling vocal products ever produced.

Hollywood Backup Singers Interface

EastWest’s Hollywood Backup Singers makes use of the company’s powerful WordBuilder technology that allows it’s wonderfully recorded vocal samples to actually sing whatever lyrics you want and is the best in the game at what it does.

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WordBuilder Interface

WORDBUILDER

You have complete control over the shape of each word. When you type lyrics into the interface, WordBuilder intelligently pieces together individual phonemes--the smallest building blocks of spoken language--and maps them out for you. If a consonant or vowel seems slightly off (perhaps too loud or too short), you can get as granular as altering the feel of just the first ‘s’ in “singers,” without changing anything else. Over 220 WordBuilder ‘editable’ phrases and words are included to get you started, just grab them from a quickly accessible drop-down menu from genres such as Pop, Soul, and Gospel. If you don’t find the exact one you’re looking for, you can easily type it into WordBuilder manually, in any language!

Curtain

Hollywood Backup Singers is the coolest product I've seen lately for programming vocals and adding great feeling adlibs and high-style vocal melismas to your music!

Music Connection

Backup Singers

Vowels

This contains every individual vowel recorded for Hollywood Backup singers (‘eh,’ ‘ee,’ ‘ah,’ etc.). The expression control allows you to add vibrato, as well as an optional Leslie speaker simulation for a rich chorusing effect.

Backup Singers

Consonants

Sustained non-vowel sounds such as ‘m,’ ‘n,’ and ‘r.’ The expression control offers a dramatic volume range and subtle vibrato.

Backup Singers

Combo Mod

These contain two sustain patches mapped to the mod wheel, which can either be flipped or gently crossfaded between two vowels. Even two very different sounds such as ‘m’ and ‘ah’ present a natural contour between the two extremes.

Backup Singers

Solo Phrases

All phrases are organized by key, minimizing sample load and eliminating the need to open more than one patch at a time. And because all performances are mapped to chromatic notes, you can quickly drag your finger or cursor between them until you find one that fits perfectly into your music. If you like, you can add a Leslie simulator to the performances.

Backup Singers

Keyswitch

This is the easiest way to switch between Hollywood Backup Singers’ array of articulations, separated out between vowels, consonants, and solo phrases.

Hollywood Backup Singers Interface

A wonderfully produced plugin for gospel, soul, pop, RnB backup vocals. The three ladies sound very authentic and their voices have been recorded outstandingly.

Amazona

EastWest Studios

Mics and Recording Space

Hollywood Backup Singers was recorded in EastWest Studio Three, the same studio used to record The Mamas and the Papas, Blondie, Dolly Parton, Rihanna, Frank Ocean, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga and many others. The library features three microphone mixes: Close (Neumann U47, Telefunken 251, Shure SM7), Rear (stereo Neumann KU100 Binural Dummy Head, pair of vintage RCA 77's, pair of Sennheiser MKH800s), and Room (3 vintage Neumann M50 tube condenser mics in a Decca-Tree configuration, pair of Neumann U67's).

Hollywood Backup Singers Interface

For creating polished contemporary female backing vocal performances, Hollywood Backup Singers is a very credible alternative to the real thing. WordBuilder technology is particularly impressive.

Sound on Sound

Composer

WHAT WILL YOU

CREATE?

Many sample libraries offer choirs and soloists, but it’s rare to find one that lends you the power of a small, tightly-knit group of legendary singers who offer the perfect background palette in a broad range of genres. Whether you’re writing soul, R&B, pop, or even composing for film, you have the industry’s best backup singers in your arsenal when you get Hollywood Backup Singers today.

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MANUAL

    SYSTEM
    REQUIREMENTS

    Below are the minimum and recommended hardware and software specifications for using Opus on Windows and MacOS systems.

    MINIMUM SYSTEM

    • CPU: Quad-core (four cores), running at 2.7 GHz (or above)
    • RAM: 16 GB
    • OS: macOS 10.13 (or later); Windows 10 with ASIO sound drivers
    • Drive: SSD for HW Orchestra Opus Edition

    RECOMMENDED SYSTEM

    • CPU: Octa-core (eight cores), running at 2.7 GHz (or above)
    • RAM: 32 GB or more
    • OS: macOS 10.13 (or later); Windows 10 with ASIO sound drivers
    • Drive: NVMe SSD

    The chart below outlines the MacOS and Windows 64-bit operating systems and sequencers that are officially supported and fully tested with the latest version of Opus. Please note that while most Sequencers / DAWs are VST 2, VST 3, AU and AAX plug-in format compatible, only those listed in the chart below are officially supported.

    Product Version MacOS (10.13+) Windows 10
    EW Play 6 Stand-Alone 6.0+ YES YES
    EW Opus Stand-Alone 1.0+ YES YES
    Ableton Live 10.0+ YES YES
    Apple Logic Pro 10.0+ YES -
    Apple Garageband 10.3+ YES -
    Avid Pro Tools 2018.1+ YES YES
    Bitwig Studio 3.0+ YES YES
    Cockos Reaper 6.0+ YES YES
    Image-Line FL Studio 20+ YES YES
    Motu Digital Performer 9.0+ YES YES
    Steinberg Cubase(1) 9.0+ YES YES
    Steinberg Nuendo(1) 8.0+ YES YES
    Presonus Studio One 4.0+ YES YES
    VSL Vienna Ensemble Pro 6.0+ YES YES
    Notation Software(2) Version    
    Avid Sibelius 2018.1+ YES YES
    MakeMusic Finale 25.0+ YES YES
    Steinberg Dorico 3.0+ YES YES
    • (1) VST3 usage is recommended
    • (2) Sibelius / Finale / Dorico notation programs work with Opus, but do not support the full feature set of some Opus/Play Libraries, such as those that use WordBuilder. Please contact support for details.

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    • Created by award-winning sounds producers Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix
    • Over 220 WordBuilder 'editable' phrases and words
    • Manually type in the words you want sung, in any language
    • Featuring powerful vocals from legendary singers Durga McBroom
    • Lorelei McBroom, and C.C. White
    • Recorded in the same studio as Mamas and Papas, Blondie, Frank Ocean, Ariana Grande and many others
    • Captured through more than 10 different vintage microphones
    • Now included in OPUS, along with individual downloads, custom keyswitches, and dozens of MIDI Tools and Mixer Effects