East West – Hollywood Strings Diamond v2.0.7 (EAST WEST PLAY)

The Hollywood Strings collection of virtual instruments has been designed to be the most complete, detailed and high quality set of orchestral string instruments. The collection includes the following sets of tools:

  1. 16 first violins
  2. 14 second violins
  3. 10 violas
  4. 10 cellos
  5. 7 double basses
    Total: 57 instruments

A more detailed list of tools and techniques of the game is given below, in the tab “Instrumentation & Articulations Overview”

Instrumentation & Articulations Overview
Sixteen first violins, 14 second violins, 10 violas, 10 cellos, 7 basses. (Total 57 players.)
Sustained vibrato (up & down bows) [5].
Sustained non-vibrato (as above) [5].
Sustained molto vibrato (as above) [3]*.
Detache (up & down bows) [4].
Marcato sustain [3].
Marcato short (t/l) [3].
Staccato (t/l) [4].
On‑the‑bow staccato (t/l) [4].
Staccato slur [4] (violins only).
Staccatissimo (t/l) [4].
Spiccato (t/l) [4].
Pizzicato (t/l) [4].
‘Bartok’ pizzicato (t/l).
Ricochet (jeté) (t/l) [3].
Collegno (t/l).
Measured tremolo [4].
Tremolo [4].
Sul ponticello tremolo (violas only).
Trill (semitone/tone*) [3].
Fast repetitions [3].
Runs (chromatic, major, minor, whole tone)*.
Spiccato runs (violins only).
Slur runs (violins only).
Legato slur (normal/slow) [3].
Legato bow change* (normal/slow) [3].
Portamento legato* (normal/fast) [2].
[x] Number of dynamic layers.
*Not basses.
**Second violins only.
t/l = tight (trimmed) attack/loose (untrimmed) attack.
Some articulations are not played by all five sections; many of the library’s patches feature combinations of the performance styles listed above.
System requirements
Hollywood Strings works both standalone and as a plug-in on Mac (Intel architecture only, OS 10.5 and above) and PC (Windows XP SP2, Vista or Windows 7). Samples are 24-bit and occupy 312GB of disk space.
Supported Sound Drivers:
Audio Units
Core Audio
Equipment requirements:
Minimum requirements:
4GB RAM, 7200RPM non‑energy‑saving* hard drive.
Mac: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.1GHz or higher.
PC: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Dual Core 2.1GHz.
Recommended configuration:
8GB RAM, 7200RPM non‑energy‑saving* hard drive.
Mac: Mac Pro Quad-Core Intel Xeon 2.66GHz.
PC: Intel Core 2 Quad or AMD Quad‑Core 2.66GHz, 64‑bit Windows/host sequencer.
Optimal configuration:
16GB RAM or more, Solid State drive (SSD).
Mac: Mac Pro Eight‑Core Intel Xeon 2.26GHz or better.
PC: Intel Core i7 2.66GHz or higher, 64‑bit Windows/host sequencer.
The R2R PLAY sampler is required for the library to work. Download here: https://audiostorrent.com/east-west-play-6-v-6-1-9-exe-vst-vst3-aax-x64/
Installing the library in R2R PLAY:
1. Unpack the archive on the HDD to any convenient place.
2. Copy the “Previews”, “ProductChunks”, “products” folders from the Decibel folder to the “%PROGRAMDATA%\East West\” folder.
3. Launch the R2R PLAY sampler, go to the Browser tab.
4. Right-click on an empty space in the left column of the Browser tab and select “Add Another Product Library” from the pop-up window.
5. In the window that appears, specify the location of the folder with the library.

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