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Hollywood Sound Timbral Impulse: The LASS Edition

Timbral Impulses are designed specifically to sweeten and add warmth to all of the
LA Scoring String (LASS) libraries.
This new technology creates higher precision using the power of impulse filters (as opposed to Equalizer and Parametric EQs) to shape subtle nuance of string tone.

The Hollywood Sound IR Series: LASS Edition transforms LASS into 6 different aesthetically pleasing string section sound categories; (Deep Body, Full Body, Light Body, Natural, Half Sordino and Full Sordino), 3 Perspectives to help with spatial placement (Stage Position, Near The Stage, and Far From Stage). There are two matching sets in both 48KHz and 44.1KHz.  








Introduction pdf of Hollywood Sound Timbral Impulses: LASS Edition


In homage to Nat “King” Cole

This first demo is just 10 seconds long. It shows off LASS in divisi glory doing a level of divisi writing that no other string library to date has been able to do.


LASS (v1.5) completely dry out of box with no reverb or timbral impulses.

This demo uses LASS with LightBody near perspective trimbral impulse and with no reverb. The LASS (v1.5) patches used  Vlns Full leg L, Vlns II Full leg L,
Vlas Full leg L, Cellos Full leg L, and Basses Full leg L.


LASS with LightBody near perspective trimbral impulse and Numerical Sound reverb
"013_ER52ms_1s5_Brighter_48k.wav" from The Hollywood Sound Impulse Response Collection to be released Dec. 30 2013.





The original sound rendered with LASS (v1.5) sound with a 1.5 second RI (
"013_ER52ms_1s5_Brighter_48k.wav") applied to it. The 4 versions that follow are: 1) Deep Body Resonance far perspective, 2) Light Body Resonance con Sordino (muted) near perspective 3) Light Body Resonance near perspective 4) Medium Body resonance half con Sordino (half muted) far perspective. Original version of LASS followed by 4 different Timbral Impulse Sets.

Crimson Lake by Mike Verta 

This piece Crimson Lake was composed by Mike Verta mikeverta.com/ on LASS 2.0
This rendered version is has LASS out of the box with no timbral impulses and no Stage and Color active.

This piece Crimson Lake was composed by Mike Verta mikeverta.com/ on LASS 2.0
This rendered version is has LASS out of the box with Natural Stage timbral impulses with no reverb and no Stage and Color active.




This demo of Crimson Lake includes the natural stage perspective timbral impulses applied to the Violins 1 & 2, Violas, Cello and Double Basses. This version includes an Early Reflection IR "121_ERa150ms_1s5_Bright_48K.wav"  from The Hollywood Sound Impulse Response Collection to be released Dec. 30 2013.

This demo of Crimson Lake includes the DeepBody far perspective applied to the Violins 1 & 2, Violas, Cello and Double Basses.

This demo of Crimson Lake includes the MedBody stage perspective Timbral Impulses applied to the Violins 1 & 2, Violas, Cello and Double Basses. The strings source is original no Timbral impulses version.


This demo of Crimson Lake includes the LightBody near perspective Sordino Timbral Impulses applied to the Violins 1 & 2, Violas, Cello and Double Basses. The strings source is original no Timbral impulses version.


This demo of Crimson Lake includes the LightBody near perspective Half  Sordino Timbral Impulses applied to the Violins 1 & 2, Violas, Cello and Double Basses. The strings source is original no Timbral impulses version.

Comparison with LASS Stage and Color and

The Hollywood Sound Timbral Impulses: LASS Edition

Excerpt from John Williams score from "The Cowboys" MIDI programing
by Dan Reynolds http://www.dannthr.com/

The original rendered midi version done with LASS 2.5:  Completely dry - no Stage and Color. This version has been normalized for comparison purposes.

The same as before, except with LASS 2.5 Bat Man Stage and Color turned on.

To recreate the test, here is the starting point of Numerical Sound's rendered MIDI version. Except this version uses LASS 1.5 completely dry with no timbral impulses or reverb.

Now hear the effect of using the HSTI: LASS Edition "light body near" perspective timbral impulses, isolated with no reverb.

Now hear that same HSTI:LASS example, with reverb added from "The Hollywood Impulse Response Collection." An ER with 52ms attack and a reverb length of 1.2 seconds is used with mix of dry at 0 dB wet at -5 dB.

Listen to the effect of changing from the "light body near" to the  "MedBody far perspective" timbral impulses. This example uses the same reverb as the previous demo.


Finally , listen to the effect of swapping in the "Half-sordino natural near perspective" timbral impulses. Once again, the same reverb is used as in the last two examples.




    Classical example with Basses and Cellos Only

In this series of demos the 16 bar passage of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" theme is played with LASS (v1.5) basses and cellos. A reverb impulse "148_ERa200ms_1s5_Bright_48K.wav"
from the upcoming The Hollywood Impulse Response Collection is used with an
Early Reflection of 200ms reverb length 1.5 seconds dry 0db wet -5dB.

Here is the first version with no timbral impulses but with only reverb.


Now hear the effect of using HSTI: LASS Edition "natural far" perspective timbral impulses
.



Now hear the effect of using HSTI: LASS Edition "deep body far" perspective timbral impulses.


Now hear the effect of using HSTI: LASS Edition "light body near" perspective timbral impulses.


Finally
hear the effect of using HSTI: LASS Edition "medium body far" perspective timbral impulses.



Frequently Asked Questions


1) Does The Hollywood Sound Timbral Impulses work with Stage and Color ?

No it was not designed to work with Stage and Color. Just add a timbral impulse as a convolution insert for each string track.

2)  Can this collection be used with the LASS sections (C, B, and A) individually or in combination ?
 
Yes.

3) Do they work with First Chairs, LASS Light and LASS Full Edition ?

Yes.

4) Do these TI’s also contain reverb ?

No you have to add reverb.

5) Can these TI’s be used with any other library besides LASS ?

The Hollywood Sound Timbral Impulse Collection: LASS Edition was only developed for LASS and cannot be used with any other string library.

6) Can this be used in Altiverb ?

Works with Altiverb 6 but not 7.

7) Is there a reasonabley priced convolution 64bit plugin for Protools ?

Yes Reverberate by Liquidsonics for Mac and PC supporting VST, Audio Units, AAX and RTAS. There link is http://www.liquidsonics.com/software_reverberate.htm

8) What do the 3 perspectives mean sonically ?

Stage Perspective LASS Timbral Impulses:  The sound of strings from 1 meter (3ft) back and 3
meters (10ft) in height.  There is a slight reduction in bowing noise relative to the string harmonics and a sweetening of the overall sound
Near Perspective LASS Timbral Impulses:  The sound of strings from 5 meters (15ft) back and 3
meters (10ft) in height.  There is moderate reduction in bowing noise relative to the string harmonics a sweetening of the overall sound and a slight softening of the top end as as one does hear acoustically when they are this distance back from a string section.
Far Perspective LASS Timbral Impulses:  The sound of strings from about 12 meters (36ft) back and about 3 meters (10ft) in height.  There is significant reduction in bowing noise relative to string
harmonics and a softening of the top end as one does hear acoustically when they are this distance from a string section. The overall sound is also sweeter sounding.


9) Can I put all three perspectives together to get 3 different mic positions.

Yes you can. By adding a reverb impulse either as an insert after each timbral impulse or as a separete bussed reverb for each perspective. Adding different early reflections for each perspective is better with a longer ER length for the stage (50-70 milli-seconds) near (70-120 milli-seconds) and (150-200 milli-seconds) for the far perspective. Numerical Sound  will release The Hollywood Sound Impulse Response Collection on Dec 30, 2013 it will have this range of ER lengths. The wet dry ratio should also change with the widest range for the Stage perspective (dry 0dB wet range -10d
b to -15dB) and
(dry 0dB wet range -3dB to -6dB) for the far perspective.


Purchase

  $ 139.95 (US)


For further information contact Ernest Cholakis.