Orchestral Strings

Adagietto VST-AU-AAX – Kontakt Instruments & Samples

Price: $399

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  • Adagietto Legato

    Adagietto Legato

    This video demonstrates the expressive Legato in Adagietto

  • Adagietto Dynamic Bowings

    Adagietto Dynamic Bowings

    This video demonstrates the 4 Dynamic Bowings in Adagietto

  • Adagietto Short Notes

    Adagietto Short Notes

    This video demonstrates the deep-sampled Short Notes in Adagietto

  • Adagietto Long Notes

    Adagietto Long Notes

    This video demonstrates the expressive Long Notes in Adagietto

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Adagietto VST-AU-AAX – Kontakt Instruments & Samples overview

Full Ensemble Strings

ADAGIETTO is a powerful, easy-to-use, full string ensemble set based on our deep-sampled and highly expressive Adagio String Series.


Produced by Academy Award, TEC and G.A.N.G Award Winning Composer, Troels Folmann and Emmy nominated composer and orchestrator, Colin O’Malley,  8Dio Adagio String Series is the definitive collection of deep-sampled emotional strings ever created.


Adagietto is bread-and-butter of Adagio. It just works. No hassle. Play and Go. Everything is neatly laid out as full ensemble patches, so you can just start composing. The new three-way legato system is based on your velocity (Slur Legato, Normal Legato and Fast Legato).


Adagietto is based on Full Ensemble Strings from the Adagio collection. Full Ensemble Violin (11), Full Ensemble Viola (8), Full Ensemble Cello (6) and Full Ensemble Bass (4). All Adagietto patches comes both as full ensemble patches (all string groups) and as individual string sections (ex. isolated cellos). So you can either compose quickly with the entire ensemble or do more delicate orchestrations with the individual sections. Adagietto is all about ease of use, playability and giving you the shortest route to great results.


The entire collection was sampled and recorded in a signature church environment with a hand-selected group of classical string players. All groups were sampled with two different microphone positions (close/far). We employed all current generation sampling techniques (ex. true legato, deep sampled repetitions etc).  New techniques were also developed to capture a higher level of emotion and humanity in the performances.  The result is a passionate virtual instrument which is extremely agile to play.

  • Adagietto Ensembles contain 11 Violins, 8 Violas, 6 Cellos & 4 Basses.

  • Adagietto contains two distinct microphone positions. Close and Far.

11 Unique Types of Legato

Adagietto contains 11 uniquely recorded types of legato to cover all your needs for true transitional string performances. The legato performances were modeled around lyrical melodies, capturing the spirit of the most beloved composers of our time. You can control the legato for each individual section (Violins, Violas, Cellos & Basses) and all the legato are designed in a completely intuitive way. You don’t have to use keyswitches or modwheel, since we built it all into the velocities. When you play softly you will trigger the slow/portamento legato. When you played normal you will trigger the common Village legato  and when you play harder you will trigger our faster Instinct legato. It just works.

Control The Ensemble

Adagietto is all about Ensemble Strings. We programmed everything so it just works off the keys. We have two sets of gorgeous ensemble sustains – both normal and sordino (muted). We have all the ensemble short notes you could wish for in the form of spiccato, staccato, marcato, pizzicato and bartok pizzicato. You also have ensemble tremolo, half- and whole note trills – and four sets of our unique dynamic bowings. The dynamic bowings are naturally swelling sustains, which can be impossible to emulate with conventional crossfade. The dynamic bowings come in both normal and sordino (muted).





  • Price: $399
  • Full Ensemble String Section
  • Individual String Sections for Violins, Violas, Cellos & Basses
  • 12.2GB / 18.735 Samples
  • Direct download / Cloud Server System
  • Product only available as download

Core Specifications

  • Deep-Sampled Full Ensemble Strings
  • Recorded in rich church w/ 2 mic. positions (Close, Far)
  • Full Ensemble Violin (11). Viola (8). Cello (6) and Basses (4)
  • Full String Ensemble and Individual String Section patches
  • 3 Way Multi-Purpose Legato System. Just works. No hassle.
  • 11 Uniquely Recorded Legato Types

Core Requirements

  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 4.2 or later required
  • 13GB harddrive space
  • Ability to download
  • PC 2.4GZ+, 4GB ram
  • MAC 2.6Ghz, 4GB ram

  • Emotional Ensemble Legato Sections  (11 uniquely legato types) including:


    • Violin 3-Layer Multi-Purpose Velocity Based Legato
      • 3 Legato Types (Slur, Village, Instinct Legato)


    • Viola 3-Layer Multi-Purpose Velocity Based Legato
      • 3 Legato Types (Slur, Village, Instinct Legato)


    • Cello 3-Layer Multi-Purpose Velocity Based Legato
      • 3 Legato Types (Slur, Village, Instinct Legato)


    • Basses 2-Layer Multi-Purpose Velocity Based Legato
      •  3 Legato Types (Slur & Instinct Legato)
  • Full Ensemble Natural Sustains (PP, P, MF, F) MW
  • Full Ensemble Sordino Sustains (P, MP, F) MW
  • Full Ensemble Tremolo (P, MF, F) MW
  • Full Ensemble Trills:
    • Ensemble Half Note Trill
    • Ensemble Whole Note Trill
  • Ensemble Dynamic Bowing (Natural Flowing Gesture)
    • Ensemble Dynamic Bowing P-M-P
    • Ensemble Dynamic Bowing MP-F-MP
    • Sordino Ensemble Dynamic Bowing P-M-P
    • Sordino Ensemble Dynamic Bowing MP-M-MP
  • Individual Section Natural Sustains (PP, P, MF, F) MW
  • Individual Section Sordino Sustains (P, MP, F) MW
  • Individual Section  Tremolo (P, MF, F) MW
  • Individual Section Trills:
    • Individual Section Half Note Trill
    • Individual Section Whole Note Trill
  • Individual Section Dynamic Bowing (Natural Flowing Gesture)
    • Individual Section Dynamic Bowing P-M-P
    • Individual Section Dynamic Bowing MP-F-MP
    • Individual Section Sordino Dynamic Bowing P-M-P
    • Individual Section Sordino Dynamic Bowing MP-M-MP
  • Full Ensemble Spiccato (P/MF/F)
  • Full Ensemble Staccato (P/MF/F)
  • Full Ensemble Marcato (P/MF/F)
  • Full Ensemble Pizzicato (MF/F)
  • Full Ensemble Bartok Pizzicato (MF/F)
  • Individual Sections Spiccato (P/MF/F)
  • Individual Sections Staccato (P/MF/F)
  • Individual Sections Marcato (P/MF/F)
  • Individual Sections Pizzicato (MF/F)
  • Individual Sections Bartok Pizzicato (MF/F)
  • Unique Programming for Kontakt 5 users
  • Hall based release triggers
  • Custom Kontakt Scripting
  • 69 .NKI files
  • 18.735 wave files
  • 12.2 GB installed
  • Multiple download servers to ensure smooth download
  • Sample resolution: 44.1Khz / 24Bit stereo .ncw (lossless compression)
  • Format(s): Kontakt and .ncw
  • Kontakt 4.2 (Full Retail) is 32 and 64-bit compatible on both PC and MAC platforms
  • Adagietto requires 13 GB of hard drive space
  • Runs as a stand-alone application, VST® or Audio Units plug-in, RTAS® under Pro Tools 7/8
  • Minimum: Mac OS X® 10.4 / 10.5, G5 1.8 GHz or Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz, 1 GB RAM or Windows® XP (32 Bit) or Windows Vista® (32/64 Bit), Pentium® or Athlon XP 1.4 GHz, 1 GB RAM. 2 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended
  • Library mapping is unlocked. Library audio pool is locked
  • Anybody who orders will receive an immediate confirmation mail
  • All customers are need to provide basic contact information for water marking and verification purposes
  • 8Dio reserves the right to reverse any suspicious order and/or from anybody who fails to give proper identification. Any refund/reversed expenses are paid by customer
  • 8Dio does not allow any reversal of orders
  • Adagietto is exclusively available through 8Dio Productions, LLC
  • Adagietto is watermarked for each individual customer
  • Watermarks are embedded into all files both source and patch files using our own technology
  • Customers may be required to provide full ID information for verification purposes
  • All customers will receive unique sample/source files with embedded custom water marking
  • All customers will have specific files sent to their verified mail account
  • This library contains custom water marked files. Each library set is custom marked for each customer
  • The water marking methodology is proprietary to 8Dio Productions, LLC
  • Resale/refund prohibited


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  • 8Dio will use all remedies of law against anybody that distributes / sells / shares the library (ex. illegal sales, torrents)
  • Adagietto is exclusively available through 8Dio and sales from any other distributor is illegal and prohibited
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