The 8Dio deep-sampled portfolio now contains over 220 products - the largest of its kind. One can get lost in the oceans of samples and products. We wanted to take a moment and discuss the similarities and differences between two of our orchestral product lines. Namely CAGE and CASE.

CAGE stands for Custom Aleatoric Group Effects. CAGE contains orchestral effects for String, Brass and Woodwind ensembles. The library is heavily featured in movies like Interstellar (by Hans Zimmer) and many other places (ex. James Bond, Overwatch, NFL/Madden etc.) CAGE contains over 66.000 samples and 9 microphone positions. It is the largest collection of orchestral effects ever made and still stands unrivaled till this date.

We recently introduced our new CASE series, which stands for Custom Aleatoric Solo Effects. The main difference being that CAGE is ensemble effects and CASE is solo effects.

CAGE and CASE are designed to be used together - and you will find many symmetries in the articulation sets. The idea is to offer you the best of both worlds. CAGE works perfectly in larger, dense type of arrangements. Whereas CASE has a more intimate and local sound - great for more close and personal type of sound. CAGE will give you that roaring sound of a full symphony orchestra playing effects. CASE will give you are more upfront, near sound of the individual instrument. The idea is to give you best of both worlds - from the lush, dense full orchestra to the intimate and local sounding solo instruments.

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To wrap it up here is two videos. One demonstrating CAGE Ensemble Brass and another demonstrating CASE Solo Brass. Enjoy!