Adagio Basses VST-AU-AAX – Kontakt Instruments & Samples

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by emanicus (02/08/2017)
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  • Price: $198 $58
  • 10GB / 17.438 Samples
  • True Ensemble. True Divisi. True Solo.
  • Direct download / Cloud Server System
  • Product only available as download
  • Deep-Sampled Orchestral Ensemble, Divisi & Solo Basses
  • Recorded in Church w/ 3 mic. positions (Close, Combo, Far)
  • Ensemble Basses (4). Divisi Basses (2). Solo Bass (1).
  • Uniquely Legato Types with up to 4-way Round Robin
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5 or later required

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  • 8Dio Solo Bass

    8Dio Solo Bass

    This video demonstrates the Solo Bass, including expressive legato, loure etc

  • 8Dio Divisi Basses

    8Dio Divisi Basses

    This video demonstrates the Divisi Basses, including expressive legato(s), loure etc

  • 8Dio Ensemble Basses

    8Dio Ensemble Basses

    This video demonstrates Ensemble Basses, including 2 legatos and most core arts

Adagio Basses VST-AU-AAX – Kontakt Instruments & Samples overview

ADAGIO is the air, the flow, the burn and the sorrow of symphonic strings.

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 a new-generation orchestral sample library and the most expressive collection of deep-sampled strings ever created.

Adagio Basses VSTis our fourth release in the Adagio Series – featuring both Ensemble (4) and Divisi (2) Basses as well as a Solo Bass. The library contains 6 different types of legato, +25 dynamic bowing types, 15 loures and gorgeous deep-sampled short notes.

The Basses have historically been the “forgotten” instrument when it comes to string sampling due to its lower and less prominent register. We decided to take the opposite approach and record the instrument with depth, passion and lushness. The culmination is the most comprehensive sample library on the market in regards to emotional and realistic orchestral basses.

Ensemble, Divisi & Solo

Adagio Basses contains several different types of expressive legato for both ensemble, divisi and solo basses. The legato intervals were sampled up to 4 times round robin for an even greater degree of realism. In addition Adagio Basses also contains our loures (connected notes playing up/down motion) and dynamic bowings (naturally performed arcs).

Extensive Short Notes

Adagio Basses Vol. 1 was recorded in our signature Adagio church environment with a hand-selected group of great bass players from the San Francisco Bay Area. All groups were sampled with three different microphone positions (close, far, mixed) and we deployed the same unique sampling techniques we applied to all our Adagio products, including round robin legato and the ability to connect legato effortlessly with other articulations like loure (floating notes) and dynamic bow ings (expressive notes).

  • 2 Different Types of Ensemble Legato(s)
    • Instinct
    • Emotional Slur
  • Ensemble Sustains (PP, P, MF, F) MW/Crossfade Controlled
  • Ensemble Sordino (P, MP, F)
  • Ensemble Tremolo (P, MF, F)
  • Ensemble Trills:
    • Ens Half Note Trill
    • Ens Whole Note Trill
  • 11 Different Ensemble Dynamic Bowing (Natural Flowing Gesture)
  • 4 Ensemble Loure (connected notes) Tempo-Synced
  • Ensemble Feathery Spiccato (x 9 reps) (P/MF/F)
  • Ensemble Staccato (x 9 reps) (P/MF/F)
  • Ensemble Marcato (x 4 reps) (P/MF/F)
  • Ensemble Pizzicato (x 9 reps)
  • Ensemble Bartok Pizzicato (x 9 reps)
  • Bonus Ambiences
  • 2 Types of Divisi Legato(s):
    • Instinct (Round Robin Legato)
    • Slurred Legato
  • Divisi Sustains (P, MP, F)
  • Divisi Sustains  2 (P, MP, F)
  • Divisi Spiccato (P, MP, F)
  • Divisi Marcato (x 4 reps)(P, MP, F)
  • Divisi Pizzicato (x 6 reps) (P, MP, F)
  • Divisi Tremolo (P, MP, F)
  • 11 Divisi Dynamic Bowing (natural arcing gesture)
  • 4 Divisi Loure (Regular)
  • 2 Types of Solo Bass Legato(s)
    • Expressivo
    • Portamento
  • Solo Bass Sustains (PP, MP, F)
  • Solo Bass Spiccato (P, MP, F)
  • Solo Bass (x 4 reps) Marcato (MP, FF)
  • Solo Bass Pizzicato (x 6 reps) (MF)
  • Solo Bass Bartok Pizzicato (x 4 reps) (MF)
  • 5 Solo Bass Dynamic Bowing (natural arcing gesture)
  • 4 Solo Bass Loure (Regular)
  • Unique Programming for Kontakt 5 users
  • Hall based release triggers
  • Custom Kontakt Scripting
  • 33 .NKI files
  •  17.431 wave files
  • 10 GB installed (compressed down from +20GB), 9 GB .rar download
  • Multiple download servers to ensure smooth download
  • Sample resolution: 44.1Khz / 24Bit stereo .ncw (lossless compression)
  • Format(s): Kontakt and .ncw
  • Kontakt 5.5 (Full Retail) is 32 and 64-bit compatible on both PC and MAC platforms
  • Adagio Basses Vol. 1 requires 10GB 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.