Adagio Cellos Vol. 1.5 for Kontakt VST-AU-AAX

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  • Price: $118 
  • 26.1GB / 35.011 Samples
  • True Ensemble. True Divisi. True Solo.
  • Direct download / Cloud Server System
  • Product only available as download
  • Deep-Sampled Orchestral Ensemble, Divisi & Solo Cellos
  • Recorded in church w/ 3 mic. positions (Close, Combo, Far)
  • Ensemble Cello (7). Divisi Cello (2). Solo Cello (2).
  • Uniquely Recorded Legato Types with up to 4-way RR
  • New Articulations (ex. Tenuto, Dynamic Bowing & Loure)
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5 or later required

Listen to the music of Adagio Cellos Vol. 1.5 for Kontakt VST-AU-AAX

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  • Adagio Cellos Vol. 1 Legato

    Adagio Cellos Vol. 1 Legato

    Legato with Round Robin

  • Adagio Cellos Vol. 1 Dynbows

    Adagio Cellos Vol. 1 Dynbows

    Expressive Dynamic Bowings

  • Adagio Cellos Vol. 1 Dynbows

    Adagio Cellos Vol. 1 Dynbows

    Sordino Dynamic Bowings

  • Adagio Cellos Vol. 1 Slur Legato

    Adagio Cellos Vol. 1 Slur Legato

    Legato with Expressive Slur

  • Adagio Cellos Vol. 1 Legato

    Adagio Cellos Vol. 1 Legato

    Legato with Loure

  • 8Dio Ensemble Basses

    8Dio Ensemble Basses

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

Adagio Cellos Vol. 1.5 for Kontakt VST-AU-AAX 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 Cellos, Vol. 1.5 VST contain three main groups of cellos. Full Ensemble Cello (6), Divisi Cello (3) and Solo Cello (1).  All groups have been extensively sampled and recorded in a signature church environment with a hand-selected group of great cellists 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 Adagio Violins, including round robin legato and the ability to connect legato effortlessly with other articulations like loure (floating notes) and dynamic bowings (expressive notes). We also recorded new specific cello articulations (ex. tenuto and sordino tenuto, expressive detache, measured tremolos with open strings, deep-sampled sordino loure and sordino bowings, new fx etc).

Ensemble, Divisi & Solo

Adagio Cellos contains several different types of expressive legato for both ensemble, divisi and solo cello. The legato intervals were sampled up to 3 times round robin allowing for an even greater degree of realism. Adagio Cellos also contains an unprecendent amount of dynamic bowings and loure. We recorded over 40 separate dynamic bowings covering both regular and muted (sordino) strings. The same concept was applied to our tempo-synced loure and the library holds over 30 separate types of loure – also covering both regular and muted (sordino) strings.

Extensive Short Notes

Adagio Cellos is also dedicated to short notes – we have several types of spiccatos (including sordino spiccatos), marcatos, staccatos, pizzicato, bartok pizz, con legno and all core articulations sampled at 8-10 round robins. In addition we have advanced trills, tremolos, measured tremolos and open-string tremolos. We encourage you to check the spec list (see below) for a more elaborate description of articulations.

  • 7 Different Types of Ensemble Legato(s)
    • Cantabile
    • Dolce
    • Emo Slur
    • Instinct
    • Perdition
    • Soft Slur
    • Village
  • Ensemble Sustains (PP, P, MF, F)
  • Ensemble Sordino (P, MP, F)
  • Ensemble Tremolo (P, MF, F)
  • Ensemble Trills:
    • Ens Half Note Trill
    • Ens Half Note Trill w/ natural swell
    • Ens Whole Note Trill
    • Ens Whole Note Trill w/ natural swell
    • Ens 3rd Note Trill
    • Ens 3rd Note Trill w/ natural swell
    • Ens 4th Note Trill
    • Ens 4th Note Trill w/ natural swell
  • 17 Different Ensemble Dynamic Bowing (Natural Flowing Gesture)
  • 8 Different Ensemble Sordino Dynamic Bowing (Natural Flowing Gesture)
  • 12 Ensemble Loure (connected notes) Tempo-Synced
  • 13 Ensemble Sordino Loure (connected notes) Tempo-Synced
  • Ensemble Tremolo (P/M/F)
  • Ensemble Measured Tremolo Tempo-Synced
  • Ensemble Measured Tremolo Open-Strings
  • 5 Ensemble Crescendo/Decrescendo
  • Ensemble Detache (P/MP)
  • Ensemble Tenuto (Short/Long)
  • Ensemble Sordino Tenuto (Short/Long)
  • Ensemble Feathery Spiccato (x 8 reps) (P/MF/F)
  • Ensemble On Bow Spiccato (x 8 reps) (P/MF/F)
  • Ensemble Sordino Spiccato (x 8 reps) (P/MF/F)
  • Ensemble Pizzicato (x 8 reps)
  • Ensemble Bartok Pizzicato (x 4 reps)
  • Ensemble Bouncing Staccato (x 4 reps) (MF/FF)
  • Ensemble Marcato Lyrical (MF/F/FF)
  • Ensemble Con Legno (x 6 reps) (MF)
  • Ensemble FX (ex. Risers, Seagulls, Pizzicato Clusters etc)
  • New: Ensemble 3-Layer Multi-Purpose Velocity Based Legato
    • 3 Legato Types (Slur, Village, Instinct Legato)
  • Bonus Ambiences
  • 2 Types of Divisi Legato(s):
    • Allegreto
    • Anima
  • Divisi Sustains (P, MP, F)
  • Divisi Spiccato (P, MP, F)
  • 5 Divisi Dynamic Bowing (natural arcing gesture)
  • 3 Divisi Sordino Dynamic Bowing (natural arcing gesture)
  • Divisi Tenuto (Short/Long)
  • 2 Types of Solo Cello Legato(s)
    • Geisha
    • Instinct
  • Solo Cello Sustains (PP, MP, F)
  • Solo Cello Spiccato (P, MP, F)
  • Solo Cello Pizzicato (x 6 reps) (MF)
  • Solo Cello Bartok Pizzicato (x 6 reps) (MF)
  • Solo Cello Marcato (MP, FF)
  • Solo Cello Tremolo (MF)
  • 7 Solo Cello Dynamic Bowing (natural arcing gesture)
  • 8 Solo Cello Loure  (connected notes) Tempo-Synced
  • Unique Programming for Kontakt 5 users
  • Hall based release triggers
  • Custom Kontakt Scripting
  • 58 .NKI files
  • 35.011 wave files
  • 27 GB installed (compressed down from 69GB)
  • 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 Cellos Vol. 1 requires 27 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