Adagio Violas for Kontakt VST-AU-AAX Samples

Overview

  • Price: $88
  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
  • 17GB / 29.946 Samples
  • 3 Microphone Positions (Close, Combo, Far)
  • Deep-Sampled Orchestral Ensemble, Divisi & Solo Violas
  • Ensemble Violas (7). Divisi Violas (3). Solo Viola (1).
  • Uniquely Legato Types with up to 4-way Round Robin
  • New Arts (ex. Dynamic Bowing, Loure, Tons of Sordino)
  • Product only available as Direct Download
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5 or later required

Listen to the music of Adagio Violas for Kontakt VST-AU-AAX Samples

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  • Adagio Violas Vol. 1 Ensemble Short Notes

    Adagio Violas Vol. 1 Ensemble Short Notes

    This video demonstrates the elaborate set of Ensemble Short notes for Adagio Violas

  • Adagio Violas Vol. 1 Ensemble Sordino Dynbows

    Adagio Violas Vol. 1 Ensemble Sordino Dynbows

    This video demonstrates the gorgeous set of Ensemble Sordino Dynbows for Adagio Violas

  • Adagio Violas Vol. 1 Divisi Sordino Dynbows

    Adagio Violas Vol. 1 Divisi Sordino Dynbows

    This video demonstrates the gorgeous set of Divisi Sordino Dynbows for Adagio Violas

Adagio Violas for Kontakt VST-AU-AAX 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 Violas VST Vol. 1 contain three main groups of Violas. Full Ensemble Violas (7), Divisi Violas (3) and Solo Viola (1).  All groups have been extensively sampled and recorded in a signature church environment with a hand-selected group of great viola 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 bowings (expressive notes). We also recorded new specific viola articulations (ex. 3 different types of sordino spiccato, deep-sampled sordino loure and sordino bowings etc).

Ensemble, Divisi & Solo

Adagio Violas contains several different types of expressive legato for both ensemble, divisi and solo viola. The legato intervals were sampled up to 3 times round robin allowing for an even greater degree of realism. Adagio Violas also contains an unprecendent amount of dynamic bowings and loure. We recorded over 45 separate dynamic bowings covering both regular and muted (sordino) strings. The same concept was applied to our tempo-synced loure and the library holds 17 separate types of loure – also covering both regular and muted (sordino) strings.

Extensive Short Notes

Adagio Violas contains several types of spiccatos (including 3 types of sordino spiccatos), marcatos, marcato sordino, staccatos, pizzicato, bartok pizzicato and all core articulations sampled at 8-10 round robins. We also have advanced trills, tremolos, non-vibrato to vibrato control and advanced legato multis – giving you the ability to use several legato types at the same time. Check the spec list (see below) for a more elaborate description of articulations.

  • 8 Different Types of Ensemble Legato(s)
    • Cantabile
    • Colin’s Favorite
    • Instinct (Round Robin Legato)
    • Village
    • Emo Slur
    • Sweet Soft Slur
    • Perdition (sordino)
    • Soft Sordino
  • Ensemble Sustains (PP, P, MF, F) MW/Crossfade Controlled
  • Ensemble Sustains Non-Vibrato to Vibrato MW/Crossfade Controlled
  • Ensemble Sustains Vibrato
  • Ensemble Sustains Vibrato Soft
  • Ensemble Sordino (P, MP, F)
  • Ensemble Tremolo (P, MF, F)
  • Ensemble Trills:
    • Ens Half Note Trill
    • Ens Whole Note Trill
    • Ens Min3rd Note Trill
    • Ens Maj3rd Note Trill
  • 9 Different Ensemble Dynamic Bowing (Natural Flowing Gesture)
  • 10 Different Ensemble Sordino Dynamic Bowing (Natural Flowing Gesture)
  • 6 Ensemble Loure (connected notes) Tempo-Synced
  • 3 Ensemble Sordino Loure (connected notes) Tempo-Synced
  • Ensemble Feathery Spiccato (x 9 reps) (P/MF/F)
  • Ensemble Tapped Spiccato (x 9 reps) (P/MF/F)
  • Ensemble Spiccato Fast (x 9 reps) (P/MF/F)
  • Ensemble Spiccato Fast Arp (x 9 reps) (P/MF/F)
  • Ensemble Sordino Spiccato (x 9 reps) (P/MF/F)
  • Ensemble Sordino Spiccato Feathered (x 9 reps) (P/MF/F)
  • Ensemble Staccato (x 9 reps) (P/MF/F)
  • Ensemble Marcato (x 4 reps) (P/MF/F)
  • Ensemble Sordino Marcato (x 3 reps) (P/MF/F)
  • Ensemble Pizzicato (x 9 reps)
  • Ensemble Bartok Pizzicato (x 9 reps)
  • Ensemble Staccato (x 9 reps) (P/MF/F)
  • Bonus Ambiences
  • 2 Types of Divisi Legato(s):
    • Instinct (Round Robin Legato)
    • Sweet Slurred Legato
  • Divisi Sustains (P, MP, F)
  • Divisi Sordino Sustains (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 Bartok Pizzicato (P, MP, F)
  • Divisi Tremolo (P, MP, F)
  • 6 Divisi Dynamic Bowing (natural arcing gesture)
  • 11 Divisi Sordino Dynamic Bowing (natural arcing gesture)
  • 8 Divisi Loure (Sordino/Regular)
  • 2 Types of Solo Viola Legato(s)
    • Instinct (Round Robin Legato)
    • Cantabile
  • Solo Viola Sustains (PP, MP, F)
  • Solo Viola Spiccato (P, MP, F)
  • Solo Viola (x 4 reps) Marcato (MP, FF)
  • Solo Viola Pizzicato (x 6 reps) (MF)
  • Solo Viola Bartok Pizzicato (x 4 reps) (MF)
  • 10 Solo Viola Dynamic Bowing (natural arcing gesture)
  • Unique Programming for Kontakt 5 users
  • Hall based release triggers
  • Custom Kontakt Scripting
  • 43 .NKI files
  • 29.946 wave files
  • 17 GB installed (compressed down from +35GB), 16 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 Violas Vol. 1 requires 17 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.