Agitato Grandiose Ensemble Cellos

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Inspirational and pretty satisfying to play!
by Joe Santa Maria (11/24/2018)
This library is pretty awesome for its value. I got it for $26 haha. It is really satisfying to play...


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  • Price: $48
  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
  • 5.518 Samples. 4.1GB (compressed from 9.8GB)
  • 3 Microphone Positions (Close, Combo, Far
  • Agitato Ensemble Cellos
  • Agitato Divisi/Chamber Cellos
  • Soaring Grandiose Legato (14 Types)
  • Advanced Short Dynamic Bowings (17 Types)
  • Advanced Chaos FX 3.2 System
  • Product only available as Direct Download
  • Full Retail Version of Kontakt 5.5 (or later) Required

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Watch the videos of Agitato Grandiose Ensemble Cellos

  • 8Dio Grandiose Legato Ensemble & Divisi Cello

    8Dio Grandiose Legato Ensemble & Divisi Cello

    This video demonstrates the Grandiose Legato for Ensemble & Divisi Cello

  • 8Dio Grandiose Legato Ensemble Violins

    8Dio Grandiose Legato Ensemble Violins

    Also check this video that shows Grandiose Legato for Ensemble Violin

  • 8Dio Grandiose Legato Ensemble & Divisi Violas

    8Dio Grandiose Legato Ensemble & Divisi Violas

    Also check this video that shows Grandiose Legato for Violas

Agitato Grandiose Ensemble Cellos overview

Agitato Grandiose Legato for Cellos is inspired by the soaring melodic styles of Williams and Mancini. We recorded both Ensemble and Divisi Cellos, which are offered as stand-alone and bundled libraries. The concept of these libraries is to nail that fast, soaring, melodic Hollywood legato we’ve always wanted, but never had. The Agitato Grandiose String series are completely compatible with our Adagio and Adagietto series, yet we also designed them to be compatible with other string libraries, so you can use it however you like.

Produced by Academy Award, TEC and G.A.N.G Award Winning Composer, Troels Folmann and Emmy Nominated composer, Colin O’Malley. The 8Dio Agitato Expansion series is the third branch to our existing Adagietto and Adagio String Collections. The Agitato Expansion series addresses to most sought-after sting articulations, including Grandioso Soaring Legato, Hyper-Fast Legato, True Ostinato and Soaring Sordino. Agitato was recorded in the same large and lush church as our Adagio & Adagietto series.

Agitato Grandiose Legato Cellos bundle consists of 14 different types of legato, starting with our new beautiful and smooth sustain x-fade. We also included more gentle legatos (ex. gentle and gentle detache), however if you are looking for a traditional soaring Hollywood inspired sound – we recommend our two Mancini Legatos, which brings forward that gorgeous, intense molto vibrato. The bundle contains both Ensemble and Divisi Grandiose Legato. Fully compatible with the existing Adagio and Adagietto Strings Series, but also designed for full compatibility with any 3rd party string library.

Agitato Grandiose Legato contains a completely new legato system, which is more flexible then ever. You have full control over dynamics and expression, including the ability to link the two. In addition we have a new highly adaptive legato speed system, which really allows the legato to adapt to your compositional style and preference.


Hyper-Realistic Legato

Agitato Grandiose Legato for Ensemble and Divisi Cellos nails something incredibly rare. It nails the true vibrant sound of a passionate 6 and 3 piece Cello Ensemble. You won’t sit and wonder why it doesn’t sound real or why the strings are not “singing”. This library is about that soaring lushness of strong melodic strings. It is designed to sit in the forefront of your orchestration and both compatible with 8Dio Adagio and Adagietto – but also designed to work with 3rd party string libraries. The Grandiose Legato contains 7 different types of legato – from traditional x-fade sustains to 8Dio’s new legato system allowing you to blend legato with other bowing techniques.

Agitato Try-Pack

We want everyone to experience Agitato for free, which is why we’ve created a free Try-Pack edition of our Agitato Grandiose Legato. Yup – for FREE! The Agitato Try-Pack Edition contains a 1.5 octave restricted (C3-G4) version of our Agitato Grandiose Legato Violin Ensemble. You will be able to try all the legato types and match them against any string library of your choice. While Agitato is designed as the natural extension to our Adagietto and Adagio series – we also designed and programmed it to be fully compatible with any string library of your choice. Click here for more information.

8Dio String Collection

The 8Dio Orchestral String Collection VST now contains three branches of string samples. Adagietto covers the core fundamentals – designed for instant composition with ensemble strings. Adagio is the state-of-the-art library for hyper-realistic string orchestration and ornamentation. Agitato is a series of speciality products targeting the most sought after articulations in the industry (ex. Williams / Mancini Grandiose Legato, Ultra-Fast Legato, Sordino Legato, True Ostinato Design Kits etc). The end-result is the most comprehensive collection of deep-sampled expressive orchestral strings ever done. We encourage you to try our free Agitato Try-Pack – featuring our Grandiose Legato for Ensemble Violins. Click here to read more about it.

  • Grandiose Legato ENSEMBLE Cellos (7 different legato types) including:
    • Sustain X-Fade
    • Gentle
    • Medium
    • Strong 1 (aka Mancini 1)
    • Strong 2 (aka Mancini 2)
    • Strong 3 (aka Mancini 3)
    • Strong Detache
  • Dynamic Short Note ENSEMBLE Cellos Bowings:
    • Very Short P-MP
    • Very Short MP-MF
    • Very Short MF-F
    • Very Short MF-FF
    • Short PP-P
    • Short P-MF
    • Short MP-MF
    • Short P-F
    • Short MP-F
    • Short MF-P
    • Short F-P
  • Grandiose Legato DIVISI Cellos (7 different legato types) including:
    • Sustain X-Fade
    • Gentle
    • Medium
    • Strong 1 (aka Mancini 1)
    • Strong 2 (aka Mancini 2)
    • Strong Detache 1
    • Strong Detache 2
  • Dynamic DIVISI Cellos Bowings:
    • Very Short MP-MF
    • Very Short MF-F
    • Short P-MF
    • Short P-F
    • Short MP-MF
    • Short MP-F
  • Unique Programming for Kontakt 5 users
  • Hall based release triggers
  • Custom Kontakt Scripting
  • 4 .NKI files
  • 5.518 samples (.ncw lossless compression)
  • 4.1 GB installed
  • Multiple download servers to ensure smooth download
  • Sample resolution: 44.1Khz / 24Bit stereo .ncw (lossless compression)
  • Kontakt 5.5 (Full Retail) is 32 and 64-bit compatible on both PC and MAC platforms
  • 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, 8 GB RAM or Windows® XP (32 Bit) or Windows Vista® (32/64 Bit), Pentium® or Athlon XP 1.4 GHz, 8 GB RAM. 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended
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