Agitato Sordino Strings

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by carlos paspuel (12/29/2019)
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  • Price: $88
  • Deep-Sampled Ensemble Sordino Strings
  • Indv. String Sections for Violins, Violas, Cellos & Basses
  • Advanced Adaptive Layered Legato
  • 7.5GB / 12.684 Samples (lossless .ncw compression)
  • Recorded with Neumann Microphones in Rich Church
  • 3 Microphone Positions (Close, Combo, Far
  • Full Ensemble Violin (11). Viola (8). Cello (6) and Basses (4)
  • Full String Ensemble and Individual String Section patches
  • 3 Way Multi-Purpose Legato System. Just works. No hassle.
  • 11 Uniquely Recorded Legato Types
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5 or later required

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  • Sordino Legato

    Sordino Legato

    This video demonstrates the 3-layered Sordino Legato

  • Sordino Main Articulations

    Sordino Main Articulations

    This video demonstrates Sordino Spiccato, Arcs & Sustains

  • 8Dio Adagietto Legato

    8Dio Adagietto Legato

    8Dio Adagietto Legato

Agitato Sordino Strings overview

Agitato Sordino is the most comprehensive sample collection of expressive Sordino (Mute) Ensemble Strings on the market. It is best described as the deep and emotional sound of motion picture. The Sordino Strings have a depth, air, silk and sadness to them that you won’t find with normal strings.

Agitato Sordino is based on brand new sample content. We recorded 9 new types of Sordino Legato for Violins, Violas, Cellos and Basses.

Agitato Sordino offers three different approaches to Sordino Strings. First of all we deep-sampled several layers of True Sordino Legatos, which we programmed into an incredibly flexible and playable set of True Sordino Legatos. Secondly we recorded all the sections individually (11 Violins, 8 Violas, 6 Cellos and 4 Basses), so you have full control over each section and thirdly we reprogrammed all the individual patches into Full Sordino Ensemble Patches for easy, fluent writing and sketching. The Full Sordino Ensemble patches include Sordino Sustains, Sordino and Sordino Dynamic Bowings.

Agitato Sordino Strings are 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 the most sought-after string 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 and is the logical extension to these libraries.

Agitato Sordino Legato contains a completely new legato system, which is more flexible than 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.



Agitato Sordino contains 9 uniquely recorded types of legato to cover all your needs for true transitional string performances. The legato performances were modeled around lyrical melodies, capturing the spirit of the most beloved composers of our time. You can control the legato for each individual section (Violins, Violas, Cellos & Basses) and all the legato are designed in a completely intuitive way. You don’t have to use keyswitches or modwheel, since we built it all into the velocities. When you play softly you will trigger the slow/portamento legato. When you played normal you will trigger the common expressivo legato and when you play harder you will trigger our faster distinct legato. It just works.

Microphones & Room

Agitato Sordino contains 3 microphone positions (Close, Far & Mixed). Everything was recorded with the best Neumann through custom pre-amps in a live church environment (the same we used for Adagio and Adagietto). The close microphone position gives you a near definition with grit and personality. The far microphone gives you the full bloom of the beautiful room and the mixed microphone position is a blend of all the microphones used in the project. In addition we also offer output routing pr. microphone, so you can assign each mic to individual outputs for more heavy mixing.

Control The Sordino

Agitato Sordino is all about Ensemble Strings. We programmed everything so it just works off the keys. Whether you want out deep-sampled sordino legatos with auto-speed detection or you want completely smooth sordino sustains for fast composition. We have the sweetest sordino spiccatos and blooming sordino bowings. We programmed everything in two types of patches, so you can either use our Ensemble patches for fast writing (ex. Full String Spiccato, Sustains, Dynamic Bowings) or you can load the individual sections (ex. Violin Spiccato, Cello Sustains, Viola Dynamic Bowings). So everything is right at your fingertips for the easiest and best sounding experience.

8Dio String Family

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 emotional and expressive orchestral strings ever done.

  • Sordino Ensemble Legato Sections  (9 different legato types) incl.:
  • Violin Sordino 3-Layer Multi-Purpose Velocity Based Legato
    • 3 Legato Types (Slur, Expressivo Normal, Expressivo Fast)
  • Viola Sordino 3-Layer Multi-Purpose Velocity Based Legato
    • 2 Legato Types (Slur, Expressivo Fast)
  • Cello Sordino 3-Layer Multi-Purpose Velocity Based Legato
    • 3 Legato Types (Slur, Expressivo Normal, Expressivo Fast)
  • Basses Sordino 2-Layer Multi-Purpose Velocity Based Legato
    •  1 Legato Types (Expressivo Fast)

Full Ensemble Articulations:

  • Ensemble Sordino Sustains (PP, P, MF, F) MW
  • Ensemble Sordino Spiccato (P/MF/F)
  • Ensemble Sordino Dynamic Bowing 1
  • Ensemble Sordino Dynamic Bowing 2

Individual Section Articulations:

  • Violin Section Sordino Sustains (P, MP, F) MW
  • Viola Section Sordino Sustains (P, MP, F) MW
  • Cello Section Sordino Sustains (P, MP, F) MW
  • Bass Section Sordino Sustains (P, MP, F) MW
  • Violin Section Sordino Spiccato (P, MP, F) MW
  • Viola Section Sordino Spiccato (P, MP, F) MW
  • Cello Section Sordino Spiccato (P, MP, F) MW
  • Bass Section Sordino Spiccato (P, MP, F) MW
  • Violin Section Sordino Dynbow 1 (P-M-P) MW
  • Viola Section Sordino Dynbow 1 (P-M-P) MW
  • Cello Section Sordino Dynbow 1 (P-M-P) MW
  • Bass Section Sordino Dynbow 1 (P-M-P) MW
  • Violin Section Sordino Dynbow 2 (MP-M-MP) MW
  • Viola Section Sordino Dynbow 2 (MP-M-MP) MW
  • Cello Section Sordino Dynbow 2 (MP-M-MP) MW
  • Bass Section Sordino Dynbow 2 (MP-M-MP) MW
  • Unique Programming for Kontakt 5 users
  • Hall based release triggers
  • Custom Kontakt Scripting
  • 19 .NKI files
  • 12.611 samples (.ncw lossless compression)
  • 7.5 GB installed
  • 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
  • Agitato Sordino requires 8 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, 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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