Anthology Strings Instrument for Kontakt VST-AU-AAX Samples

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by daniel (01/06/2019)
blown away by this library and its beauty but a quick note if you dont have a ssd harddrive (as i do...

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Overview

  • Price: $298
  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
  • 66,902 Samples. 109 GB HDD (compressed to 47 GB)
  • 3 Advanced Microphones Positions (Mixed, Close & Far)
  • 3 Section Types (Ensemble, Chamber & Solo)
  • Full Ensemble Section Strings and Individual String Section
  • Violins, Violas, Cellos & Basses for all Section Types
  • Custom Browser w/ Built-In Articulation Matrix
  • Intuitive Arc Control with Speed and Velocity built-in
  • Custom Convolution, Microphones, EQ and Chaos FX
  • Product only available as Direct Download
  • Find out What’s New in the latest update Here.
  • Full Retail Version of Kontakt 5.6 (or later) Required

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    Full Ensembles

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    Ensemble Legato

  • 8Dio Anthology Strings

    8Dio Anthology Strings

    Intimate Chamber Sections

  • 8Dio Anthology Strings

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    Eloquent Arc Control

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    Natural User Interface

Anthology Strings Instrument for Kontakt VST-AU-AAX Samples overview

Anthology Strings was crafted by Academy Award, TEC and G.A.N.G Award Winning Composer and Producer, Troels Folmann and Emmy-Nominated Composer and Orchestrator, Colin O’Malley. Anthology is the true reimagination of our original Adagio and Agitato String collections – hand-designed with our favorite 66.500 samples from both collections.

Anthology contains both Ensemble, Divisi and Solo String sections for both Violin(s), Viola(s), Cello(s) and Basse(s). All recorded exclusively with grand Neumann microphones – inside a rare church recording environment. The three sensible microphone positions (Close, Mixed, Far) offers you full mastery over the sound. We developed custom techniques for the close microphones – allowing them to record much closer and intimate than your common church scoring environments. No samples overwhelmed in reverb. Instead a touching and passionate collection of strings. All designed to capture your most beautiful thoughts.

The beating heart of Anthology Strings is its playability, emotion and ease-of-use. A compendium of all principal articulations needed for advanced orchestration – and equally built for fast and expressive string writing. The custom smart browser offers you access to everything. A single click gives access to all articulations. A few clicks and you’ve designed your personal matrix of articulations.

Anthology Strings is symmetry. All String Sections have identical articulations and that goes for all Ensemble, Divisi and Solo Strings in the library. But most importantly Anthology is for you. The composer. The producer. The orchestrator. The person that wants the most expressive virtual strings ever created within a fingers touch.

The person that want complete playability, effortless expression and true emotion in the sound. This library is for you and only you.

Sections

Anthology Strings contains three unique sections for both Violin(s), Viola(s), Cello(s) and Basse(s). The ensemble section is big and expressive. It includes a deep set of articulations, including fully developed group of true sordino articulations. The divisi chamber section is ensemble is smaller and intimate. It sounds stunningly good with our custom close microphone position. You can hear each stroke of every player. The solo section completes the experience with access to four virtuoso instruments, including Solo Violin, Solo Viola, Solo Cello and Solo Bass.

Microphones

Anthology Strings was recorded exclusively with Neumann Microphones in a famous church in San Francisco – a jewel known for its unique and expressive acoustics. We recorded the strings with a vast array of microphone positions that were diversified into three microphone positions, including Close, Mixed and Far. We developed exclusive techniques for the close microphones – in regards to capturing the strings without too much reverb. Try our Divisi Strings with Close Mic and you will understand. The mixed microphone offers a beautiful compilation of dozens of microphones into a resource effective, all-round sound that works for all general purposes. The far microphone gives you a unique far perspective and option for true surround sound design.

Intuitive

Anthology is intuitive and designed for a fast and unhindered workflow. We invented a proprietary 3D user-interface (UI) accessing everything with a click. Access any articulation with a single click. Control and assign keyswitches or CCs with one click.  Create advanced sets of articulations in seconds. The Anthology user experience is second to none. Yet it is not just because of 300.000 lines of code or deep-sampled specifications. Anthology is intuitive because it sounds real. Liquified in human emotion. Intention in every note. A meaning to these dead samples. Whether you play our completely fluent Ensemble Legatos or a delicate Cello Chamber Section with the presence of close microphones. Anthology is intuitive in design and sound.

Heart

Anthology is not a sample library. It is a statement. A statement of emotion and intention. Everything about it is designed for your heart. The gentle, fragile sounds of pianissimo with Divisi Cellos to the soaring legato of Ensemble Violins. The sentimental vibrato of the Solo Violin to the hauntingly loving cries of our Solo Cello. The emotional strokes of our dynamic Arcs to the feathery strokes of Spiccato. The dramatic intention in the Marcatos to the warmth of Pizzicatos. The Tremolo. The Trills and Sordino to give you chills. Everything about Anthology is emotion. Not only in sound, but in the DNA of the design and deep in the code.

Helpful

Anthology is an orchestral tool that simply works. The shortest distance from your thought to your creation. The strings were all carefully processed and coded to operate exactly how you want them to. Intuitive, expressive and with a soul behind every note. The Anthology Engine does everything possible create the best possible experience for you. We’ve also included an immediate support guide in the library. The single page guide provides you with a detailed overview of all the special features inside the Anthology Engine. The default CC for Dynamics is 1 and 11 for Expression. We highly recommend you use both these features. Right click on anything and reassign controllers at your discretion.

Symmetrical

Anthology Strings is designed as a symmetrical library. All articulations perfectly mirrored across all String Sections. You find the most comprehensive set of articulations in our elaborate Ensemble Strings. The Anthology Chamber Strings follows with a uniform set of all articulations needed for emotional divisi strings. The Solo Strings are also symmetrical – and can do wonders together with the other ensembles or as stand-alone’s. The symmetry in Anthology offers reassurance and allows you to orchestrate in safety. The symmetry in Anthology is not just practical or mathematical. The symmetry is emotional. All String Sections in Anthology were recorded with their respective and contextual sweet spots in mind. Symmetry in perfection.

WHAT'S NEW?

In this latest edition of Anthology, you can access over 150 additional patches. These per articulation patches allow for a truly custom experience to suit all workflows and templates, letting you optimise loading times even further. The included patch variations also host a set of brand new features, such as Time Machine Arcs, which enable instant time manipulation and legato-like performance abilities, and our new Chordal Legato category. These new Legato patches allow you to perform detailed passages polyphonically while still utilising our unparalleled legato transitions, retaining the feel and emotion of a real string section. We also included an Ambience category featuring 1 GB of handcrafted content derived from the source material, and several brand new convolution reverbs enabling you to place your string section in spacious and otherworldly environments. We also reworked much of the internal mapping, programming and functionality to improve general operation, playability and overall user experience. For more information, click Here.

WHAT’S NEW?

The New Anthology Series Bundle contains all the changes, enhancements and innovations introduced in our latest Adagio Strings Series.

In the latest edition of Anthology, you can access over 150 additional patches. These per articulation patches allow for a truly custom experience to suit all workflows and templates, letting you optimise loading times even further. The included patch variations also host a set of brand new features, such as Time Machine Arcs, which enable instant time manipulation and legato-like performance abilities; And our new Chordal Legato category which takes the concept of authentic hyper-realistic legato performances even further. These new Legato patches allow you to perform detailed passages over multiple voices and pitch polyphonically, while still utilising our unparalleled legato transitions, retaining the feel and emotion of a real string section.

The all-new Ambience category contains 1 GB of unique, handcrafted ambience content. Each individual sound was derived from the original Adagio source content captured in a lush church in the middle of San Fransisco and further produced and manipulated by master sound designers. We have also added several brand new convolution reverbs, enabling you to place your string section in spacious and otherworldly environments.

As well as all of these new and improved features, we also reworked much of the internal mapping, programming and functionality to improve general operation, playability and overall user experience.


We sincerely hope you enjoy this new Anthology Series experience.


Additional Patch Summary:

Section Patches:

  • Violins Ensemble
  • Violins Divisi/Chamber
  • Violins Solo
  • Violas Ensemble
  • Violas Divisi/Chamber
  • Violas Solo
  • Cellos Ensemble
  • Cellos Divisi/Chamber
  • Cellos Solo
  • Bass Ensemble
  • Bass Divisi/Chamber
  • Bass Solo


Ambience Patches:

  • Violin Ambiences
  • Viola Ambiences
  • Cello Ambiences
  • Bass Ambiences


Articulation Patches:

  • Violins Ensemble (24 Split Articulation Patches)
  • Violins Divisi/Chamber (8 Split Articulation Patches)
  • Violins Solo (6 Split Articulation Patches)
  • Violas Ensemble (24 Split Articulation Patches)
  • Violas Divisi/Chamber (8 Split Articulation Patches)
  • Violas Solo (6 Split Articulation Patches)
  • Cellos Ensemble (24 Split Articulation Patches)
  • Cellos Divisi/Chamber (8 Split Articulation Patches)
  • Cellos Solo (6 Split Articulation Patches)
  • Bass Ensemble (23 Split Articulation Patches)
  • Bass Divisi/Chamber (8 Split Articulation Patches)
  • Bass Solo (6 Split Articulation Patches)


Auxiliary Patches:

  • Violin Legato – Chordal (All Legato Types & Sections)
  • Viola Legato – Chordal (All Legato Types & Sections)
  • Cello Legato – Chordal (All Legato Types & Sections)
  • Bass Legato – Chordal (All Legato Types & Sections)
  • Violin Arc – Time Machine Pro (All Sections)
  • Viola Arc – Time Machine Pro (All Sections)
  • Cello Arc – Time Machine Pro (All Sections)
  • Bass Arc – Time Machine Pro (All Sections)

Ensemble Violins Core:

  • Sustains
  • Legato 1 w/ 3-layered legato (Slur, Normal, Fast)
  • Legato 2 w/ 3-layered legato (Slur, Normal, Fast)
  • Advanced Arc Control
  • Arc Long
  • Tremolo
  • Trills Minor 2nd (half-step)
  • Trills Major 2nd (whole-step)
  • Spiccato Feathered
  • Spiccato Tapped
  • Staccato
  • Marcato
  • Pizzicato
  • Bartok Pizzicato

Ensemble Violins Sordino (Muted):

  • Sustains Muted
  • Legato Muted w/ expressive layering
  • Advanced Arc Control Muted
  • Arc Long Muted
  • Spiccato Muted

Divisi / Chamber Violins:

  • Sustains
  • Legato 1 w/ layered legato
  • Legato 2 w/ layered legato
  • Advanced Arc Control
  • Spiccato Feathered

Solo Violin:

  • Sustains
  • Legato 1 w/ layered legato
  • Spiccato Feathered
  • Marcato
  • Pizzicato

Ensemble Violas Core:

  • Sustains
  • Legato 1 w/ 3-layered legato (Slur, Normal, Fast)
  • Legato 2 w/ 3-layered legato (Slur, Normal, Fast)
  • Advanced Arc Control
  • Arc Long
  • Tremolo
  • Trills Minor 2nd (half-step)
  • Trills Major 2nd (whole-step)
  • Spiccato Feathered
  • Spiccato Tapped
  • Staccato
  • Marcato
  • Pizzicato
  • Bartok Pizzicato

Ensemble Violas Sordino (Muted):

  • Sustains Muted
  • Legato Muted w/ expressive layering
  • Advanced Arc Control Muted
  • Arc Long Muted
  • Spiccato Muted

Divisi / Chamber Section Violas:

  • Sustains
  • Legato 1 w/ layered legato
  • Legato 2 w/ layered legato
  • Advanced Arc Control
  • Spiccato Feathered

Solo Viola:

  • Sustains
  • Legato 1 w/ layered legato
  • Spiccato Feathered
  • Marcato
  • Pizzicato

Ensemble Cellos Core:

  • Sustains
  • Legato 1 w/ 3-layered legato (Slur, Normal, Fast)
  • Legato 2 w/ 3-layered legato (Slur, Normal, Fast)
  • Advanced Arc Control
  • Arc Long
  • Tremolo
  • Trills Minor 2nd (half-step)
  • Trills Major 2nd (whole-step)
  • Spiccato Feathered
  • Spiccato Tapped
  • Staccato
  • Marcato
  • Pizzicato
  • Bartok Pizzicato

Ensemble Cellos Sordino (Muted):

  • Sustains Muted
  • Legato Muted w/ expressive layering
  • Advanced Arc Control Muted
  • Arc Long Muted
  • Spiccato Muted

Divisi / Chamber Section Cellos:

  • Sustains
  • Legato 1 w/ layered legato
  • Legato 2 w/ layered legato
  • Advanced Arc Control
  • Spiccato Feathered

Solo Cello:

  • Sustains
  • Legato 1 w/ layered legato
  • Spiccato Feathered
  • Marcato
  • Pizzicato

Ensemble Basses Core:

  • Sustains
  • Legato 1 w/ 3-layered legato (Slur, Normal, Fast)
  • Legato 2 w/ 3-layered legato (Slur, Normal, Fast)
  • Advanced Arc Control
  • Arc Long
  • Tremolo
  • Trills Minor 2nd (half-step)
  • Trills Major 2nd (whole-step)
  • Spiccato Feathered
  • Spiccato Tapped
  • Staccato
  • Marcato
  • Pizzicato
  • Bartok Pizzicato

Ensemble Basses Sordino (Muted):

  • Sustains Muted
  • Legato Muted w/ expressive layering
  • Advanced Arc Control Muted
  • Arc Long Muted
  • Spiccato Muted

Divisi / Chamber Section Basses:

  • Sustains
  • Legato 1 w/ layered legato
  • Legato 2 w/ layered legato
  • Advanced Arc Control
  • Spiccato Feathered

Solo Bass:

  • Sustains
  • Legato 1 w/ layered legato
  • Spiccato Feathered
  • Marcato
  • Pizzicato
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.6 or later required
  • Not Compatible with Free Kontakt Player
  • 47.02 GB of hard drive space
  • Ability to download
  • PC Quadcore / 2.4GZ+, 8GB ram
  • MAC Quadcore / 2.6Ghz, 8GB ram