Adagio Strings Bundle for Kontakt VST-AU-AAX

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Overview

  • 70% OFF NOW
  • Price: $1,695 $499
  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
  • 115.431 Samples. 106GB HDD (compressed from 244GB)
  • 3 Microphone Positions (Close, Mixed, Far)
  • Violins, Cellos, Violas and Basses & Adagietto
  • Ensemble, Divisi (Chamber) and Solo
  • Normal and True Sordino (Muted Strings) Recordings
  • Velocity and Round-Based Based True Legato
  • 36 True Legato Arts, 120 Dynamic Arc Arts, 60 Loure Arts
  • Normal and True Sordino (Muted Strings) Recordings
  • Product only available as Direct Download
  • Full Retail Version of Kontakt 4.2 (or later) Required

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  • Adagio Violins  Vol. 1.1 Update

    Adagio Violins Vol. 1.1 Update

    his video demonstrates the new core features in our Adagio Violin 1.1 update.

  • Adagio Violins Vol. 1 Sustains

    Adagio Violins Vol. 1 Sustains

    This video demonstrates all the different types of sustained strings.

  • 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 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

  • 8Dio Ensemble Basses

    8Dio Ensemble Basses

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

Adagio Strings Bundle 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.

The Adagio Bundle contains Adagio Violins, Violas, Cellos and Basses. All the Adagio libraries contains three main groups: Full Ensemble, Divisi/Chamber section and Solo sections.  All groups have been extensively sampled and recorded in a signature church environment with a hand-selected group of great players from the San Francisco Bay Area. All groups were sampled with three different microphone positions (close, far, mixed) and we deployed a variety of never-done-before sampling techniques from round robin based legato and the ability to connect legato effortlessly with other articulations like loure (floating notes) and dynamic bowings (expressive notes). In addition we have some of the most deep-sampled short notes ever done.

Adagio Strings is designed for professional composers and orchestrators. The individual volumes each contains several unique legato recordings (ex. round robin based legato, slurred/emotional legato, sordino legato) and the Violins, Cellos and Violas combined contains 36 different types of legatos. In addition you will find over 120 different types of Dynamic Bowings and 60 different types of Loures. All articulations in Adagio (ex. 36 legato) are all unique recordings, so you won’t find different variations of the same samples, but in fact find unique and different recordings of … everything! Welcome to the future of sampling with motion and emotion.

Playability and Choices

Adagio is next-generation orchestral sampling. We recorded 38 different types of liquid legato to cover the vast majority of natural flow techniques. The legato performances are modeled around lyrical melodies, capturing some of the spirit of the composers we love. The power of this approach cannot be over stated. Adagio captures great musicians performing as they were born to … never a static moment. Legato intervals were sampled up to 4 times round robin allowing for an even greater degree of realism. Loure or “floating notes” are also a key part of Adagio, allowing composers to perform repeated notes with connectivity. We’ve also included unprecedented “Loure Legato” patches. They have to be played to be believed.

Expressive Strings

Adagio allows for traditional dynamic cross-fading of sustains to shape notes. In addition to this, we deep-deep-deep sampled “Dynamic Bowing” articulations.  These are notes that weep and soar effortlessly.  With our intuitive programming we believe this “dynamic” approach is far superior to traditional cross-fading in the quest for a final degree of musical realism. Comprehensive short notes are another highlight of Adagio.  With feathery spiccatos, biting marcatos, lively pizzicatos and more, Adagio is both nuanced and acrobatic. Short notes are sampled in up to 10 round robins.  The attacks of the notes have an energy and musical imperfection that will re-define your string template.  Trills, tremolos and measured tremolos are also sampled in great depth for an extra shimmer or relentless pulse in your music. Adagio is an intuitive out-of-box tool. It works fluently without mangling.

  • Emotional Polyphonic Legato (10 uniquely recorded legato) including:
    • Extra Terrestrial Legato
    • Perdition Legato
    • Adagio Legato
    • Schindler’s Legato
    • Lost Legato
    • Instinct Legato
    • Village Legato
    • Note: Selected Legato programs have up to 4 round robin
  • Ensemble Natural Sustains (PP, P, MF, F)
  • Ensemble Non-Vibrato Sustains (PP, P, MF, F)
  • Ensemble Vibrato Sustains (PP, P, MF, F)
  • Ensemble Sordino (P, MP, F)
  • Ensemble Tremolo (P, MF, F)
  • Ensemble Harmonics (MP) Non-Vib
  • Ensemble Harmonics (MF) Vibrato
  • 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
  • Ensemble Dynamic Bowing (Natural Flowing Gesture)
    • Ens DynBow w/ intentional Attack (MF)
    • Ens DynBow w/ soft intentional attack (MP)
    • Ens DynBow w/ sweet vibrato (MF)
    • Ens DynBow w/ strong vibrato (F)
    • Ens DynBow w/ strong vibrato (FF)
    • Ens DynBow Expressivo (P-MP)
    • Ens DynBow Medium (PFP)
    • Ens DynBow Long (PFP)
    • Ens DynBow Descending (F-MP)
    • Ens DynBow (P-MP-P)
    • Ens DynBow (P-MF-P)
    • Ens DynBow (F-MP-P)
    • Ens DynBow (MP-MP-F)
    • Ens DynBow (F-F-MP)
    • Ens DynBow (P-P-P)
    • Ens DynBow (MP-MP-MP)
    • Ens DynBow (F-F-F)
    • Ens DynBow Sordino (MF-F-MF)
    • Ens DynBow Sordino (MP-MF-MP)
    • Ens DynBow Sordino (PP-MP-PP)
  • Ensemble Loure (connected notes) Tempo-Synced
    • Ens Loure Expressivo (9 reps) w/ intentional attack (MF)
    • Ens Loure Expressivo (9 reps) w/ fluency (MF)
    • Ens Loure Expressivo (5 reps) w/ DynBow Attack (MF)
    • Ens Loure Expressivo (5 reps) w/ fluency (P)
    • Ens Loure Expressivo (5 reps) w/ alt. dynamics (P)
    • Ens Loure Expressivo (4 reps) w/ DynBow (P-MF-P)
    • Ens Loure Expressivo (4 reps) (P)
  • Ensemble Measured Tremolo Tempo-Synced
    • Ens Measured Tremolo Fast (x 4 reps) (FF)
    • Ens Measured Tremolo Fast (x 4 reps) (MF)
    • Ens Measured Tremolo Fast (x 4 reps) (P)
    • Ens Measured Tremolo Slow (x 4 reps) (P)
    • Ens Measured Tremolo Slow (x 4 reps) (MF)
    • Ens Sordino Measured Tremolo Slow (x 4 reps) (F)
    • Ens Sordino Measured Tremolo Slow (x 4 reps) (P)
    • Ens Sordino Measured Tremolo Fast (x 4 reps) (F)
    • Ens Sordino Measured Tremolo Fast (x 4 reps) (P)
  • Ensemble Tapped Spiccato (x 10 reps) (P/MF/F)
  • Ensemble Feathery Spiccato (x 10 reps) (P/MF/F)
  • Ensemble On Bow Spiccato (x 10 reps) (P/MF/F)
  • Ensemble Pizzicato (x 8 reps)
  • Ensemble Bartok Pizzicato (x 4 reps)
  • Ensemble Staccato (x 10 reps) (P/MF/F)
  • Ensemble Bouncing Staccato (x 4 reps) (MF/FF)
  • Ensemble Marcato Lyrical (MF/F)
  • Ensemble Con Legno (x 6 reps) (MF)
  • New 1.5 Articulation:
  • Violin 3-Layer Multi-Purpose Velocity Based Legato
  • 3 Legato Types (Slur, Village, Instinct Legato)
  • Bonus Ambiences by Steve Tavaglione
  • Bonus articulations:
  • Phrase Toolbox 1
  • Phrase Toolbox 2
  • Bonus FX based articulations:
    • Ens FX Arc Clusters
    • Ens FX Pizzicato Clusters
    • Ens FX Measured Tremolo Glissando (fast)
    • Ens FX Measured Tremolo Glissando (slow)
    • Ens FX Ensemble Tuning
    • Ens FX Divisi Tuning
  • Divisi Lost 1 Legato
  • Divisi Lost 2 Legato
  • Divisi Sustains (P, MP, F)
  • Divisi Sordino Sustains (P, MP, F)
  • Divisi Spiccato (P, MP, F)
  • Divisi Dynamic Bowing (natural arcing gesture)
    • Div DynBow w/ soft vib (MP)
    • Div DynBow w/ medium vib (MP)
    • Div DynBow w/ strong vib (MF)
    • Div DynBow w/ strong vib (F)
    • Div DynBow w/ medium vib (8 beats) (F)
    • Div DynBow short w/ medium vib (MF-F)
    • Div DynBow short w/ strong vib (F)
    • Div DynBow Sordino (PP-MP-PP)
    • Div DynBow Sordino (MP-MF-MP)
    • Div DynBow Sordino (MF-F-MF)
    • Div DynBow Sordino (MF-F-MF) w/ intentional attack
  • Divisi Loure (connected notes) Tempo-Synced
    • Div Loure DynBow Quarter Note (PFP)
    • Div Loure DynBow Half Note (PFP)
    • Div Loure DynBow Stacked Motion (PFP)
  • Divisi Measured Tremolo Tempo Synced
    • Div Measured Tremolo Slow (x 4 reps) (F)
    • Div Measured Tremolo Slow (x 4 reps) (P)
  • Solo Violin Schindler’s Legato (x 3 reps)
  • Solo Violin Sustains (PP, MP, F)
  • Solo Violin Sordino Sustains (PP, MP, F)
  • Solo Violin Harmonic Sustain (MP) Non-Vibrato
  • Solo Violin Spiccato (P, MP, F)
  • Solo Violin Pizzicato (x 6 reps) (MF)
  • Solo Violin Marcato (MP, FF)
  • Solo Violin Tremolo (MF)
  • Solo Violin DynBow
    • Solo DynBow Fast (P-MP)
    • Solo DynBow Fast (MP-MF)
    • Solo DynBow Fast (MF-F)
    • Solo DynBow Fast (P-F)
    • Solo DynBow Fast (MP-FF)
    • Solo DynBow Slow (P-MP)
    • Solo DynBow Slow (MP-MF)
    • Solo DynBow Slow (MF-F)
    • Solo DynBow Slow (P-F)
    • Solo DynBow Slow (MP-FF)
  • Bonus: Phrase Toolbox
  • 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
    • Animated
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 2 Different Types of Ensemble Legato(s)
    • Instinct
    • Emotional Slur
  • Ensemble Sustains (PP, P, MF, F) MW/Crossfade Controlled
  • Ensemble Sordino (P, MP, F)
  • Ensemble Tremolo (P, MF, F)
  • Ensemble Trills:
    • Ens Half Note Trill
    • Ens Whole Note Trill
  • 11 Different Ensemble Dynamic Bowing (Natural Flowing Gesture)
  • 4 Ensemble Loure (connected notes) Tempo-Synced
  • Ensemble Feathery Spiccato (x 9 reps) (P/MF/F)
  • Ensemble Staccato (x 9 reps) (P/MF/F)
  • Ensemble Marcato (x 4 reps) (P/MF/F)
  • Ensemble Pizzicato (x 9 reps)
  • Ensemble Bartok Pizzicato (x 9 reps)
  • Bonus Ambiences
  • 2 Types of Divisi Legato(s):
    • Instinct (Round Robin Legato)
    • Slurred Legato
  • Divisi Sustains (P, MP, F)
  • Divisi Sustains  2 (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 Tremolo (P, MP, F)
  • 11 Divisi Dynamic Bowing (natural arcing gesture)
  • 4 Divisi Loure (Regular)
  • 2 Types of Solo Bass Legato(s)
    • Expressivo
    • Portamento
  • Solo Bass Sustains (PP, MP, F)
  • Solo Bass Spiccato (P, MP, F)
  • Solo Bass (x 4 reps) Marcato (MP, FF)
  • Solo Bass Pizzicato (x 6 reps) (MF)
  • Solo Bass Bartok Pizzicato (x 4 reps) (MF)
  • 5 Solo Bass Dynamic Bowing (natural arcing gesture)
  • 4 Solo Bass Loure (Regular)
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 4.2 or later required
  • 106GB harddrive space
  • Ability to download
  • PC 2.4GZ+, 4GB ram
  • MAC 2.6Ghz, 4GB ram