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.