The 8Dio Century Orchestral Series is the definitive state-of-the-art collection of hyper-realistic orchestral instruments. Century continues to represent our most significant leap forward in hall based orchestral sampling to date.
Effortlessly playable with each and every note deliberate and infused with care and emotion, the brand new Century Artisan Brass offers playability beyond words and a sound to rival even the most demanding situations.
Artisan Brass features unique and custom arranged ensembles with a strength of 6 Euphonium players, 6 Flugelhorn players and 6 Cimbasso players. Each group built from only the best musicians hand-picked and sourced from across the European continent.
The Century series is housed in a familiar, easy to use, yet powerful user-interface, which offers a variety of advanced options to assist you in your musical expression. From deep microphone and mix options, dynamic, speed, and release tail controls and the very latest in our Chaos Effect post-processing. All elegantly available at the touch of a button.
Century Artisan Brass was painstakingly captured at 96 kHz before being carefully down-sampled to 48 kHz for ease of streaming. Each recording session also featured only the very best in recording equipment, ensuring an almost purely analog signal path and workflow. Not only to maintain the clarity and warmth of these elegant instruments but to truly honor the sound and present you with one of the most exquisite collections of brass instruments available.
Century Artisan Brass features all-new natural legatos that truly characterize the flow and essence of each instrument. We also included a range of new dynamic playing techniques. Such as a selection of Arcs, which move smoothly and organically through the dynamics, allowing you to infuse emotion and depth into your music effortlessly. As well as complementary Crescendos to assist in building tension and life in any piece. The aim and soul of Century is to provide complete realism with fluent playability, and to do this we have introduced several new and extended playing techniques. These fully host tempo synchronized articulations allow you to play uniquely accurate phrases that perfectly fit your composition.
Century is more than a collection of sample libraries to us. It is an emotional and distinctively realistic series of deeply sampled instruments. It marks our endeavors to bring you the best that large scale hall sampling can provide. It is subtle when it wants to be, lyrical when it needs to be, and unapologetically epic when it has to be.