8Dio Century Orchestral Brass Bundle is the definitive state-of-the-art collection of ultra-realistic brass instruments. Our most significant leap forward in orchestral deep-sampling. Infused with emotion and intention in every sample.
Effortless and playable beyond words. 8Dio Century Orchestral Series is produced by long-time Academy Award, Emmy Nominated, T.E.C and G.A.N.G Award winning producers, Colin O’Malley and Troels Folmann
This luxury bundle collection contains both our powerful Century Ensemble Brass collection – and our exquisite Century Solo Brass collection.
The Ensemble Brass consists of 6 ensemble types: 2 Trumpets, 2 Horns, 3 Trombones, 4 Trumpets, 6 Horns and 12 Horns. The Solo Brass contains 7 individual brass instruments, including 1 Trumpet, 1 French Horn, 1 Trombone, 1 Flugel Horn, 1 Cimbasso, 1 Tuba and 1 Bass Trombone.
All elegant creations in each their way. From the soaring bite of the incredibly tight 2-Piece Trumpet Ensemble to the defined and fluent sound of our Dual Horns. From the powerful, fluent notes of 3 Trombones to the noble sound of a 4-Trumpet Ensemble. The 6 horns don’t need any further introduction – other than they are the best we have ever played. The 12 Horns augment the experience with a large, lyrical soundscape. The Solo Trumpet creating ornaments on top of it all. Perhaps even the Solo Flugel Horn with all its rich lushness. Maybe even a twilight sunset with the French Horn? Maybe a powerful, yet delicate solo with our Cimbasso or Tuba. The tone and character of Century is uncompromised and unparalleled.
The shell of Century Ensemble Brass is our custom-designed user-interface. Offering virtually every option to express yourself. All simple. All one page.
Inside the shell you will find the secret to Century Ensemble Brass. An exquisite collection of luxury virtual instruments – specifically designed for high-end, emotional realism. The Century Brass Sessions took place over 2 years, selectively hand-picked players from all across Europe.
Over 700 hours of session/recording time. Only lord knows how many sessions – and then retakes – and even further retakes.
Century Orchestral Brass was derived from several new recording and sampling techniques. All the legatos are not only layered in dynamics, but we created new programs that offer you a completely smooth transition. So when you need to take your Ensemble Horn from Piano to Fortissimo – just do it – and it works effortlessly. We also recorded a wealth of different short notes. There is so much more than the typical staccatos and marcatos. We recorded unique fanfare oriented short notes – with more bite and tension. We recorded traditional articulations – at multiple lengths. More arcs then you could dream of. But, of course all arcs are now dynamically layered and recorded at multiple lengths. So, in essence, you have control over Dynamics (CC1), Expression (CC11) and Speed (CC16).
Century Orchestral Brass is not a sample library to us. It is a truly emotional and realistic collection of incredibly deep-sampled brass instruments. It can be anything you want it to be. The softest skin you ever touched. The thunderous end of a world. It can be subtle. It can be Forte. But it will always be lyrical.