8Dio Century Orchestral Ensemble Brass is a state-of-the-art collection of ultra-realistic instruments. Our most significant leap forward in orchestral deep-sampling. Infused with emotion 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 collection of Ensemble Brass contains six, unique instruments. 2 Trumpets, 2 Horns, 3 Trombones, 4 Trumpets, 6 Horns and 12 Horns.
All elegant creations in each their way. From the soaring bite of an incredibly well-played 2-Piece Trumpet Ensemble to the defined and fluent sound of 2 Horns. From the powerful, fluent notes of 3 Trombones to the noble sound of a 4-Trumpet Ensemble. The 6 horns don’t need further introduction – other than they are the best we’ve ever played with. The 12 Horns augment the experience with a large, lyrical ensemble of 12 French Horns.
The shell of Century Ensemble Brass is our custom-designed user-interface. Virtually offering every option to express yourself. All simple. One page.
Inside the shell you find the secret to Century Ensemble Brass. A collection of virtual instruments – specifically designed for true, emotional realism. The Century Brass Sessions took place over 2 years, selectively hand-picked players from across Europe. 350 hours of session time. Only lord knows how many sessions – and retake of sessions.
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 offers you a completely bump-free ride. So when you need to take your Ensemble Horn from Piano to Fortissimo – just do it – and it works. We recorded a wealth of different short notes. There is so much more than staccatos and marcatos. We recorded both 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 all arcs are now dynamically layered and recorded at multiple lengths. So, in essence, you have control over legato dynamics (CC1), expression (CC11) and legato 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. The softest skin you ever touched. The thunderous end of a world. It can be subtle. Forte. But always a lyrical forte.
Century Orchestral Ensemble Brass contains 4 microphone arrays: “Mixed, Close, Decca and Wide”. Ensemble Brass contains 364GB of opulent samples (161GB compressed).