Century Advanced Ostinato Strings II for Kontakt

Overview

  • Price: $298
  • 18.8 GB uncompressed to 7.97 GB
  • Ultra Deep-Sampled String Ostinatos
  • Fully Tempo-Synced to DAW Tempo
  • Dynamically Controllable with Velocity and Round Robin
  • 6 Violins, 6 Violas, 4 Cellos & 4 Basses
  • 4 Advanced Microphones Positions (Mixed, Decca, Close & Far)
  • Custom Browser w/ Built-In Articulation Matrix
  • Custom Convolution, Microphones, EQ and Chaos FX
  • Product only available as Direct Download
  • Full Retail Version of Kontakt 5.8 (or later) Required

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Century Advanced Ostinato Strings II for Kontakt overview

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.

Ostinato Strings Chapter II is the sequel to our short and flowing note repetition based string instrument – Ostinato Strings. This latest edition continues the series by taking the concept of deep-sampled phrase-based string repetitions and builds upon it with fifteen in-depth and articulate ostinato string figures, each one effortlessly playable and undeniably musical.

Ostinato Strings Chapter II features a dynamically arranged ensemble with a carefully auditioned and selected strength of 6 Violins, 6 Violas, 4 Cellos and 4 Double Basses creating a fully cinematic yet diverse sound. Each section was independently recorded to allow for ultimate flexibility and customization in the production process. This collection of instruments perfectly captures the essence and realism of many iconic ostinato based string patterns used in modern cinema, making this latest chapter the perfect companion to any orchestral palette.

Each figure is not only available across an instrument’s musical range, but is also fully host tempo synchronized, allowing you to play these uniquely accurate phrases in a way that can perfectly fit your composition or production. Utilizing our “poly-time” legato mode also offers you the ability to change a phrases sequence or recorded pitch mid-way through the pattern, allowing for an almost endless array to the number of rhythmic and tonal possibilities.

The entire Ostinato Strings series 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 carefully managed workflow. Not only to preserve and enhance the clarity and tonal character of each instrument but to truly honor the sound, presenting you with only the best virtual instruments have to offer.

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 continued endeavors to bring you the best that large scale hall sampling can offer.

From superheroes to adventurers, high-paced action to swarms of foes, Ostinato Strings helps you add the driving force and a sense of dynamic realism to any score.

A New Chapter

Century Ostinato Strings is the second chapter in our Ostinato series, offering all-new figures and patterns derived from expertly captured live performances. Using unique analog signal paths, the warmth and most crucially, the clarity retained from each recording results in a beyond realistic and score-ready set of playable phrases. The Century User-Interface also allows you to move between articulations freely and dynamically, all while being fully tempo synchronized. The level of control, coupled with the ability to control a phrases recorded pitch in real-time makes this latest edition of our Ostinato Century series utterly convincing all while retaining fluent playability.

Control The Sound and Room

Century Ostinato Strings offers a full ensemble string section devised of independently conducted and recorded Violins, Violas, Celli, and Double Basses. By splitting the sections this way, we are able to offer complete control over each ensemble. With options such as Volume, Panning, Stereo Width and per instrument Loading, you can isolate and play a single string section, or combine multiple sections to have total freedom over your instrumentation. As well as this level of customization, you can adjust the individual parameters to change the stage positioning and overall balance of your custom ensemble.

True Deep-Sampled Glissando

Century Ostinato Strings features four mixed arrays of carefully positioned microphone positions, each offering a unique perspective for your production. By default, we included our “out of the box” Mix of all our available microphone positions, as well as our more direct, intimate and up-front Close Mix made from summing our players spot microphones. Of course, you can also augment the Close Mix with our Decca and Far/Wide perspectives to create a true 5.1 mix.

All microphone stems are offered in a singular, easy to use yet advanced interface, allowing instant access to all options and further mixing capabilities.

One Click to Everything

The entire Century series is specifically designed to cater to a modular workflow. The sound, stage, programming, and instrumentation allow for each library to blend seamlessly. We paid careful attention to microphone placement, hall type, signal flow, and all the included patterns and articulations. Century provides you with the tools you need to build your very own ensemble, growing your palette of sounds as you see fit. Our Ostinato Strings Collection expands the series even further, allowing you to perform truly realistic string figures with full control of each independent section. Century offers it all, the perfect modular experience, right at your fingertips.

Violin Ensemble

  • State
  • Medley
  • Origin
  • Opus
  • Tomorrow*
  • Farewell*
  • Measured
  • Planets
  • Solitude
  • Order*
  • Matches*
  • Watchtower*
  • Crusader*
  • Vision*
  • Movement*

*Triplet or Syncopated Articulations

Viola Ensemble

  • State
  • Medley
  • Origin
  • Opus
  • Tomorrow*
  • Farewell*
  • Measured
  • Planets
  • Solitude
  • Order*
  • Matches*
  • Watchtower*
  • Crusader*
  • Vision*
  • Movement*

*Triplet or Syncopated Articulations

  • Cello Ensemble
    • State
    • Medley
    • Origin
    • Opus
    • Tomorrow*
    • Farewell*
    • Measured
    • Planets
    • Solitude
    • Order*
    • Matches*
    • Watchtower*
    • Crusader*
    • Vision*
    • Movement*

    *Triplet or Syncopated Articulations

Bass Ensemble

  • State
  • Medley
  • Origin
  • Opus
  • Tomorrow*
  • Farewell*
  • Measured
  • Planets
  • Solitude
  • Order*
  • Matches*
  • Watchtower*
  • Crusader*
  • Vision*
  • Movement*

*Triplet or Syncopated Articulations

  • Requirements
    • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.8+ required / Not compatible with free Kontakt Player
    • Runs as a host or stand-alone application, VST® or Audio Units plug-in & AAX® under Pro Tools
    • Minimum: Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended. For intensive instruments, i7 or equivalent is highly recommended.
    • Century Ostinato Chapter II requires 7.97 GB of drive space
    • 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended
    • Sample resolution: 48 Khz / 24 Bit stereo .wav format
    • Format(s): Kontakt