Welcome to Century Orchestral Strings Free Try-Pack
We want to give everyone the opportunity to try Century Strings Sordino & Ensemble for themselves.
Century Orchestral Strings is available in three volumes: Traditional Ensemble Strings, Sordino (Muted) Ensemble Strings and a Bundle featuring both and saves you 30% compared to individual volumes.
The Traditional Ensemble Strings contains five unique string ensembles, including 1st Violins (7 players), 2nd Violins (4 players), Violas (5 players), Cellos (4 players) and Basses (4 players). All the five sections virtually contain the same articulations, so you can freely orchestrate all the sections. The Sordino Strings also contain similar symmetry, so everything can be mixed.
Century Orchestral Strings were recorded in a new and advanced environment that allowed us to both have wet (hall) and close (studio) sounding strings at the same time. This means you have total room control. From large, lush orchestral strings to close and intimate studio strings. Six different microphone options, including Mixed, Decca, Wide/Far and three close studio spot mics (Close 1-3).
The new user-interface binds it all together. Access the entire articulation matrix with a single click of a mouse. Instant access to all microphones and articulation controls. Century is complex underneath, yet so simple and beautiful on the outside.
Century Orchestral Strings contains every single articulation you would expect – and a wealth of new and intelligent patches. All legato articulations are dynamically layered and with full vibrato control. All arcs are velocity based. Play soft and get a soft arc. Play harder and get a more pronounced arc. Arcs were also recorded at different speeds, so they elegantly wrap around your composition. The short notes were recorded so deep they may never need to be sampled again.
Important note: The Free Century Strings Try-Pack is for non-commercial use only. The Try-Pack features all microphone positions and a multi-dynamic layered Arc for Violas and 1st Violin Sordino. The Try-Pack is designed and built in our advanced Century user-interface. Offering you a vast array of different options to truly express yourself.
8Dio Century Series is the culmination of decades of sampling and took over three years to produce. Pushing the boundaries of emotional and musical sampling. We hope the Try-Pack will inspire you to explore the rest of the Century Orchestral collection.