Comprising of over 500 hours of sessions at Scotland’s Premiere Recording Studio – Gorbals Sound, the Intimate Studio Strings series marks 8Dio’s commitment to pushing boundaries not only in technologies but also in advanced techniques to achieve a modern, playable and fully customizable studio sound.
Stemming from over 109,000 audio files and 113 GB of uncompressed samples 8Dio Intimate Studio Strings stands at a refined and polished 60,000 files compressed to a hard drive friendly 45 GB. Hand-curated, only the most musical, inspiring and necessary files have made it to this stage.
Utilizing new and truly unique isolation technologies we were able to capture multiple section sizes ensuring all instrumentation seamlessly blends, allowing you the ability to mix, match, pair and combine. This includes 2 independent Solo Double Basses, 2 Double Basses (Mixed), Solo Cello, 2 Celli, 3 Celli (Mixed), Solo Viola, 2 Violas, 3 Violas (Mixed), Solo Violin, 2 Violins A, 2 Violins B, 3 Violins A (Mixed), 3 Violins B (Mixed), 4 Violins (Mixed), 5 Violins (Mixed).In total allowing you 256 string size combinations.
Each instrument also has its own fully capable mixer with functions such as Solo, Mute, Output Routing, Volume and Panning all featured alongside our more advanced offerings, affording you the luxury to change the number of players (either from true recordings or mixed/overdubs) as well as the new Distance Control which seamlessly blends between an upfront, direct and dry signal to a wider and more spacious signal.
8Dio Intimate Studio Strings gives you direct access to dozens of advanced and unique playing styles and articulations, full host tempo sync (relevant articulations only), the ability to control your section size, the ability to control each section’s volume, routing, panning, and even distance/perspective in the stereo field. All in one streamlined and refined package. Studio Intimate Strings is the start of a new journey and one we hope you all join us on.