Agitato Grandiose Legato Ensemble & Divisi Violas

Agitato Grandiose Legato Ensemble & Divisi Violas

  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
  • 3,651 Samples. 4.4GB
  • Ensemble Violas Also Available in Soundpaint ($30)
  • 3 Microphone Positions (Close, Combo, & Far)
  • Agitato Ensemble Violas
  • Agitato Divisi/Chamber Violas
  • Soaring Grandiose Legato (12 Types)
  • Advanced Short Dynamic Bowings (18 Types)
  • Advanced Chaos FX 3.2 System
  • Delivered by Download
  • Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) Required

Advanced Legato. Ensemble & Chamber Violas

Agitato Grandiose Legato for Violas is inspired by the soaring melodic styles of Williams and Mancini. We recorded both Ensemble and Divisi Violas, which are offered as stand-alone and bundled libraries. The concept of these libraries is to nail that fast, soaring, melodic Hollywood legato we’ve always wanted, but never had. 

The Agitato Expansion series addresses the most sought-after sting articulations, including Grandioso Soaring Legato, Hyper-Fast Legato, True Ostinato and Soaring Sordino. Agitato was recorded in the same large and lush church as our Adagio & Adagietto series.

Agitato Grandiose Legato Violas bundle consists of 12 different types of legato, starting with our new beautiful and smooth sustain x-fade. We also included more gentle legatos (ex. gentle detaché), however if you are looking for a traditional soaring Hollywood inspired sound – we also have included our Mancini style legatos, which brings forward that gorgeous, intense molto vibrato. The bundle contains both Ensemble and Divisi Grandiose Legato. Fully compatible with the existing Adagio and Adagietto Strings Series, but also designed for full compatibility with any 3rd party string library.

Agitato Grandiose Legato contains a completely new legato system, which is more flexible than ever. You have full control over dynamics and expression, including the ability to link the two. In addition, we have a new highly adaptive legato speed system, which really allows the legato to adapt to your compositional style and preference.



Hyper-Realistic Legato

Agitato Grandiose Legato nails something incredibly rare: the true vibrant sound of passionate 8- and 3-piece Viola ensembles. These libraries are about that soaring lushness of strong melodic strings. The Grandiose Legato contains 7 different types of legato, from traditional x-fade sustains to 8Dio’s new legato system allowing you to blend legato with other bowing techniques.

Agitato Grandiose Legato Ensemble & Divisi Violas

Microphone & Room

Agitato Grandiose Legato Ensemble & Divisi Violas

Agitato Grandiose Legato Violas contains 3 microphone positions (Close, Far, & Mixed). Everything was recorded with the best Neumann through custom pre-amps in a live church environment (the same we used for Adagio and Adagietto). We also offer output routing per microphone, so you can assign each mic to individual outputs for more heavy mixing.

8Dio String Family

Adagietto, Adagio, Anthology, and Agitato are all part of the same family and were recorded in the same church. Adagietto covers the core fundamentals of ensemble strings. Adagio/Anthology is the state-of-the-art library for hyper-realistic string orchestration. Agitato is a series of specialty products targeting the most sought-after articulations in the industry.

Agitato Grandiose Legato Ensemble & Divisi Violas



Grandiose Legato ENSEMBLE Violas (6 different legato types) including:

  • Sustain X-Fade
  • Gentle
  • Gentle 2
  • Medium
  • Strong
  • Strong Detaché

Dynamic Short Note ENSEMBLE Bowings:

  • Short P-MP
  • Short MP-MF
  • Short MP-F
  • Short MF-F
  • Short MP-FF
  • Short Cres MP-FF
  • Short Descres FF-MP
  • Short Strong Bow F-FF

Grandiose Legato DIVISI Violas (6 different legato types) including:

  • Sustain X-Fade
  • Medium
  • Medium Detaché
  • Strong
  • Strong 2
  • Strong Detaché

Dynamic DIVISI Bowings:

  • Short P-MP
  • Short MF-F
  • Short MF-F Exp
  • Short MP-F
  • Short MF-P
  • Short F
  • Short F-FF
  • Short F-MP
  • Short Cresc
  • Very Short De-Cresc



  • 4.4 Gb installed
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or later required. 
  • Not compatible with the Free Kontakt Player
  • Minimum: Mac OS X® 10.4 / 10.5, G5 1.8 GHz or Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz, 1 GB RAM or Windows® XP (32 Bit) or Windows Vista® (32/64 Bit), Pentium® or Athlon XP 1.4 GHz, 1 GB RAM. 2 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended