Century Artisan Brass

Century Artisan Brass

$58 Regular price $238
  • Realistic Custom Ensemble Brass
  • 15.72GB / 27,260 Samples
  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
  • 6 Euphoniums, 6 Flugelhorns, & 6 Cimbassos
  • 8 Mics (Mix, Close, Decca, Wide, Far, & Spots)
  • Easy access to all articulations via a custom browser
  • Control over dynamics, release tails and stereo mix
  • Tempo Synced & Measured Articulations
  • Built-In Chaos Effects
  • Delivered by Download
  • Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) Required

3 Artisan Brass Ensembles

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. 

Artisan Brass features unique and custom arranged ensembles with a strength of 6 Euphonium players, 6 Flugelhorn players, and 6 Cimbasso players. Each group built from only the best musicians hand-picked and sourced from across the European continent.

The Century series is housed in a familiar, easy to use, yet powerful user-interface, which offers a variety of advanced options to assist you in your musical expression. From deep microphone and mix options, dynamic, speed, and release tail controls and the very latest in our Chaos Effect post-processing. All elegantly available at the touch of a button. 

Century Artisan Brass was painstakingly captured at 96 kHz before being carefully downsampled 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 workflow.  

Century Artisan Brass features all-new natural legatos that truly characterize the flow and essence of each instrument. We also included a range of new dynamic playing techniques. This includes smooth, emotional, and organic Arcs, as well as complimentary Crescendos that are perfect for bringing Tension and life to any piece. We also introduced several new and extended Playing techniques to push the realism and playability of the Artisan Brass series. These fully host tempo synchronized articulations allow you to play uniquely accurate phrases that perfectly fit your composition. 

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 endeavors to bring you the best that large scale hall sampling can provide. It is subtle when it wants to be, lyrical when it needs to be, and unapologetically epic when it has to be. 








Unparalleled Expression

The complete Century Orchestral series focuses on a beyond-realistic tonal approach. We hand-picked the best brass players from across Europe, utilizing new sampling techniques that allowed us to record instruments more lyrically. The range of dynamics captured both naturally and independently allow you to control and seamlessly weave in-between the dynamic range.

Century Artisan Brass

8 Microphone Arrays

Century Artisan Brass

Artisan Brass features eight arrays of expertly placed microphone positions, offering you any perspective you may need. We also included our “Sweet Spot” Mix of all our microphone positions, as well as a more delicate, intimate, and up-front Close Mix made from summing our Spot microphones. Everything is offered in an easy-to-use yet advanced environment.

Uniquely Modular

The Century series is designed specifically to cater to a modular workflow. The sound, stage, programming, and instrumentation allows for each library to blend seamlessly. We paid careful attention to microphone placement, hall type, signal flow, and all the included articulations. Century provides you with the tools you need to build your very own ensemble!

Century Artisan Brass