8Dio releases Agitato Grandiose Legato Bundle

8Dio has announced the release of the Agitato Grandiose Legato Bundle, a new instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt featuring ensemble violins (11 players) and divisi violins (3 players).

8Dio Agitato Grandiose Legato

Produced by Academy Award, TEC and G.A.N.G Award Winning Composer, Troels Folmann and Emmy Nominated composer, Colin O’Malley. The 8Dio Agitato Expansion series is the third branch to our existing Adagietto and Adagio String Collections. The Agitato Expansion series addresses to 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 is inspired by the soaring melodic styles of Williams and Mancini and designed as fast melodic leads for any string library of your choice.

Agitato Grandiose Legato bundle consists of 14 different types of legato, starting with our new beautiful and smooth sustain x-fade. We also included more gentle legatos (ex. gentle and gentle detache), however if you are looking for a traditional soaring Hollywood inspired sound – we recommend our two Mancini 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 then 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.

The library is available for purchase for $149 USD.

More information: 8Dio / Agitato Grandiose Legato Bundle

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Embertone updates Friedlander Violin to v1.5

Embertone has released version 1.5 of its Friedlander Violin instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Embertone Friedlander Violin 1.5

We set out to create a virtual violin with malleable, intuitive controls, and an authentic, LIVING sound.

From the beginning we wanted control over vibrato and dynamics, so we presented Dovid with an insane, almost athletic challenge: to record more than 4000 samples with musical purpose and a beautiful tone, and all WITHOUT VIBRATO!

This gives you your own layer of expressivity… a variety of musical parameters at your fingertips so that you can craft and phrase authentic performances.

Changes in Friedlander Violin v1.5

  • Bow Position Color Morphing.
  • Bug Fixes / Under-the-hood Enhancements.
  • Flexible (and moveable) Keyswitches.
  • Improved Vibrato.
  • Better Legato Performance.
  • 800+ MB in new sample content.
  • Improved Dynamic Response ppp –> ff.
  • New GUI Controls.
  • Memory/CPU Improvements.

Friedlander Violin is on sale for $99 USD until June 15th, 2014. The Blakus Cello is also on sale for $99 USD.

More information: Embertone / Friedlander Violin


Aria Sounds releases Aria Violinist virtual instrument for Kontakt

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Aria Violinist

Aria Sounds has announced the release of Aria Violinist, a virtual solo violin instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

This violin Kontakt instrument was recorded in the same brilliant hall as our solo cellist, so not only does the quality of the sound uphold, but it also workd together seamlessly with the cello, as they sound in the same space.

The violinist recording these samples has full control and musicality over their instrument, and it comes through in these samples when they are played. Each note was played and recorded with care and attention, and likewise, later programmed to bring out the best in the samples in use through Kontakt sampling.

Aria Violinist features

  • 3 Dynamic levels with alternating up and down bowing for ultra natural sound.
  • True specifically recorded legato intervals between notes, also programmed for maximum playability.
  • Staccato and legato playability.
  • Crossfading dynamics via mod wheel or MIDI CC1.

The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of £15 GPB for a limited time (RRP £30 GBP). Requires full version of Kontakt 5 or higher.

More information: Aria Sounds / Aria Violinist


8Dio Productions releases Adagietto ensemble string section for Kontakt

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8Dio Adagietto

8Dio Productions has announced the release of Adagietto, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Adagietto is a compilation of the gorgeous Ensemble Strings from our Adagio Series.

We hand-picked, reprogrammed and polished our favorite ensemble articulations and the end-result is an incredibly flexible, playable and expressive string library. In essence you have the full string ensemble (Violins, Violas, Cellos and Basses) all at your finger tips in one patch.

In addition Adagietto contains individual string sections of all patches, so you can isolated each string section when/if needed. The whole thing just works. No hassle.

Adagietto features

  • Full Ensemble String Section.
  • Individual String Sections for Violins, Violas, Cellos & Basses.
  • 12.2GB / 18.735 Samples.
  • Direct download / Cloud Server System.

Adagietto is available to purchase for the introductory price of $349 USD until February 1st, 2014 (regular $399 USD).

More information: 8Dio / Adagietto


8Dio announces Free Angels, Adagio updates, Adagietto & Zeus Drums

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8Dio has announced the release of Free Angels, updates to Adagio Violins and Adagio Cellos, and the upcoming Adagietto & Zeus Drums instrument libraries.

Hey there fellow sample connoisseur – and welcome to 8Dio’s annual 25 Days of Christmas tradition. We have a rather ambitious lineup this year comprised of new releases, free gifts, essential Adagio updates, artist interviews and a massive surprise.

We are kicking December off with no less then 4 major announcements.

8Dio updates

New at 8Dio

  • Free Angels – Partially created by 100+ sound designers and partially created in-house by 8DIO. A complimentary product added to ANY 8Dio purchase over 50$ made between December 3-25th 2013.
  • Adagio Violins and Cellos 1.5 Free Update – A new three-layered multi-purpose legato system that just works. The system allows you to play with both slur/portamento, medium to fast legato without using key-switches. The design contains three unique legato types that are triggered based on your velocity (Emotional Slur Legato, Village Legato and Instinct Legato). The updates also contain overall fixes to the general legatos – a bunch of minor bug fixes and improved functionality with Apple Logic environment. The Adagio 1.5 updates for Violins and Cellos will be released mid-December and is free for all current Violin, Cello and Adagio Bundle owners.
  • Adagietto and Zeus (coming in December) – Adagietto is a powerful, easy-to-use, full string ensemble set based on 8Dio’s deep-sampled and highly expressive Adagio String Series coming December 16th. Adagietto is the bread-and-butter of Adagio.
    The Zeus Drum Kit is one of the most detailed sampled high-end drum kits ever done utilizing 8Dio’s new custom flow note technology.

More information: 8Dio


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