8Dio Productions has announced the release of Insolidus, a new-generation choral library by Troels Folmann, dedicated to effortless, lyrical and expressive choral writing.

It is the first to feature expressive polyphonic legato, so you can play advanced chord- and syllable progressions with a single patch.

8Dio Insolidus

Insolidus can be a soft, distant light of a silent snowy night. A contemporary scoring choir for epic and emotional pieces. Your gentle and sleepy sonic textures or the first pilot for any classical music composition.

The heart of Insolidus is 40 males and 25 females hand-picked by master conductor Petr Polonanik. The sessions took place over several weeks and with a completely new approach to sampling, which allows it to be completely fluent and effortless to work with. We spared no expense and the end result is over 89GB of choral material losslessly compressed to 37GB.

A variety of new recording and sampling techniques were deployed into Insolidus – making it the most realistic, instantly playable and lyrical symphonic choir in existence. You will find new articulation types such as our Arc Syllables. These offer a naturally swelling arc and the ability to control how many syllable changes (2, 3 or 4) you want in the arc. You have a deep assortment of new multi-vowels that were sampled dynamically – both in velocity layers, but also additional multi-vowels with natural swell motion in them. The multi-vowels also come different rhythmic accentuation. You have velocity based True Legato for Ah, Eh, Oh and Uh. You have short notes and sustains.

Insolidus contains an advanced phrase-builder offering you the ability to create up to 64 strings of syllables.

Insolidus contains 8 microphone positions (Mix, Decca, Far, Wide and Spot 1-4) and over 37.600 samples. The library revolves around a deep set of meticulously sampled articulations. It comes with an advanced phrase-builder that allows you to create completely realistic choral phrases. The intuitive phrase-builder offers you the ability to create long strings of words with up to 64 slots.

Insolidus features

  • World-Class Lyrical Orchestral Choir.
  • 37.500 Samples. 89GB HDD (compressed to 37.2GB).
  • 4 Hall Microphones (Mixed, Decca, Wide, Far).
  • 4 Spot Microphones (Spot 1, Spot 2, Spot 3, Spot 4).
  • Advanced Phrase-Sequencer (up to 64 phrases).
  • 27 Syllable Arcs (2, 3 and 4 Syllables).
  • 20 Dynamic (MW) Multi-Vowels in 3/4.
  • 32 Dynamic (MW) Multi-Vowels in 4/4.
  • True Legato (MW) (PP/MF/FF) (Ah, Oh, Eh, Uh).
  • 24 Staccatos, Sustains and Tonal Effects.

Insolidus for Kontakt Kontakt 5.5 or higher (full version) is on sale for $449 USD until May 29th, 2017 (regular $599 USD). Until May 20th, you can still save up to 40% off with custom bundles.

More information: 8Dio Productions / Insolidus