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8Dio Century Ensemble Strings

Discussion in 'SAMPLE Talk' started by MillsMixx, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. jamwerks

    jamwerks Senior Member

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    Wow, 27 articulations! Don't care for the artificial panning, but might be worth the trouble of running close mic's only through MIR, if the library turns out to be that good. So they really did all 27 art's both with and without mutes?
     
  2. Vik

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    I'm sure it's going to be quiet good. As long a they also will post dry examples (driest possible) and details about controlling the so-often-exaggerated portamentos, I'm happy. I think the days are over where most users (at least on this forum) are happy with only wet demos.
     
  3. quantum7

    quantum7 1 more year until I turn 50...then it's all over.

    When is this supposed to be released? I'm pretty happy with my strings currently, but I thought that I was happy already with my choirs....then I bought Insolidus and....became even happier. :)
     
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  4. Vik

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  5. dhowarthmusic

    dhowarthmusic Senior Member

    Just saw 8Dio uploaded this video about Century Strings

     
  6. rottoy

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    It was posted on the previous page, but a bump cannot hurt! ;)
     
  7. procreative

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    That GUI is the same one used in Anthology pretty much. Cannot quite see what makes this such a leap from Adagio/Anthology (so far). And its all still centrally panned...
     
  8. Vik

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    I'm curios about why there's vibrato when the vib controller is all the way down?
     
  9. givemenoughrope

    givemenoughrope Senior Member

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    I wonder if there is a discount for full Adagio/Agitato owners. The redux of the line never worked for me and was kind of a big disappointment. This sounds nice though.
     
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  10. jamwerks

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    Pretty reasonable price Imo. Looking forward to the walk-through!
     
  11. ism

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    Sounds great. Although a lot of it is arcs which already sound great it adagio/anthology. And in the places where anthology has been cleaned up properly, I'm not sure I can hear much difference at a first listen.


    I had a notion though that century was about getting those dynamic arcs into he main legato articulations somehow, but perhaps I got that wrong. It also looks like the main concept of adagio/ agitato has been abandoned, which is a shame. Hopefully I'm wrong. Look forward to seeing the walkthrough.
     
  12. Zhao Shen

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    I think Troels' reasoning behind recording sections centered is valid. Plus he makes a point of showing viewers how he might replicate a traditional seating arrangement. Center panning doesn't give us the same peace of mind that traditional panning does, but I think the difference is negligible. Plus the rest of the library sounds stellar.
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017
  13. Batrawi

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    Yeah the sound is incredible. One can easily be fooled that these are live strings playing. But that's only for slow/lyrical melodies so far as they haven't yet demoed fast playing.
     
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  15. Zhao Shen

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    Yeah that part at 7:15 was very cool. It's impossible for most libraries play that line without very obviously exposing themselves as virtual instruments. Even cooler that those are the close mics.
     
  16. Batrawi

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    Why Anthology is more expensive (around $100 more) than the Century Strings bundle ? just curious...
     
  17. camelot

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    Interesting characteristic sound. The legato sounds quite good and seems playable. I do not find the close mics sounding that close actually. They might not have the tail but the reverb sound is clearly there. Sounds as wet as CSS out-of-the-box with its mix mic. Might be even my go-to mics. Don't know how good this works with MIR tough. But the build-in panning options seem to work well.
     
  18. LamaRose

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    Tons of rosin... shades of LASS... incredible tone and detail.
     
  19. Vik

    Vik Senior Member

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    Adagio is also more expensive than Century Strings.
     
  20. ism

    ism Senior Member

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    Even at 70% off.
     

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