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8Dio Century Strings 48H Flash Sale

8Dio Century Strings 48H Flash Sale

Get our flagship orchestral Century String library now: Bundle $298 - each volume $198. 48 hours only!

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The beating heart of Century Orchestral Strings is its completely realistic sound, playability and emotion. Every string section has a unique character and wide dynamic profile. You can easily weave in and out of dynamics. All legatos are dynamically layered and with full ability to control true vibrato. Arcs are also velocity-based, so you can just play and feel the strings. A multitude of different types of short notes. But perhaps, more importantly, is the fact we paid equal attention to traditional and sordino (muted) strings, so you can mix and match between regular and muted strings freely. The combination of the two is integral to that motion picturesque soft, silky and emotional sound.



Century Orchestral Strings comes with 6 dedicated microphone positions. First, you have our three hall microphones: “Mixed, DECCA and Wide/Far”, which offers you the traditional large symphonic sound. Secondly, you have up to three dedicated close microphones: “Close 1, Close 2 and Close 3”, which gives you a much more dry, close and studio like sound. You can freely mix between all the microphones. Perhaps you want those 1st violins playing a melody with a lush DECCA microphone, while the 2nd violins are more present with a mixture of Close and DECCA mics. The many panning options allows you to place the strings exactly where you want them – both in regards to distance (mic gain) and panoramic perspective (pan).



Access all articulations with a few simple clicks. One of the cornerstones of Century is the architecture behind it. All patches in Century comes with 10 empty slots. Double click on any of the slots and gain instant access to all the articulations. Select whatever you want and you are set. Every slot automatically gets assigned to a key-switch (or CC if you prefer), so you can literally create an advanced articulation matrix of up to 10 articulations in just a few seconds. So no more loading different program files for a simple arrangement, and no more hassle. It is all there, conveniently inside of the same patch – just a click away.



Century Orchestral Strings sets a new standard for legato sampling. Casting sessions were held and we hand-picked the best players from all across Europe – not just a single country. We created new sampling techniques – allowing us to record the instruments more fluently. The end-result offers you the ability to freely move between dynamics. The sound is truly authentic, dynamic and lyrical. All the instruments have personality. Designed to move you. Designed to move your audience. Infused with personality. With effortless Playability.



Century Orchestral Strings contains the most advanced set of dynamic short-notes available. From the smooth spiccatos to more piercing tapped spiccatos, from staccatos to marcatos, from Short Note Arcs with one and two bow strokes to Pizzicatos, Bartoks, Col Legno, Loure Shorts and everything in between. The short notes were recorded and programmed with a variety of new techniques developed for Century. You can even control the actual speed and definition of the short notes – from gentle, feathery strokes – to more defined and pointy attacks.


 
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Land of Missing Parts

Grumpy Monkey
8Dio Century Strings 48H Flash Sale

Get our flagship orchestral Century String library now: Bundle $248 - each volume $198. 48 hours only!

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The beating heart of Century Orchestral Strings is its completely realistic sound, playability and emotion. Every string section has a unique character and wide dynamic profile. You can easily weave in and out of dynamics. All legatos are dynamically layered and with full ability to control true vibrato. Arcs are also velocity-based, so you can just play and feel the strings. A multitude of different types of short notes. But perhaps, more importantly, is the fact we paid equal attention to traditional and sordino (muted) strings, so you can mix and match between regular and muted strings freely. The combination of the two is integral to that motion picturesque soft, silky and emotional sound.



Century Orchestral Strings comes with 6 dedicated microphone positions. First, you have our three hall microphones: “Mixed, DECCA and Wide/Far”, which offers you the traditional large symphonic sound. Secondly, you have up to three dedicated close microphones: “Close 1, Close 2 and Close 3”, which gives you a much more dry, close and studio like sound. You can freely mix between all the microphones. Perhaps you want those 1st violins playing a melody with a lush DECCA microphone, while the 2nd violins are more present with a mixture of Close and DECCA mics. The many panning options allows you to place the strings exactly where you want them – both in regards to distance (mic gain) and panoramic perspective (pan).



Access all articulations with a few simple clicks. One of the cornerstones of Century is the architecture behind it. All patches in Century comes with 10 empty slots. Double click on any of the slots and gain instant access to all the articulations. Select whatever you want and you are set. Every slot automatically gets assigned to a key-switch (or CC if you prefer), so you can literally create an advanced articulation matrix of up to 10 articulations in just a few seconds. So no more loading different program files for a simple arrangement, and no more hassle. It is all there, conveniently inside of the same patch – just a click away.



Century Orchestral Strings sets a new standard for legato sampling. Casting sessions were held and we hand-picked the best players from all across Europe – not just a single country. We created new sampling techniques – allowing us to record the instruments more fluently. The end-result offers you the ability to freely move between dynamics. The sound is truly authentic, dynamic and lyrical. All the instruments have personality. Designed to move you. Designed to move your audience. Infused with personality. With effortless Playability.



Century Orchestral Strings contains the most advanced set of dynamic short-notes available. From the smooth spiccatos to more piercing tapped spiccatos, from staccatos to marcatos, from Short Note Arcs with one and two bow strokes to Pizzicatos, Bartoks, Col Legno, Loure Shorts and everything in between. The short notes were recorded and programmed with a variety of new techniques developed for Century. You can even control the actual speed and definition of the short notes – from gentle, feathery strokes – to more defined and pointy attacks.



There is reportedly an update around the corner. Great! However, if it is a paid update, please just be upfront about that so people buy your product knowing in advance. Personally I wouldn't necessarily mind, depending on the price and on the content of the update. Updates are a good thing, and kudos to 8Dio for doing them. But I would mind having an extra cost pop up within days or weeks after the sale that could have been made clear in advance.

Also, I don't see a number of key details on your website like the number of dynamic layers, round robins, the top key range.
 

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There is reportedly an update around the corner. Great! However, if it is a paid update, please just be upfront about that so people buy your product knowing in advance. Personally I wouldn't necessarily mind, depending on the price and on the content of the update. Updates are a good thing, and kudos to 8Dio for doing them. But I would mind having an extra cost pop up within days or weeks after the sale that could have been made clear in advance.
Well said however I would hate to have to pay for an update that includes ensemble patches, something that should have been included in the first release. Just saying :P
 

jamwerks

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Well they have a strange marketing department! In all those videos they posted on top, the panning (in-the-hall positioning) sounds terrible. They recorded centered with a very wide image, and on all their promo videos just used daw panning. Sounds dead and lifel-ess. No sound engineer would do that or think that sounds acceptable. They literally lost millions in sales because of these videos imo.

Use a tool like 2c Precedence (that uses delays), and these strings sound fantastic. 2.0 reportedly also will have some premixed sets with baked-in proper sounding (lets hope) positioning.
 
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There is reportedly an update around the corner. Great! However, if it is a paid update, please just be upfront about that so people buy your product knowing in advance. Personally I wouldn't necessarily mind, depending on the price and on the content of the update. Updates are a good thing, and kudos to 8Dio for doing them. But I would mind having an extra cost pop up within days or weeks after the sale that could have been made clear in advance.

Also, I don't see a number of key details on your website like the number of dynamic layers, round robins, the top key range.

All existing customers will receive a unique and HIGHLY affordable upgrade path ($28). Century Brass 2.0 is much more than an update. It is a full-on upgrade. All the libraries were redesigned from bottom-up and a substantial amount of content has been added, including two new in-place microphone positions, polyphonic arc legato and our new true polyphonic legato technology for all the legato articulations. Owners of the full collection will also receive the new Century Brass Lite library with the upgrade, so they have a fast sketching tool with the same stellar sound as the main tool. In addition, we are proud to be hosting all our libraries on the fastest cloud-server network in the world - and that comes with a substantial 5-digit $ server cost pr. month. Ps. We did discuss it being entirely free and it was our original ambition. But the library has grown so much in scope - it is just not feasible. I hope it makes sense and is tolerable. It is an incredible collection of libraries (Troels).
 

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All existing customers will receive a unique and HIGHLY affordable upgrade path ($28). Century Brass 2.0 is much more than an update. It is a full-on upgrade. All the libraries were redesigned from bottom-up and a substantial amount of content has been added, including two new in-place microphone positions, polyphonic arc legato and our new true polyphonic legato technology for all the legato articulations. Owners of the full collection will also receive the new Century Brass Lite library with the upgrade, so they have a fast sketching tool with the same stellar sound as the main tool. In addition, we are proud to be hosting all our libraries on the fastest cloud-server network in the world - and that comes with a substantial 5-digit $ server cost pr. month. Ps. We did discuss it being entirely free and it was our original ambition. But the library has grown so much in scope - it is just not feasible. I hope it makes sense and is tolerable. It is an incredible collection of libraries (Troels).
Got it, thanks.
 

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Well they have a strange marketing department! In all those videos they posted on top, the panning (in-the-hall positioning) sounds terrible. They recorded centered with a very wide image, and on all their promo videos just used daw panning. Sounds dead and lifel-ess. No sound engineer would do that or think that sounds acceptable. They literally lost millions in sales because of these videos imo.

Use a tool like 2c Precedence (that uses delays), and these strings sound fantastic. 2.0 reportedly also will have some premixed sets with baked-in proper sounding (lets hope) positioning.
Do you have a link to a tutorial or demonstration to understand how 2c Precedence would be used to improve the sound of these strings? Asking for a newb.
 

jamwerks

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Do you have a link to a tutorial or demonstration to understand how 2c Precedence would be used to improve the sound of these strings? Asking for a newb.
I haven't instaled the latest update of Precedence, but I think they made a video. The 2.0 Brass mixes sound correctly done, so with the 2.0 of the Strings, you may not even need Precedence. It's pretty simple though and it immediatly makes them sound correct. Imo Century was recorded in a surperb sounding room, not too big not too small, not too reflective, not too dead. Can't wait to hear what WW's sound like there
 
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Do you have a link to a tutorial or demonstration to understand how 2c Precedence would be used to improve the sound of these strings? Asking for a newb.

Here is a link to our Sneak Peek video on what is to come for Century Brass and Century Strings 2.0.
 
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