8Dio The BIG Choir Flash Sale

The Big Choir Flash Sale

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Silka Choir: 65 Person Emotional Choir

The soul of Silka is 40 males and 25 females hand-picked by master conductor Petr Polonanik. It is the same group used in our Insolidus Choir. The sessions took place over two weeks and with a completely new approach to sampling, which allows it to be completely fluent and effortless to work with. A variety of new recording and sampling techniques were deployed into Silka – making it the most realistic, instantly playable and lyrical symphonic choir in existence. You will find new articulation types such as our Syllable Arcs. These offer a naturally swelling motion of the choir and the ability to control how many syllable changes (2, 4 or 5) you want. You have a deep assortment of new rhythmic Staccato Legatos and a wealth of other rhythmic and textural articulations.

Silka and Insolidus are one of the same choir with Silka expanding on the Insolidus's foundation. Both choirs are recorded using the same singers in the same hall and use the same microphone positions. This means they are designed to work together or they can operate independently as stand-alone choirs. Silka being a very large expansion to Insolidus, offering more expansions on complex Arcs such as 2, 4, and 5 syllables, as well as adds a rhythmic section including Repeated Staccato Phrases both in Straight and Triplet timings. Insolidus offers Syllable Arcs in 2, 3 and 4 syllables in both 4/4 and in 3/4 time, A wealth of velocity-based short notes, and Tonal Yells.



Insolidus Choir: 65 Person Emotional Choir

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. 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.


Lacrimosa: Massive 200 Piece Choir

The Lacrimosa Choir was recorded in the same large orchestral hall used for exclusive V8P series and 8Dio CAGE & AGE – and contains three microphone positions (Mixed, DECCA & Far). The True Layered Legato contains velocity based legatos – meaning you get a completely smooth legato experience depending on how hard you play the keys – from very soft and slurred to fast, strong and epic. The new advanced Multi-Vowels allows you to create complete realistic sentences for the choir. The multi-vowels were recorded in different dynamics, so you can have the choir go from soft to larger then life epic. We also created a new advanced word/phrase sequencer that allows you to sequence advanced strings of words and phrases. Lacrimosa also contains wealth of deep-sampled core articulations, including 24 different staccatos, 8 sustain types at multiple dynamics, 11 different power marcatos, 10 different expressive arcs, a large section of non-tonal vowels that allows you to create new words by blending muted sounds with the tonals. Lacrimosa also include Choral FX and our new Chaos FX system.


Requiem Pro: 37 Person Orchestral Choir

The library is based on a variety of new recording- and sampling techniques some of which have never before been deployed in choral sample libraries. The library can literally sound like a real choir and includes both full choir (SATB), divisi groups (males/females) and solo singers – all recorded in 24 bit / 44.1khz with 3 (5.1) microphone positions. The library contains true (polyphonic) legato intervals from piano to forte, sustains from piano to forte, staccato with repetitions, ultra forte marcato, BPM (host-synced) based latin chants recorded at different speeds across entire interval of choir, +1000 choral effects including whispers, shouts, clusters, demonic chants, sweeps, consonants without tone, claps, snaps and over +50 different types of effects. Requiem Pro was recorded in one of the most famous cathedrals in San Francisco and has the natural sound and acoustics of this world-class stage.

 

Robert_G

Senior Member
Im starting to understand why some people get upset with 8dio and shake their heads at the sales.

Lacrimosa and Requim Pro were on sale not too long ago for $148 bundled together. (74$ each) Theyve been $98 each at least a few times last year.

And now they are 208 each? Even if you add in the 20%.....thats still 168 each.
 

Ermac

New Member
I bought some of them when they were 50% off, thinking this would never happen again... ^^
Paid $299 for Lacrimosa and Insolidus each... :P
 

Michael Antrum

Only the good die young....
Im starting to understand why some people get upset with 8dio and shake their heads at the sales.

Lacrimosa and Requim Pro were on sale not too long ago for $148 bundled together. (74$ each) Theyve been $98 each at least a few times last year.

And now they are 208 each? Even if you add in the 20%.....thats still 168 each.
I don't own any 8DIO libraries. I very nearly bought the bundle of which you speak, but in the end didn't bother. I don't really have any choirs (except what's in the Arks), so when I heard there was a sale I came over to have a another look - and was rather surprised to see the pricing.

It's bizarre to say the least.
 

Jackdaw

Active Member
Lacrimosa and Requim Pro were on sale not too long ago for $148 bundled together. (74$ each) Theyve been $98 each at least a few times last year.
Huh I didn't know this. Thanks for the info. I was a little tempted to buy something but as my financials are quite limited and Im not in a hurry this was very important info for me. I'll just wait for that kind of sale happen sometime which might be just within couple of months (possible summer sales).
 

Haakond

Active Member
I have some problems understanding the main differences between all the libraries. It looks like they can pull off a lot of the same stuff. What are the main advantages of each library?
 

Geomir

Senior Member
Im starting to understand why some people get upset with 8dio and shake their heads at the sales.

Lacrimosa and Requim Pro were on sale not too long ago for $148 bundled together. (74$ each) Theyve been $98 each at least a few times last year.

And now they are 208 each? Even if you add in the 20%.....thats still 168 each.
There will always be some better sale in the past or in the future! I think the price of 208 or 168 for such high quality flagship choir libraries is among the best. What are the prices of Olympus Full Choir, Dominus Pro, Storm Choir 2 Ultimate, or Cinesamples VOXOS? Double or triple this price! Even EW Hollywood Choirs are more expensive under 60% sale right now! And I am talking about the Gold Edition, not even the Diamond one! And the new All Saints Choir (which is pretty basic and hasn't any phrase-building) is also more expensive even at the intro price!

Wow I don't recall any time last year to see these choirs at 98 (I remember the more recent 148 though), it sounds amazing, it must have been a steal! I don't even know how 8Dio did it! It's more than 80% sale! Maybe it was in VSTBuzz or something similar?

But what is this extra 20% you mentioned, so the price drops from 208 to 168?
 

goonman

New Member
Honestly, the price of most (not all) of these VSTs are inflated. Developers know this when they discount them in the first place. I don't think they lose money at all in fact, once they hit a particular threshold of return, it's all profit anyway.

Given that most of us that earn a living through gigs are stuck inside and probably burning through reserves, makes the occasional sale worthwhile. So what 8dio prices their stuff using their own methodology...I'm sure they've factored in the loss or gain or maybe their contribution because of the times...either way we benefit.
 

Jackdaw

Active Member
But what is this extra 20% you mentioned, so the price drops from 208 to 168?
8dio bundlemaker. You get 20% discount for cart over $200 and it is usable on discounts too, I just bought Majestica with it. You just have to know it and use the bundle coupon code, it is explained in their "Bundler".
 

dadadave

Active Member
Does anyone know for how long this flash sale will last? normally it says so either on the main page or on the product page (where it lists the regular price), but I can't find it for this info.

Been tempted by Insolidus many times...but do I really need another choir library?
 
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Geomir

Senior Member
8dio bundlemaker. You get 20% discount for cart over $200 and it is usable on discounts too, I just bought Majestica with it. You just have to know it and use the bundle coupon code, it is explained in their "Bundler".
OK I got it now, you must buy over $200 and then you have the extra 20%. Good to know! Thanks for the explanation!
 

Stringtree

Senior Member
8dio bundlemaker. You get 20% discount for cart over $200 and it is usable on discounts too, I just bought Majestica with it. You just have to know it and use the bundle coupon code, it is explained in their "Bundler".
I am utterly disgusted with myself. I have Lacrimosa and Insolidus, and I just pressed the button to pay for Silka. I am a very low and slithering thing. I said to myself, "Self, no. Wait for what you really want."

What did it for me? I watched one of their lurid demonstration videos, and I couldn't help myself. I am, after all, in pajamas. Polyphonic legato on phrases of five syllables. I will now slither to the machine and turn on the engine of my eventual demise.

Thanks a lot, Jackdaw. I am so ashamed.

Greg
 

Stringtree

Senior Member
I need to say this.

Having purchased the Insolidus a few months ago, I figured I didn't need the Silka.

I spent three minutes with this thing and felt the whole weight of everything lift off me. I'm having a BALL. This is the most exhilarating music making I have experienced in months.

Knowing the structure, I loaded Time Machine 5-syllable patches and just started playing chords and intercepting little harmony notes somewhere in between. Vocalists slid in and gave me chills with every chord. It's good magic. Given the opportunity to avoid the $600 toll, I'm extremely happy. It sounds like I am driving the machinery of glory when I play. This is a rare and special feeling.

Go to the sequencer tab. Hit the question mark. That's basically me, because I am an idiot. But what is produced is a stream of vowels and consonants that follows your fingers, your brain, and your heart.

Greg
 

jaketanner

Senior Member
Bought. Insolidus and lacrimosa........ Fantastic ! Warm and powerful !
Happy !!!
I have Lacrimosa and Liberis. Which one will complement those? I can’t make heads or tails between Insolidus and Requirm. All seem very similar to me.
 

jaketanner

Senior Member
I have some problems understanding the main differences between all the libraries. It looks like they can pull off a lot of the same stuff. What are the main advantages of each library?
I literally had the same question and I own Lacrimosa and Liberis. Both are fantastic. So not sure what the others would bring to the table.
 

jaketanner

Senior Member
I need to say this.

Having purchased the Insolidus a few months ago, I figured I didn't need the Silka.

I spent three minutes with this thing and felt the whole weight of everything lift off me. I'm having a BALL. This is the most exhilarating music making I have experienced in months.

Knowing the structure, I loaded Time Machine 5-syllable patches and just started playing chords and intercepting little harmony notes somewhere in between. Vocalists slid in and gave me chills with every chord. It's good magic. Given the opportunity to avoid the $600 toll, I'm extremely happy. It sounds like I am driving the machinery of glory when I play. This is a rare and special feeling.

Go to the sequencer tab. Hit the question mark. That's basically me, because I am an idiot. But what is produced is a stream of vowels and consonants that follows your fingers, your brain, and your heart.

Greg
Will need to give that a try. Thanks
 

Macrawn

Active Member
I need to say this.

Having purchased the Insolidus a few months ago, I figured I didn't need the Silka.

I spent three minutes with this thing and felt the whole weight of everything lift off me. I'm having a BALL. This is the most exhilarating music making I have experienced in months.

Knowing the structure, I loaded Time Machine 5-syllable patches and just started playing chords and intercepting little harmony notes somewhere in between. Vocalists slid in and gave me chills with every chord. It's good magic. Given the opportunity to avoid the $600 toll, I'm extremely happy. It sounds like I am driving the machinery of glory when I play. This is a rare and special feeling.

Go to the sequencer tab. Hit the question mark. That's basically me, because I am an idiot. But what is produced is a stream of vowels and consonants that follows your fingers, your brain, and your heart.

Greg
So what exactly makes Silka different enough? They seem too similar to me when I listen to youtube stuff that has them. Insolidus has the sequencer as well.