Anyone Else Think 8dio Adagio Violas Kick Ass?

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  1. Parsifal666

    Parsifal666 I don't even own a DAW, I'm just a troll.

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    I've been using these as a default for years now and got so much use out of it out of the box I neglected the manual (I know, I talk the talk and sometimes don't walk the walk...so hate me!). I realized that the "Instinct" patch I love so much is based upon one of my Gods, Jerry Goldsmith (dude we need a Composer's Toolkit for this man SOOO bad @Spitfire Team!)

    There are also patches based upon Thomas (too bad not Alfred) Newman and Newton-Howard.

    I also started really messing with fast legato passages and can't hear any of the boo-boos I've read here. The legato sounds excellent to my ears. I really wish there was a better vibrato control (it's hard to beat the Hein for that), but hey these violas do so much else it's forgivable for the price, at least in my eyes.

    What are your thoughts on this instrument? The only thing out of the Adagio collection I thought really sucked were the violins, both the Viola and Double Bass are the balls imo.

    (uh, maybe I should wait and make these pronouncements after buying the @Chris Hein viola and double bass lol! His instruments tend to change my mind about others lol!)
     
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  2. Consona

    Consona Senior Member

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    But without combined patches. And I need Herrmann toolkit without combined patches as well. :)
     
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    Parsifal666 I don't even own a DAW, I'm just a troll.

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    lol! I guess we differ my friend, I LOVE the combinations (the only one that has a bit of a fake sheen to it is the trumpet/xylophone, but I've found plenty of use for it on the short end).
     
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    I bought Adaghietto in the last sale and became a fan of the sound.
    On Black Friday I bought everything Adagio and Agitato (plus Anthology for free).
    I think these strings have the perfect combination of brightness and warmth.
     
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    Parsifal666 I don't even own a DAW, I'm just a troll.

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    And warmth is definitely a HUGE plus when it comes to viole. I hear that, not just in the cantabile patches.
     
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    reading this did wet my taste bugs again, the violas are very appealing I do think they are processed a little to much but this may have given them that appealing tone, they growl at the lower end and very sharp from mid to high using close and mixed mic

    My favourite are the cellos, I think the violins are nice apart from the glitch's that can be heard every now and then, but the violas are certainly a gem, a nice reverb is needed to make them sing
     
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  7. jtnyc

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    The Violas are the best of the lot in my opinion
     
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    Parsifal666 I don't even own a DAW, I'm just a troll.

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    I'm with you guys, the violas are tops (I wish they would have added more to the solo viola stuff, however I do really like the way that solo sounds in general).

    The double bass solo are my default for that instrument as well. I never use the violins anymore; I have other, way better libraries for that.
     
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  9. sostenuto

    sostenuto Big NKS Fan !

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    For those without much 8DIO yet, and after following many posts, plus Cory Pelizzari's video, can you support current Anthology purchase @ $148. ??
    Hate to miss strong qualities, even if some key Adagio /Agitato content is changed.
    Understand merits of full Adagio /Agitato, but pricey right now.
     
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  10. Wolf68

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    yep - These Violas are definitely on of the secret Tools. damn. now they know it all.
     
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    Parsifal666 I don't even own a DAW, I'm just a troll.

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    Yow that's a pretty darn good deal. I don't own the cello so can't help you there, but I totally vouch for both the violas and double basses.
     
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  14. Ned Bouhalassa

    Ned Bouhalassa Senior Member

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    I still love Adagio, warts and all. Just works so well for underscore.
     
  15. miket

    miket Team Dany

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    That's what the Studio series is for!
     
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    But the sound is very different.
     
  17. TheSigillite

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    You had me at Thomas Newman strings... Which patches would you say those are?
     
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  19. DarkestShadow

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    Limited but very expressive! Perhaps the most expressive I've heard.
     
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  20. whiskers

    whiskers Perpetual student

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    The ability to adjust levels & separate the combos would be mind-blowingly amazing!
     
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