Anyone Else Think 8dio Adagio Violas Kick Ass?

Discussion in 'SAMPLE Talk' started by Parsifal666, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. sostenuto

    sostenuto Senior Member

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    Hmmmmm …… 2x typical Promo price. Was a bit surprised with @ Cory Pelizzari _ Bass comment.
    Would really want this in the 'toolbox' when needed /desired.
     
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  2. dflood

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    I agree. I was very impressed with the tone of the solo bass in the promo video and the various articulations.
     
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  3. sostenuto

    sostenuto Senior Member

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    Should post this aa a new Thread, but maybe see some guidance here ??
    Fortunate to get Anthology on promo. and now Adagio Violas. Also have Symphonic Shadows, Agitato Grandiose Sordino Strings and Violins Legato.

    Taking advantage of 'SAMPLE TALK' and puzzling about preferred next addition: Century Strings Bundle (@ next Promo ~~ $360.) versus Spitfire _ Studio Strings Core @ Pro @ 249. or Pro @ $499.

    Not so much 'which is better', but which should be the strongest complement to Anthology, Adagio, Agitato libs now used ???
     
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  4. AllanH

    AllanH Senior Member

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    I would be more interested in the entire Adagio series. 8dio really do know how to sample orchestral strings.
     
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  5. Land of Missing Parts

    Land of Missing Parts Confabulous Fop

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    It's interesting to see how many people list 8dio's Adagio Series in the Most Disappointing Library Thread. In fact, it seems to be the single most mentioned library on there, although maybe a third of those mentions are defending it.
     
  6. dflood

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    Did they pay the full price?
     
  7. Land of Missing Parts

    Land of Missing Parts Confabulous Fop

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    Most mention getting it on sale, actually.
     
  8. jaketanner

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    I have both as well as Agitato, and to me, they all sound slightly different. Anthology also uses the same sample sets, yet it sounds a lot thinner and not as much of a bite...don't like the sound of Anthology compared to Agitato for sure...something is going on under the hood with each of those libraries.
     
  9. whiskers

    whiskers play stupid games, win stupid prizes ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    so I already have Anthology, would you still advocate looking at these?
     
  10. robgb

    robgb I was young once

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    I have some Agitato as well (the sordinos), and while there are sound differences between it and Adagietto's sordino, it's not really that much different. Not enough to justify spending more money (for me, at least).
     
  11. Sid Francis

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    Funny that there are so many adagio viola lovers in one spot. I bought them and never ever used them. Bought Adagietto...never ever used it. Bought Agitato Grandioso...never ever used it. Why the heck did this idiot buy again and again when obviously this was not the kind of samples he likes you might ask?.
    Yes guys, the ultimate answer, the holy grail of V.I.Control forum: sale, sale, sale.....cheap!! Get it for less now!! Grab it while you can !! Black friday, only once a year!! ad lib.....

    Thank heaven I am mostly out of it. Have 3 hard drives full of things I don´t use. I have stopped it a while ago. And you know what? I love Session Strings 1 and Kirk Hunter Concert strings 2. Idiot...as I said.:whistling:
     
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    Parsifal666 I don't even own a DAW, I'm just a troll.

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    Try to avoid the violins.
     
  13. pderbidge

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    Certainly a matter of workflow and tastes. It's no doubt we all have heard demos of the libraries we buy that sway us but then don't seem to find the mojo between us and the library to make it work for us. I've owned the Agitato's and Adagietto for a while before I was able to really get accustomed to their quirks and loveliness. Once I spent a little more time forcing myself to try and work with what I own because I hate the idea of wasting money I've fallen more and more in love with 8Dio's string libraries. They are not as consistent and perfect as some other string libraries but when you find the gems within they beg for you to try and find new uses for them. Lass 2 on the other hand was instant love for me as I liked it's raw sound that reminded me of real recordings, raw, if not a bit harsh (which also means more bite) that needs some decent processing to sound right. If I remember right, you didn't end up caring for LASS either. Nothing wrong with that but if you ever get the time keep giving your Lass and 8Dio strings a chance I think you will eventually find what people love so much about these libraries.

    Edit: Come to think of it, I remember being really disappointed in Albion and then feeling suckered into Albion One. Although I still think Albion was bit overpriced for what I've gotten out of it compared to my other orchestral libraries I've found a lot of gems in there too. The shorts are really good, and I really like the Stephensen's Steamband patches quite a bit. I've layered the string ensembles quite a bit with great results and I'm still discovering good stuff in this one.
     
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  14. gjelul

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    For $28 it is totally worth it. Downloading now...
     
  15. NYC Composer

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    For me, the thing about the current crazy pricing is this-as much as I’ve reined in my gear lust over the past few years (and I have) spending $28 is worth it if there’s just one patch I love and end up integrating into my workflow. The only drawbacks are download and installation time and the limitations of SSD space.
     
  16. TigerTheFrog

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    Anybody care to share their opinion about the quality of the Solo Viola in this library?

    Thanks!
     
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  17. Rob

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    I think it's very emotional, and has a beautiful timbre...
     
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  18. robgb

    robgb I was young once

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    Kirk's stuff is vastly underrated. I've been playing with (and fixing) the Concert strings that come with KH Diamond Orchestra. I'm not sure what version they are, but with tweaks they sound great.
     
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  19. sostenuto

    sostenuto Senior Member

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    Aarrgghh ….. My abilities to optimize any Orch libs is stunted, and was cruising along adding Anthology, some Adagio /Agitato, in hopes they would work together nicely. Your post 'hurts', as I will be uncomfortable sorting another Violin to work with 8DIO.
    I do have a broad assortment which may get close …. KH_ Diamond Symphony Orch, Spotlight Solo Strings / NI _ K11U, Symphony Essentials / OT _ ARK1 / SF _ Albions: One, Loegria, Tundra / xyz.

    Can one of 8DIO Violins work at an acceptable level ? If not, can you advise a couple alternatives you feel I can use comfortably ?? :barefoot:
     
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  20. sostenuto

    sostenuto Senior Member

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    You posted as I was writing my last one.
    I have enjoyed much of my Diamond Symphony Orch content, as well, as Spotlight Solo and Virtuoso Ens. Definitely too easily swayed by adverse comment, or lack of comment, as other String libs take precedence.

    8DIO, on sale, is a helpful learning tool, as I can add 'affordable' content to audition and compare with existing libraries.

    THX ...
     

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