8Dio Updates Intimate Studio Strings, now available as Version 1.3. This is a free update for existing owners (check your email), to celebrate the update 8Dio is running a flash sale.
Comprising of over 500 hours of sessions the Intimate Studio Strings series marks 8Dio’s commitment to pushing boundaries not only in technologies but also in advanced techniques to achieve a modern, playable and fully customizable studio sound.
Stemming from over 109,000 audio files and 113 GB of uncompressed samples 8Dio Intimate Studio Strings stands at a refined and polished 60,000 files compressed to a hard drive friendly 45 GB. Hand-curated, only the most musical, inspiring and necessary files have made it to this stage.
Utilizing new and truly unique isolation technologies 8Dio were able to capture multiple section sizes ensuring all instrumentation seamlessly blends, allowing you the ability to mix, match, pair and combine. This includes 2 independent Solo Double Basses, 2 Double Basses (Mixed), Solo Cello, 2 Celli, 3 Celli (Mixed), Solo Viola, 2 Violas, 3 Violas (Mixed), Solo Violin, 2 Violins A, 2 Violins B, 3 Violins A (Mixed), 3 Violins B (Mixed), 4 Violins (Mixed), 5 Violins (Mixed).In total allowing you 256 string size combinations.
Each instrument also has its own fully capable mixer with functions such as Solo, Mute, Output Routing, Volume and Panning all featured alongside 8Dio more advanced offerings, affording you the luxury to change the number of players (either from true recordings or mixed/overdubs) as well as the new Distance Control which seamlessly blends between an upfront, direct and dry signal to a wider and more spacious signal.
8Dio Intimate Studio Strings gives you direct access to dozens of advanced and unique playing styles and articulations, full host tempo sync (relevant articulations only), the ability to control your section size, the ability to control each section’s volume, routing, panning, and even distance/perspective in the stereo field. All in one streamlined and refined package. Studio Intimate Strings is the start of a new journey and one we hope you all join us on.
What’s New in Intimate Studio Strings 1.3
8Dio has been listening to the community and have now updated their critically acclaimed Intimate Studio Strings based on your feedback, with a variety of enhancements to the internal mapping along with other general improvements. 8Dio also optimized the entire library for Kontakt 5.8, allowing for advanced features and superior performance.
Intimate Studio Strings now also features 8Dio’s latest Chaos Effects 4.0, allowing you to customize the signal path and post-processing of your ensemble with over 140 impulse responses, stereo delays, EQ and much more.
Perhaps the most crucial components to this update are the extended articulation patches. You can now use 8Dio’s “Poly-Time” articulations to playback Bowed Arcs at a speed that suits your composition, as well as fluently and effortlessly play all the Bowed and Performance driven playing styles in a legato fashion, allowing for flowing melodic lines. 8Dio implemented their latest “Chordal” legato mode, which features a true polyphonic legato with accurately sampled intervals, enabling you to play multiple harmonies within a single track.
- Chordal (Polyphonic) Legato
- Polyphonic Time-machine based Dynamic Arcs & Measured Articulations
- Advanced Chaos Effects 4.0 with over 140 impulse responses including luscious halls, custom sound design, and 8Dio host sync’d rhythmic convolutions
- General Improvements
- Optimization for Kontakt 5.8
- Check out the features here
The library gives you direct access to dozens of advanced and unique playing styles and articulations, full host tempo sync (relevant articulations only), the ability to control your section size, and the ability to independently control each sections volume, routing, panning, and even the distance/perspective of the stereo field – all in one streamlined and refined package.