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Adagietto Flash Sale - $48 until the 1st of July

Post by Alex A » Jun 23, 2018 5:04 am

Just saw this this morning and it really made my day. They do sound a tad synthy to my ears but with nice shorts and a full section this is not something to regret. Bought and downloading.

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Post by Thomas Mavian » Jun 23, 2018 5:30 am

Aggressive pricing to say the least! An answer to Soundirons latest "micro" strings I believe.

Don't have any 8DIO strings. Worth the disk space?
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Post by Guy Rowland » Jun 23, 2018 5:40 am

Good heavens, what is going on?!

Thomas asks the perfect question. From hazy memory I seem to remember many really liking Adagietto, while there were some outspoken critics. A quick spin of some of the demos... do I hear that sucking sound a lot here on the attacks?

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Post by Alex A » Jun 23, 2018 6:14 am

I'll try to report back this weekend once download finishes. I was hearing quite a few things I didn't like in the demos too, but the price proved too tempting, as I don't own any of the 8DIO stuff.

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Post by Thomas Mavian » Jun 23, 2018 6:46 am

I'm quite tempted...
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Post by Thomas Mavian » Jun 23, 2018 9:58 am

Couldn't resist. That sordino ensemble alone is worth it I reckon... We'll see :)
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Post by Thomas Mavian » Jun 23, 2018 10:51 am

Well, it will never be my "go to" string library, that position is still held firmly by CSS. The dynamic bowings (in TimeMachine mode) are nice and the sordinos as well. Apart from that I'm not that impressed actually. It won't stay in full on the SSD drive, that's for sure...

Would I buy it again? Don't think so. CSS fake sordinos (in context) comes pretty close to Adagiettos "true" sordinos and since CSS has fake sordinos on every articulation I think CSS still wins... With all that said though, the price is nice.
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Post by Erik » Jun 23, 2018 12:16 pm

Is it me - and my set up - or the legato don’t work at-all ???
Other than that, for 48 bucks, it’s very interesting - rather dry if ones want it that way.
In a pop-electro context, I think I’ll find some good use.
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Post by wst3 » Jun 23, 2018 9:40 pm

my two cents...

my string libraries include Adagio, Adagietto, and Agitato from 8Dio, Cinematic Strings and Cinematic Studio Strings, and various strings from Orchestral Essentials and Albion.

Adagietto was one of my first purchases. I recall conversing with Troels at the time, and he suggested Adagietto over Adagio because it was a faster workflow.

I found that to be true, especially after I "graduated" to the full Adagio.

If you have the full Adagio you do not need Adagietto - I've seen some confusion in other threads about that.

I like Adagio (and Adagietto) a lot. They are not perfect, but the imperfections work for me. My favorite articulations are probably the shorts and the dynamic bowing - the later just blows my mind, when it works. They sound really natural. The downside is that you have to work with the timing they recorded. Still a really nice feature.

If I had it to do all over again I'd probably skip over Adagietto and go straight to Adagio... probably. I still use the ensembles in Adagietto from time to time.

For $48 this might be pretty close to that mythical "no-brainer"

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Post by Aoiichi » Jun 24, 2018 3:05 am

Adagietto certainly isn't a bad library from what I've heard, even though it has a few (very publicly discussed) warts - if it weren't for the fact I already own CSS, SSS and Fluid Shorts I'd probably get it. I think it'd probably be a bit unwieldy as a main or only string library, but it's fairly redundant with everything else I own. I hear particular praise for the shorts, but again, Fluid Shorts has that exact same ground covered already and very well too.

If I only owned one or two other libraries, I'd probably go in on this without a second thought.


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Post by Guy Rowland » Jun 24, 2018 1:30 pm

Guy Rowland wrote:
Jun 23, 2018 12:37 pm
Thanks folks - got my eye on $48 worth of pizza.
I just thought I should let everyone know that due to a quite astonishing quirk of fate I am eating pizza at the Adaggio restaurant in Paris, and between us the mains will probably be about $48. We should in fact be in Turin but... it’s a loooong story.

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Post by Thomas Mavian » Jun 24, 2018 1:47 pm

Hahahaha😂
Brilliant! Have a nice vacation!
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Post by Alex A » Jun 25, 2018 5:42 am

:D Oh dear...


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Post by Erik » Jun 26, 2018 12:51 am

Guy Rowland wrote:
Jun 24, 2018 1:30 pm
Guy Rowland wrote:
Jun 23, 2018 12:37 pm
Thanks folks - got my eye on $48 worth of pizza.
I just thought I should let everyone know that due to a quite astonishing quirk of fate I am eating pizza at the Adaggio restaurant in Paris, and between us the mains will probably be about $48. We should in fact be in Turin but... it’s a loooong story.
You're in Paris ????
Didn't read that until now !!!
If you're still there, just tell me !!!
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Post by catsass » Jun 28, 2018 12:11 pm

Guy Rowland wrote:
Jun 23, 2018 12:37 pm
Thanks folks - got my eye on $48 worth of pizza.
You can buy a lot of meat cake for that.

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Post by Tanuj Tiku » Jul 02, 2018 1:38 am

I got it - too curious at $48. And oh my - what a horrible library over all. There are some useful things but they should probably be selling this for $50 full price.

And what is wrong with the close mics? Why is it spread all over the stereo field? Are we supposed to power-pan? If so, then why have they added FX? Where was this library recorded? If you switch off the Kontakt reverbs, its all choppy and sounds like an experiment really gone wrong.

Dynamic bowings - These are just pfp - VSL has this since 15 years. What is the drama all about? I think pretty much every library has something like this. Yes, 8Dio is a bit more consistent but that makes it very specified in its usage.

and the sound - my fears were right from hearing the demos - the strings sound anemic for some reason.

I really hope the rest of the 8Dio orchestral line-up is nothing close to this. I have some things from 8Dio but I stopped buying a few yeas ago after resentment over a library, conceptually. And now after this experience, I may stay away still.


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Post by Arbee » Jul 14, 2018 8:14 pm

I don't use Adagietto much, but I like the sound so much more than any other ambient string library I've heard (especially the dynamic bowings), that I keep it there for those moments where it can shine.

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