8Dio has announced the release of the Ukulele Bundle, comprising the Ukulele Solo and Ukulele Strummer instrument libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The Solo Ukulele contains over 2.200 samples and we recorded the Uku in great details, including hundreds of natural fret and release noises. In addition we also recorded natural strum samples, so you can play chords with natural true strum sounds. 8Dio Ukulele Solo comes with 15 core patches divided into Fingered, Thumber and Morphed categories. The fingered category was recorded with dedicated four-finger position for realistic sound for advanced playing styles (ex. arppegiations) – whereas the thumbed category has a slightly softer sound, which gives the Ukulele a somewhat softer, warmer character. The morphed category contains the Ukulele mixed with other instruments (ex. Grand Piano, Tonal Percussion and other modified instruments designed to match the character of the Ukulele.
Ukulele Strummer is the follow-up to our Ukulele Solo library. The Ukulele Strummer contains over 4.734 samples spread across 13 different chord types and 13 common rhythm types. All the chords and rhythms can seamlessly be blended using our x-legato technology. The X-legato system allows you to combine any chord and rhythm at any given time giving you an infinite amount of combinations. In addition the Ukulele Strummer is a round-robin based strum library, so even if you trigger the same chord/rhythm multiple times – you will get natural subtle variation. The Ukulele Strummer also contains chords in perfect 5th – allowing you to shape virtually any chord by combining it with our Ukulele Solo library.
The Ukulele Solo and Ukulele Strummer both contains our new CHAOS FX 3.0 system, which contains a variety of additional FX controls, including macro controls, filter, EQ, bit-crusher, distortion, new stereo delay and two separate convolution reverbs, Transform and Reverb. Transform adds experimental convolutions to your arsenal and Reverb contains a collection of superior impulses in case you want more traditional reverb. Everything comes integrated – one click away from your mastery.
The bundle is available for purchase for $149 USD.
More information: 8Dio / Ukulele Bundle
8DIO has announced the launch of its new 8DM company, releasing 18 new EDM libraries for Maschine, Kontakt and Wav Packs.
8DM is the leading curator of EDM samples – matching the most current top-charts.
8DM is created by the Academy, T.E.C & GANG Award Winning designers of 8Dio – in collaboration with some of the leading top DJs around the world. This is about giving you a chart-worthy experience right out of the box.
More information: 8DM
8Dio has announced the release of Piccolo Flute Virtuoso, a new Colin O’Malley’s Claire series virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The Claire Woodwind Series is a deep-sampled collection of the finest virtuoso woodwind soloists ever sampled. These are highly playable instruments soared with true emotion, effortless and equilibristic behavior.
The Claire Piccolo Virtuoso is perhaps the sweetest thing we have ever sampled. It is everything you would want from the Piccolo and more. Expressive, Clean, Beautiful and Playable. The Piccolo Virtuoso was recorded in a symphonic hall and contains three microphone positions (Close, Decca, Wide).
The core of the instrument is its highly advanced legato system, which contains both lyrical and strong legato. The legato system allows you to play legato with passionate arcs and sustains. We recorded arcs with both light, medium and strong vibrato, so you can freely sculpt your performance from the subtle to vibrant. In addition we also added trills, runs, staccattissimo, marcato and even non-tonal effects like breaths, valve sounds and natural click noises etc.
The library is available for the introductory price of $99 USD until July 1st, 2014 (regular $139 USD).
More information: 8Dio Productions / Piccolo Flute Virtuoso
8Dio Productions has announced the release of Hybrid Tools Vol. 3, a production tool for epic music and sound design, created for composers and sound designers.
Hybrid Tools is featured in majority of current blockbuster movies, shows and video games – used by composers such as Brian Tyler (ex. Thor, Ironman 3), Blake Neely (ex. Mentalist, Arrow), Charlie Clouser (ex. NiN, Saw Series), Richard Marvin (ex. Grimm, 6 Feet Under), Paul Haslinger (ex. Underworld Series, Tangerine Dream), Neal Acree (ex. WoW, Starcraft II, Diablo 3) and hundreds of other prominent producers and composers.
Hybrid Tools Vol. 3 contains over 4.5GB of content and more then 2.100 hand-crafted sonic gems. Hybrid Tools Vol. 3 contains 16 different core sound classes. We designed a wide selection of common hybrid sounds (ex. Boomers, BPM Synced Grooves/Pulses, Drones, Risers, Wooshes), but also created a variety of new sound types based on the most current and upcoming trends in the cinematic world (ex. Drastic Lines, Epic Tonal Bends, Epic Drum Kits, Levitations, Lights, Psychological Signature Sounds etc).
The library is available for purchase for $249 USD. Requires full retail version of Kontakt 4.2 or later.
More information: 8Dio / Hybrid Tools Vol. 3
8Dio has announced the release of Alto-Flute Virtuoso, a virtual flute instrument library that is part of the Claire Virtuoso Woodwind series for Kontakt by Colin O’Malley.
Our Alto Flute Virtuoso is the most expressive, playable and lifelike Alto-Flute ever sampled. The Alto-Flute Virtuoso was recorded in a symphonic hall and contains three microphone positions (Close, Decca, Wide). The core of the instrument is its highly advanced legato system, which contains both lyrical and strong legato. The legato system allows you to play legato with passionate arcs and sustains.
We recorded arcs with both light, medium and strong vibrato, so you can freely sculpt your performance from the subtle to vibrant. In addition we also added trills, runs, staccattissimo, marcato and even non-tonal effects like breaths, valve sounds and natural click noises etc.
Claire Alto-Flute Virtuoso features
- Deep-Sampled Virtuoso Alto-Flute / ultra hi-def (96Khz).
- Recorded in symphonic hall w/ 3 mics (Close, Decca, Wide).
- Lyrical and Strong Legato Patches.
- Arcs, Marcato, Runs & Sustains.
- Staccatissimo and Trills.
The library is available for the introductory price of $99 USD until June 1st, 2014 (regular $139 USD).
More information: 8Dio / Claire Alto-Flute Virtuoso
8Dio Productions has launched CAGE Brass, the second release in the CAGE series of orchestral effects libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt.
CAGE Brass contains 22GB of deep-sampled orchestral effects. The library is divided into three core sections: French Horns, Trombones and Trumpets.
In addition CAGE Brass contains over 80.000 lines of code and our completely new CAGE Chaos Engine, which not only allows you to control over 1.500 sample parameters, but also allows you to randomize our new rack-FX system. In essence the CAGE Chaos Engine allows you to completely change everything – and we mean EVERYTHING – with a single click.
We highly encourage you to check out our CAGE videos, so you can get an insight how deep the rabbit hole goes on this product line. It is our greatest achievement till date in regards to user interface features and a taking the concept of Aleatoric music to a code level and giving you the ability to mangle EVERYTHING in real-time.
The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $339 USD until April 1st, 2014 (regular $399 USD).
More information: 8Dio / CAGE Brass
8Dio Productions has announced the release of CAGE String, the first title in a series of orchestral effects libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The CAGE String Edition contains an articulation list second and comes in high-resolution wave (.wav / 24 bit / 96khz format). We wanted to create something definitive and unrivaled. The String Edition alone contains over 1100 articulations and it is near impossible to find an effect not covered.
The incredible depth of articulations is supported by our custom CAGE Chaos Engine, which contains over 80.000 lines of code. The CAGE Chaos Engine allows you to take complete control of the samples and you can control over 1.500 sample parameters with a single click. In addition you can also randomize all the rack-fx (ex. trance-gate, filters, EQ).
So imagine having the deepest set of articulations with an incredibly intuitive and powerful Chaos Engine. An infinity of possibilities.
CAGE Strings is available to purchase for the introductory price of $419 USD until April 1st, 2014 (regular $499 USD). The library is also included in the CAGE Bundle incl. pre-order of CAGE Brass (March 5th) and CAGE Woodwinds (March 12th), priced at $897 USD.
More information: 8Dio / CAGE String Edition