8Dio releases Solo Cello Designer for Kontakt

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8Dio Solo Cello Designer

8Dio Productions has announced the release of Solo Cello Designer, a Kontakt instrument library featuring a collection of over 1,800 phrases.

The intention of the library was to sample completely realistic Solo Cello by creating an incredible collection of musical phrases. We programmed the library in a way that gives you maximum control over the phrases and literally allows you to sculpt 100% realistic solo cello performances. It was deliberately designed to support, augment and in some cases replace existing solo cello libraries. Essentially this library takes over where normal multi-samples (ex. legato, sustains) can’t perform. We call this concept, deep phrase-sampling.

SOLO CELLO DESIGNER comes with a variety of phrase sculpting tools, including pitch-control, time-stretching / time-compression, sample offset (which allows you to “scroll” into any phrase and trigger any part of it, FX and convolution reverbs. The pitch-control is not affected by tempo, so by controlling pitch, time-stretching/compression and sample offset you can essentially adapt the phrase to match the pitch and tempo of your composition.

In addition we added a variety of other features. You can control the dynamics, attack and releases of each sample. You can control the EQ (high, mids and lows), Gates and Filter. You can also control a variety of FX directly from the keyboard, including bit-resolution, delay, reverb, distortion, rotator and we added a beefy collection of custom convolution reverbs.

The library is available for purchase for $149 USD.

More information: 8Dio / Solo Cello Designer

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8Dio launches Valentine Sale

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8Dio Productions has announced the launch of its annual Valentine Sale, offering up to $300 USD off selected sample libraries & bundles.

8Dio Valentine Sale

Welcome to our Annual Top 8 Valentine Sale – where we take 8 of our most popular products and add some extra love for your purchasing pleasure.

This year you will be able to save between $60 to $300 on some of our most favored products and bundles.

Valentine Sale features

  • 1928 Steinway Piano (Save $60)
  • Adagio Bundle (Save $300)
  • Adagietto (Save $150)
  • Adagio Violins (Save $150)
  • Adagio Cellos (Save $150)
  • CAGE Bundle (Save $200)
  • Hybrid Tools Vol. 2 (Save $120)
  • Hybrid Tools Vol. 3 (Save $80)

The sale ends February 15th, 2015.

More information: 8Dio / Valentine Sale

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8Dio launches 25 Days of Christmas + Misfit Collection

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8Dio Productions has announced the launch of its 25 Days of Christmas promotion.

Well, hello again fellow sample connoisseur and welcome to 8Dio’s annual 25 Days of Christmas tradition.

As you may know we like to give and we are happy to announce that our Wrenchenspiel ($79) library will be added for FREE to ANY 8Dio purchase over $100 made between December 2-31st 2014.

8Dio 25 Days of Christmas

As part of this promotion, 8Dio will be releasing the Misfit Collection, a new series of instrument libraries.

Welcome to Misfit – an unusual collection of 15 deep-sampled instruments – following the musical tradition of flicks like Breaking Bad, Dexter, There Will Be Blood, The Master or them fine video games like Left4Dead etc.

However … The premise is Misfit is strangely different from traditional sample products. First of all we made damn sure the performer had never touched any of the instruments before and secondly there was an ill-advised amount of alcohol consumption during the sessions. Yet we actually deep-sampled and many of the instruments contain true gelato!

The end-result is an unconventional collection of oddly deep-sampled instruments. We hope you will join us on this journey … oh and yes … everything in this trailer was played with Misfit.

The Misfit Collection will be released over the next two weeks. A new product every day!

More information: 8Dio / 25 Days of Christmas

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8Dio launches Black Friday Sale – Up to 40% off

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8Dio Black Friday Sale

8Dio Productions has launched a Black Friday Sale, offering up to 40% off its libraries and bundles.

First of all thank you for a magical 2014. Your on-going support and commitment to our products allows us to constantly advance our products and achieve new marks for sample-realism.

We want to return the favor by offering the biggest sale in the history of 8Dio – with up to 40% Off All 8Dio Products AND Bundles! The 8Dio Bundles are already discounted, so you can get more then 70% Off Products by using the discount code with the bundles. Totally Cray-Cray – we know!

This is the biggest sale we have ever had and there won’t be anything like it in the foreseeable future.

The sale ends on December 1st, 2014.

More information: 8Dio / Black Friday Sale

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8Dio releases Studio Vocal Series: Jenifer for Kontakt

8Dio Studio Vocal Series: Jenifer

8Dio Productions has launched Studio Vocal Series: Jenifer, a new vocal library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

8Dio Studio Vocal Series Jenifer marks a new generation of solo vocal products with incredible playability, expression and realism. Jenifer was produced by Emmy Nominated Composer, Colin O’Malley and features the accomplished soprano, Jenifer Thigpen. Jenifer is known for her work with Disney’s “Voices of Liberty” and her extensive touring with “Women of Faith”. In addition she has done work with a large selection of artists, including Two Steps from Hell and many others.

Studio Vocal Series Jenifer was created with new legato techniques that are more fluent, expressive and playable. We intuitively programmed several legatos into velocity layers, so you can get more subtle and more nuanced expression depending on how hard you press the keys. It all works effortlessly without the need for additional controllers. The final result is a completely fluent experience that just works. In addition we also recorded phrases in specific keys and BPM.

You can easily change speed, dynamics, sample offset and pitch of any phrase and completely have it designed to match your composition. We also included a large assortment of performance based arcs that offers additional tools of expression to the deep-sampled legato and phrases.

Studio Vocal Series Jenifer also contains our new Chaos FX 3.0 system that offers you an extensively selection of custom convolutions from some of our preferred hall environments and more unique sound design type of convolutions.

The end-result is the most expressive solo vocals currently available on the market and is the first of several releases in the series.

The library is available for purchase for $149 USD. Requires full version of Kontakt 5.3 or later.

More information: 8Dio / Studio Vocal Series: Jenifer

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