8Dio has announced the release of Claire Bassoon Virtuoso, a virtual bassoon instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Our Bassoon Virtuoso is the most expressive, playable and lifelike Bassoon ever sampled. The Bassoon Virtuoso was recorded in a symphonic hall and contains three microphone positions (Close, Decca, Far).
The core of the Bassoon is its highly advanced legato system, which contains both slow and fast legato. The legato system allows you to play legato with passionate arcs, sustains, staccatissimo, expressive marcatos etc. We recorded arcs with both non-vibrato, medium and strong vibrato, so you can freely sculpt your performance from the subtle to vibrant.
In addition we also added trills, runs, staccatissimo and even non-tonal effects like breaths, valve sounds and natural click noises etc.
Claire Bassoon Virtuoso is available to purchase for the introductory price of $99 USD until September 1st, 2013 (regular $139 USD).
8Dio Productions has introduced its EDM Drumstep V1 sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
EDM Drumstep V1 is one of the most comprehensive production tools on the market for high-end Drumstep & Dubstep production. This punchy instrument is created for both producers and composers but also for DJs.
EDM Drumstep V1 mainly focuses on Drumstep, which is a mixture of Dubstep and modern Drum n’ Bass. We created 20 different core kits, which covers all corners of the current Drumstep realm. We have hundreds of basses, leads, glitched vocal FX, punching drums mixed from both digital and acoustic content. Everything is perfectly tempo-synced to your host and everything is controllable directly from your keys, including pitch, live-triggered FX etc. 8Dio Drumstep is using a highly advanced, yet ultra intuitive layout that essentially allows you to control most things from you keyboard. The bottom part of the keyboard controls the pitch of the sounds. The tool uses a layout logic, so drums, synths and vocals are always in the same place, which means you can use the randomizer over any existing groove to find new source of inspiration.
The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $69 USD until August 1st, 2013 (regular $89 USD).
8Dio Productions has announced the release of Mandolin Strummer, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The Mandolin reaches back to some of the earliest musical instruments (there are beautiful cave paintings made between 15,000 BC and 8500 BC in France).
The Mandolin Strummer contains over 11.500 samples spread across 13 different chord types and 18 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 Mandolin 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 Mandolin Strummer also contains a unique patch with motion picture inspired strums (inspired by the music of Skyfall, American Beauty, Wall-E, etc.), the perfect patch to create your own Mandolin Reprise.
The Mandolin Strummer is available to purchase for the introductory price of $99 USD until July 22nd, 2013 (regular $139 USD).
8Dio Productions has launched The New Alien Drum, a percussion instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The New Alien Drum (aka Hang Drum by Pan Art) is a unique tone based percussion instrument, which is almost impossible to come by, since there is only one maker in the world and less than 1000 drums in circulation. The instrument has a soft, sorrowful, melancholic tone to it and is a perfect companion for emotional or ambient type of scores.
The New Alien Drum also contains several morphed patches – where the Hang Drum was morphed with other acoustic instruments (ex. modified piano, modified tonal percussion, modified stringed instruments, synths etc) and 20 carefully crafted ethereal ambiences. This is the first virtual instrument designed to match the SETI program and we are proud to announce it has been approved by the IGMP (Intergalactic Music Program).
The New Alien Drum is available to purchase for the introductory price of $59 USD until July 1st, 2013 (regular $79 USD). This update is free for all existing Alien Drum owners.