8Dio Productions has announced the release of a free Fireworks sound library.
We wanna thank everybody for a spectacular 2012 and celebrate the beginning of the New Year with a blast. Feel free to enjoy this 8Dio Fireworks Freebie, which contains a massive selection of real firework sounds, including Bangs, Pops, Swooshes, Crackles, Sizzles etc.
All you have to do is add to the cart and checkout by typing in name/email. We will then email the Fireworks freebie to you. Hope to see you in 2013 and make us a part of your New Year’s resolution. KaboOOom. XOXO Entire Team 8Dio.
Hybrid Tools Vol. 2 is the next evolution in contemporary musical sound design – a tool created for both composers and sound designers. The tool is specifically designed to give you that hybrid/modern sound to your compositions.
The instrument contains a variety of core banks from the biggest mega-horns ever made to our new psychological signature sounds that just burns in your brainstem. We created some insanely big percussive rolls, which are awesome for transitions and a cool assortment of those trendy Dubstep Trailer FX. We also added fresh wooshes, risers and slamming hits that all have that strong, cut-through, sound used in trailers. In addition we added a massive collection of cursed sounds – ideal for dark scoring and horror trailers – and new categories such as hybrid drones, hybrid noises and ultra big drumkits. You will also find tonal elements, synth basses and manipulated choral effects, manipulated roaring vintage race cars that sounds unbelievably cool. Hybrid Tools Vol. 2 also contains a new category known as Defcon, which contains a massive amount of never-thought hybrid sounds.
Hybrid Tools Vol. 2 features
+800 Musical Sound Designs tailor made for hybrid compositions: New-Generation Mega-Horns, Psychological Signature Sounds, Epic Percussive Rolls, Dubstep Trailer FX, Super Wooshes, Super Risers, Ultra Slammers, Cursed Sounds, Hybrid Drones, Hybrid Noises, Ultra Big Drumkit, Tonal Elements and Synths, Speed Racers, Defcons.
Custom convolution reverb.
Modwheel control of filter.
Keyboard swithes for all FX: Lo-fi, Rotator, Delay, Convolution, Distortion.
Total of 809 samples, 2.3 GB installed, 24 bit / 44.1 kHz stereo PCM wav format.
The recently released Hybrid Rhythms is the percussive extension to 8Dio’s Rhythmic Aura Series and Hybrid Tools Series.
The core concept is based on a strong, epic and modern hybrid percussive sound that will just sit in the mix and do its business. The library ranges from absolute, merciless epic grooves to more subtle grooves for the underscoring.
8Dio Productions has announced its first annual Stand Out composer contest, a competition seeking to showcase the exemplary and innovative musical talents of composers from all over the world.
Compose an original piece of music (no remixes please!). You may use any tools, instruments and/or software instruments at your disposal to create this piece but you have to use and highlight at least one 8Dio product.
Our team of guest star judges Bill Brown, Trevor Morris, Jeff Rona and Jeremy Soule will judge the submissions and pick the final three grand prize winners.
Stand Out prizes
1st Place Winner: New (2012) Apple iPad + $500 in 8Dio Products.
2nd Place Winner: $500 in 8Dio Products.
3rd Place Winner: $250 in 8Dio Products.
All submissions must be sent no later than Wednesday, July 25th, at 11:59 PM PST.
8Dio Productions has announced the release of Post-Apocalyptic Guitar, a sample library dedicated to the rhythmic timbre and textures of post-rock bands like Mogwai, Sigur Ros, Explosions in the Sky, Cul De Sac and others.
The library contains two core type of patches divided into a Yin and Yang category. The Yin category is softer, lighter, more airy and heavenly – whereas the Yang category is harder, darker, more distorted and punchy. All the patches are tempo-synced and can be blended in an infinite amount of ways.
Post-Apocalyptic Guitar is programmed in a similar fashion to our Rhythmic Aura, Hybrid Tools, Progressive Metal and others. This means you have a variety of controls straight on your keyboard. You can control the pitch on your lower keys, triggered the layered phrases on the low-mid part of your keyboard, trigger live FX (ex. distortion, flanger, phaser, filters, delays etc) on top part of keyboard and even control the speed of the phrase on keyswitches. In addition you can control filter and bitresolution on modwheel and pitchbender – and everything is 100% tempo-syncronized to your sequencer. The library is a quick way of getting those beautiful, lonely, layered guitarscapes in your compositions or simply create bran new compositions from the scratch.
The sound library for Kontakt is available to purchase for the introductory price of $99 USD until June 11th, 2102 (regular $129 USD).
8DIO Productions has introduced Mark Deutsch’s Bazantar, a virtual instrument featuring the sounds of the Bazantar, a custom five-string acoustic bass, fitted with an additional twenty-nine sympathetic strings and four drone strings.
The 8DIO Bazantar is a deep-sampled virtual instrument containing over 2.700 samples divided into two main categories: Multi-samples and phrase-samples. The multi-samples consists of both plucked and bowed representations of the instrument.
We recorded traditional plucked bass with 8 round robins pr. note, a highly versatile amount of tapped samples at 10 round robins, regular sustains with and without vibrato, several dynamic sustains/swells. In addition we phrase-sampled Mark Deutsch playing the bass in a variety of ways from traditional plucked and bowed bass – to solo’s played with backside of the bow (con legno). We also did deep-sampling of the drone strings, so you have a highly versatile instrument. In addition the instrument was recorded in a rich church environment with two sets of microphones (close/internal) and (ambient/player), so users can adjust the sound to their liking ranging from recordings from player perspective to more far, hall based microphones.. We also added a variety of controls (ex. pedal volume, release volume, noise reduction, EQ etc) and a visual velocity editor, so you can fully sculpt the piano to your liking. The Bazantar also includes a great selection of convolution reverbs and convolution effects.
The sound library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $199 USD (regular $249 USD).
8Dio Production has announced its Free Radicals crowd-based sample library.
Free Radicals is a brand new library concept – and we invite YOU to be a part of it. 8DIO has created an unhealthy cluster of cancerous and asylum friendly sounds and we invite YOU to participate in adding to the collection. All we are asking is that YOU create 5 sounds for the collection and you will get the entire library for FREE.
8DIO will process, edit, program, design and distribute the entire collection. In addition 8DIO will contribute with 50% of the library assets to ensure that the level of sickness is to our highest expectations. The only guideline is: “Wrong is Right”. We want you to go bat crazy and make the most psychotic sounds you can possible muster. Ride that fader real hard, force terrifying nightmares upon your neighbors and just go +20dB on those loudness war snobs. We want you to be free from conventions, free from what that lame music teacher who told you was right or wrong, free from it all.
Participants can submit their contribution until May 1st, 2012. The Free Radicals library is expected to be released shortly after.