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8Dio releases The New Alien Drum

8Dio The New Alien Drum

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.

More information: 8Dio / The New Alien Drum

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8Dio releases Claire – Clarinet Virtuoso sample library

8Dio Claire Clarinet Virtuoso

8Dio Production has announced the release of Claire – Clarinet Virtuoso, a Woodwind Series sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt, produced by Emmy nominated composer, Colin O’Malley.

The first release in the Claire Series is our 8Dio Claire – Clarinet Virtuoso – the most expressive, playable and lifelike Clarinet ever sampled.

The Clarinet Virtuoso was recorded in a symphonic hall and contains three microphone positions (Close, Decca, Far). The core of the Clarinet 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/click noises etc.

The Clarinet Virtuoso library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $139 USD until July 1st, 2013 (regular $199 USD).

More information: 8Dio / Claire – Clarinet Virtuoso

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8Dio Productions releases EDM Trap for Kontakt

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8Dio EDM Trap

8Dio Productions has announced EDM Trap, a flexible production tool designed for music producers, composers and DJs.

Trap is one of the fastest emerging styles on the EDM (Electronic Dance Music) scene. The style is HipHop oriented, but lending elements from other electronica styles like Dubstep, Moombahton, Drum N’ Bass and others.

The 8DIO EDM Trap library contains 3.5GB Trap Material and covers every aspect of Trap in great depth. The library contains hundreds of basses, leads, glitched vocal FX, drums and the “ultimate” randomizer feature that allows you to create brand new grooves with one mouse click. Everything is perfectly tempo-synced to your host and everything is controllable directly from your keys.

8Dio EDM Trap is using an advanced, yet intuitive layout that allows you to control all things from you keyboard. The bottom part of the keyboard controls the pitch of the sounds. The mid part of the keyboard controls the sounds themselves. The upper part of the keyboard gives you real-time control over all the effects, including distortion, phaser, flanger, lofi, convolution reverb, delay, lowpass, hipass and several other effects. In addition 8Dio also added a Talk-Talk FX to the modwheel – giving you an extreme amount of controls right at your finger tips. The entire library comes in open 44.1/24-bit .wav format, so the source material can be used in any program desired.

EDM Trap for Kontakt is available to purchase for the introductory price of $99 USD. Kontakt 4.2.4+ full version required.

More information: 8Dio / EDM Trap

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8Dio Productions launches Memorial Day Sale

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8Dio Memorial Day Sale

8Dio Productions has announced its Memorial Day Sale, a limited time offer to build your own bundle and get 25% discount.

8DIO MEMORIAL DAY SALE – Summer is upon us! Kick off summer right with our MEMORIAL DAY SALE event and enjoy 25% OFF by building your own bundle*!

Go to 8Dio.com and use our Memorial Day discount code and apply it to your purchase – offer only lasts till Sunday, May 26th. All you have to do is add the libraries to the cart, then enter the discount code MEMOSALE and click “Update Cart”.

The Memorial Day Sale ends on Sunday 26th of May, 2013, at 11.59PM.

More information: 8Dio / Memorial Day Sale

*requires a minimum of three items and a total of over $299 USD.

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8Dio releases Mandolin sound library for Kontakt

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8Dio Mandolin

8Dio has announced the release of Mandolin, a deep-sampled (1600+ samples) pristine sounding studio Mandolin, a descendent of the lute.

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).

We included both normal and morphed Mandolin patches to cover all dimensions of the instrument, including hundreds of natural fret and release noises. The morphed patches blend the Mandolin with a wide selection of other instruments (including high-pitched Double Basses, Bulbul Tarang, Steel String Guitars, Plucked and Regular Grand Piano, a large variety of custom Tonal Percussions, etc). In addition, we created a flexible Tremolo Control system that allows you to get your inner Godfather going.

Mandolin features

  • Deep-Sampled Mandolin.
  • Normal, Tenor and Piccolo Sets.
  • Round Robin (repetition) sampled.
  • 21 Morphed Variations.
  • Live FX & New Tremolo Controls.
  • 1,640 samples (44.1kHz/24-bit stereo), 1.5 GB installed (compressed from 3.4GB).

Mandolin is available to purchase for the introductory price of $99 USD until May 23rd, 2013 (regular $139 USD).

More information: 8Dio Productions / Mandolin

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8Dio releases Dubstep sound library for Kontakt

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8Dio Dubstep

8Dio Productions has announced the release of 8Dio Dubstep, a dubstep sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

8Dio Dubstep is one of the most comprehensive production tools on the market for high-end Dubstep production. This hardcore instrument is created for both producers, composers and DJs. The style is mostly focused on Skrillex oriented Brostep type of sounds, so expect facemelting material from A-Z.

We created 40 different core kits, which covers all corners of the current Dubstep realm. We have hundreds of basses, leads, glitched vocal FX, drums and bonus patches containing side-chained synths and additional vocal FX. Everything is perfectly tempo-synced to your host and everything is controllable directly from your keys, including pitch, live-triggered FX etc.

The Dubstep library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $149 USD until April 30th, 2013 (regular $179 USD).

More information: 8Dio Productions / Dubstep

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8Dio intros Adagio Basses Vol. 1 + Pre-order

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8Dio Adagio Basses

8Dio Productions has announced that its Adagio Basses Vol. 1 sample library for Kontakt is available to pre-order.

Adagio Basses is our fourth release in the Adagio Series – featuring both Ensemble (4), Divisi (2) and Solo Basses. The library contains 9 different types of legato, 25+ dynamic bowing types, 15 loures and gorgeous deep-sampled short notes.

The Basses have historically been the “forgotten” instrument when it comes to string sampling, due to its lower and less prominent register. We decided to take the opposite approach and record the instrument with depth, passion and lushness. The result is the most comprehensive sample library on the market in regards to emotional and realistic orchestral basses. We ♥ it and we think you will ♥ it too.

Adagio Basses Vol. 1 is available to pre-order at the introductory price of $149 USD until May 1st, 2013 (regular $199 USD). The library is scheduled for release on April 29th, 2013.

More information: 8Dio / Adagio Basses Vol. 1

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