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8Dio Productions releases 8Dioboe for Kontakt

8Dio Production 8Dioboe

8Dio Productions has introduced 8Dioboe, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Produced by Colin O’Malley and Troels Folmann, the 8Dioboe is an evocative instrument based on the raw and emotional approaches to sampling that we’ve explored in our Adagio String series.

There are many woodwind instruments on the market today. Very few of them have the emotional realism to sit out in front of an orchestra and truly carry a composition forward. The 8Dioboe is exactly such an instrument. The recordings capture a world class player playing a word class instrument. The player is invested in every single note she plays. Oboes are notoriously hard to sample. A big part of this is due to the player’s tendency to overplay and “quack” the intervals in a relatively grueling session. In contrast, the legato of the 8Dioboe was sampled in a highly fluid manner with a natural flow into vibrato. The result is an instrument that is both nimble and lyrical.

8Dioboe features

  • Hyper-Expressive Lyrical Oboe.
  • 3 Microphone Positions.
  • Expressive True Legato.
  • Sustains & Marcato.
  • Staccatissismo.
  • Direct download on cloud server system.
  • Requires Full Retail Version of NI Kontakt 4.2+.

The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $99 USD until April 15th, 2013 (regular $139 USD).

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8Dio releases Adagio Violas Vol. 1 for Kontakt

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8Dio Adagio Violas Vol 1

8Dio has announced the release of Adagio Violas Vol. 1, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The third installment of our highly acclaimed Adagio series is now available for download. The Adagio Violas contain three main groups of Violas: Full Ensemble (7), Divisi (3) and Solo (1), all of which were sampled extensively.

Adagio Violas Vol. 1 features

  • Deep-sampled orchestral ensemble, divisi & solo violas.
  • Recorded in rich church w/ 3 mic. positions (close, combo, far).
  • Ensemble violas (7). divisi violas (3). solo viola (1).
  • Uniquely recorded legato types with up to 4-way round robin.
  • New articulations (ex. dynamic bowing, loure, tons of sordino).
  • 17GB / 29.943 samples.
  • Kontakt +4.2 or later required.

The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $249 USD until May 1st, 2013 (regular $299 USD).

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8Dio launches Adagio Violas Vol. 1 Pre-Order

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8Dio Adagio Violas Vol 1

8Dio Productions has announced that its upcoming Adagio Violas Vol. 1 sample library is now available to pre-order.

The third installment of our highly acclaimed Adagio series is finally ready for pre-order. The Adagio Violas contain three main groups of Violas: Full Ensemble Violas (7), Divisi Violas (3) and Solo Viola (1).

All groups have been extensively sampled. The library is at around 20+ GB in its current stage and will be very similar in size to the Violins and Cellos. As always they were recorded in our signature church environment with a hand-selected group of great viola players from the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Adagio Violas Vol 1 library is available to pre-order for the introductory price of $249 USD until May 1st, 2013 ($299 USD regular). The release is scheduled for March 22nd, 2013.

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8Dio releases Wrenchenspiel sound library for Kontakt

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8Dio Wrenchenspiel

8Dio Productions has announced the release of Wrenchenspiel, a custom instrument containing a large array of 31 deep-sampled wrenches.

The Wrenchenspiel contains 18 different core articulations, over 1.200 samples and is a highly versatile, tonal percussion instrument that can sound like anything from a Glockenspiel to Celeste, from traditional Rhodes to absolutely brutal mutilated music sound design.

In addition the library also contains a step-based sequencer (aka Wrenchenquencer/arp), live-triggered FX and our dual convolution reverbs containing both sound designed and more traditional hall based impulses.

The sound library is available for the introductory price of $59 USD until March 15th, 2013 (regular $79 USD).

More information: 8Dio Productions / Wrenchenspiel

8Dio Productions releases Steel String Strummer

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8Dio Steel String Strummer

8Dio Production has released Steel String Strummer, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Steel String Strummer is the follow-up to our Steel String Guitar library. Steel String Strummer contains over 4.500 samples spread across 13 different chord types and 13 different rhythm types and utilizing our powerful x-legato technology, which allows you to blend any chord and rhythm at any time giving you an infinite amount of options.

Steel String 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.

Steel String Strummer features

  • Deep-Sampled Steel String Strumming.
  • 4.500+ real chord and strum samples.
  • Round Robin (repetition) sampled.
  • 13 chords / 13 rhythms.
  • X-legato and intelligent fret noises.

Steel String Strummer is available to purchase for the introductory price of $139 USD until February 22, 2013 (regular $179 USD).

More information: 8Dio Productions / Steel String Strummer

8Dio Productions announces Steel String Strummer + Tonal Thursday Sale

8Dio Productions Steel String Strummer

8Dio Productions has announced Steel String Strummer, the upcoming sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Steel String Strummer is a deep-sampled collection of steel string strums and contains over 4.000 strum variations, including 13 different rhythms and 13 different chords recorded with natural round robin variation.

8Dio has also launched a “Tonal Thursday Sale”, offering its Hybrid Tools library at 30% off.

Grab a copy of our Hybrid Tools Vol. 1 (just $174) or Hybrid Tools Vol. 2 (just $209) at 30% off for – the offer only lasts till February 1st! All you have to do is add the libraries to the cart and the discount will happen automagically.

Hybrid Tools Sale

  • Hybrid Tools Vol. 1 is a hyper flexible and intuitive scoring tool designed to give a modern sound to your compositions. The instrument contains 38 different core banks of hybrid scoring tools from hybrid rhythms to transforming metals, motion picture boom drones to sick, sick mega-horns, cinematic synths to impacts, phat downers to wild risers, crescendo and decrescendo FX, screaming distortions etc.
  • 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.

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8Dio Productions releases Steel String Guitar for Kontakt

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8Dio Productions Steel String Guitar

8Dio Productions has announced the release the Steel String Guitar sample library in the Natural Acoustic Series, a studio collection of high-end deep-sampled acoustic instruments.

Steel String Guitar is a deep-sampled (3.000 samples) pristine sounding Dreadnought. We recorded both fingered- and picked playing styles of the guitar, including hundreds of natural fret and release noises.

In addition we also created 18 morphed patches which blends the guitar with a variety of other instruments (including Double Bass, Bulbul Tarang, Plucked Grand Piano, Regular Grand Piano, Synths etc). The diversity of the morphed patches widens the sonic range of the guitar, so you make it sound like anything from a modified acoustic bass to a mandolin/luther, from a morphed guitar-piano to a more ethnic sound guitar with resonators.

We also integrated live FX (ex. Delay, Verb, Screamer, Lofi, Convolution) into the patches, so you can trigger live FX on top of the patches by using key-switches. We also integrated a dual convolution reverb containing deep sets of both FX and normal based set of convolutions.

The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $139 USD until February 1st, 2013 (regular $179 USD).

More information: 8Dio Productions / Steel String Guitar

8Dio Productions Free Angels – Sumbit sounds and get the library for free

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8Dio Productions

8Dio Productions has announced Free Angels, a new crowd-based sample library.

We have created some of the most heavenly sounds imaginable and we want YOU to join us in making this the most stellar collection of beautiful sounds ever. All we ask is that YOU create 5 sounds for the library and you will receive the ENTIRE library for FREE. We will process, edit, program, design and distribute the entire library. We will also contribute with 50% of the library materials to ensure we have the absolute best quality.

The only guideline is to record/produce the 5 most beautiful sounds you can. It can be anything from gorgeous pads made with your guitar to the sound of kids playing on a playground, ethereal vocal textures to birds in the forest. Whatever it beautiful to you.

The Free Angels submission deadline is March 1st, 2013. The library will be released shortly after.

More information: 8Dio Productions / Free Angels