8Dio has announced the release of the Studio Series Kontakt instrument library Fire Trombone, a solo trombone instrument from The Bible of Pop Latin & Salsa Volume III.

The Fire Trombone utilizes all our latest deep-sampling technologies, including world’s first true polyphonic legato and ability to switch between six unique legato styles in real-time. Slow. Fast. Different amounts of vibrato and even new staccato legatos.

The playability and kind of sound that brings us to our feet and elevates the mood.

Recorded in Cali, Columbia, The Fire Trombone was captured in one of the best studios in Columbia, with samples that let you rip through fast notes with ease. True polyphonic legato, grupettos, sforzandos, and bends are all at your fingertips.

Fire Trombone features

  • 1.3 GB compressed to 700MB (over 2700 Samples).
  • 6 Deeply Sampled Polyphonic Legatos.
  • 18 Different Sustained Articulations.
  • 3 Styles Of Short Notes.
  • 7 Unique Sustained Dynamic Articulations.
  • Multiple Ornament Articulations.
  • Advanced User Interface.
  • Product only available as Direct Download.
  • Derived from The Bible Of Pop, Latin & Salsa Bundle (Volume Three).

Fire Trombone for the full version of Kontakt 5.8 or higher costs $48 USD.

Also available is the Smiley Drum, a new “On The House” series instrument featuring a one of its kind custom tonal percussion instrument.

It was designed and carved by a Father and Daughter in Mexico many years ago and they only sold a couple of them on Ebay. We were lucky enough to get one and the Smiley Drum has been in our catalogue for many years (Kontakt 3!). But there is a little unique soul in there and maybe some day it will find its warm and jolly sound into your composition – or perhaps you will make it something entirely different? The choice is yours and it is free too. Smiley Drum is On The House! MUSH!

The Smilet is made from a 10-tongue major pentatonic variant of the classic propane drum concept, with a shallower, wider pan than most. It has a simpler, crisper, brighter sound, with more subdued overtones than our Propanium. We recorded single notes on the tuned tongues, percussive slaps on the sides and edges and various roll and crescendo effects to finish it all off. The result is a very playable collection. It makes for a great additional sonic flavor to compliment our other tuned percussion libraries and it provides a compact, affordable introduction to our extensive tuned percussion line.

Smiley Drum features

  • Articulations include:
    • Tuned percussion, with 10x round robin on all keys.
    • Natural range and tuned full-range presets.
    • Percussive hand slaps on top and bottom.
    • Effect phrases, runs and short patterns.
    • Slow 8th-note crescendo roll effects.
    • Medium 16th-note crescendo roll effects.
    • Fast 24th-note crescendo roll effects.
    • Special “wet” presets, featuring custom convolution reverb impulses.
  • Intelligent editing and programming.
  • 12 instrument patches, 203 samples.
  • Sample resolution and source format: 44.1Khz / 24 bit / stereo .wav format.
  • Format(s): Kontakt, SFZ and .wav.

Smiley Drum is a free download for Kontakt 5.5 or higher (full version).

More information: 8Dio Productions