8Dio Productions has released Studio Suspended Tonal, a Kontakt instrument library featuring a collection of 49 new deep-sampled instruments.

8Dio Studio Suspension Tonal

All the instruments were recorded hanging in suspension. By letting the instruments hang in free air – you allow them to vibrate fully. Even heavy objects like Concrete Bricks, Large Glass Plates, Gas Canister will fully vibrate and become much more musical. In addition we recorded all the instruments with different mallet types (ex. Brushed, Felt, Traditional, Hand) and everything was recorded both as multi-samples and with our new patented Groove-Sampling method.

Suspended Tonal Percussion Instruments, designed for pulse driven underscoring.

All the custom built and suspended instruments were sampled with an extensive set of options. Including the option to choose from up to 4 individual mallet types, all with round robin variations and multiple dynamics.

But equally important we recorded all the instruments with our new Groove Sampling™ method. Groove Samples allows you to play the instruments in ways you cannot with traditional multi-samples. The samples give a completely fluent and natural sound in the percussion. We recorded the Groove Samples in three different tempos and multiple velocity layers per tempo. There is really nothing like them around and this patent pending method is proprietary to 8Dio’s sample collections.

We also recorded everything through an extensive microphone array, resulting in three core microphone positions (Close, Middle & Room). Giving you the best possible sound at your fingertips.

Studio Suspended Percussion is designed around playability and ease-of-use. All articulations and playing styles are easily accessible from our built-in browser system and just a single click away.

Studio Suspended Tonal features

  • 49 Suspended Tonal Instruments.
  • 3 Truly Independent Microphone Positions (Close, Mid, Room).
  • 28.34 GB (Lossless compressed).
  • 11,000 Samples.
  • Multiple Mallet Types.
  • Multi-Samples with Round Robin And Dynamics.
  • Recorded at 3 tempo sync’d time divisions (8ths, 16ths, 32nds).
  • Studio Suspended comes lossless compressed at 24 bit / 48 kHz.

Studio Suspended Tonal for Kontakt 5.6 or higher (full version) is available for the introductory price of $179 USD until June 15th, 2017 (regular $249 USD).

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