8Dio Productions has launched Blackbird, an Advanced Drum Series drum kit instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

BLACKBIRD Drummer is one of the most comprehensive drum kits ever sampled and contains over 37.000 samples and features an extended Mapex Kit.

BLACKBIRD was engineered to perfection by Taylor Larson (Oceanic Studios / Periphery) and contains 10 individual microphone positions for ultimate mixing flexibility. You have individual microphones for kick drum, snares, hi-hats, cymbals, toms and dedicated overhead, room and custom distortion.

The user-interface is highly intuitive and flexible – designed for both beginners and pros.

Blackbird features

  • Deep-Sampled Drum Kit w/ Flow Note Technology.
  • 37.500 Samples / 6GB (lossless compression 20GB).
  • 10 Microphone Positions and superb mixing controls.
  • Custom Flow-Note Tech for completely realistic drumming.
  • Intuitive and Flexible UI – you don’t have to be an engineer.
  • Built-in FX (Spread, EQ, Comp, LOFI & Compression).
  • + 35.000 lines of code and highly intuitive mixing tools.

The Blackbird library is available for the introductory price of $149 USD until October 1st, 2015 (regular $249 USD).

More information: 8Dio Productions / Advanced Drum Series Blackbird