8Dio Ragnarok

8Dio Productions has launched Advanced Drum Series Ragnarok Kit, a new Kontakt instrument library that is all about hyper-realistic sound, playability and ease of use.

Ragnarok is one of the hardest hitting drum kits ever sampled, containing over 37,000 samples and featuring a custom designed Ludwig Kit played by a world renowned metal artist.

RAGNAROK 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.

RAGNAROK is our third library to utilize our flow-note technology. One of the challenges with normal drum sampling is that elements like hats and cymbals artificially stack upon each other. In reality a cymbal doesn’t stack. It partially mutes when its hit again, while also carrying some sound from the previous hit. We call this technology, flow-note.

RAGNAROK contains over 37,000 samples and 25,000 lines of custom code taking the playability and realism to the next level.

RAGNAROK is powered by the powerful Kontakt engine allowing for ultimate flexibility and effective streaming. RAGNAROK also contains features for advanced users, including ability to choose individual FX pr. microphone position. Ability to send each channel to separate output and remapping tools. The entire user-interface was designed in 3D and is incredible intuitive to use.

But most importantly RAGNAROK just works. It sounds completely real out of the box and doesn’t take a drum engineer or rocket scientist to operate. The flow-note technology makes everything connect. The mixer allows you to dial in your desired sound in seconds.

Ragnarok features

  • Deep-Sampled Drum Kit w/ Flow Note Technology.
  • 10 Microphone Positions.
  • 37,000 Samples / 7GB (after lossless compression from over 20GB).
  • 10 Microphone Positions with superb mixing controls.
  • Custom Flow-Note Tech for completely realistic drumming.
  • Up to 10 Velocity Layers / 10 Round Robin.
  • Intuitive and Flexible UI.
  • Built-in FX (Spread, EQ, Comp, LOFI & Compression).
  • + 25,000 lines of code and highly intuitive mixing tools.
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.3 or later required.

Ragnarok for Kontakt is available for the introductory price of $149 USD until October 25th, 2016 (regular $199 USD).

More information: 8Dio Productions / Advanced Drum Series Ragnarok Kit