8Dio has released Aura Studio Percussion – Unpitched Vol 1, a new auxiliary percussion sample library created by Troels Folmann.
The library is using a new advanced technique called, Groove Sampling™ that allows you to create hyper-realistic percussive grooves with a single touch of a key. Groove Sampling is a proprietary method developed by 8Dio and is currently patent pending. There is no going back after this.
Aura Studio Percussion contains 72 different instruments and 3 microphone positions that are all easy-accessed from our built-in browser. The instruments cover a wide range of auxiliary percussion (ex. Congas, Bongos, Cowbells, Shakers, Maracas) to ethnic percussion (ex. Frame Drums, Timbales, Darbuka, Udu, Djembe, Doumbek, Cajon). You also have full drum kits with a large assortment of snares, bass drums, hi-hats and 11 cymbals. In addition we included some traditional orchestral instruments (ex. Concert Bass Drum, Timpanys, 6 different Tubular Bells etc) and many other instruments.
The majority of instruments in Aura Studio Percussion were also recorded with two different types of mallets, sticks and brushes. So imagine playing a massive Concert Bass Drum with brushes or Bongos with sticks – or maybe you want to play the Doumbek with brushes, while creating another part with brushed Tubular Bells. The ability to choose mallets really widens the usability of the library, especially in regards to cinematic scoring – there is something wicked about brushed timpanys.
Aura Studio Percussion also contains a large assortment of ensemble kits, so you can play larger assortments of different instruments at the same time. We’ve included 8 full drum kits in different styles (ex. Pop, Rock, Funk), 2 Ethnic Kits, 8 Tonal Kits and 7 Cinematic Ensemble Kits, including Deep Kits, Epic Kits, Shakers and Cymbal Kits etc.
Aura Studio Percussion contains 3 microphone positions (Close, Mid, Room) that each have a very distinct sound. We’ve also included a new dual layered FX system. The first part is our front-face FX system that gives you control over dynamics, filters, pitch and micro-pitch, delay, bit-resolution and our new textural convolution delay. The new textural delay allows you to take over 130 new convolutions and use them as delay components, so the instrument will delay other sounds than just itself. We’ve also included our new Chaos FX 3.4 engine, which gives you a large control over things such as EQ, Step-Based Filter, Distortion, Stereo-Delay and an additional convolution reverb.
It has always been our mantra to push sampling forward in regards to realism and playability. Aura Studio Percussion is the first of several to utilize our proprietary Groove Sampling™ method and we really think it is going to make compositions richer and easier to create.
Aura Studio Percussion features
- 54GB of New Studio Percussion.
- New Patent Pending Groove Sampling Technique.
- Realistic Percussion and Kits.
- 72 Instruments and 25 Large Kits.
- New Textural Convolutions (+130).
- New Front-Face FX and Mod-Sequencer.
- New Instant FX Randomizer.
- Direct download / Cloud Server System.
The sample library is available for purchase for the introductory price of $199 USD until May 1st, 2016 (regular $299 USD). Requires Kontakt 5.3+ (full version).