8Dio The New Epic Dhol Ensemble

8Dio Productions has launched The New Epic Dhol Ensemble, a completely remastered, redesigned and reprogrammed edition of the original Epic Dhol Ensemble for Kontakt.

The New Epic Dhol Ensemble features a comprehensive and deep-sampled collection of large-scale Epic Dhol Ensembles.

The New Epic Dhol Ensemble contains over 2.000 samples, built-in articulation browser, internal step-sequencer, front-face FX, textural convolutions and our newest 3.3 Chaos Engine.

The New Epic Dhol Ensemble VST consists of a large ensemble of Punjab Dhol drums and recorded them in the same orchestral hall as our New Epic Toms Ensemble.

The Punjab Dhol is a double-sided barrel drum large and bulky to produce the preferred loud bass. The drum consists of a wooden barrel with animal hide or synthetic skin stretched over its open ends, covering them completely. These skins can be stretched or loosened with a tightening mechanism made up of either interwoven ropes, or nuts and bolts. Tightening or loosening the skins subtly alters the pitch of the drum sound. The stretched skin on one of the ends is thicker and produces a deep, low frequency (higher bass) sound and the other thinner one produces a higher frequency sound. In contemporary Punjabi music, dhols with synthetic, or plastic, treble skins are very common.

The New Epic Dhol Ensemble features

  • 2.056 Samples. 2.9GB (compressed to 1.1GB).
  • Multi-sampled Dhol Ensemble.
  • Up to 10 velocity layers / 10 repetition pr. layer.
  • Loop/phrase sampled Epic Dhol Ensemble.
  • 850+ loops from 80-140BPM.
  • Dhol Ensemble FX.
  • Instant Front-Face FX & Textural Convolution Delay.
  • Direct download / Cloud Server System.
  • Full retail version of Kontakt 5.5 or later required.

The New Epic Dhol Ensemble is available for the introductory price of $79 USD until October 15th, 2016 (regular $99 USD).

More information: 8Dio Productions / The New Epic Dhol Ensemble