8Dio Productions has released Paranormal Guitars, a new Blendstrument Series instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

8Dio Blendinstrument Paranormal Guitars

Paranormal Guitars is a distinctive cinematic pulse design tool, designed to create those unique blockbuster pulses with a twist.

The library contains our highly advanced randomization feature – allowing you to create an infinite amount of combinations and can never produce the same instrument twice. The library was created by Academy Award, TEC and G.A.N.G Award Winning Composer, Troels Folmann and a team of the best sound designers in the industry.

Blendstrument Paranormal Guitars contains in itself samples from 11-stringed instruments; a Martin, a 12- String Guitar, a Dobro, a Mandolin, a Ukulele, a Schecter, a Telecaster, a Les Paul, a Stratocaster, a Bass and a Silent guitar. Each instrument contains several amounts of loops that can be combined with an infinite amount of different textures. It is built around the creative world which only the Blendstrument´s algorithms can do it. We also added our newest Chaos FX 3.3 and a brand new Panorama architecture that allows individual tuning and panning of each sample layer.

Blendstrument Paranormal Guitar is an eternal box of sonic chocolate. You never know what you are gonna get. But we pledge whatever you create will eternally be yours and yours only. The Pods have been distributed so that Pod 1 contains all the acoustic instruments and Pod 2 the electric ones, that way you will be able to create unique blends from both worlds. The library is literally capable of producing an eternal amount of new cinematic pulses and create something unique every time you use it. It only takes one click to create another world.

Blendstrument Paranormal Guitars features

  • Hyper-Advanced Instrument Generator.
  • +22.2GB (compressed to 53.1GB) of all-new content.
  • +11.330 Different Pulse Driving Guitar Samples.
  • Instant Pulse Randomizer w/ eternal variations.
  • Samples From 11 Different Stringed Instruments.
  • +100.000 lines of custom code for new FX 3.3 system.
  • Instant Sample- and Effects Randomizer.
  • Instant Front-Faced Effects.

Paranormal Guitars is available for the intro price of $98 USD until November 14th, 2017 (regular $148 USD).

Also released recently is the New Bazantar, Kontakt library featuring a 39-string acoustic bass played by by Mark Deutsch.

The Bazantar is a custom five-string acoustic bass, fitted with an additional twenty-nine sympathetic strings and four drone strings. The instrument possesses a melodic range of over five octaves, while its sympathetic range spans four octaves. This results in an interplay between melodic, sympathetic, and drone strings which weaves an unexpected landscape of resonance that is remarkably rich in texture.

The New Bazantar is a reimagination of the original instrument. We rebuilt the entire library from ground up and added a wealth of new features, including instant articulation browser, advanced front-face FX, ability to stack and pulse between different patches with one click, textural convolution delay, bow-stroke emulation, new presets and many other features.

The New Bazantar is a deep-sampled virtual instrument containing over 2,700 samples divided into two main categories: Multi-samples and phrase-samples. The multi-samples consists of both plucked and bowed representations of the instrument. We recorded traditional plucked bass with 8 round robins pr. note, a highly versatile amount of tapped samples at 10 round robins, regular sustains with and without vibrato, several dynamic sustains/swells. In addition we phrase-sampled Mark Deutsch playing the bass in a variety of ways from traditional plucked and bowed bass – to solo’s played with backside of the bow (Col Legno). We also did deep-sampling of the drone strings, so you have a highly versatile instrument.

In addition the instrument was recorded in a rich church environment with two sets of microphones (close/internal) and (ambient/player), so users can adjust the sound to their liking ranging from recordings from player perspective to more far, hall based microphones.. We also added a variety of controls (ex. pedal volume, release volume, noise reduction, EQ etc) and a visual velocity editor, so you can fully sculpt the piano to your liking. The Bazantar also includes a great selection of convolution reverbs and convolution effects.

New Bazantar features

  • 3.84 GB HDD (compressed from 8 GB).
  • 2 Microphone Positions (Close & Far).
  • Bowed Sustains and Arced Swells Multi-Samples.
  • Plucked and Tapped Multi-Samples (x6-8 RR).
  • Deep-Sampled Phrase Samples.
  • New Bow-Stroke Emulation and Presets.
  • New Front-Faced FX and Back-Sided Chaos FX 3.4.
  • New Textural Convolution Reverbs.

The New Bazantar is available for purchase for $188 USD.

More information: 8Dio Productions