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Dobro Strummer VST-AU-AAX – Kontakt Instruments


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  • 8Dio Dobro Strummer

    8Dio Dobro Strummer

    This video demonstrates the Dobro Strummer in all its glory, including x-legato

  • 8Dio Dobro Solo

    8Dio Dobro Solo

    Also check our deep-sampled Dobro Solo - the perfect compliment to the Dobro Strummer

Dobro Strummer VST-AU-AAX – Kontakt Instruments overview


Welcome to the 8DIO Natural Acoustic Series – a studio collection of high-end deep-sampled acoustic instruments.


Dobro Strummer VST is the follow-up to our Dobro Solo library. The Dobro Strummer contains over 8.500 samples spread across 13 different chord types and 18 common rhythm types. All the chords and rhythms can seamlessly be blended using our x-legato technology. The X-legato system allows you to combine any chord and rhythm at any given time giving you an infinite amount of combinations. In addition the Dobro Strummer is a round-robin based strum library, so even if you trigger the same chord/rhythm multiple times – you will get natural subtle variation. The Dobro Strummer also contains a unique patch with 4 different motion picture inspired strum slides.
Dobro Strummer contains all the classic chords (ex. Major, Minor, Maj7, Min7, Dim7, 7 ) used in traditional songwriting, but also contains more elaborate chords (ex. Maj7B5, 13, Aug, Sus2, Sus4, 11, 7-5). The rhythm section is equally deep from traditional type of strum rhythms to more genre specific ones (ex. country, fingered arped, muted chugs). In addition we also recorded muted strums of all rhythms, which gives additional options to design new types of rhythms. Dobro Strummer also contains intelligent fret noises and velocity based end chords, which allows you to make a natural ending to a chord progression by playing hard on keyboard.
We also integrated live FX (ex. Delay, Verb, Screamer, Lofi, Convolution) into the patches, so you can trigger live FX on top of the patches by using key-switches. Steel String Guitar comes in both 24 and 16 bit versions and have full purge function (ability to decide which parts of library you want, to conserve RAM).


  • Price: $139
  • Deep-Sampled Strummed Dobro
  • Bonus: Motion Picture Inspired Strums
  • Direct download / Cloud Server System
  • Product only available as download

Core Articulations

  • Deep-Sampled Dobro Strumming
  • 8.500+ real chord and strum samples
  • Round Robin (repetition) sampled
  • 13 chords in all 12 keys / 18 rhythms
  • Bonus: 5 Motion Picture Slide Strums
  • X-legato and intelligent fret noises

Core Requirements

  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 4.2 or later required
  • 5GB harddrive space (compressed from 10GB)
  • Ability to download
  • PC 2.4GZ+, 4GB ram
  • MAC 2.6Ghz, 4GB ram

  • Chords
    • Major
    • Minor
    • Maj7
    • Min7
    • Dim7
    • 7
    • Maj7-5
    • 13
    • Augmented
    • Sus2
    • Sus4
    • 11
    • 7-5
  • Rhythms
    • Campfire
    • Open Song
    • Rock Chug Slow
    • Rock Chug Fast (designed for faster BPM)
    • Country
    • Hippie Chick
    • Pop Chug 1
    • Pop Chug 2
    • Fast Chug
    • 4/4 Chug
    • Muted Chug
    • Finger Arp
    • The End
    • Non-tonal muted Strums (for all rhythms)
  • Bonus: Motion Picture Slide Strums
    • Motion Picture Slide Strum 1
    • Motion Picture Slide Strum 2
    • Motion Picture Slide Strum 3
    • Motion Picture Slide Strum 4
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 4.2 or later required
  • Kontakt 4.2+ is 32 and 64-bit compatible on both PC and MAC platforms
  • Dobro Strummer requires 5GB of hard drive space
  • Runs as a stand-alone application, VST® or Audio Units plug-in, RTAS® under Pro Tools 7/8 or later
  • Minimum: Mac OS X® 10.4 / 10.5, G5 2.0 GHz or Intel Core Duo 2.00 GHz, 4 GB RAM or Windows® XP (32 Bit) or Windows Vista® (32/64 Bit), Pentium® or Athlon XP 2.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM. 4 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended