$198,00    $118,00

$598,00    $328,00

$98,00    $58,00

$298,00   $178,00

$98,00   $58,00

$298,00    $178,00

“Ensemble Sampling” by Troels Folmann

In this VLOG Troels discusses Ensemble Sampling and some of the secrets behind it. We also get a very special set of guest(s)!



How do I apply the discount towards the instruments?

Instruments are already discounted, all you have to do is add them to the cart. 

There are sounds like an instrument in the track which you haven’t discussed?

We will discuss the main featured instruments in the tracks, some may use extra.

How long will the sale last on the featured instruments?

All discounted instruments will be on sale for one week, after the track has been published.

  • Edison Duran

    Hi Troels! Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful creativity with us!. I’ve got some questions:
    1. When you’re composing, how do you approach the creation process?
    2. How many hours a day do you spend?
    3. Do you use the FX (reverbs, eq, etc) included in the instruments or do you use others?
    4. What tools do you use in the mastering process?


    • 8diocom

      1. Zimmer talks about approaching his movies as a blank canvas. I enjoy a similar process – approaching the creation without any thought in mind. It’s like athletes talking about being in the zone. The second I start thinking too much it never works.

      So in essence I let my ear guide me – with one simple rule: “If it sounds good – it is good.”

      Let your ear and heart guide you. That’s all. It really is!

      2. I recently started using the Pomodoro method. Meaning I work for 25 minutes completed focused and with no distractions, no social media pop ups or text messages. Turn it all off and just focus for 25 minutes. Then I take a break – as long as I need and go back and do it again. Sometimes it accumulates to maybe 2 hours and other days up to 8. The second inspiration starts dying – I walk away from it.

      3. I am not a big believer in too many effects. I like sounds in their natural state. To me it’s more about fixing in the mix. It has to sound perfect while I make it. This keeps me more inspired through the process. I normally just use the built in FX that comes with the instruments. External reverb is always ValhallaDSP.

      4. I don’t really master my tracks. I believe in fixing at the mix stage. But if I have to it’s assorted UAD and Fabfilter plugins for me.

      • Edison Duran

        Love your music, love your Master-Monster libraries, thank you very much Troels! 🙂

        • 8diocom

          And we love you!

    • Bryant Trae Gilbreath

      Thanks Troels for that bit of info, and if insolidus is not featured in tech Tuesday tracks any time soon, then I will gear up for black friday in the next 2 months, for sure. ok, now to a serious tech question. I do not believe in using a metronome for the majority of music that I create, I think that in doing so, an unnatural flow happens with the composition. Now when it comes to dance music, that would be an exception that I would have to endure.But I have found that when I simply play the instrument/s, as I hear the voicing in my mind’s ear, and don’t depend on a metronome to provide any form of precise timing, it has an imperfect perfection that sounds very natural and not by any means robotic. So now tell me Troels, do you use a metronome for most of your compositions, What is your say on the matter, tick tock or not?

      • 8Dio Productions LLC

        Good question. I use metronome for pieces that requires it (ex. fast-paced rhythmic stuff), but I don’t use it for pieces where its a distraction (ex. Awake with Insolidus Choir). I am also really picky about the sound of the metronome, since I have to listen to it so much. When I use it – I always switch it off the second I can – meaning other rhythmic elements are so defined they fulfill the same purpose as the metronome (ex. shaker). But as a general observation I don’t recommend too many YES or NO principles in music. It is an eternally open art form and by restricting yourself (ex. by NEVER using metronome) – you may lock yourself out too. So use it when it serves a purpose and let it go when it doesn’t.

  • Bryant Trae Gilbreath

    Hello Troels, 8dio is the best, and I appreciate what you all do with deep sampling, causing the best possible sounds to voice from the instruments that you sample. Tech tuesday is very exciting to me, because when you feature tracks made with certain instruments, then those instruments go on sale. So,could you please break down a track which has used insolidus, That choir instrumentation is a game changer, and I would leap at the chance to buy it, but I just need a small price break,as I’m not quite rich yet.Lol By the way, I think you and Colin are fantastic composers, and I get inspired from you all at times. Keep it up

    • 8diocom

      Hello Bryant,

      Thanks for your message! We will be selecting a various of different tracks over the next coming of weeks. I can´t guarantee that Insolidus will be featured in a track but as you know. Black

      Friday is only a couple of months away. “Giggles”


  • crychlyd

    Thanks for this – very excited to see what crops up from the community! Question, though: when you say a track requires a minimum of five 8dio instruments, are you referring to patches, or separate libraries? For instance, if I were to write something for a full orchestra and used Anthology Strings and Century Ensemble Brass, would I need to expand the instrumentation to incorporate three other libraries despite have used string ensemble, string solo, string divisi, trumpet, horn, trombone, etc. patches on discrete lines, numbering well over five?

    • 8diocom

      We are referring to separate libraries.

  • Edison Duran

    Congrats to Jeff Cuno, and the gift is fantastic, the sheppard tones!!! Woww, A very desired gift!

    • Thanks Edison! Perhaps I can pick your brain on your mixing tips? Your track was amazing!

    • 8diocom

      We like to celebrate 🙂

  • Lewis Wright

    Loving this! Please please get Ivan Torrent to break down one of his 8Dio demo tracks!

    • 8diocom

      Which one!?

      • Lewis Wright

        Architects of Life for Hybrid Tools or One Of Us for CAGE Brass!

  • Great track Mathew!

    • Matt Richardson

      Thanks Jeff!

  • Edison Duran

    Hi Troels I hope everything gets better soon in California.

    What a fantastic music Troels, I love every second of that piece! I have got many questions:

    1. 00:23 How many instances of Lacrimosa do you use for get more natural Flow of the multi vowels?
    2. What reverb or Mics(MIX DECA FAR) do you use for the Lacrimosa Choir?
    3. Do you use multiples types of reverb along the instruments or do you prefer to use the same type for all instruments?
    4. 2:38 Zeus Drums sounds great; V8P Real Drums Kin Ensemble contains the Zeus drums?
    5. 2:38 Do you use some type of compression for the Zeus drums?
    6. 2:54 What Synths do you use here?
    7. About the dynamic range. what’s your loudness for compose?
    8. About the dynamic range. How do you get the 0DB and an adequate loudness in you music without damaging the sound?
    9. Do you freeze your instruments before bounce to disk?

    Thanks for your time Troels, I really appreciate it! 😉

    • 8Dio Productions LLC

      Everything is crazy up here right now. We live in the middle of it all and many friends have lost everything. While there is nothing I can do about the immediate fire – I can however answer your questions:

      1. One instance – using the articulation sequencer
      2. Mixed microphone. I would probably use DECCA today, since I am starting to like drier hall samples more.
      3. No. I generally don’t use reverb on any channels – unless its a big verb (ValhallaShimmer) for a solo vocal
      4. Zeus is a deep-sampled drumkit. V8P Drum Ensembles are truly 10 different kits played together. I wrote this demo before we had even recorded the Extreme Ensembles (one of my fav libraries btw).
      5. Nope. Just one of the presets.
      6. 8Dio/8DM Flow House Synth Edition
      7. I don’t think about loudness, nor mastering,. Everything you hear is done at mix level.
      8. Put a mastering limiter at tail end of your master output chain. Ex. FabFilter, Glue, whatever works for you.
      9. No. I prefer to work an environment where I can work unrestricted. I have never in my life used freeze – cause to me it removes me from what I am supposed to do. I am a big believer in eliminating as many steps as possible between the initial thought and the end product. The fewer clicks – the better.

      Hope that helps.

      Best – T

      • Edison Duran

        Valuable information like water, and water is more than gold!

        You put my believes outside, my new philosophy “The fewer clicks – the better” 🙂

        Although my computer is not a Goliat and I have a David, I force myself to freeze tracks so I can continue.

        It makes me happy to know that I can draw from my mixing session a composition ready for the soundcloud. I need to work a lot on that but I’m very excited!

        Thank you Troels, best wishes for your land!

  • Thank you so much for choosing my tune as the winner! <3 Hope you guys enjoy it! My biggest challenges are on the mixing / mastering side of things, still trying to learn the basics

    • Edison Duran

      Great track Matti, congrats!

  • Edison Duran

    So wonderful music James!. Because is mystic, each composer has its ways to compose, to realise its creativity. What are your ways to create a new composition? How long do you take to create a new track?

  • Jami Katajisto

    Would there be any chance to do this with video, where composer tells his/hers process about making a track. For me personally, with video, it kind of brings composer closer to watcher/listener vs “just” telling verbally about the process of making a particular track. Great idea idea overall though! Best regards, Jami

    • 8Dio Productions LLC

      Looking into it. Great suggestion!

      • Jami Katajisto

        Thank you so much,Troels!

        • 8diocom
          • Jami Katajisto

            “Exactly what the doctor ordered” 😊 Awesomeness! I´m sure and confident that there´s plenty of composers, me included, who like to see what is going on and hear a commentary, where composer talks about the track, guides you through it. And “audience” will have a chance to get a peek behind the curtain at the same time, so to speak. It gives, at least for me, warmer feeling vs just listening the track/s, which of course are truly great on their own too, but with video, where composer tells a bit about them, that brings the whole “package” closer to audience, to potential first time and long time customers. Wonderful and without any doubt, so is that Century Orchestral Strings library!

    • Yeah! That would interesting to see. Perhaps an interview with Troels and the composer with screen activity.

      • Jami Katajisto

        Yeah, that would be great, Scott!

    • Daniel Raab

      A screencast would be awesome!

  • Great work Colin! Love the lines and textures. Well produced.

    I can’t believe I’ve missed these Tech Tuesdays. I know my schedule has been crazy. Are there more archived anywhere?

  • Nice Work Kevin!! Well produced man!!

  • Matt Richardson

    Is the TTT contest still going on? Are you taking submissions?

  • Raees Rahim

    Some really amazing work here, congrats to the winners and thank you to 8dio for having this.
    Are you still accepting entries? And where do I go to find out more?

  • David Morton

    Hi Troels. I wanted to ask you a quick question about the way to approach composing. What do you think is the balance between getting inspired and being original? The reason I got into composing is because I was inspired by a great soundtrack, but I have also started to realize since then that some of the best composers are the ones that are very original.


    • 8Dio Productions LLC

      Phenomenal question. Its impossible not to be inspired and all pieces are derivatives of others. From a career point of view the most important thing is to find your own voice. Too many talented people waste their time by copying others, but not bringing their own voice forward. So focus on your voice and when you “borrow” – do it gracefully and better… Like Williams did on Star Wars … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V47enEvsafQ&t=16s

  • jasonschoepfer

    So fantastic to see Bob Dedes tracks highlighted. I love his work!!!