8Dio Aluphone

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  • Sample Aid: $18
  • Deep Sampled Aluphone
  • From The Studio Percussion Exotic Series
  • Advanced Aura Architecture for Ultra-Realism
  • Installed Size: 2.64GB (2,527 Samples)
  • 3 Microphone Positions (Close, Mid, Room)
  • Contains 12 Different Articulations
  • 8 Custom Designed Presets
  • New Front-Face FX and Mod-Sequencer
  • Product only available as Direct Download
  • Aura-Sample Dynamic Control on Modwheel
  • Full Retail Version of Kontakt 5.5 (or later) Required

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  • 8Dio Aluphone Official Walkthrough

  • Not Included Official Walkthrough

  • Studio Percussion Auxiliary Not Included

8Dio Aluphone overview

8Dio Aluphone is a featured Instrument from our Studio Percussion Series and uses our 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.

The Aluphone is an extremely versatile instrument that resembles the sound of a vibraphone and can be played with a variety of different mallets, each delivering a sonically different tamber. The Aluphone has a wide dynamic range depending on the mallets used, and when bowed, you can the Aluphone can resemble the sound of singing glass.

The 8Dio Aluphone contains 12 unique articulations and 3 microphone positions (Close, Mid & Far) all easy-accessed from our front-facing browser. The Caisa Drum was meticulously recorded with 6 different playing styles including two different mallets, brushes, bowed, and two different rolls. So imagine playing a unique Aluphone with brushes or sticks, the ability to choose which type of mallet widens the usability of the library.

The Aluphone is featured from our Studio Exotic Percussion library which contains 5 deep-sampled percussion instruments including the Aluphone, Caisa Drum, Tubaphone, Sixxeen, and the Scaffaphone. It has always been our mantra to push sampling forward in regard to realism and playability. The Studio Percussion Series is the first series to utilize our proprietary Groove Sampling™ technology and we really think it is going to make compositions richer and easier to create.

Note: This library is also included within the Studio Percussion Exotic

New Groove Sampling™

The core of 8Dio Aluphone revolves around our new and patent-pending Groove Sampling techniques™. Groove Sampling allows you to play with ultra-realistic sound and precision. The Caisa comes with traditional multi-samples and new groove samples, so you can play and mix them side by side. The Groove Samples can either be controlled on your modwheel or via our new Mod-Sequencer. You will never go back after trying them.

Internal Browser

The Aluphone comes with a custom-designed built-in browser. The browser offers you immediate access to all of the included articulations and front-facing effects with a single click. Each instrument from our Studio Percussion Series is designed this way. Giving you immediate access to anything you want with a few simple mouse clicks. We want to simplify the journey from your first thoughts to your final creation. One-click and you are set.

Textural Convolution Delay

Textural Convolution Delay is a new way of using convolution to create textural delays. The idea is to use non-conventional convolution impulses to augment the existing sound. So when the instrument delays – you will not just get a normal delay of the instrument, but also get the delay and texture of the convolution. This concept is called Textural Convolutions.

New Front-Faced FX and Chaos 3.4 FX

Aura Tonal Exotic Studio Percussion contains two parallel FX systems. The first one is our new Front-Faced FX, which allows you to control the most fundamental effects from the front panel (ex. Dynamics, Filters, Pitch, Delay, Crusher and our new Textural Delay). You can also go deeper with our new Chaos FX system, which includes Step-Based Filtering, EQ, Bit-Crusher, Distortion, Dual Stereo-Delay and an additional convolution system on top of our custom Textural Convolution Delays.

  • Mallet 1
  • Mallet 2
  • Brushes
  • Bowed
  • Rolls Mallet 1
  • Rolls Mallet 2
  • 8ths Mallet 1 (Double and Triple Time)
  • 8ths Mallet 2 (Double and Triple Time)
  • 16th Mallet 1 (Double and Triple Time)
  • 16th Mallet 2 (Double and Triple Time)
  • 32nd Mallet 1 (Double and Triple Time)
  • 32nd Mallet 2 (Double and Triple Time)
  • Chimes of Time
  • Epiphany
  • From The Beyond
  • Ice Bells
  • Making Moves
  • Talking Head
  • Trials
  • Twilight
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.8+ required / Not compatible with the free Kontakt Player
  • Runs within a host or stand-alone application, available as VST®, Audio Units plug-in and AAX® under Pro Tools
  • Minimum: Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. For TMPro Patches, i7 or equivalent is recommended.
  • 8Dio Aluphone Requires 5.28 GB of Hard Drive Space
  • 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended
  • Sample resolution: 48 Khz / 24 Bit stereo .wav format
  • Format(s): Kontakt & .wav