Studio Percussion Auxiliary


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  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
  • Installed Size: 32+GB (13,000+ Samples)
  • 3 Microphone Positions (Close, Mid, Room)
  • Contains 72 Different Percussion Instruments
  • New Patent Pending Groove Sampling™ Technique
  • 72 Instruments and 25 Large Kits
  • New Front-Face FX and Mod-Sequencer
  • Product only available as Direct Download
  • Full Retail Version of Kontakt 5.5 (or later) Required
  • Note: This product was previously known as Aura Studio Percussion

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Studio Percussion Auxiliary overview

Studio Percussion Auxiliary was created by Academy Award, TEC and G.A.N.G Award Winning Composer, Troels Folmann and stands as the most advanced collection of auxiliary percussion ever created. The library contains over 54GB of all new material.

Studio Percussion Auxiliary is using a new 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.

Studio Percussion Auxiliary contains 72 different instruments and 3 microphone positions that are all easy-accessed from our built-in browser. The instruments cover a wide range of auxiliary percussion (ex. Congas, Bongos, Cowbells, Shakers, Maracas) to ethnic percussion (ex. Frame Drums, Timbales, Darbuka, Udu, Djembe, Doumbek, Cajon). You also have full drum kits with a large assortment of snares, bass drums, hi-hats and 11 cymbals. In addition we included some traditional orchestral instruments (ex. Concert Bass Drum, Timpanys, 6 different Tubular Bells etc) and many other instruments.

The majority of instruments in Aura Studio Percussion were also recorded with two different types of mallets, sticks and brushes. So imagine playing a massive Concert Bass Drum with brushes or Bongos with sticks – or maybe you want to play the Doumbek with brushes, while creating another part with brushed Tubular Bells. The ability to choose mallets really widens the usability of the library, especially in regards to cinematic scoring – there is something wicked about brushed timpanys.

Studio Percussion Auxiliary also contains a large assortment of ensemble kits, so you can play larger assortments of different instruments at the same time. We’ve included 8 full drum kits in different styles (ex. Pop, Rock, Funk), 2 Ethnic Kits, 8 Tonal Kits and 7 Cinematic Ensemble Kits, including Deep Kits, Epic Kits, Shakers and Cymbal Kits etc.

Studio Percussion Auxiliary contains 3 microphone positions (Close, Mid, Room) that each have a very distinct sound. We’ve also included a new dual layered FX system. The first part is our front-face FX system that gives you control over dynamics, filters, pitch and micro-pitch, delay, bit-resolution and our new textural convolution delay. The new textural delay allows you to take over 130 new convolutions and use them as delay components, so the instrument will delay other sounds than just itself. We’ve also included our new Chaos FX 3.4 engine, which gives you a large control over things such as EQ, Step-Based Filter, Distortion, Stereo-Delay and an additional convolution reverb.

It has always been our mantra to push sampling forward in regards to realism and playability.Studio Percussion Auxiliary is the first of several to utilize our proprietary Groove Sampling™ method and we really think it is going to make compositions richer and easier to create.

Note: This library was previously called Aura Studio Percussion.

New Groove Sampling™

The core of Aura Studio Percussion revolves around our new and patent pending Groove Sampling techniques™. Groove Sampling allows you to play any of the 72 instruments with ultra-realistic sound and precision. All patches come 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

Aura Studio Percussion comes with a built-in browser environment, so no more loading files for everything you want to try. You have everything right at your finger tips and the ability to select any of our 72 instruments with a single click. The browser consists of our main instrument groups (ex. snares) and then a sub-group which contains all the individual instruments (ex. 8 different snares, 11 different cymbals, 5 toms, 4 cowbells, 6 tubular bells etc).

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 and we hand-crafted over 130 new impulses for the Aura Studio Percussion. The Textural Convolutions can also be randomized.

New Front-Faced FX and Chaos 3.4 FX

Aura 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 3.4 FX system, which includes Step-Based Filter, EQ, Bit-Crusher, Distortion, Dual Stereo-Delay and an additional convolution system on top of our custom Textural Convolution Delays.

72 Instruments In One Library

Aura Studio Percussion contains an enormous amount of auxiliary percussion, including bass drums, snare drums, toms, concert bass drums, frame drums, timbales, darbuka, udu, djembe, doumbek, cajon, bongos, congas, cowbells, jamblocks, castanets, tambourines, maracas, shakers, tubular bells, hi hats and cymbals. Most of these contain several instruments (ex. 11 different cymbals, 14 different shakers, 8 different snares, 5 toms, 4 cowbells, 3 hi-hats etc)

Ensemble Kits and Drums

Aura Studio Percussion also contains a large assortment of ensemble kits, so you can play larger assortments of different instruments at the same time. We’ve included
8 full drum kits in different styles (ex. Pop, Rock, Funk), 2 Ethnic Kits, 8 Tonal Kits and 7 Cinematic Ensemble Kits, including Deep Kits, Epic Kits, Shakers and Cymbal Kits.

  • New Advanced Aura Architecture for Ultra-Realism
  • Two FX Systems. Front-Face FX and Chaos FX 3.4
  • 3 Microphone Positions (Close, Mid, Room)
  • 130 New Textural Convolutions (Tempo-Synced to DAW)
  • 76 Different Instruments
  • Internal Browser for immediate access
  • Multi-Samples and Groove Samples in same patch
  • Aura-Sample Control on Modwheel
  • Rhythm Sculpting Tool (MOD Sequencer)
  • Ability to RANDOMIZE all Front-Faced FX with a single click
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5+ required / Not compatible with free Kontakt Player
  • Kontakt 5.5.1 is 32 and 64-bit compatible on both PC and MAC platforms
  • Studio Percussion Auxiliary requires 54GB of hard drive space
  • Runs as a stand-alone application, VST® or Audio Units plug-in, AAX® under Pro Tools
  • Minimum: Mac OS X® 10.4 / 10.5, G5 2.4 GHz or Intel Core Duo 2.00 GHz, 8 GB RAM or Windows® XP (32 Bit) or Windows Vista® (32/64 Bit), Pentium® or Athlon XP 2.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM. 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended
  • 2 Kontakt .nki files (containing built-in browser with over 70 instruments and 25 kits)
  • +13.000 samples
  • Sample resolution: 48Khz / 24Bit stereo
  • Format(s): Kontakt (.NCW, .NKI)

Main Kit:

Kick Drum Maple 20
Kick Drum Maple 22

Snare Drums Soprano 10×5
Snare Drums Birch 13×5
Snare Drums Maple 14×5
Snare Drums Nickel 14×5
Snare Drums Steel 14×5
Snare Drums Nickel 14×5
Snare Drums Alum 14×5
Snare Drums Maple 14×6

Toms Birch 10
Toms Birch 12
Toms Birch 14
Toms Maple 8
Toms Maple 14

Concert Bass

Frame Drums Small
Frame Drums Large

Timbales Small
Timbales Large

Timpani Small
Timpani Large





Bongos Small
Bongos Large

Congas Small
Congas Large

Cowbell Mini
Cowbell Small
Cowbell Medium
Cowbell Large

Jamblocks Small
Jamblocks Medium
Jamblocks Large





Shakers 1
Shakers 2
Shakers 3
Shakers 4
Shakers 5
Shakers 6
Shakers 7
Shakers 8
Shakers 9
Shakers 10
Shakers 11
Shakers 12
Shakers 13
Shakers 14

Tubular Bells 1
Tubular Bells 2
Tubular Bells 3
Tubular Bells 4
Tubular Bells 5
Tubular Bells 6

Hi Hats 12
Hi Hats 13
Hi Hats 14

Cymbals Splash 12
Cymbals China 14
Cymbals Crash 14
Cymbals Crash 15
Cymbals Crash 16
Cymbals Crash 17
Cymbals China 18
Cymbals Dry Ride 20
Cymbals Medium Ride 20
Cymbals Rivet Ride 20
Cymbals Finger Cymbal


Drum Kits Funk Kit
Drum Kits Rock Kit 1
Drum Kits Rock Kit 2
Drum Kits Country Kit
Drum Kits Pop Kit
Drum Kits Big Kit
Drum Kits Extreme Kit
Drum Kits Reggae Kit

Ethnic Kits Latin Kit
Ethnic Kit Mid East Kit

Tonal Kit Tubular Kit
Tonal Kit Jam Block Kit
Tonal Kit Doumbek Kit
Tonal Kit Tom Kit
Tonal Kit Tom Brush Kit
Tonal Kit Cow Bell Kit
Tonal Kit Bell 1 Kit
Tonal Kit Bell 2 Kit

Ensemble Kits Snare Menu
Ensemble Kits Boom Menu
Ensemble Kits Shaker Menu
Ensemble Kits Cymbal Menu
Ensemble Kits Deep Kit
Ensemble Kits Epic Kit
Ensemble Kits Epic Kit Al