Equinox: Hybrid Action Tools


  • Price: $298
  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
  • 3 Hybrid Pattern Generator Instruments (Action Grooves, Pulsing Rhythms, 808 Rhythms)
  • All new customizable tonal “Giga-Horns”
  • Mind-bending pitched Bend-Basses & tempo-based Cinematic Clocks
  • 20 Brand New Hybrid “Super Kits” with both Velocity and Round-Robin
  • 5 Banks of trailer ready Hits & Impact effects
  • Advanced Probability Engine for endless rhythmic combinations
  • Built-In Chaos Effects & Embedded Meta-Data
  • Full Retail Version of Kontakt 5.8 (or later) Required

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  • 8Dio Equinox Giga Horn Generator Walkthrough

    8Dio Equinox Giga Horn Generator Walkthrough

  • 8Dio Equinox Pulse Generator Walkthrough

    8Dio Equinox Pulse Generator Walkthrough

  • 8Dio Equinox Action Groove Generator Walkthrough

    8Dio Equinox Action Groove Generator Walkthrough

Equinox: Hybrid Action Tools overview

8Dio Equinox: Hybrid Action Tools is the latest in hybrid rhythmic pattern generation. Equinox features an almost endless array of modern, hybrid-based patterns, as well as a vast selection of auxiliary hybrid sound effects to not only help augment your production and take it to the next level but also to inspire and develop the creative process.

At its core, Equinox offers flexibility beyond any previous Hybrid loop-based endeavour. Not only covering thousands of loops and phrases but providing them at different host sync-able tempos, and allowing for them to be independently triggered, blended, and layered collectively.

Each “Generator” based instrument features our brand new Probability Engine. This advanced yet straightforward feature allows for the true collective randomization of each rhythmic layer, allowing for almost limitless rhythmic combinations (over 360,000 results per instrument).

We have also included our new fully playable Giga-Horns (a.k.a Mega-horns).

Each of which offers a fully chromatic, mixed and produced sound as well as the independent layers used to create each signature horn. 

Equinox also features supplementary Hits categorized as Low & High, and 20 all-new velocity-sensitive “Super Kits” with real round-robin repetitions as well as a vast array of handcrafted cinematic 808 kicks and a multitude of authentic 808 based patterns. And if that wasn’t enough, Equinox also includes a selection of fully chromatic Bend-Basses and Cinematic Clocks based phrases which are essential tools in modern-day production.

Last but most certainly not least, our Pulsing Rhythm Generator. This instrument offers the same endless pattern generation as the other rhythm generators, but with tonally based phrases. This allows you to structure the pitch of each of the three underscoring elements (low, mid, high) independently per key.

Essential Rhythmic Content

Equinox features an extensive range of rhythmic elements for building superior pulse-driven sections that are essential to the modern-day composer. We were sure to include all the necessary tools, from thousands of looped patterns to bonus hits, detailed sound-design based Super Kits with both velocities and round-robin repetitions, earth-shattering Giga-Horns and pitch manipulated Basses, to make it the only library you will ever need to create cutting-edge rhythmic hybrid percussion. 

The Probability Engine

Equinox includes our brand new “Probability Engine”. This feature allows you to instantly randomize all of the included layers within an instrument, creating an almost infinite number of rhythmic and tonal possibilities. The pure chaos of the probability engine makes it an incredibly useful feature for coming up with new and interesting patterns, sounds and sonic combinations. Each inspiration Generator was designed specifically for kick-starting the creative process and a welcome addition to any Hybrid project.

Individual Layer Control

One of the most powerful features of the library is the ability to control each layer individually. Giving you full access to bypass, manipulate and mix each of the up to six layers within the instrument. You can freely randomize, reset, mix or lock the chosen layer to make the sound truly your own. Our “Generator” based instruments also include our latest advanced matching algorithm. Which ensures that no matter what patterns are selected, all the layers will seamlessly blend with one another. 

Deep Tagging

Equinox comes embedded with deep Meta-Data tagging, allowing you to directly search through the files using your favorite sound file application. Meaning key phrases such as Hit, Pulse and even Beats Per Minute can be used to locate and identify matching files, making finding the right sound out of the D.A.W easier than ever. At 44.1kHz / 24 Bit WAV, all the sounds within this library are drag and drop ready. Making production within or outside of the Kontakt format seamless and perfect for composers, sound designers and editors alike.

Hybrid User Interface

The advanced features included in the library are all easily accessible through the custom user-interface. Quickly adjust or automate the attack, release, speed and pitch envelope of your chosen set of sounds, letting them perfectly fit within your track. We have also included our latest Chaos effects module for even further customization and processing over your sound.


  • Super Kits I
  • Super Kits II
  • Ballistic Low I
  • Ballistic Low II
  • Ballistic High I
  • Ballistic High II
  • Cinematic 808 (Analog) Kicks

 Action Groove Generator

  • Ganymede
  • Phobos
  • IO
  • Titan
  • Triton
  • Adrastea
  • Kalyke
  • Dia
  • Atlas
  • Pan
  • Umbriel
  • Proteus
  • Charon
  • Hydra
  • Styx
  • Vega
  • Altair
  • Polaris
  • Centauri
  • Cygni
  • Ursa
  • Lynx
  • Pavo
  • Callisto
  • Solarium
  • Apus
  • Perseus
  • Phoenix
  • Pandora
  • Circinus
  • Omega
  • Kepler
  • Proxima
  • Gliese
  • Luyten
  • Tau
  • Galileo
  • Epsilon
  • Alpha
  • Phi
  • Delta
  • Zeta
  • Sigma
  • Artemis
  • Hera
  • Cronus
  • Eros
  • Hemera
  • Nyx
  • Tartarus
  • Nesoi
  • Ourea
  • Eos
  • Asteria
  • Anax
  • Talos
  • Typhon
  • Gaia
  • Silenus
  • Achilles
  • Odysseus
  • Orpheus
  • Carya
  • Telemus
  • Pthyia
  • Amphion
  • Arcus
  • Epaphus
  • Dryad
  • Nymph
  • Thebes
  • Moirai
  • Ananke
  • Themis
  • Athis
  • Clotho
  • Atropos
  • Lachesis
  • Platos
  • Keres
  • Thanatos
  • Nemesis
  • Eunomia
  • Eirene
  • Thetis
  • Scylla
  • Athos
  • Chiron
  • Daemon
  • Arges
  • Brontes
  • Griffin
  • Harpy
  • Orthrus
  • Nomios
  • Circe
  • Medea
  • Lykaia
  • Mimas
  • Cetus

Pulsing Rhythm Generator

  • Absolute
  • Vortex
  • Meson
  • Particle
  • Nova
  • Orbiter
  • Spectrum
  • Plasma
  • Transist
  • Exit Vector
  • Impulse
  • Fracture
  • Supersonic
  • Bit Triode
  • Zodiac
  • Arcology
  • Nanotech
  • Terraform
  • Cryostasis
  • Hive Mind

808 Rhythm Generator

  • Scrap
  • Creator
  • Optical
  • Barbed
  • Villain
  • Moocher
  • Loco
  • Method
  • Coast
  • Fiend
  • Hyped
  • Spill
  • Peril
  • Indolent
  • Staten
  • U-Eight
  • Ocular
  • Rational
  • Bounce
  • Vanquish

Cinematic Clocks

  • Cinematic Clocks


  • Lyrid
  • Agen
  • Pi
  • Orion
  • Chergach
  • Ursid
  • Buzzard
  • Hoba
  • Faith
  • Monocero
  • Gemini
  • Leonid
  • Elbogen
  • Gancedo
  • Andura
  • Homestead
  • Loreto
  • Euclid
  • Tenham
  • Vermillion


  • Epoxi
  • Swift
  • Fuse
  • Helio
  • Psyche
  • Genesis
  • Surveyor
  • Lunar
  • Grail
  • 10 Proton
  • Hurricane
  • Neutron
  • Gravity
  • Osiris
  • Spitzer
  • Ranger
  • Polar
  • Terra
  • Cobalt
  • Ulysses
  • Voyager
  • Landsat
  • Curiosity
  • Explorer
  • Calipso
  • Arctas
  • Geotail
  • Dragonfly
  • IceBridge
  • Mercury
  • Satellite
  • Horizon
  • Pioneer
  • Dawn
  • Skylab
  • Messenger
  • Insight
  • Sphere
  • Europa
  • Cosmos
  • Prime
  • Arrow
  • Icarus
  • Challenger
  • Endeavour
  • Compass
  • Mariner
  • Electron
  • Carbon
  • Spirit
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.8+ required / Not compatible with free Kontakt Player
  • Runs as host or stand-alone application, VST® or Audio Units plug-in, AAX® under Pro Tools
  • Minimum: Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended. For TMPro Patches, i7 or equivalent is highly recommended.
  • Hybrid Tools Equinox Requires 12.28 GB of Hard Drive Space
  • 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended
  • Sample resolution: 44.1Khz / 24Bit stereo .wav format
  • Format(s): Kontakt