Free Radicals

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by giannis home (10/05/2020)


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  • Price: On The House
  • “Music made with the community”
  • Hybrid Distorted Sound Design
  • Direct download / Cloud Server System
  • Product only available as download
  • Viral Ambiences (Tonal, Gritty and Rhythmic)
  • Long hits and short hits
  • Long risers and short risers
  • True Microwaves
  • Built-in browser
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5 or later required

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Watch the videos of Free Radicals

  • Free Radicals On The House

    Free Radicals On The House

    Enter the dark and forbidd3n world of the Fr33 Radical5 - when bad is g00d.

  • Free Radicals Walkthrough

    Free Radicals Walkthrough

    Enter the dark and forbidd3n world of the Fr33 Radical5 - when bad is g00d.

  • Free Radicals Trailer

    Free Radicals Trailer

    A hardcore trailer - made with Free Radicals and absolutely nothing 3lse.

Free Radicals overview

Free Radicals is a new-generation software instrument created in collaboration with our talented community. Free Radicals was partially created by 100+ sound designers (50%) and partially created in-house by 8DIO (50%). The instrument is – scouts honor – the darkest creation you will ever come across and if you are into dark music, wild sound design and looking for an entirely fresh approach to sound design – look no further.

Free Radicals contains over 4GB (compressed down to 2GB) sound design, consisting of viral ambiences, gritty ambiences, rhythmic ambiences, three sets of long bacterial “hits” and three sets of small bacterial “hits”. In addition the library also contains a variety of parasitical risers both short and long – and a deep-sampled collection of microwave sounds.

Free Radicals is not a conventional sample library. It is not trying to be polite or polished. This is raw, hardcore crazy sampling. It is unexpected and chaotic. Impossible to tame and with a brain burning sound to it. It is the sound of the neo post-apocalypse. We triple dare you … this is the darkest library ever created.

The Freedom of +100 Radical Sound Designers

Free Radicals is a community based sample project – where over 100 sound designs and musicians each gave their interpretation of what sonic beauty is to them. In addition 8Dio provided additional 50% content from our private sample catalogues. The end-result is one of the most unique pieces of art software on the market. The library has a dark soul and gritty personality to it. One that you rarely find on a traditional sample market and one that completely stands apart in regards to its disturbing sonic character and sonic shadows.

Ease and Playability

Free Radicals contains an easy-to-use and highly playable user interface. All articulations can be accessed through the user-interface at an instant and with an insane amount of immediate controls. Whether you want to control the Dynamics, Attack, Releases or Pitch, Filter and Cut-Off. We also integrated a custom gate function and ability to control the gate speed, so you can tempo-sync any of the thousands of sounds inside Free Radicals. We also included some easter-eggs in the interface, but you are gonna have to find them yourself … if you dare!

Real-Time Effects

Free Radicals holds an advanced real-time effects system – allowing you to trigger effects on top of patches in real-time via key-switches. We recommend using this feature in a rhythmic fashion, so you trigger the effects in a rhythmic way that matches your groove and composition. The effects include Delay, Bit-Crusher, Fuzz/Distortion, Rotator and an advanced set of custom convolution verbs – allowing you to sculpt and redesign the sounds in infinite ways.

  • +1000 Heartbreaking Sound Designs
    • Viral Ambiences
    • Tonal Ambiences
    • Gritty Ambiences
    • Rhythmic Ambiences
    • Long Hits (3 mega-banks)
    • Short Hits (3 mega-banks)
    • Short Risers
    • Long Risers
    • Microwaves
  • Custom convolution reverb
  • Modwheel control of filter
  • Keyboard switches for all FX
    • Lo-fi
    • Rotator
    • Delay
    • Convolution
    • Distortion
  • 1 Kontakt .nki files
  • 1000 samples
  • 1.8 GB installed
  • 24 bit / 44.1 kHz stereo PCM wav format
  • Sample resolution: 44.1Khz / 24Bit stereo .wav format
  • Format(s): Kontakt
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5+ required
  • Kontakt 5 is 32 and 64-bit compatible on both PC and MAC platforms
  • Fr33 Radicals requires 2 GB of hard drive space
  • Runs as a stand-alone application, VST® or Audio Units plug-in, RTAS® under Pro Tools 7/8
  • Minimum: Mac OS X® 10.4 / 10.5, G5 2.0 GHz or Intel Core Duo 2.00 GHz, 2 GB RAM or Windows® XP (32 Bit) or Windows Vista® (32/64 Bit), Pentium® or Athlon XP 2.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM. 2 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended


The individuals that submitted sounds the Free Radical sample library you (Contributor) agreed to the following terms:

  • 8Dio Productions shall be the sole owner of all of the results and proceeds of any and all submissions, including any copyright, trademark, patent and any other intellectual property rights
  • 8Dio Productions shall have the right to exploit and distribute such services in any forum or media whatsoever now known or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity
  • 8Dio Productions reserves the right to process or reject submissions (ex. materials containing commercial samples, synths, fragments from music pieces etc)
  • Contributor warrants that contributor possesses all rights in the sounds submitted necessary for the grant of rights to 8DIO productions, and will indemnify and hold 8DIO harmless and against any and all claims, damages and costs, including attorneys fees arising out of a breach of foregoing warranty
  • Contributor will receive one watermarked copy of the library for FREE – if submission is accepted