The New Hybrid Tools 2

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by Mark Arandjus (03/13/2020)
This was a bit of an impulse purchase since it was on sale. At first I regretted it, but soon I star...


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  • Price: $148
  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
  • Industry Defining Hybrid Tools
  • Mega-Horns and Massive Percussive Rolls
  • Psychological Signature Sounds
  • Dubstep Trailer FX, Whooshes, Risers
  • Instant REVERSE, RANDOM, STACK and CHAOS features
  • Advanced 3D-Rendered User-Interface w/ ARP Sequencer
  • 800+ Musical Sound Designs tailor made for Hybrid compositions
  • Product only available as Direct Download
  • Full Retail Version of Kontakt 5.5 (or later) Required

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The New Hybrid Tools 2 overview

8Dio Hybrid Tools Series is the leading industry standard for Epic Cinematic Scoring Tools. The New Hybrid Tools 2 is the defacto standard for modern scoring and production.

The New Hybrid Tools 2 is the next evolution in contemporary musical sound design – a tool created for both composers and sound designers. The tool is specifically designed to give you that hybrid/modern sound to your compositions.

The instrument contains a variety of core banks from the biggest mega-horns ever made to our new psychological signature sounds that just burns in your brain. We created some insanely big percussive rolls, which are perfect for transitions and a cool assortment of Dubstep Trailer FX. We also added fresh whooshes, risers and slamming hits that all have that strong, cut-through, sound used in many trailers.

In addition we added a massive collection of cursed sounds – ideal for dark scoring and horror trailers – and new categories such as hybrid drones, hybrid noises and epic kits. You will also find tonal elements, synth basses and manipulated choral effects and manipulated roaring vintage race cars that sounds unbelievably cool. Hybrid Tools 2 also contains a new category known as Defcon, which contains a massive amount of never thought of before hybrid sounds.

Worlds Most Popular Cinematic Series

The New Hybrid Tools 2 is the sequel in our Hybrid series. The series that started it all and redefined an entire category of modern cinematic sound design.

The Hybrid Series is to this day still the most frequently used Hybrid Cinematic collection of libraries in the world and are featured in hundreds of current Blockbuster Movies, TV-Shows and Video Games.

This library itself includes a variety of Hybrid Sound categories, including Mega Horns, Epic Kits, Taiko Rolls, Whooshes, Drones, Synths, processed vintage race cars and iconic Dubstep trailer effects.

Hybrid Effects

The New Hybrid Tools 2 is designed around a new 3D-Rendered User-Interface (UI). The new UI offers you a slew of new features, including the ability to access any articulation with a single click, sequence and arpeggiate anything you want, reverse all samples with one click, control attack, release, speed, pitch envelopes, offset and many other features from the front interface. We also created a new gate function that will gate anything you want to your designated DAW host-tempo.

New 3.3 FX CHAOS Engine

Our FX CHAOS Engine allows you to STACK, RANDOMIZE, REVERSE and CHAOS any or ALL patches with a single click. It is one of the most extreme feature in Hybrid Tools 2. The FX CHAOS Engine allows you make over 1.500 sample parameters randomize with one click, while also randomizing our new 8Dio FX System. So both the sample content and the assigned FX will be randomized in one glorious cocktail – all with one click.

Arpeggiation and Sequencing

The 3D-rendered User-Interface in New Hybrid Tools 2 offers you the ability to sequence and arpeggiate anything you want. The step-based sequencer offers you anything from time-signature control, octave, swing and rate control. You can also select from a variety of pre-made arpeggiation patterns (ex. Up, Down, Up-Down, Down-Up, Zig-Zag, Random and dozens of others). The step-sequencer also offers you velocity based controls, so you can sculpt your rhythms even further. Try sculpt a bunch of mega-horns and see what happens!

Articulation and Stacking Control

New Hybrid Tools 2 contains a built-in articulation sequencer and stack control. The articulation sequencer offers you instant access to all sub-articulations within the instrument. The stack control gives you the ability to stack as many articulations you want together. This can be particularly effective for elements such as hits or whooshes. We recommend using stacking in building quick synth presets. Simply stack as many sounds you want until you find the texture that works perfectly for your composition. It just takes a few seconds.


Everything in The New Hybrid Tools Vol.2 is designed to match your host tempo. All you have to do is click the GATE button and you are all hooked up. The gate syncs at either half, normal or double tempo and you can control the length of the gate too. This feature becomes really powerful used together with our STACK button that allows you to merge multiple patches together and gate them with a single click. Life is easier that way.

  • 800+ Musical Sound Designs tailor made for Hybrid compositions:
    • New-Generation Mega-Horns
    • Psychological Signature Sounds
    • Epic Percussive Rolls
    • Dubstep Trailer FX
    • Super Whooshes
    • Super Risers
    • Stingers
    • Cursed Sounds
    • Hybrid Drones
    • Hybrid Noises
    • Ultra Big Drumkit
    • Tonal Elements and Synths
    • Speed Racers
    • Defcon Hits
  • Bonus Presets (30)
  • FX Engine 3
    • Instant CHAOS (randomize over 1500 parameters)
    • Instant REVERSE (one click to reverse it all)
    • Instant RANDOM (randomize all patches)
    • Instant STACKING (stack any patch you want)
    • Instant ARP Sequencer
    • Delay
    • Degrader (Bit Crusher)
    • EQ
    • Filter
    • Convolution Reverb
    • Transform (Alternative Convolution Reverb)
  • Modwheel control of filter
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5+ required / Not compatible with free Kontakt Player
  • Kontakt 5.5 is 32 and 64-bit compatible on both PC and MAC platforms
  • New Hybrid Tools 2 requires 2.4GB 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
  • 34 Kontakt .nki files
  • Sample resolution: 44.1Khz / 24Bit stereo .wav format
  • Format(s): Kontakt