8Dio Studio Orchestral Percussion is a monumental deep-sampled collection of six orchestral percussion instruments. This unique collection contains first-class Marimba, Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Crotales and Tubular Bells.
All the instruments were deep-sampled extensively with a vast set of articulations. First, you have the option to choose what type of mallet you want to play with. We recorded with both soft/felt mallets and solid wooden mallets, which brings out very different timbres in the instruments. Secondly, we recorded the instruments with both brushes and bows, which brings out a whole other set of articulations. We also recorded extensive tremolo rolls for the instruments.
But equally important we recorded all the instruments with our new Groove Sampling™ method. Groove Samples allows you to play the instruments in ways you cannot with traditional multi-samples. The samples give a completely fluent and natural sound in the percussion. We recorded the Groove Samples in three different tempos and multiple velocity layers pr. tempo. There is really nothing like them around and this patent pending method is proprietary to 8Dio’s sample collections.
In addition, we recorded everything through extensive microphone arrays resulting in three core microphone positions (Close, Middle & Room). Everything was processed through a custom NEVE console – giving you the best possible sound at your fingertips.
Studio Orchestral Percussion is designed around playability and ease-of-use. All articulations and playing styles are easily accessible from our built-in browser system and just a single click away.
We’ve also included a new dual layered FX system. The first of which is our front-face FX system that gives you control over a trance gate, filters, pitch, delay, compression and our new textural convolution delay. The new textural convolution allows you to take dozens of new convolutions and use them as delay components. We have also included our new Chaos FX engine, which gives you control over things such as EQ, Phasing, 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 Orchestral Percussion is our third product in line of several products which utilize our proprietary Groove Sampling™method. Which we really think it is going to make compositions sound richer and easier then ever to create.