Studio Percussion Orchestral

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  • Price: $198
  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
  • Installed Size: 14+GB (23,000+ Samples)
  • 3 Microphone Positions (Close, Mid, Room)
  • Deep-Sampled Marimba, Vibraphone, Xylophone
  • Deep-Sampled Glockenspiel, Crotales & Tubular Bells
  • New Patent Pending Groove Sampling™ Technique
  • 6 Instruments and multiple articulation & mallet types
  • New Front-Face FX and Mod-Sequencer
  • Product only available as Direct Download
  • Full Retail Version of Kontakt 5.5 (or later) Required
  • Same Library as Studio Orchestral Percussion

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Studio Percussion Orchestral overview

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.

New Groove Sampling ™ Technique

The core of Studio Orchestral Percussion revolves around our new and patent pending Groove Sampling techniques™. Groove Sampling allows you to play any of the 6 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 simply be controlled on your modwheel or via our new built-in Mod-Sequencer. You will never go back.

Choose Your Mallets

Studio Orchestral Percussion takes the concept of deep-sampling to the next level. We recorded all six instruments with two different mallets. A soft/felt mallet and a harder/firmer type of mallet – bringing our very different timbres of the instruments. In addition we also recorded instruments with brush mallets and even bowed them, so you can create strange sustained sounds with the percussion instruments. Great for musical sound design.

Built-In Browser

Studio Orchestral Percussion comes with a custom designed built-in browser. The browser offers you access to any articulation with a single click. All the six instruments in this collection are designed this way. The idea is to give you immediate access to anything you want with a single mouse click. We want to shorten the distance between your thought to your creation. One click and you are set.

New Front-Faced FX and Chaos FX

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

6 Instruments In One Library

Studio Orchestral Percussion contains 6 different tonal orchestral instruments, (Marimba, Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Crotales & Tubular Bells). All the instruments were hand-picked and absolutely best in their respective class. It is our intention to give you the best sounding orchestral studio percussion ever created. Design it with ease and playability in mind. Shortening the distance from thought to creation.

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.

  • New Advanced Aura Architecture for Ultra-Realism
  • Two FX Systems. Front-Face FX and Chaos FX
  • 3 Microphone Positions (Close, Mid, Room)
  • Textural Convolutions (Tempo-Synced to DAW)
  • Deep-Sampled Marimba, Vibraphone & Glockenspiel
  • Deep-Sampled Xylophone, Tubular Bells & Crotales
  • Internal Browser for immediate access
  • Multi-Samples and Aura 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

6 Deep-Sampled Instruments

  • Marimba
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone
  • Glockenspiel
  • Crotales
  • Tubular Bells
  • 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 Orchestral requires 15GB of hard drive space
  • Runs as a stand-alone application, VST® or Audio Units plug-in, AAX® under Pro Tools
  • Minimum: Mac OS X® 10.9, 8 GB RAM or Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10. A minimum 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended for affective streaming
  • +23,000 samples
  • Sample resolution: 48Khz / 24Bit stereo
  • Format(s): Kontakt (.NCW, .NKI)