Studio Suspended Non-Tonal – Kontakt Instrument & Samples

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  • Price: $248
  • 41 New Suspended Instruments
  • 3 Truly Independent Microphone Positions (Close, Mid, Room)
  • 23 GB (Lossless compressed)
  • 8,500 Samples
  • Multiple Mallet Types
  • Multi-Samples with Round Robin And Dynamics
  • Recorded at 3 tempo sync’d time divisions (8ths, 16ths, 32nds)
  • Direct download / Cloud Server System
  • Product only available as download
  • Studio Suspended comes lossless compressed at 24 bit / 48 kHz
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.6 or later required

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Studio Suspended Non-Tonal – Kontakt Instrument & Samples overview

… There is an increasing need for cinematic tick-tock tools, especially ones derived from organic resources. Suspended Non-Tonal is exactly that. 41 new and unusual instruments. All deep-sampled as traditional multi-samples and with our unique Groove Sampling™ method. This library has tick-tocks for a life-time of music. Enjoy!!” (Troels Folmann)

8Dio Studio Suspended Percussion Non-Tonal is a collection of 41 deep-sampled non-tonal instruments, however there is a twist!

All the instruments were recorded fully suspended in strings – to maximize their vibration. By letting the instruments hang unobstructed and free in the air, you allow them to fully vibrate. Even heavy objects such as huge industrial glass panes or ceramic conicals, to vast metal sheets and prepared cymbals will fully vibrate. Becoming much more musical in both tone and character. In addition to this, we recorded all the custom instruments with different mallet types (ex. Brushed, Felt, Traditional, Hand) and everything was recorded both as multi-samples and with our new patented Groove Sampling method.

All the custom built and suspended instruments were sampled with an extensive set of options. Including the option to choose from up to 4 individual mallet types, all with round robin variations and multiple dynamics.

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 per tempo. There is really nothing like having the true acoustic pattern and flow of a performances groove with this patent pending method, proprietary to 8Dio’s sample collections.

We also recorded everything through an extensive microphone array, resulting in three core microphone positions (Close, Middle & Room). Giving you the best possible sound only a few mouse clicks away.

Studio Suspended Percussion is designed around playability and ease-of-use. All articulations and playing styles for each custom instrument are easily accessible from our built-in browser system allowing you immediate access to the sound you are looking for.

We’ve also included our 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 textural convolution delay. The textural convolution allows you to take dozens of convolutions and use them as delay components. We have also included our advanced Chaos FX engine, which gives you control over things such as EQ, Phase modulation, distortion, dual delays and an additional hall based convolution reverb.

It has always been our mantra to push sampling forward in regards to realism and playability. Studio Suspended Percussion is our next 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 than ever to create.

New Groove Sampling ™ Technique

The core of Studio Suspended Percussion revolves around our patent pending Groove Sampling techniques™. Groove Sampling allows you to play any of the 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 mod wheel or via our new built-in Mod-Sequencer.

Choose Your Mallets

Studio Suspended Percussion Non-Tonal takes the concept of deep-sampling to the next level. We recorded 41 instruments with up to 4 different mallet types. Including softer mallets to a harder/firmer types of mallets. Bringing out a variety of differing timbres and tones of the custom built instruments.

Built-In Browser

Studio Suspended Percussion Non-Tonal comes with a custom designed built-in browser. The browser offers you immediate access all of included articulations with a single click. All instruments in this collection are designed this way. Giving you immediate access to anything you want with a few simple mouse clicks. We want to simplify the journey from your first thoughts to your final creation. One click and you are set.

41 Instruments In 1 Library

Studio Suspended Percussion contains 41 different non tonal orchestral instruments, (Varying Cymbals, Buckets, Glass, Drum Hoops, Cardboard Creations, Metal Sheets, Rivets, and many more items suspended both in and out of water).

All the instruments were hand-picked and designed with ease of use and playability in mind. Shortening the distance from keys to creation.

Front-Faced FX and Chaos FX

Studio Suspended 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. Step Based Filtering, Pitch, Delay, and our new Textural Delay). You can also go deeper with our Chaos FX system, which includes, Phase Modulation, EQ, Bit-Crusher, Distortion, Dual Delays and an additional hall based convolution system on top of our custom Textural Convolution Delays.

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 and we hand-crafted many new impulses for this technique. As with many of our inbuilt effects, the Textural Convolutions can also be randomized.

Multi Samples

  • Up to 4 Mallet Types with round robin repetitions
    • Mallet Type 1
    • Mallet Type 2
    • Mallet Type 3
    • Mallet Type 4
  • Up to 5 Dynamic Layers


  • Fully Tempo Synced
    • 8th notes
    • 16th notes
    • 32nd notes
  • Up to 5 Dynamic Layers


  • 6″ Splash In Water
  • 9″ Zilbel In Water
  • 10″ Splash In water
  • 14″ China In Water
  • 14″ Hats In Water
  • Acoustic Nylon String
  • Bass Drum Hoop
  • Bass Drum Skin
  • Bass String
  • Cardboard Sheet
  • Cardboard Tube & Springs
  • Cardboard & Tambourine
  • Cogs & Rivets
  • Cotton String Over Doumbek
  • Cut Glass Bottle
  • Drum Hoop With Spring
  • FX Cymbal In Water
  • Large Acrylic Pane
  • Large Conical
  • Large Thick Glass Pane
  • Large Thin Glass Pane
  • Lithophone Large
  • Lithophone Medium
  • Lithophone Small
  • Metal Bucket
  • Metal Sheet x5
  • Plywood Sheet
  • Rivet Ride
  • Single Spring
  • Small Conical Glass
  • Small Thin Glass Pane
  • Small Tyre With Drum Shell
  • Splash With Tambourine
  • Stretched Cotton
  • Stretched Rubber Sheet
  • Wood Sheet With Groove
  • Zilsplash
  • 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 Custom Instruments
  • Internal Browser for immediate access
  • Multi-Samples and Aura Groove Samples
  • Aura Sample Dynamic Control on Modwheel
  • Rhythm Sculpting Tool (MOD Sequencer)
  • Ability to RANDOMIZE all Front-Faced FX with a single click
    • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.6+ required / Not compatible with free Kontakt Player
    • Studio Suspended Percussion requires 23GB 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
    • 8,500 Samples
    • Sample resolution: 48Khz / 24Bit stereo
    • Format(s): Kontakt (.NCW, .NKI)