“… 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.