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  • Price: $148
  • 49 Suspended Tonal Instruments
  • 3 Truly Independent Microphone Positions (Close, Mid, Room)
  • 28.34 GB (Lossless compressed)
  • 11,000 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 Tonal overview

8Dio Studio Suspended Percussion is a collection of 49 new deep-sampled instruments, however with a twist!

All the instruments were recorded hanging in suspension. By letting the instruments hang in free air – you allow them to vibrate fully. Even heavy objects like Concrete Bricks, Large Glass Plates, Gas Canister will fully vibrate and become much more musical. In addition we recorded all the 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.

Suspended Tonal Percussion Instruments, designed for pulse driven underscoring.

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 them around and this patent pending method is 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 at your fingertips.

Studio Suspended 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 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 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 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. You will never go back.

Choose Your Mallets

Studio Suspended Percussion takes the concept of deep-sampling to the next level. We recorded 49 instruments with up to 4 different mallets. Including a softer mallet and a harder/firmer type of mallet – bringing out very different timbres of the custom built instruments.

Built-In Browser

Studio Suspended Percussion comes with a custom designed built-in browser. The browser offers you access to any articulation with a single click. All the 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.

49 Instruments In One Library

Studio Suspended Percussion contains 49 different tonal orchestral instruments, (Wooden Blocks, Drum Shells, Glass Tubes, Porcelain Dishes, Bricks, Tiles, Vases, Bowls, Slate, and items suspended in water).

All the instruments were hand-picked and designed. Designed with ease and playability in mind. Shortening the distance from thought 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. 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.

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.

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


4×2 wood
4×4 wood
Boom Whacker
Breeze Block
China Cup
Coffee Pot
Cotton String
Cut Glass Bottle
Drum Shell
Drum Shell with Spring
Electric Guitar
Fire Brick
Floor Tile (my fav)
Frame Drum
FX Cymbal
Gas Cannister
Glass Tube
Half Clay Pot
Half Small Pot
Hanging Trumpet
Hanging Udu
Large ceramic bowl
Large Dish in water
Large flash plate
Large glass
Large metal bowls
Large plant pot
Large plate
Large vase
Long metal hammered dish
Low Pipe
Nylon chord
Red brick
Roof tile
Rubber band
Ships Bells
Short Pipe
Small bowl in water
Small bowl
Small glass
Small plant
Small thick glass panel
Small vase in water
Small vase
Small wine glass in water
Tennis racket
Thai cymbal
Thunder Tube
Wicker Basket
Xylophone note
Zilbel in water

  • 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 in same patch
  • Aura-Sample 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 Orchestral requires 28.34 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
    • 11,000 Samples
    • Sample resolution: 48Khz / 24Bit stereo
    • Format(s): Kontakt (.NCW, .NKI)