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.