Synthetic Shadows

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Super Shadows!!
by I. Regojovich (06/07/2018)
Massive library! You really get crazy bang-for-buck with Synth Shadows. I would characterize it as a...


Rated 5 out of 5 stars


  • Price: $148
  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
  • 7.635 Samples. 10.2GB HDD (compressed to 4.2GB)
  • 13 Hybrid FX categories & 4 Synth Master Drumkits
  • 100’s of Multi-Sampled Analog Synths & Hybrid Instruments
  • Built Into Our Famous Hybrid Tools User-Interface
  • Downers, Risers, Boomers, Pulses, Droppers, Strikers & Growls
  • 20 Scoring Presets – Out Of The Box
  • Instant REVERSE, RANDOM, STACK and CHAOS features
  • Product only available as Direct Download
  • Full Retail Version of Kontakt 5.6 (or later) Required

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Synthetic Shadows overview

Synthetic Shadows is a library born in the shadow of a fully realized Synth Cinematic Orchestra. A synthetic library dedicated to bring you analog and digital synths, to augment your existing compositions.

Synthetic Shadows contains 9GB and 7600+ samples and has 13 different Hybrid FX categories, Hundreds of multi-sampled analog & digital synths plus 4 large synth drumkit banks. It comes with a wealth of different options, bringing you Downers, Risers, Boomers, Pulses, Droppers, Strikers, Growls & a fully realized Synth Cinematic Orchestra. Access to hundreds of cinematic sound design effects from many different categories.

Synthetic Shadows was originally designed and recorded by 8Dio producer, Sergey Zubarev (The Last Haven) and later refined into one single library by the 8Dio team and Academy Award, TEC and G.A.N.G Award Winning Composer, Troels Folmann.

The Library is built into our famous Hybrid Scoring Tools User Interface which perfect compliment to the Synthetic synths. It offers you several of different opportunities mastering and using all the hybrid effects. Synthetic Shadows is a package filled with pure inspiration, the only limit is your imagination!

Effects & Drums

Synthetic Shadows contains hundreds of cinematic sound design effects from many categories – from boomers and downers to risers, whooshes and experimental ones. All drum one-shots are divided into 4 master kits to give a clear layout of all sounds. The library is packed with different synthetic FX which can be tweaked and personalized in an infinite amount of ways.

Ultimate Synth Collection

Synthetic Shadows contains several types of multi-sampled synth instruments – all aimed at cinematic scoring. They include bass, mid and high plucks, short bass synths, leads and evolving textural pads. Be ready to bring to your tracks any emotion you need – all you need is right at your fingertips.

Control the CHAOS

Our CHAOS Effects Engine allows you to STACK, RANDOMIZE, REVERSE and CHAOS any or ALL patches with a single click. Stacking allows you to stack several different Synthetic patches together or combine several of our modern drum kits. Reverse allows you to reverse any sample with a single click. The deeper parts of the chaos engine offers you to control over 1.500 sample parameters. You randomize whatever you want – with just a click.

Breathing Synths

During the creation of Synthetic Shadows we tried to think of synthesizers as they were live, and we’ve got amazing results of this approach. In the library, we included 3 multi-sampled live analog pianos – Amber, Chrome and Sapphire – and a cinematic synth orchestra. Then, we created Synth Ensembles – 5 analog synths set in round and playing together. And finally, we’ve got Breath Analog Ensemble – an airy, soaring synth ensemble recorded in a hall.


  • Hits
    • Bommers
    • Echo Hits
    • Tonal Bommers
  • Transitions
    • Downers
    • Risers Gritty
    • Risers Soft
    • Whooshes
  • Other
    • Ambiences
    • Assorted FX
    • Droppers
    • Growlers


  • 4 Master Drumkits
    • Kicks
    • Snares
    • Hi-hats
    • Toma
    • Cymbals


  • Brass – Sustain & Stacatto
  • Unpitched Percussion
  • Strings – Sustain & Stacatto
  • Winds – Sustain & Stacatto


  • 24 Bass Bursts
  • Breath Analog Ensemble – Sustain & Stacatto
  • Breath Analog Ensemble – 2 Bar & 4 Bar Arcs
  • 14 Leads
  • 42 Evolving Textures
  • 3 Analog Pianos – Amber, Chrome & Sapphire
  • 4 Analog Ensembles – Sine, Triangle, Square & Saw
  • 50 Plucks
  • 6 Decaying Plucks
  • 10 Short Basses
  • 14 Sustained Plucks
  • New FX Engine 3
    • Instant CHAOS (randomize over 1500 parameters)
    • Instant REVERSE (one click to reverse it all)
    • Instant RANDOM (randomize all patches)
    • Instant STACKING (stack any patch you want)
    • Instant ARP Sequencer
    • Instant DRUM Sequencer
    • Key and key mapping Controls
    • Macro Controls
    • Delay
    • Degrader (Bit Crusher)
    • EQ
    • Filter
    • Trance Gate
    • Convolution Reverb
    • Transform (Alternative Convolution Reverb)
    • Step-Sequencer
  • Modwheel control of filter
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.6+ required / Not compatible with free Kontakt Player
  • Kontakt 5.6 is 32 and 64-bit compatible on both PC and MAC platforms
  • Synthetic Shadows requires 10GB
  • Runs as a stand-alone application, VST®, Audio Units plug-in, AAX® under Pro Tools
  • 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended
  • Sample resolution: 44.1Khz / 24Bit stereo .wav, .ncw format
  • Format(s): Kontakt