The Bible of Pop, Latin & Salsa: Volume Two

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Salsa, done right.
by David Suarez (11/02/2019)
As a big fan of Poncho Sanchez, Tito Fuentes and other like artists, I can already tell the Salsa Bi...


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  • Price: $198
  • Second Volume in The Bible of Pop, Latin & Salsa Collection
  • 32 GB compressed to 16GB (over 10.000 Samples)
  • 5 Deep Sampled Instrument Categories
  • Brass, Baby Bass, Piano, Vocals, 11 Piece Percussion Section
  • Multiple Rhythmic Variations Sampled in 22 Substyles
  • Polyphonic Phrase Legatos
  • Brand New Advanced User Interface
  • Recorded in the Capital of Salsa, ‘Cali Colombia
  • Blends Seamlessly with Volume 1 and Volume 3
  • Product only available as Direct Download
  • Full Retail Version of Kontakt 5.8 (or later) Required

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The Bible of Pop, Latin & Salsa: Volume Two overview

Continuing with our deep dive in Salsa music, it is our pleasure to add a second volume to our Bible of Pop, Latin & Salsa.
This second volume complements our previous volume with 11 new substyles, thousands of new brass lines, new brass unison phrases and new voice polyphonic legato choir.

The Bible of Pop, Latin & Salsa Volume Two was recorded using the same players, the same setup and the same studio from our other volumes, making it 100% compatible and allowing you to alternate between volumes seamlessly so that you can cherry pick phrases, rhythms, breaks, from all of the 22 substyles, thousands and thousands of solo phrases, poly-legato choir or any of the soli brass phrases offered in unison.
After our trip to Cali, Colombia, where we had the opportunity to work with stellar players of this style of music, The Bible of Pop, Latin & Salsa comes to 8Dio as the ultimate, one-and-only master of salsa collection. You will never need any other library in order to master this type of music – everything will be available at your fingertips in order to dominate the ‘clave’ in no time.

Everything available in this second volume is brand-new content! Not only can it be used as a stand-alone product, but it also can be matched perfectly with our other volumes.

Just like our Volume 1, for this new volume we captured the soul of this deep and rich style of music from every perspective available. Our trip to Colombia was worth the wait! Tempo-synced phrases, tempo-synced rhythms and breaks, tempo-synced rhythmic patterns, we have it all, you need nothing else to perform!


Salsa Volume Two contains 18 phrases/rhythmic-based instruments separated into five categories: Baby Bass, Brass, Percussion, Piano and Vocals.

The brass section, just like in Salsa Volume 1, is divided into Solo Tenor Saxophone, Solo Trumpet and Solo Trombone, each of them containing thousands of tempo-synced phrases in different tonalities. Additionally, a Unison Ensemble contains phrases in soli for perfect background compings. The Vocal section, featuring our advanced polyphonic legato developed originally for Insolidus, allows you to control the choirs at your will. Additionally, each of the voices was recorded in a booth so you can control them independently. The Baby Bass contains rhythmic patterns of all the rhythms containing it. Finally, an 11-piece percussion section, ready to play with the stroke of a key contains the majestic instrument list of Bongos, Congas (4 types), Cowbell small and Large, Drums, Guiro, Maracas, Shekere, and Timbales.

Sub Styles

In order to enrich our already-rich assortment of rhythms, this Volume 2 adds to the list a new rich set of rhythmic patterns, including Africa, Danzon, Guajira, Merenzongo, Pilon, Salsa Clasica, Salsa Groove, Salsa Moderna, Salsa Pesada, Salsa Romantica and Son Cubano. Every single rhythm is subdivided into its respective parts, contains breaks (where available) and is ready to be played with the stroke of one key.


If you thought Volume 1 contained many phrases, let’s double the amount here! Thousands of new phrases, improvised by our master Trumpetist, Saxophonist and Trombonist assorted in six keys (3 major, 3 minor) and two different tempos (each phrase is unique regardless of the tempo, nothing exists twice!). Phrases are tempo-synced and can be manipulated in a way where you can build your solos in a matter of minutes. Additionally, the Brass section was also recorded playing phrases in unison, however, with each instrument isolated so that you can have total control on what you want to hear!.


As we recorded the three volumes of The Bible of Pop, Latin & Salsa with the same setups, same musicians, same studio, same sessions, all the volumes of the bible of salsa complement each other seamlessly – you will be able to combine them and complement every single instrument from all volumes into one – The Bible of Pop, Latin & Salsa will be the only product you’ll ever need for diving deep into this unique and rich style of music.

Baby Bass:

  • Salsa Romantica
    • Cascara
    • Mambo
  • Salsa Clasica
    • Cascara
    • Mambo
  • Salsa Pesada
    • Cascara
    • Mambo
  • Guajira
    • Cascara
    • Mambo
  • Salsa Groove
    • Cascara
    • Mambo
  • Salsa Moderna
    • Cascara
    • Mambo
  • Son Cubano
    • Cascara

Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Trombone:

  • C Major (170BPM)
  • C Minor (170BPM)
  • F Major (170BPM)
  • F Minor (170BPM)
  • Bb Major (170BPM)
  • Bb Minor (170BPM)
  • C Major (220BPM)
  • C Minor (220BPM)
  • F Major (220BPM)
  • F Minor (220BPM)
  • Bb Major (220BPM)
  • Bb Minor (220BPM)

Brass Phrases in Unison:

  • Olvidate
  • Guajiro
  • Casino
  • La Rueda
  • Mijita
  • Despacito
  • Mi Casa
  • Perfecto
  • Compai
  • Revolucion
  • Sonero
  • Amigo
  • Tato
  • Urbano
  • Jangueando
  • Hagale
  • Parce
  • Asere
  • De Rumba
  • Figura
  • Sincopado
  • Con Clase
  • Caminando
  • Arena


Piano Phrases:

  • Salsa Romantica
    • Cascara
    • Mambo
  • Salsa Clasica
    • Cascara
    • Mambo
  • Salsa Pesada
    • Cascara
    • Mambo
  • Salsa Groove
    • Cascara
    • Mambo
  • Salsa Moderna
    • Cascara
    • Mambo
  • Son Cubano
    • Cascara
    • Mambo

Chord Types:

  • Major Root Position
  • Major 1st Inversion
  • Major 2nd Inversion
  • Major 6/2nd Inversion
  • Minor Root Position
  • Minor 1st Inversion
  • Minor 2nd Inversion
  • Minor 6/2nd Inversion
  • Dom 7 Root Position
  • Dom 7 1st Inversion
  • Dom 7 2nd Inversion
  • Major 7 1st Inversion
  • Major 7 3rd Inversion
  • Major 9th 3rd Inversion
  • Minor 7 (b5) 1st Inversion
  • Minor 7 (b5) 3rd Inversion
  • Dom 9 Root Position
  • Dom 9 1st Inversion
  • Dom 9 2nd Inversion
  • Minor 7 3rd Inversion
  • Minor 9th 3rd Inversion
  • 9/13 3rd Inversion

Voice (available in Traditional and Nasal styles)

  • Salsa, Salsa
  • No, no, no, no
  • Baila Salsero
  • Baila Rumbero

Percussion (assorted by instruments or by rhythm):

  • Bongos
  • Clave
  • Congas
  • Cowbell
  • Cowbell Large
  • Drums
  • Guiro
  • Maracas
  • Shekere
  • Timbal


  • Africa
  • Danzon
  • Guajira
  • Merenzongo
  • Pilon
  • Salsa Clasica
  • Salsa Groove
  • Salsa Moderna
  • Salsa Pesada
  • Salsa Romantica
  • Son Cubano
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.8+ required / Not compatible with the free Kontakt Player
  • Runs as host or stand-alone application, VST® or Audio Units plug-in, AAX® under Pro Tools
  • Minimum: Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended. For TMPro Patches, i7 or equivalent is highly recommended.
  • Salsa Volume two requires 16 GB of Hard Drive Space
  • Sample resolution: 48Khz / 24Bit stereo .wav, .ncw format
  • Format(s): Kontakt