• Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) required
  • Deep Sampled Aluphone
  • From The Studio Percussion Exotic Series
  • Advanced Aura Architecture for Ultra-Realism
  • 2,527 Samples / 2.83GB
  • 3 Microphone Positions (Close, Mid, Room)
  • Contains 12 Different Articulations
  • 8 Custom Designed Presets
  • New Front-Face FX and Mod-Sequencer
  • Aura-Sample Dynamic Control on Modwheel
  • Delivered by Download

Light and Resonant

8Dio Aluphone is a featured Instrument from our Studio Percussion Series and uses our advanced Groove Sampling™ technique, allowing you to create hyper-realistic percussive grooves with a single touch of a key. Groove Sampling is a proprietary method developed by 8Dio and is currently patent pending. There is no going back after this.

The Aluphone is an extremely versatile instrument that resembles the sound of a vibraphone and can be played with a variety of different mallets, each delivering a sonically different tamber. Each Mallet offers its own dynamic range, and when bowed the Aluphone can resemble the sound of singing glass.

The 8Dio Aluphone contains 12 unique articulations and 3 microphone positions (Close, Mid & Far) all easy-accessed from our front-facing browser. The Caisa Drum was meticulously recorded with 6 different playing styles including two different mallets, brushes, bowed, and two different rolls. So imagine playing a unique Aluphone with brushes or sticks, the ability to choose which type of mallet widens the usability of the library.

It has always been our mantra to push sampling forward in regard to realism and playability. The Studio Percussion Series is the first series to utilize our proprietary Groove Sampling™ technology and we really think it is going to make compositions richer and easier to create.

Note: This library is also included within Studio Percussion Exotic





The New Groove Sampling™

The core of the 8Dio Aluphone is our new, patent-pending Groove Sampling techniques™. The Aluphone comes with traditional multi-samples in addition to groove samples, so you can play and mix them side by side. The Groove Samples can be controlled on your modwheel or via our new Mod-Sequencer. You will never go back after trying them!


Internal Browser and Textural Convolution


The Aluphone comes with a custom-designed browser, offering you immediate access to all the included articulations and front-facing effects with a single click. We want to simplify the journey from your first thoughts to your final creation. One-click and you are set. 

New Front-Faced FX and Chaos 3.4 FX

The Aluphone contains two parallel FX systems: our new Front-Faced FX, which allows you to control the most fundamental effects from the front panel, and our new Chaos FX system, which includes Step-Based Filtering, EQ, Bit-Crusher, Distortion, Dual Stereo-Delay, and more!