Orchestral Shepards

Orchestral Shepards

  • Orchestral Shepards Tones
  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
  • 100’s of String, Brass, & Woodwind Shepards
  • 100's of Choral, Plucked, & Percussive Shepards
  • Large section of Aleatoric Bonus Effects
  • 40+ Custom Presets
  • Familiar Hybrid Tools Interface
  • 2.52GB
  • Delivered by Download
  • Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) Required

Orchestral Shepards 

Shepard Tones are the latest psycho-acoustic phenomena in modern cinematic scoring. They create a whole new emotional atmosphere around your composition. What’s so beautiful about them is that they create an illusion of rising or falling elements, but without really doing so, and without conflicting with the rest of your music. It’s a sonic illusion at its finest and an integral tool for anyone interested in contemporary scoring. 

Orchestral Shepards represent the next generation of musical design tools. Following our original Shepards Tones library, this library brings you another collection of constantly rising and falling sonic elements, now purely organic, created only with orchestral and various acoustic instruments. 

The tone is dark and otherworldly. Fractals within fractals. An everlasting, evolving musical landscape. 



Organic Shepards

8Dio Orchestral Shepard Tones contains hundreds and hundreds of acoustically recorded Shepard tones. With Shepards made from strings, winds, brass, and percussion and the ability to add any FX, 8Dio Orchestral Shepard Tones is the definitive high-end tool for this beautiful sonic illusion. The journey ends here, but rises for eternity.

Orchestral Shepards

Shepards of Chaos

Orchestral Shepards

Orchestral Shepards contains a 3D rendered user interface (GUI) with a variety of new controls, including a tempo-synced gate, reverse, randomizer, speed control, pitch envelope, glide, and offset. You can also go deeper into our Chaos FX and control step-based filtering, multi-band EQ, stereo delay, bit crusher, distortion, dual-convolution reverb, and more.

All the Options

8Dio Orchestral Shepard Tones comes with a wealth of one-click effects. A single click and your Shepard is reversed, moving downward. Another click and the BPM-synced Gate Function is activated. A single click on our Stack function and you can combine any of hundreds of Shepards together.

Orchestral Shepards



Main Patch: 

  • Strings 1 
  • Strings 2 
  • Brass 1 
  • Brass 2 
  • Winds 1 
  • Winds 2 
  • Choirs 1 
  • Choirs 2 
  • Percussion 
  • Plucked 

Bonus Patch:

  • Strings 
  • Brass 
  • Plucked 
  • Winds 
  • FX 1 
  • FX 2 


  • Aleatoric Abyss 
  • Aural Roar 
  • BANG! Down 
  • BANG! Up 
  • Chaotic Aural Strings 
  • Chaotic Morphed Tones 
  • Chaotic Orchestral Textures 
  • Chaotic Winds 
  • Ethernal Downers 
  • Field Winds 
  • Full Brass 
  • Full Choir 
  • Full Orchestra 1 
  • Full Orchestra 2 
  • Full Strings 
  • Full Winds 
  • Gated Chaos 1 MW 
  • Gated Chaos 2 MW 
  • Gated Chaos 3 MW 
  • Gatted Lowpass MW 
  • Gated Morphed Tones 
  • Gated Winds 
  • Lord of the Horror 
  • Madness 
  • Morphed Tones 
  • Mumbling 
  • Orchestral Textures Gated 
  • Orchestral Textures 
  • Perc Shore 
  • Short Rise 1 
  • Short Rise 2 
  • Spinning Rise 
  • Subtle Voices Gated Filter MW 
  • Subtle Voices 
  • Tension Riser 1 
  • Tension Riser 2 
  • Tension Riser 3 
  • Textures of Shadows 
  • This is Tension 
  • Wobbler Dropper 

Chaos FX:  

New FX Engine 3.4 

  • 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 5.8.1 or later required 
  • Not compatible with the Free Kontakt Player 
  • Orchestral Shepards Tones requires 2.52 GB of hard drive space 
  • Runs as a stand-alone application, VST® or Audio Units plug-in, AAX® under Pro Tools 
  • Minimum: 4 GB RAM. 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended