6 Studio Orchestral Percussions

6 Studio Orchestral Percussions

  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
  • Installed Size: 14.96GB (23,000+ Samples)
  • 3 Microphone Positions (Close, Mid, Room)
  • Deep-Sampled Marimba, Vibraphone, Xylophone
  • Deep-Sampled Glockenspiel, Crotales & Tubular Bells
  • New Patent Pending Groove Sampling™ Technique
  • 6 Instruments and multiple articulations & mallet types
  • New Front-Face FX and Mod-Sequencer
  • Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) Required
  • Delivered by Download


Mallet Percussion with Real (E)Motion

8Dio Studio Orchestral Percussion is a monumental, deep-sampled collection of six orchestral percussion instruments: Marimba, Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Crotales, and Tubular Bells. 

All the instruments were deep-sampled extensively with a vast set of articulations. We recorded with both soft/felt mallets and solid/wooden mallets, which bring out vastly different timbres in the instruments. We also recorded the instruments with brushes and bows, which brings out a whole other set of sounds. In addition to extensive tremolo, we recorded all the instruments with our new Groove Sampling™ method. Groove Sampling allows you to play the instruments in ways you cannot with traditional multi-samples, providing a completely fluent and natural sound. They were recorded at various tempos and velocities, and will sync with your host. There is really nothing like them around and this patent pending method is proprietary to 8Dio’s sample collections. 

In addition, we recorded everything through extensive microphone arrays resulting in three core microphone positions (Close, Middle & Room). Everything was processed through a custom NEVE console, giving you the best possible sound at your fingertips. 

Studio Orchestral 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. 

With our dual-layer effects, you have direct access to a trance gate, filters, pitch, delay, compression, and our textural convolution delay. 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. 





The New Groove Sampling™

The core of Studio Orchestral Percussion is our new, patent-pending Groove Sampling techniques™. The library 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!

6 Studio Orchestral Percussions

Choose Your Mallets

6 Studio Orchestral Percussions

We recorded all six instruments with two different mallets: a soft/felt mallet and a harder mallet, bringing our very different timbres of the instruments. We also recorded instruments with brush mallets and even bowed them, so you can create unique sounds. It’s great for musical sound design!

Internal Browser and Textural Convolution

Studio Orchestral Percussion 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.

6 Studio Orchestral Percussions



  • New Advanced Aura Architecture for Ultra-Realism 
  • Two FX Systems. Front-Face FX and Chaos FX 
  • 3 Microphone Positions (Close, Mid, Room) 
  • Textural Convolutions (Tempo-Synced to DAW) 
  • Deep-Sampled Marimba, Vibraphone & Glockenspiel 
  • Deep-Sampled Xylophone, Tubular Bells & Crotales 
  • Internal Browser for immediate access 
  • Multi-Samples and Aura Groove Samples in same patch 
  • Aura-Sample Control on Modwheel 
  • Rhythm Sculpting Tool (MOD Sequencer) 
  • Ability to RANDOMIZE all Front-Faced FX with a single click 


6 Deep-Sampled Instruments 

  • Marimba 
  • Vibraphone 
  • Xylophone 
  • Glockenspiel 
  • Crotales 
  • Tubular Bells 


  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or later required 
  • Not compatible with free Kontakt Player 
  • Studio Percussion Orchestral requires 15GB of hard drive space 
  • Minimum: Mac OS X® 10.9, 8 GB RAM or Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10. A minimum 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended for affective streaming 
  • Sample resolution: 48Khz / 24Bit stereo