8Dio has announced the release of a new sample library - Studio Percussion Orchestral for Kontakt. Studio Percussion Orchestral is the most comprehensive collection of deep-sampled tonal percussion instruments ever created. First of all we hand-picked all the instruments (Marimba, Vibraphone, Xylophone, Glockenspiel, Crotales and Tubular Bells) and found the best models available.
Secondly we actually recorded them all with two different types of mallets (Soft/Felt and Harder/Wooden). We also recorded all of them with brushes and in most cases, we also bowed them, so you virtually have every type of mallet choice at your finger-tips. We designed a custom user-interface.
But equally important we applied our Groove Sampling™ method to the library. This means that you do not only have all the multi-samples you've come to expect, but also an entirely different sample set of Groove Samples - allowing you to create completely life-like percussion. You have to see it to believe it.
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.
We’ve also included a new dual layered FX system. The first of which is our front-face FX system that gives you control over a trance gate, filters, pitch, delay, compression and our new textural convolution delay. The new textural convolution allows you to take dozens of new convolutions and use them as delay components. 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.
Long story short. Studio Percussion Orchestral is a culmination of over a years work. The library contains over 23.000 samples that have been meticously edited and programmed for a superior and intuitive sample experience.
The library is currently on introduction sale $149 (goes $249 on February 15th).
There is truly nothing like this around and we encourage you to check the site, the demos, the video(s) and judge for yourself. This is sampling at its finest.
For more information, visit: https://8dio.com/instrument/studio-percussion-orchestral-for-kontakt-vst-au-aax-samples/