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8Dio is the leading independent developer of software instruments and inventor of deep-sampling. Founded in 2011 by Troels Folmann and Tawnia Knox. Troels is an Academy Award (BAFTA), TEC/Mix Foundation, GANG and D3 award-winning composer and Ph.D. scholar in music technologies. Tawnia is the CEO of 8Dio Productions with a long-lasting career as an executive in luxury brands. Together they are set on a mission to balance artistry with engineering with equal weight. No limitations. Infinite possibilities.

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Soundpaint
Reviewed By capracan
August 26th, 2022

Hi, i am on Windows 10 on Bitwig 4.

At first i was a bit sceptical about the concept, it looks like a normal Sampler with a Fader and this special feature of seamless velocity ranges. I was wrong.

I am not a pro musician and mostly dont use velocity that much, hit the key getting full sound is mostly what i like when i use my cheap plastic keyboard. But for some sounds like ASMR Winter Tale it works very well (imho).

In fact i like the sounds of soundpaint at all, these ASMR Foley Stuff is pretty good for a Free Collection, i like the morphing, and the (analog imitation) effects are kinda special. But not that awesome u can get with some nice freeware too.

A Phaser in RACKS with only 4 Faders is not that awesome but easy control-able. You can not save Effect Presets in Racks but in the Effects Section. There are also more Effect Parameters in the Effect Section. You can re-arrange the Effects with ease.

That Morphing-Thing is interessting but it sounds like a simple Fader, i imagine an XY Pad would be an pretty good option. But i was so wrong after watching this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyDrZtoIiXc - What happens when you morph music into an instrument?

So morph is the right word here, it not fades Sounds it morph. I do not know any Instrument that can do this but i just found Morph 2 by zynaptic or Transmutator doing this kinda stuff. This openens another world. And i like that, because i can now add my OWN SAMPLES via the User Sample Editor. OMG.

The Arpeggiator is pretty complex.

Dont Like::

  • I do not like the Zoom Option, there is a huge gap between default and large size.
  • Seetings for the User Interface hopefully get us some more option. Not all Fonts are Sizable.
  • Sometimes i got 50-60% CPU for some ASMR Winter Tale but okay Quality eats CPU.
  • You can not Save a RACK or Effect Collection, if you have a 7 FX Collection, you can not save it.
  • font color "black" on orange turns into "white" when scrolling, that is heavy readable.
  • all parameters are not seen in my DAW so i can not automate it via my DAW Modulators (Bitwig).
  • Mouse scrolling Values does not work everywhere (LFO Automation Window, Filter Types, Arpeggiator).
  • You can not Drag and Drop one Part to another, it also should be switch, if an Part is active there.

Tutorial for Beginner / your first Program:

When u choose ASMR Instruments from the Factory Library which is Free, u have a bunch of Instrumnts inside when you have "Default" or "One Note Same" selected in Sound Mode. You can play the Instrument when choosing "One Note Stretch" in Sound Mode. The Sound Mode is below the Part Number, below the on/off switch.

Now if you go to PART-Tab in the Browser left side, drag and drop ASMR-Instrumets on a Part. Make sure you are in Sound Mode and click on "One Note Stretch"...hit the Keyboard until u found a sound, and click into the space the get rid of the Menue. Now you can play the Instrument.

Add another Part into Part 2, do the same here, play with Morph.

Rename it or give it a Name -> Save Programm in User Library.

Done. So you can build up a little Collection with different Sound Morphs and constellation.

Cheers*.

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Soundpaint
Reviewed By sjm
May 26th, 2022

If you're like me, you're probably wondering what Soundpaint is. The product description is nothing but empty buzzwords. Is it a sample player? Is it a Kontakt rival? Is it physical modeling?

I'd love to tell you, but even after downloading and installing Soundpaint, I still have no answer to that question. My experience went much like this:

  • Ignored the months of hot air hype on KVR because there was no info on *what* the product actually is (hint to marketing types: make sure you communicate what your product is).
  • Ignored the release because it still wasn't clear what the product was even when it hit the market.
  • Finally downloaded it after reading the BPB article that suggested the piano might be worth having.
  • Installed the plugin.
  • Loaded the plugin.
  • Clicked on the option to install the sound library that the plugin detects I own but isn't installed yet (i.e. the piano). The download fails repeatedly.
  • Check the website for info on what's going on. The help is as useful as the product descriptions. According to the website, I'm either using an outdated installer (I'm not, I just downloaded it) or I'm entering the product code wrong (there is no product code to enter, this is the default free library).
  • Gave up.

I'm sorry that this isn't more helpful, but if you also read through all the gibberish product marketing and that raised all sorts of red flags, it looks like you were right. I'm sure there's a way to get the library to install, but I really can't be bothered to deal with this level of incompetence. If the plugin can detect that libraries are missing, but is unable to install them and just spits out an obscure error message, it just indicates that the problems run deeper than a marketing department high on mind altering substances. The UX and product design suffers the same issues. So I cannot recommend. I wish you more luck than I had.

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Soundpaint
Reviewed By c0nsilience
February 7th, 2022

Soundpaint is a very interesting platform that is sure to only get more interesting with time. The passion and ethos behind the team that created it are uniquely focused on the creativity of the artists that use it. One of the best musical products I've ever come across.

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