8Dio releases "Aura Studio Percussion" for Kontakt featuring new Groove Sampling Technique
4th April 2016
8Dio has announced the release of Aura Studio Percussion, a new auxiliary percussion sample library created by Academy Award, TEC and G.A.N.G Award Winning Composer, Troels Folmann.
8Dio say that the library is using a new advanced technique called, Groove Sampling that allows 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.
Aura Studio Percussion contains 72 different instruments and 3 microphone positions that are all easy-accessed from the built-in browser. The instruments cover a wide range of auxiliary percussion (ex. Congas, Bongos, Cowbells, Shakers, Maracas) to ethnic percussion (ex. Frame Drums, Timbales, Darbuka, Udu, Djembe, Doumbek, Cajon). You also have full drum kits with a large assortment of snares, bass drums, hi-hats and 11 cymbals. In addition they included some traditional orchestral instruments (ex. Concert Bass Drum, Timpanys, 6 different Tubular Bells etc) and many other instruments.
The majority of instruments in Aura Studio Percussion were also recorded with two different types of mallets, sticks and brushes. So imagine playing a massive Concert Bass Drum with brushes or Bongos with sticks – or maybe you want to play the Doumbek with brushes, while creating another part with brushed Tubular Bells. The ability to choose mallets widens the usability of the library, especially in regards to cinematic scoring.
Aura Studio Percussion also contains a large assortment of ensemble kits, so you can play larger assortments of different instruments at the same time. 8Dio has included 8 full drum kits in different styles (ex. Pop, Rock, Funk), 2 Ethnic Kits, 8 Tonal Kits and 7 Cinematic Ensemble Kits, including Deep Kits, Epic Kits, Shakers and Cymbal Kits, etc.
Aura Studio Percussion contains 3 microphone positions (Close, Mid, Room) that each have a very distinct sound. 8Dio also included a new dual layered FX system. The first part is their front-face FX system that gives you control over dynamics, filters, pitch and micro-pitch, delay, bit-resolution and a new textural convolution delay. The new textural delay allows you to take over 130 new convolutions and use them as delay components, so the instrument will delay other sounds than just itself. 8Dio also included the new Chaos FX 3.4 engine, which gives you a large control over things such as EQ, Step-Based Filter, Distortion, Stereo-Delay and an additional convolution reverb.
8Dio say "It has always been our mantra to push sampling forward in regards to realism and playability. Aura Studio Percussion is the first of several to utilize our proprietary Groove Sampling method and we really think it is going to make compositions richer and easier to create."
Intro-Price: $199 (goes $299 on 5/1) at 8dio.com
For more information please go to: 8dio.com/instrument/aura-percussion-vst-au-aax-kontakt-instruments
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