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New Rhythmic Aura 1 and 2 by 8Dio Review

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New Rhythmic Aura 1 and 2 by 8Dio Review

8Dio’s New Rhythmic Aura 1 and New Rhythmic Aura 2 are what I call hidden gems in the portfolio of 8Dio. These updated versions did take the older version which has been heavily used by various composer and attached a new UI upgrading the superb tonal content to current standards.

New Rhythmic Aura 1 and 2

New Rhythmic Aura comes in two versions. Vol 1 is base on acoustic instruments and organic sound sources, and Vol 2 is all based on vintage synthesizers. 8Dio did send a review copy with no strings attached.

Installation

After purchase, you receive instructions to download the library with the help of the 8Dio downloader tool. When downloaded the used tool does automatically unpack the library. You need to do a batch re-save, and then you are ready to use the library in the Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5+ (the free Kontakt player does not work).

Sound

The pulsing engine of New Rhythmic Aura 1 & 2 is based on a wide variety of sounds that 8Dio captured and created from guitars, semi-acoustic guitars, electric violin, electric mandolin, and vintage synths. All sounds have been mangled by using a variety of tools, and the processed result just sounds excellent.

When first time launched the legacy version of New Rhythmic Aura 1, and New Rhythmic Aura 2 was leading in its space to allow the composer to generate pulsing and organic sounding tones. The updated version is in a more congested market still one of the leading libraries n this space.

New Rhythmic Aura 1

8Dio New Rhythmic Aura is all about creating melodic patterns which are hanging through included effects. While the internal fx are a great starting point throw in external tools from the usual suspect.

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8Dio New Rhythmic Aura with external effect plugins from 3rd parties

All auras in Vol 1:

  • Alternative Strings 1
  • Alternative Strings 2
  • Banjo Bass 1
  • Banjo Bass 2
  • Electric Guitar 1
  • Electric Guitar 2
  • Electric Violin 1
  • Electric Violin 2
  • Electro-Acoustic Guitars 1
  • Electro-Acoustic Guitars 2
  • Electro-Acoustic Guitars 3
  • Orchestral 1
  • Orchestral 2
  • Tuned Percussion 1
  • Tuned Percussion 2
  • Vocals 1
  • Vocals 2

All auras in Vol 2:

  • Aura Low
  • Aura Mid
  • Aura High
  • Ambience 1
  • Ambience 2
  • Ambience 3
  • Synth Bass 1
  • Synth Bass 2
  • Synth Bass 3
  • Synth Mid 1
  • Synth Mid 2
  • Synth Mid 3
  • Synth High 1
  • Synth High 2
  • Glitched

User interface & Usability

Besides the preset NKIs, you have one Kontakt patch where you can freely switch the pulsing instrument. Once you learned the way, the 8Dio interface works you find yourself creating new pulses quickly. Use the questions mark sign as a random feature to discover sound variations and make them your own.

New Rhythmic Aura 2
New Rhythmic Aura 2

Rating:  Four out of five stars

New Rhythmic Aura 1 and New Rhythmic Aura 2 are both capturing great sound sources that are available as the pulsing sound that works great for underscore and sites well in the background of a score. The included sounds are great for scoring to picture when you do your next trailer or featured action or sci-fi film.

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Solo Clarinet – Warm Studio Woodwinds – The Next Evolution of 8Dio’s Woodwind Ensembles​

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Warm Studio Woodwinds: Solo Clarinet

Warm Studio Woodwinds is the latest creation in 8Dio’s range of contemporary studio ensembles. It is derived from 8Dio’s Intimate Studio Woodwinds library. With over 160 hours of session material recorded at Scotland’s Premiere Recording Studio – Gorbals Sound, and countless more in post-production, Warm Studio Woodwinds continues 8Dio’s notion of a fully modular ensemble. 

Unprecedented control over your sound​

The sound of the Warm Studio Woodwinds Solo Clarinet is easily customizable with the wealth of options in the advanced user interface. You’ll have extreme control over the stereo image with individual volume, panning, output routing, and the new distance control, enabling you to freely blend between a direct signal and a more spacious and ambient microphone position.

Every articulation needed for your next composition​

Warm Studio Woodwinds Solo Clarinet contains a vast collection of 26 articulations covering everything you need to create authentic-sounding woodwind melodies. Each articulation is sorted into four main categories making them all quickly and easily accessible from the inbuilt browser. Choose from articulations such as a Staccato, Staccatissimo, Sustains, Trills and Legato from the Traditional Category. Or choose more nuanced techniques such as Measured Tremolo and Tempo Sync’d phrase such as Tuplets and Triplets from 8Dio’s Performance category. Finally, the Arcs and Effects categories contain Dynamically layered Arcs of varying lengths and a range of effects such as directional Runs, Scoops, and Flutter Tonguing. The User interface allows you to load and unload the articulations of your choosing, so you only have to have to load the sounds you need for your project.

  

The Solo Clarinet soulfully blends into any mix​

The Legato articulation is incredibly agile and can play almost anything you throw at it. We recorded each player in this series simultaneously so that each musician would be working with one another and adapt their playing styles and coloration to match the overall sound of the ensemble. Recording each player this way means that no matter your combination of instruments, the Warm Studio Woodwind instruments will fit with any ensemble and beautifully blend together. So whether you compose for an ensemble setting or virtuoso Solo Clarinet lines, Warm Studio Woodwinds Solo Clarinet will sound excellent in any setting.

Pricing and Availability

Warm Studio Woodwinds: Solo Clarinet is available now.

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Virtual Instrument Library

8Dio Hybrid Tools Terminus

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8Dio Hybrid Tools Terminus

8Dio Terminus is the latest in their Hybrid Tools series and has quickly made it into a wealth of blockbuster movies, games, and TV-shows.  Terminus contains 1,200 custom cinematic instruments and FX. The sound is undeniably big, modern and studio clean with everything polished to perfection.

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  • Pro-Grade Cinematic Instruments
  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
  • 4 Core Instrument Classes (Drums, Hybrids, Orchs, Synths)
  • 4 x 100’s of Cinematic Hits, Blockbuster Slams & Cres Slams
  • 4 x 100’s of Subwoofer Hits, Short and Long Falls
  • 4 x 100’s of Short and Long Risers
  • 4 Epic Beautiful Instrument banks: Ear Candy
  • 2 Transitional Banks of Tonal Strum Effects
  • Built-In Chaos Effects & Embedded Meta-Data
  • 4K Master Class w/ Troels (The Captain w/ MIDI + Stems)
  • Full Retail Version of Kontakt 5.6 (or later) Required

Terminus is the result of over 18 months of deep production and contains four different types of core instrument groups, Percussive/Drums, Epic/Hybrid, Neo-Orchestral and Synth-Based.  All four core groups each contain seven banks, Hits, Slams, Sub Hits, Short and Long Falls, and Short and Long Risers. 

In addition, Terminus contains an array of new instrument categories, including 4 banks of Ear Candy.  Ear Candy is designed to enhance your existing compositions with big, beautiful, ethereal, and angelic textural elements.  We also created two additional banks of Strums.  Strums are tonal and a-tonal transitional elements – creating a transparent, colorful movement of cinematic textures.


Terminus also comes fully ready for integration into the sound file management system of your choice with industry-standard embedded Meta-Data.

Pricing and Availability

Terminus is available now during the Eternal Summer Sale: $198 (goes $348 on September,23rd 2020)

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8Dio’s Solo Violin & Solo Cello Designer $38 each (normally $198)

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8Dio’s Solo Violin & Solo Cello Designer SALE

The Solo Designer instruments are a massive collection of thousands of real cello & violin phrases. The intention of the library was to sample completely realistic solo violin & solo cello by creating an incredible collection of musical phrases.

8Dio programmed the library in a way that gives you maximum control over the phrases and literally allows you to sculpt 100% realistic solo violin & solo cello performances. It was deliberately designed to support, augment, and in some cases replace existing solo violin libraries. Essentially this library takes over where normal multi-samples (ex. legato, sustains) can’t perform.

Solo Violin Designer

SOLO VIOLIN DESIGNER Virtual Instrument VST is a massive collection of over 4.000 phrases performed by renowned concert violinist: Thomas Yee. The intention of the library was to sample completely realistic solo violin by creating an incredible collection of musical phrases. We programmed the library in a way that gives you maximum control over the phrases and literally allows you to sculpt 100% realistic solo violin performances. It was deliberately designed to support, augment and in some cases replace existing solo violin libraries. Essentially this library takes over where normal multi-samples (ex. legato, sustains) can’t perform.

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SOLO VIOLIN DESIGNER comes with a variety of phrase sculpting tools, including pitch-control, time-stretching / time-compression, sample offset (which allows you to “scroll” into any phrase and trigger any part of it, FX and convolution reverbs. The pitch-control is not affected by tempo, so by controlling pitch, time-stretching/compression and sample offset you can essentially adapt the phrase to match the pitch and tempo of your composition.

Solo Cello Designer

SOLO CELLO DESIGNER Virtual Instrument VST is a massive collection of over 1.800 phrases. The intention of the library was to sample completely realistic Solo Cello by creating an incredible collection of musical phrases. We programmed the library in a way that gives you maximum control over the phrases and literally allows you to sculpt 100% realistic solo cello performances. It was deliberately designed to support, augment and in some cases replace existing solo cello libraries. Essentially this library takes over where normal multi-samples (ex. legato, sustains) can’t perform. We call this concept, deep phrase-sampling.

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SOLO CELLO DESIGNER comes with a variety of phrase sculpting tools, including pitch-control, time-stretching / time-compression, sample offset (which allows you to “scroll” into any phrase and trigger any part of it, FX and convolution reverbs. The pitch-control is not affected by tempo, so by controlling pitch, time-stretching/compression and sample offset you can essentially adapt the phrase to match the pitch and tempo of your composition.

Pricing and Availability

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Solo Violin & Solo Cello Designer $38 Each. Plus, receive Requiem Pro FREE with any purchase of $298 or more.

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