8Dio introduces Dobro Strummer sound library

June 17, 2014

Welcome to the 8DIO Natural Acoustic Series – a studio collection of high-end deep-sampled acoustic instruments.

Dobro Strummer is the follow-up to our Dobro Solo library. The Dobro Strummer contains over 8.500 samples spread across 13 different chord types and 18 common rhythm types. All the chords and rhythms can seamlessly be blended using our X-legato technology. The X-legato system allows you to combine any chord and rhythm at any given time giving you an infinite amount of combinations. In addition the Dobro Strummer is a round-robin based strum library, so even if you trigger the same chord/rhythm multiple times – you will get natural subtle variation. The Dobro Strummer also contains a unique patch with 4 different motion picture inspired strum slides.
Dobro Strummer contains all the classic chords (ex. Major, Minor, Maj7, Min7, Dim7, 7 ) used in traditional songwriting but also contains more elaborate chords (ex. Maj7B5, 13, Aug, Sus2, Sus4, 11, 7-5). The rhythm section is equally deep from traditional type of strum rhythms to more genre specific ones (ex. country, fingered arped, muted chugs). In addition we also recorded muted strums of all rhythms, which gives additional options to design new types of rhythms. Dobro Strummer also contains intelligent fret noises and velocity based end chords, which allows you to make a natural ending to a chord progression by playing hard on keyboard.

We also integrated live FX (ex. Delay, Verb, Screamer, Lofi, Convolution) into the patches, so you can trigger live FX on top of the patches by using key-switches. Steel String Guitar comes in both 24 and 16 bit versions and have full purge function (ability to decide which parts of library you want, to conserve RAM).

Here is an audio sample of Dobro strummer: 

Dobro Strummer - At a Glance:

  • Price:
  • Bonus: Motion picture inspired strums
  • Direct download / Cloud Server System
  • Product only available as download
Core Articulations:
  • Deep-Sampled Dobro Strumming
  • 8.500+ real chord and strum samples
  • Round Robin (repetition) sampled
  • 13 chords in all 12 keys / 18 rhythms
  • Bonus: 5 Motion Picture Slide Strums
  • X-legato and intelligent fret noises
Core Requirements:
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 4.2 or later required
  • 5GB hard drive space (compressed from 10GB)
  • Ability to download
  • PC 2.4GZ+, 4GB ram
  • MAC 2.6Ghz, 4GB ram
Detailed review information available upon request.
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