8dio updates Solo Taiko library
8dio has released The New Solo Taiko, an updated version of the Solo Taiko library.
The library is announced as a completely remastered, redesigned and reprogrammed edition of 8Dio's original Epic Solo Taiko Drums. It contains over 4.200 samples, two microphone positions, built-in articulation browser, internal step-sequencer, front-face FX, textural convolutions and the developer's newest 3.4 Chaos Engine.
The New Solo Taiko Drums features the renowned Taiko Ensemble group Emeryville Taiko, led by Susan Horn. The recordings lasted over a week, which reportedly allowed to capture an unprecedented amount of content. A variety of Taiko drums was recorded, including the grand O-Daiko, 5 types of Chu-Daiko (medium sized Daikos), 4 types of Shime (Taiko snare drums) and wide assortment of extra articulations, including rimshots, clacks, different sticks etc, plus the unique Tekkan, which is a metallic part of a cannon, and unique articulations played with hands on the Taikos instead of sticks.
The New Solo Taiko Drums is said to follow the same principles established in 8Dio's other epic percussion libraries in terms of articulations, velocity layering and round robin. Articulations have up to 6 velocity layers and all sampled at 10 round robin. The library was recorded in the same signature hall used for the New Epic Taiko Drum Ensemble and Epic Frame Drums.
The New Solo Taiko is currently available at the introductory price of $79 but will revert to its full price of $139 on May 15th. More details and sound samples are available at 8Dio's website.
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