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 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.

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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.

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.

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

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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