8Dio’s The Bible of SALSA: Volume One – Available Now

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Friday, 20 September 2019
  • Time to read: 3 min.

The Bible of SALSA by 8Dio

8Dio traveled to Cali, Colombia, the self-proclaimed ‘World Capital of Salsa’ to record the most in-depth Salsa collection ever produced. Along with stellar musicians and surrounded by the amazing energy Latino artists have, 8Dio spent months recording what would become this jewel that is ‘The Bible of Salsa’. 

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The Bible of Salsa: Volume One Content

Volume One contains thousands of rhythmic patterns, improvised phrases and multi-sampled phrases in unison specifically tailored towards Salsa music and its many, many sub-styles including Timba, Guaracha, Bolero, Boogaloo, Guaguanco, Yoruba, Columbia, Salsa Choque, Slow Salsa, Fast Salsa, and Plena. Over the last two years, 8Dio has worked with professional Salsa musicians sampling everything you need to create authentic Latino music.

Piano Rhythmic Patterns

The piano rhythmic patterns (montunos) have a huge range of chord choices played in root position along with the most used inversions for this type of music. The beauty of sampling independent phrases is that you can get real performances from real players with the touch of a key.

  • Salsa Cascara (120 BPM)
  • Salsa Mambo (120 BPM)
  • Salsa Cascara (200 BPM)
  • Salsa Mambo (200 BPM)
  • Timba Cascara (170 BPM)
  • Timba Mambo (170 BPM)
  • Timba Bomba (170 BPM)


Each Brass, recorded in amazing detail provides thousands of custom phrases to create the perfect Salsa song. You can use these individual improvised phrases to create your own custom melodic solos, or multi-sampled phrases in unison to the comp with the perfect rhythmic passages, which thanks to our advanced polyphonic legato technique, can do fast voice movements not possible with traditional multi-sampling. Although in unison, each of the instruments was recorded isolated, allowing detailed control over each of them.

  • Tenor Saxophone Phrases
  • Trombone Phrases
  • Trumpet Phrases

Baby Bass

An authentic Baby Bass was recorded both amped and through DI-box, playing all the rhythms for ease of use. Press one key and get the perfect ‘tumbao’.

  • Salsa Cascara (120 BPM)
  • Salsa Mambo (120 BPM)
  • Salsa Cascara (200 BPM)
  • Salsa Mambo (200 BPM)
  • Timba Cascara (170 BPM)
  • Timba Mambo (170 BPM)
  • Timba Bomba (170 BPM)
  • Timba Moña (170 BPM)
  • Guarcha Cascara (140 BPM)
  • Guarcha Mambo (140 BPM)
  • Boogaloo Cascara (180 BPM)
  • Plena Cascara (240 BPM)


To capture the essence of Salsa percussion, 8Dio has spent over two years meticulously planning, sampling and programming multiple rhythms of Salsa substyles, each containing all their parts and even breaks. Each instrument also includes real multiple dynamic layers and a wealth of essential controls, giving you the ultimate flexibility over each phrase. A new standard for phrases based sampling. Additionally, each percussion was recorded using multiple microphone positions offering you the opportunity to work on your own mix.

  • Bongos
  • Cajon
  • Clave
  • Congas
  • Cowbell
  • Cowbell Large
  • Drums
  • Guiro
  • Maracas
  • Shekere
  • Timbal

Vocal (Traditional and Nasal) & Choir

A four-voices choir was recorded with each of the voices isolated, giving you perfect control over each of them and, thanks to our stellar Multi-Vowel legato developed for Insolidus, allowing you to create choral passages with unprecedented realism. All the choir phrases were recorded using both traditional voices and the ‘nasal’ color featured in authentic Salsa music.

  • Salsero Muevete
  • Vamospa La Fiesta
  • Ay Que Se Biene Mi Gente
  • Que La Fiesta
  • No Pare Jamas
  • Vamonos Pa Cali A Gozar

The Bible of Salsa: Volume One Features

  • Sampled Salsa Collection
  • 35 GB compressed to 19.6GB (11,077 Samples)
  • 5 Instrument categories (Brass, Bass, Percussion, Piano and Vox)
  • Multiple Rhythmic Variations
  • Salsa (fast and slow), Timba, Guaracha, Boogaloo
  • Guaguanco, Yoruba, Columbia, Salsa Choque
  • Bolero and Plena.
  • Brand New Advanced User Interface
  • Product only available as Direct Download
  • Full Retail Version of Kontakt 5.8 (or later) Required
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You can purchase the 8Dio library The Bible of Salsa: Volume One for Kontakt 5.8 (Full Version) now.

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