8Dio’s Hybrid Tools Eternal Darkness Review

Under review is Hybrid Tools Eternal Darkness published and produced by 8Dio. The content of the new hybrid Kontakt library helps the composer with additional haunting & sinister cinematic Effects.

After purchase you can easily download the library through the 8Dio Download Tool which installs the new Kontakt instruments at your preferred location.

8DIO products are featured in the majority of current blockbusters (ex. Avatar, Hunger Games, Dark Knight Trilogy, Transformers Series, Saving Mr. Banks, District 9, Thor, Elysium), TV-shows (ex. Game of Thrones, Vikings, Dexter, , Grimm, CSI, NCIS, The Following) and video games (ex. World of Warcraft series, Diablo 3, Madden series, COD Series, Starcraft 2, Halo Series, Mass Effect series, Silent Hill series, Need For Speed series, Tomb Raider series, DOTA, Destiny etc) and used by many of the highest-profile artists, composers and top 40 producers in the industry (ex. Massive Attack, James Blunt, Britney Spears, Blake Shelton, Stargate (Rihanna, Beyonce, Ne-Yo), Daftpunk, Trentemoeller). 8Dio did send a review copy with no strings attached.

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Sound

Hybrid Tools Eternal Darkness is 100% new, fresh and innovative content. The library is a concentrated compilation of unsettling, mysterious and hauntingly trailer sound effects. Eternal Darkness is produced to perform cinematic effects to haunt the audience and leave the movie audience absolutely on the edge.

Eternal Darkness includes hundreds of designed sounds, from prepared vocals to complete haunting pulses, to obscure and deceptive impacts and boomers. Based on 15 custom, slightly discordant pieces of music, containing hundreds of newly designed sounds. From processed vocals and synthetic-based swaying sound effects, to fully synchronized host music pieces and pulse rhythms, to dark, lurking impacts and huge waves of sound effects. Each tone is recorded in a clean environment in the studio and further processed through a variety of analog devices to give you a natural and meticulous sound.

Every of the 13 sub-category sub-categories contains a large number of well-designed sounds. Select the appropriate sound in the keyboard, click the stretch button to enter the pitch keyboard, play the melody changes you want, and greatly enhance the existing works. Style and inspire new inspiration.

Hybrid Tools Eternal Darkness Sound Categories

  • Impacts
  • Hits
  • Sub Hits
  • Sub Drones
  • Risers Short
  • Risers Medium
  • Risers Long
  • Risers Extra Long
  • Low Drones
  • High Drones
  • Rhythms
  • Tick Tocks
  • Phrases

8Dio describes the library as “The idea with Eternal Darkness is certainly not to celebrate darkness, but rather provide instruments and compositional tools for this particular style of music/sound design – aimed at the big, dark and sometimes horror like sound.” And 8Dio nailed it.

Hybrid Tools Eternal Darkness Features

  • All new banks of thunderous Impacts, unsettling Risers & Drone Effects
  • Inspired by 15 hand-curated pieces of hair-raising score
  • Be left on edge by each disturbing and psychologically thrilling sound
  • Perfect every jump-scare & refine every suspense-building moment
  • Fully Tempo synchronized Rhythms and Riser categories.
  • Built-In Chaos Effects & Embedded Meta-Data
  • Full Retail Version of Kontakt 5.8 (or later) Required

Rating:  Four Out of Five Stars

Hybrid Tools Eternal Darkness has you covered with different kinds of sounds and effects to scare your audience watching a trailer or scene. The included WAV files help tremendously to align effects and sound on the beat using the graphical display of the WAV files. If you look for sound and effects that work with your next Horror score consider this analog goodness collection.

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