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Hybrid Tools Synphony for Kontakt VST-AU-AAX overview

8Dio Hybrid Tools Series is the leading industry standard for Epic Cinematic Scoring Tools. Hybrid Tools Synphony represent the latest- and largest iteration in the series. The library contains over 24GB (losslessly compressed to 11GB) and a variety of new scoring elements. The core concept was to create a new breed of Hybrid Tools – purely designed with analog synthesizers.


Hybrid Tools Synphony contains 10 Different Core FX Categories, including Dopplers, Downers, Exmachines 1-2, Mega Horns, Sub Strikes, Whoosh Slow and Woosh Fast, Tonal Boomers and Tonal Downers and 10 cinematic Drum Kits.


Hybrid Tools Synphony also contains a full synth-rendered symphony orchestra (strings, brass, winds, percussion) – all redesigned with analog synths. The idea is to have a synthetic orchestra that can work together with your normal orchestra. Synphony also contains a hundreds of cinematic Bass Synths, Cinematic Lead Synths, Sequenced Synths, Tonal Noises and a variety of inspirational presets.


Hybrid Tools Synphony contains a variety of exclusive features that you won’t find anywhere else, including our new Chaos FX 3.3 Engine, which contains over 100.000 lines of code and includes our CHAOS engine with the ability to randomize, reverse, mix/blend anything you want and manipulated over 1.500 parameters with a single click.


Synphony contains a fully rendered 3D User Interface with a variety of new controls, including Tempo-Synced Gate, Reverse, Randomizer, Speed Control, Pitch Envelope, Glide and Offset – all accessible from the front-interface. You can also go deeper into our Chaos FX and control everything from Filters, Step-Based Filtering, 3 EQ, Stereo Delay, Bit Crusher, Distortion, Dual-Convolution reverb with convolution FX.


A New Hybrid

Hybrid Tools Synphony is the new breed of cinematic scoring tools. The library contains over 24GB (compressed to 11GB) of new Hybrid Content. Whether you want the newest industry defining Hybrid Effects (ex. Tonal Boomers, Downers, Mega-Horns, Sub-Strikes etc) or a full Synphony Orchestra built with analog synths, whether you want 100′s of multi-sampled synths, hard-kicking cinematic drum-kits or inspirational presets – you can have it all.

New Mini-Browser and REVERSE feature

Hybrid Tools Synphony contains a 3D mini-browser that allows you to access all sounds immediately. All core banks come preloaded in the internal browser, so you can audition dozens of patches without load-time. You can  combine as many patches you want using our STACK key – and you can REVERSE, RANDOMIZE and CHAOS anything with a single click from the front-interface. Everything is right at your finger tips, so you can get back to making music.

New 3.3 FX CHAOS Engine

Our new 3.3 FX CHAOS Engine allows you to STACK, RANDOMIZE, REVERSE and CHAOS any or ALL patches with a single click. It is one of the most extreme feature in Hybrid Tools Synphony. The 3.3 FX CHAOS Engine allows you make over 1.500 sample parameters randomize with one click, while also randomizing our new 8Dio FX System. So both the sample content and the assigned FX will be randomized in one glorious cocktail – all with one click.

New Hybrid Tools Effects

8Dio Hybrid Tools Series is the industry leading production tool for cinematic scoring and sound design. The Synphony contains 10 core categories of Hybrid Effects, including new sound sets like Dopplers, Exmachine, Sub-Strikes, Tonal Boomers and Tonal Downers. But also new content in familiar categories such as Downers, Mega-Horns, Whooshes etc. The new architecture in Synphony allows you to blend ANY of these categories in real-time using our STACK function.

  • “Thank you my often overused genius Hybrid Tools Series

    Blake Neely (Super Girl, Blind Spot, Mentalist, Arrow, Flash, Resurrection)
  • “I use Hybrid Tools Series extensively”

    Richard Marvin (Grimm, Six Feet Under, Surrogates)
  • “I really gravitate towards your Hybrid Tools libraries”

    Ryan Amon (Elysium, City of the Fallen"
  • “I use the Hybrid Series. You can hear them a lot in CSI show”

    Bill Brown (CSI, Wolfenstein, Tom Clancy Series)

Synphony Orchestra

Hybrid Tools Synphony also contains a full Synphony Orchestra – made entire with analog synths. It designed to be used stand-alone and to augment traditional symphony instruments. We created both sustains and round-robin based staccato samples for ALL major orchestral groups (ex. Violins, Violas, Cellos, Basses, Trumpets, French Horns, Trombones, Orchestral Percussion, Woodwinds etc).

Drum Sequencer

Hybrid Tools Synphony contains a full-fledged drum-sequencer, which allows you to push our new 10 cinematic drum-kits to the absolutely maximum. The drum sequencer contains up to 4 different patterns that can be controlled in real-time and all knots-bolts you would expect from a drum-sequencer. In addition you use our STACK function and combine as many kits you want and manipulate the sounds instantly from our front-panel.


Hybrid Tools Synphony controls a powerful arpeggiator allowing you to vritually arpeggiate anything you want. You can control the velocity, steps, swing, rate, repetition, steps and many other elements in the arpeggiation, while also manipulating features such as attack, release, pitch-envolope, randomization, reverse, chaos and many other elements in real-time.


Everything in Synphony is designed to match your host tempo. All you have to do is click the GATE button and you are all hooked up. The gate syncs at either half, normal or double tempo and you can control the length of the gate too. This feature becomes really powerful used together with our STACK button that allows you to merge multiple patches together and gate them with a single click. Life is easier that way.


  • Price: $349
  • Industry Standard Hybrid Production Tool
  • +23GB (compressed to 10.8GB) of all-new hybrid content
  • +100.000 lines of custom code for new FX 3.3 system
  • Instant REVERSE, RANDOM, STACK and CHAOS features
  • Direct download / Cloud Server System
  • Product only available as download

Core Articulations

  • Effects Doppler, Downer, Exmachine 1-2
  • Effects Mega Horns, Sub-Strikes, Woosh Slow/Fast
  • Effects Tonal Boomers and Tonal Downers
  • Cinematic Drum Kits (10)
  • Synphony Brass
  • Synphony Percussion
  • Synphony Strings
  • Synphony Woodwinds
  • Synths Cinematic Bass (45)
  • Synths Cinematic Leads (50)
  • Synth Sequenced Synths (100)
  • Synths Tonal Noises (50)
  • +100.000 Lines of Custom Code
  • 3D Rendered UI

Core Requirements

  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5 or later required
  • Not compatible with Free Kontakt Player
  • Approx. 23GB HDD (compressed to 10.8GB)
  • Ability to download
  • PC 2.4GZ+, 8GB ram
  • MAC 2.6Ghz, 8GB ram

  • Effects
    • Doppler
    • Downer
    • Exmachine 1
    • Exmachine 2
    • Mega Horns
    • Sub-Strikes
    • Whoosh Slow
    • Whoosh Fast
    • Tonal Boomers
    • Tonal Downers


  • Cinematic Drum Kits (10 Different)
    • Cinematic Drum Kits Master (all combined)


  • General Presets (50)


  • Synphony Brass
    • Synphony Brass Trumpets (Sustained and Stac w/RR)
    • Synphony Brass French Horns (Sustained and Stac w/RR)
    • Synphony Brass Trombones (Sustained and Stac w/RR)


  • Synphony Percussion
    • Synphony Full Orchestral Percussion (w/RR)
    • Synphony Full Synpani (Timpany) (w/RR)


  • Synphony Strings
    • Synphony Strings Violins (Sustained and Stac w/RR)
    • Synphony Strings Violas (Sustained and Stac w/RR)
    • Synphony Strings Cellos (Sustained and Stac w/RR)
    • Synphony Strings Basses (Sustained and Stac w/RR)


  • Synphony Woodwinds
    • Synphony Woodwinds Ensemble 1 (Sustained and Stac w/RR)
    • Synphony Woodwinds Ensemble 2 (Sustained and Stac w/RR)


  • Synths Cinematic Bass (45)


  • Synths Cinematic Leads (50)


  • Synth Sequenced Synths (BPM Fast, Medium, Slow) (100)


  • Synths Tonal Noises (50)


  • Format(s): Kontakt .ncw (lossless compressed format)


  • Important Note: Native Instruments Kontakt +5.5 full retail versions required for this instrument.
  • New FX Engine 3.3
    • Instant CHAOS (randomize over 1500 parameters)
    • Instant REVERSE (one click to reverse it all)
    • Instant RANDOM (randomize all patches)
    • Instant STACKING (stack any patch you want)
    • Instant ARP Sequencer
    • Instant DRUM Sequencer
    • Key and key mapping Controls
    • Macro Controls
    • Delay
    • Degrader (Bit Crusher)
    • EQ
    • Filter
    • Trance Gate
    • Convolution Reverb
    • Transform (Alternative Convolution Reverb)
    • Step-Sequencer
  • Modwheel control of filter and others
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5+ required / Not compatible with free Kontakt Player
  • Kontakt 5.5 is 32 and 64-bit compatible on both PC and MAC platforms
  • Hybrid Tools Vol. 5 requires 21GB of hard drive space
  • Runs as a stand-alone application, VST® or Audio Units plug-in, RTAS® under Pro Tools 7/8
  • Minimum: Mac OS X® 10.4 / 10.5, G5 2.4 GHz or Intel Core Duo 2.00 GHz, 8 GB RAM or Windows® XP (32 Bit) or Windows Vista® (32/64 Bit), Pentium® or Athlon XP 2.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM. 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended
  • 63 Kontakt .nki files
  • +6.729 samples
  • Sample resolution: 44.1Khz / 24Bit stereo .wav format
  • Format(s): Kontakt