Hybrid Tools Vol 3 is a very sound-designish library with a really cool and intuitive interface, big-sounding drum patches, deep pulsing grooves, risers and markers, swishes, whooshes and more. Every single one of these samples can be tweaked in thousands of ways all inside of Kontakt using the Effects tab. The CHAOS engine can randomize these effects in order to create sounds that range from deep and enveloping, to completely useless, to extremely unique and useful soundscapes – so a lack of inspiration for hybrid sound-design is not present when dealing with Hybrid Tools Vol. 3.
The patches could have had better organization, as some of their sounds are awkwardly placed, and some patches have names that you don’t really get.
After just a few minutes of playing around with this library, you get brutal ideas and just want to sit down and compose primal fire in your DAW – I really love libraries that make you feel like that, and this is definitely one of those libraries.
So all in all, do I recommend it? Other than wanting a few more dynamic layers on the Taikos, a bit “cleaner” hits and booms, and a drag-samples-onto-sequencer feature, I’d say yes. If you’re a sound designer, a media composer or a music producer who want to slam in some great hybrid sounds in your project, you really can’t go wrong with this. The quality is there, the price is in the sweet spot and in my honest estimation, I can see myself using this library for many cues to come. Kudos, 8Dio!