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Hibernate by Rigid Audio

Aimed at producers of ambient and chillout music

Rigid Audio Hibernate ambient chillout cinematic soundscape texture virtual instrument plug-in

Rigid Audio have launched their latest software instrument, Hibernate, which they say is ideally suited to those producing ambient and chillout music.

Hibernate offers 128 multi-sampled “ethereal soundscapes”, which are constructed from 256 individual sound sources presented in two layers, each equipped with their own independent set of parameters. Each layer has its own ADSR envelope in addition to Pan, Tune, and Level controls, and users are able to blend between the layers using a central Mix knob.

A master low-pass filter is available, and further global processing is provided by four built-in effects sections, each with their own individual Mix knob. A Drive effect is present and provides Amount and Gain parameters, whilst a Chorus section features Rate and Depth controls. There is also a Delay with adjustable Time and Feed settings, and lastly, a Reverb effect which offers Size and Damp parameters. The instrument is also equipped with an assignable LFO.

Rigid Audio have released the following video to demonstrate some of the instrument’s sounds.


Hibernate is supported on PCs running Windows 7 or above, and Macs running macOS X 10.12 (Sierra) or higher, with both Intel and Apple Silicon CPUs supported. It is available in VST2, VST3, and AU formats, and requires 5.2GB of disk space.

Pricing & Availability

Hibernate is available now, and is currently being offered at an introductory price of $9£9.23 including VAT. After 30 November 2022, the price will increase to $39£41.99 including VAT.

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