(16 customer reviews)

69.00 34.50 plus VAT

Eight selectable Silence Types, plus hard bypass, sampled in full 24-bit

Comprehensive control set including Lacuna and Lull settings, plus adjustable Placidity

Analogue and Digital Silence Types for a variety of traditional and modern applications

Surprisingly small disk footprint and CPU overhead

Uses limited only by your imagination


UPDATE: Guys, Silencio was an April Fool gag… so please stop downloading it and then emailing us to say it’s broken! 😀


Now this really is something rather special. In a world of loudness wars and over-crammed mixes, what our music sometimes needs is space to be; the individuation and clarity that come from the absence of sound; in other words, contrast. Silencio brings you that contrast in pristine 24-bit quality, whenever and wherever you need it.

Crypt-photoComprising eight meticulously-recorded silent environments (six analogue and two digital) plus hard bypass, Silencio gives you instant access to different tonalities of silence across a full 88-key range. A comprehensive control set allows further tailoring of the core silences. Its uses are limited only by your imagination, but there are some standout applications:

Perfect for adding space to a mix. Today’s mixes easily become crowded, with frequency bands jostling for attention and fatiguing the listener. Use Silencio to bring air and space to your mix. Just one or two tracks of Silencio can make all the difference.

Ideal for Jazz musicians. We often hear jazz aficionados saying of great musicians that we should ‘listen to the notes the guy isn’t playing’. This is central to classic jazz soloing. With Silencio, you can play these notes directly.

Great for experimental musicians. Silencio can be at the heart of experimental music. It’s ideal for playing John Cage’s 4’33 (in fact it’s possible to play 4’33 in under three minutes using Silencio).

Anechoic_chamberOther uses include library music (for actual libraries), meditation soundtracks (ideal with noise-cancelling headphones), and more technical applications – try adding Silencio to your buss compressor’s sidechain, for example, for a really ‘pumping’ sound.

‘What we cannot speak about, we must pass over in silence’ – Ludwig Wittgenstein

Silencio retails for £69, but is available for a limited period FREE OF CHARGE.




(All our Kontakt instruments require a full copy of Native Instruments Kontakt v4.2.3 or higher (including all versions of Kontakt 5). Kontakt Player is not supported: instruments will load, but will time out after 15 minutes. See the FAQ for further information. Rhythmic Robot Audio are not responsible for the sense of humour of their customers.)




16 reviews for Silencio

  1. Tom (verified owner)

    Rhythmic Robot,
    Finally! I’ve been waiting for software like this. This thing Kicks Ass! The Silence is Deafening! You can crank the silence up to 11 and it’s rock solid. Many Thanks!!!….

  2. Ley (verified owner)

    This just happened along at exactly the right time, on a day that I could really appreciate it. The front panel is in line with other Rhythmic Robot releases. I shall be sure to have it live in screen caps just to spread the word. A couple of user tips, having explored the instrument a bit: try running it through a bitrate reducer for some lively early chip tune style silence. Or there’s my favourite: run it through a really deep long reverb for some lush rich reverb tails that seem to go on forever. And ever. The best part though was being able to run through 4’33” in record time. I once managed to perform it in just under 4 minutes, and man was I exhausted! Kudos to The Professor and Mongo for making my day!

  3. Terence (verified owner)

    Rhythmic Robot Audio do it again. Creating a unique device to fill a niche you never know existed. One of these on every track and you will never hear another complaint about your music. Absolutely top notch stuff. Bravo!

  4. George (verified owner)

    Very impressed with the digital settings, the sampling from the original style machines is so fine that I can’t tell the difference. And I know my silence!

  5. Daniel (verified owner)

    Silencio has singlehandedly revolutionised my entire workflow! I’ve even started going back to older projects and remixing using generous amount of Silencio. Amazeballs! You just have to be careful to feed it -18dB RMS or it gets hairy pretty quick. I know it’s a freebie but one FR please: Could you make the ‘Silence Types’ clickable instead of having to click the toggle?

  6. Karsten (verified owner)

    And now I make a dark ambient remix of John Cage’s “4’33” 😉

  7. Alex (verified owner)

    Amazing product – just used it on the kids. They are home on school holidays and are annoying the hell out me. Routed them to midi channel one now i have peace again. Thanks Rhythmic Robot You’re the best!!!

  8. David (verified owner)

    I’ve got a phase issue when I layer it with 2 others … But after fixed it it sounds large, immerssif. Impressive work !

  9. Dan (verified owner)

    Nothing comes close to this. Five Stars! ! !

  10. Karl (verified owner)

    Used this in a corporate video mix this morning, my client *loved* it.
    Another great tool, RR.

  11. Alex (verified owner)

    It is truly a milestone in the sampling! I have always been convinced that one day you will succeed!
    Spetial Thanks for recording dry samples (no embedded reverb).
    I look forward to the emergence of a realistic legato and portamento in the next versions.

  12. Christopher (verified owner)

    This is an amazing product. I’m going to risk hyperbole and say that it’s absolutely magical. There must have been an error when I downloaded it, because there aren’t any WAV files in the Samples folder, but the product still works exactly as described on the box! Unbelievable!

  13. Steve (verified owner)

    This stunning new plugin has enabled me to create more emptiness in the audio bandwidth. Now my songs are so much shorter! My new album ‘Fools Rush Out’ has over 240 tracks. My neighbors love it!! Thank you so much RR!

  14. Marcos (verified owner)

    My lips are sealed. Silence is God.

  15. Matthew (verified owner)

    Does exactly what it says it does and very well. Will be using this to add silence between tracks on my next album. The ambience and warmth of the Church crypt settings are glorious.

  16. Shannon (verified owner)

    Excellent product and surprisingly compact! FYI: You can hear the loop point “click” on E#3. Perhaps a future update will fix this?

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