8Dio Productions has announced the release of Mandolin Strummer, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The Mandolin reaches back to some of the earliest musical instruments (there are beautiful cave paintings made between 15,000 BC and 8500 BC in France).
The Mandolin Strummer contains over 11.500 samples spread across 13 different chord types and 18 common rhythm types. All the chords and rhythms can seamlessly be blended using our X-legato technology. The X-legato system allows you to combine any chord and rhythm at any given time giving you an infinite amount of combinations.
In addition the Mandolin Strummer is a round-robin based strum library, so even if you trigger the same chord/rhythm multiple times – you will get natural subtle variation. The Mandolin Strummer also contains a unique patch with motion picture inspired strums (inspired by the music of Skyfall, American Beauty, Wall-E, etc.), the perfect patch to create your own Mandolin Reprise.
The Mandolin Strummer is available to purchase for the introductory price of $99 USD until July 22nd, 2013 (regular $139 USD).