Orange Tree Samples has released Evolution Mandolin, an acoustic mandolin instrument for Native Instrument Kontakt & Kontakt Player.
The sample library was designed for folk, country, and Americana music. It was developed in collaboration with owner and recording engineer Guy Randle of the Rosewood Recording Company recording studios, who recorded versatile multi-instrumentalist Ryan Tilby.
Meticulously sampled, Evolution Mandolin features multiple round-robin in both pick directions for ample variation while playing. Its three velocity layers offer a wide, expressive dynamic range. In addition to all the staple articulations, including palm mutes, harmonics, and legato, we also sampled misfretted notes that can be interspersed in your mandolin performance for additional realism.
Evolution Mandolin brings you all the latest features from our Evolution guitar engine: an innovative strumming pattern editor, automatic chord detection, and a robust effects engine. Its abundant factory presets provide you with ready-to-use mandolin tones that fit right into the mix.
Evolution Mandolin features
- Built-in strum pattern editor for authentic mandolin strumming.
- Adjustable pick position using our proprietary physical modeling technology.
- Powerful mapping system that lets you set how you want to trigger articulations, using conditions such as velocity ranges, MIDI CCs, latching and non-latching keyswitches, and more.
- Multitracking up to quadruple tracking.
- 2.5 GB (compressed to 1.05 GB using the lossless NCW audio format) of 24-bit samples.
- Articulations such as sustains, tremolo, palm mutes, mutes, natural harmonics, plus special effects like string slaps, muted strums, and much more, including misfretted sustains that can be randomly triggered for additional realism.
- MIDI articulations for instant upward/downward grace notes, buzz trills, whole-step slides, whole-step hammer-ons, slides (velocity-based and tempo-synced), octaves, and powerchords.
- Legato samples for slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs.
- The articulations have 3 dynamics, 2 pick directions (when applicable), and 2x round-robin.
Evolution Mandolin is available for purchase for the introductory price of $139 USD until October 4th, 2016 (regular $179 USD).