Sonic Zest has launched eBow Mandolin, a virtual mandolin instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The eBow (energy bow) is a hand held string resonator, that uses an electromagnetic field to produce a clean bow sound. The device is held over the string being played, the eBow’s magnetic begins to vibrate the string.
Mandolin’s, like other plucked stringed instruments, typically have a short attack and a short sustain. The result of eBowing a mandolin is a very slow attack followed by an infinite sustain. The eBow is therefore a powerful tool in unleashing a new sound from this classic instrument.
eBow Mandolin features
- A completely unique Kontakt instrument of a Mandolin being eBowed.
- Features both legato and polyphonic patches.
- Instantly playable.
- 50 MB download (113 MB when extracted).
- 2x round robins.
- Full Kontakt required.
The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $16 USD.