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.
More information: Sonic Zest / eBow Mandolin
Sonic Zest has announced Maple Mandolin, a virtual mandolin instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
From the Godfather to Captain Correli, the sound of the mandolin has graced many soundtracks.
Sonic Zest’s newest release, Maple Mandolin, captures the sound of this captivating instrument.
Maple Mandolin features
- Every note of the mandolin was sampled four times.
- Four round robins per note, alternating between up and down strokes.
- Over 200 unique samples.
- Includes percussive mandolin hits.
- Instantly playable.
- 80 MB download (200 MB when extracted).
- Full Kontakt required.
The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $25 USD.
More information: Sonic Zest / Maple Mandolin
Cinematique Instruments has released version 1.1 of the Ronroco virtual instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The Ronroco is a stringed mandolin like instrument of the Andean regions. It has a sound box traditionally fashioned from the shell of an armadillo or tortoise, now often made of wood. It typically has 10 strings in five courses of 2 strings each. Primarily played in traditional Andean music, today, it is often to be heard in the music of Gustavo Santaolalla.
As a bonus we also recorded a soprano Ukulele which was manually customized from a four to eight string version.
Changes in Ronroco v1.1
- A bug concerning the arpeggiator has been fixed.
- The strumming engine now has a cursor light which indicates the current bar position.
- A bug which caused wrong starting points in strumming engine has been fixed.
- A problem with the keyswitches has been fixed.
Ronroco for Kontakt is available to purchase for 27 EUR. The version 1.1 update is now available to download to Ronroco users.
More information: Cinematique Instruments / Ronroco
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).
More information: 8Dio / Mandolin Strummer
8Dio has announced the release of Mandolin, a deep-sampled (1600+ samples) pristine sounding studio Mandolin, a descendent of the lute.
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).
We included both normal and morphed Mandolin patches to cover all dimensions of the instrument, including hundreds of natural fret and release noises. The morphed patches blend the Mandolin with a wide selection of other instruments (including high-pitched Double Basses, Bulbul Tarang, Steel String Guitars, Plucked and Regular Grand Piano, a large variety of custom Tonal Percussions, etc). In addition, we created a flexible Tremolo Control system that allows you to get your inner Godfather going.
- Deep-Sampled Mandolin.
- Normal, Tenor and Piccolo Sets.
- Round Robin (repetition) sampled.
- 21 Morphed Variations.
- Live FX & New Tremolo Controls.
- 1,640 samples (44.1kHz/24-bit stereo), 1.5 GB installed (compressed from 3.4GB).
Mandolin is available to purchase for the introductory price of $99 USD until May 23rd, 2013 (regular $139 USD).
More information: 8Dio Productions / Mandolin