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Vir2 Instruments releases Acou6tics

Vir2 Instruments Acou6tics

Vir2 Instruments has launched Acou6tics, a Kontakt powered virtual acoustic guitar instrument.

Following in the footsteps of Vir2 Instruments’ award-winning Electri6ity electric guitar virtual instrument, Acou6tics applies the same advanced technologies to re-imagine the virtual acoustic guitar.

Vir2 has meticulously recorded six different acoustic instruments: a steel-string guitar, twelve-string, nylon string, ukulele, mandolin, and guitalele, and presents them in astonishing detail. It features both plectrum and finger picking, and Blumlein stereo recordings alongside the piezo pickup perspective.

Thousands of samples across more than a dozen articulations were recorded for each instrument, including sustains, mutes, releases, legatos, hammer-ons and pull-offs, slides, harmonics, and effects. Acou6tics also features virtual room control with adjustable mic distance and sympathetic resonance.

Acou6tics for Kontakt and Kontakt Player costs $399.95 USD.

More information: Vir2 Instruments / Acou6tics

Atom Hub updates Old Mandolin for Kontakt to v2.0

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Atom Hub has announced version 2.0 of the Old Mandolin virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Atom Hub Old Mandolin
Old Mandolin includes a new GUI for operating a number of useful effects.

Although it was not sampled again from scratch like Toolshed, about 80 MB of new material were newly sampled. More samples have been effected outside Kontakt to provide more sonic colors to the library. So now it contains “mandolinish” pads, kind of organs, e-pianos, softer, tonal, atonal FX patches.

I found this mandolin good at resembling another stringed instruments – koto, kalimba, cemballo, cimbalom, harp… those instruments will come up in your mind when scrolling through the new patches. Also, the initial basic patches have been improved, repositioned on some tones, tuned properly to give the mandolin and to you more options.

Old Mandolin features

  • 16-24 bit / 44,1 kHz.
  • 260 MB installed.
  • 81 nki files (374 wav files) in 7 categories.
  • up to 3 RR variations.
  • Mandolin with its flaws and imperfections.
  • Knocks, hits, percussive sounds.
  • Basic mandolin patches.
  • Extra FX patches ranging from experimental to calming and ethereal ones.
  • Not a mandolin in traditional sense.

The library is available to purchase for 15 EUR. Existing customers of Old Mandolin can get the updated version for 5 EUR.

More information: Atom Hub / Old Mandolin

Sonic Zest releases eBow Mandolin for Kontakt

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Sonic Zest has launched eBow Mandolin, a virtual mandolin instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Sonic Zest eBow Mandolin

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 releases Maple Mandolin for Kontakt

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Sonic Zest has announced Maple Mandolin, a virtual mandolin instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Sonic Zest Maple Mandolin

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 updates Ronroco to v1.1

Cinematique Instruments Ronroco

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

  • Ronroco
    • A bug concerning the arpeggiator has been fixed.
  • 8Ukulele
    • 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 releases Mandolin Strummer for Kontakt

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8Dio Mandolin Strummer

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 releases Mandolin sound library for Kontakt

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8Dio Mandolin

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.

Mandolin features

  • 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

Cinematique Instruments releases Ronroco & 8string Ukulele

Cinematique Instruments Ronroco & 8string Ukelele

Cinematique Instruments has announced the release of Ronroco & 8string Ukulele, a sample library 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.

In order to build a realistic instrument we recorded both instruments with 4 different microphones positions. Finally we decided to release two different ronroco instruments: a raw Ronroco with a mix of all microphones and a fine Ronroco with just one close microphone.

The Ronroco was recorded in 4 Round Robin variations and 3-5 velocity layers. Both patches are coming along with several options to shape the sound such as EQ, cabinet, distortion, reverb, delay and a soft touch button for a more gentle playing. Beside that, the fine version includes also a simple arpeggiator with separate pad and noise control. The Ronroco is very inspiring and will certainly enrich your music production.

The 8string ukulele is available in 3 kinds of single notes (muted, short and open) and contains a powerful speciality: a 16th note strumming sequencer. In order to achieve a real strumming feeling you can choose between up- or downstroke notes and muted or open notes and you are free to add strumming noise to it. This is fun. Please check out the demos.

The sound library costs 27 EUR.

More information: Cinematique Instruments / Ronroco & 8string Ukulele