Sounds And Effects releases The Mandolin sample library

Sounds And Effects The Mandolin

Sounds And Effects has announced the release of The Mandolin, a sample library for Reason and Kontakt.

With the release of ‘The Mandolin from Sounds And Effects,’ Sounds And Effects brings the same attention to detail, the audio fidelity and responsiveness of ‘Pure Acoustic Guitars’ to the mandolin. The new instrument includes the following articulations:

  • Picked – four velocity layers
  • Fingerstyle -Two different styles, five velocity layers each, round robin switches between the two styles and between finger style and picked (round robin is for Kontakt only)
  • Muted notes -Soft and hard
  • Strums -two speeds, hard and soft, also low octave strums
  • Tremelo -three speeds
  • Plucked
  • Fret noises and chops – in each preset and mapped below the mandolins low range

Presets allow for key switches from pretty much any articulation to another, for instance fingerstyle to picked notes, pick to pluck, mute to pick, picked to fast or slow strum, picked or fingerstyle to tremolo, and so on.

The Mandolin features

  • 795 samples, 24bit/44.1kHz.
  • Reason: 44 NNXT presets, 44 Combinators, 1.06 gigs uncompressed / 433.5 megs packed. Requires Reason 6 or higher.
  • Kontakt: 45 presets, 1.06 gigs. Requires Kontakt 5 or higher.

The Mandolin is available for purchase for $59.95 USD.

More information: Sounds And Effects

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Atom Hub The Old Mandolin 40% off at VST Buzz

VST Buzz has launched a limited time sale on The Old Mandolin, a virtual instrument library by Atom Hub.

Atom Hub The Old Mandolin

Save a huge 40% on this beautiful and unique mandolin sample library from Atom Hub. Recorded in 16-24bit, “The Old Mandolin” provides a gorgeous sound with all of the flaws and imperfections of a normal mandolin. Add a lush and folksy sound to your music with this ridiculously cheap library!

The original goal when creating “The Old Mandolin” library was to capture the realistic sound of an old mandolin with all of its flaws and imperfections in order to maintain its organic value, unpredictability and obscurity. This newly updated version of the instrument however, offers far more features and sounds as well as the imperfect old mandolin sound.

The Old Mandolin features

  • Digital download only (67.5 MB).
  • 260 MB installed.
  • Required full version of Kontact 5 or higher.
  • Up to 3 RR variations.
  • Mandolin with its flaws and imperfections.
  • Basic mandolin patches with knocks, hits, percussive sounds.
  • Extra FX patches ranging from experimental to calming and ethereal ones.

The library is available from VST Buzz for $12 USD until July 15th, 2014 (regular $20 USD).

More information: VST Buzz

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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

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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

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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

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