8Dio Productions has released Mandolin, a new Advanced Guitar Series instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt. The library features multiple articulations, sound effects, artifacts, and legato.

8Dio Productions Advanced Guitar Series Mandolin screen

We deep-sampled a 200-year-old Italian Mandolin in pristine condition for this Library. Sustains, Tremolos, Mutes and Harmonics offer the user the versatility of this unique instrument.

At the heart of this extraordinary library is two parallel sample engines. One engine designed for Solo Mandolin and a second engine designed for Strum Mandolin. The idea is to let the engines do the work, while you do the driving. The Solo Engine is based on a variety of new recording techniques, including Hammer-On Legato techniques, X-Noises, Release Controls etc. The combination of techniques offers you the opportunity to play fast and acrobatic solos without compromising the sound.

The Strum Engine is also using a variety of new sampling techniques. Including recording both up and down strokes for each string of the guitar, muted notes, treble and bass strums etc. You can literally create any rhythm and any chord you want. The Strum Engine is designed as a step-based sequencer and is incredibly easy and intuitive to use.

8Dio Advanced Guitar Series: “Mandolin” has a 3D-based user-interface gives you instant control to everything from Solo Engine to Strum Engine, from new Pedal-FX to our Chaos FX system, from Controls over Fret Noises, Release Triggers, Vibrato to total control over all the parts of the Strum Engine.

The end-result is the ultimate sample design for 100% authentically sounding guitars. Whether you want to play a fast acrobatic solo or create an advanced strum pattern – you can do it all.

Mandolin features

  • 7,200+ samples from a 200-year-old mandolin.
  • Parallel solo & strummer engine.
  • Advanced interval sampled hammer-on legatos.
  • Advanced fret artifact controls.
  • Release and vibrato controls.
  • Intuitive 3D-rendered user interface.
  • Dual FX-System (Pedal FX and Chaos FX).

The Advanced Mandolin for Kontakt 5.6.6 or higher (full version) is on sale for $99 USD until September 1st, 2017 (regular $149 USD).

More information: 8Dio Productions / Advanced Guitar Series: Mandolin