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