Cinematique Instruments has announced the release of Mandolin, a virtual mandolin instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Our main focus was to create an Mandolin instrument which delivers a natural and organic feel. Our instrument provides two different plucking sounds, „Plucked 1“ sounding more clean and detailed while „Plucked 2“ sounds more intimate and warm with a focus on the course string sound. Furthermore the ‘Plucked 1’ articulation is equipped with a very powerful and organic tremolo feature which allows you to play easily the Mandolin in the typical „tragic“ tremolo style.
In addition to that we programmed a strumming engine which performs patterns based on the pressed keys. This is best suitable for accompanying your song or music. It is very easy to use – you only need to draw your pattern in the sequencer and flip between deadnotes and open strokes – that’s it. But you are also free to strum manually by selecting the ‘strummed’ articulation and play around with the keyswitches.
Finally we added some editing and fx features which lets you shape the general sound as well use different reverb types. All in all the Mandolin is an instrument which lets you easily and quickly play to your music and enriches it with a natural and organic feel.
The Mandolin library for Kontakt 4.22 or higher (full version) is available for purchase for 36 EUR / $38 USD.