Plugin Boutique has launched an exclusive sale on Cinematique Instruments’ Kontakt instrument library featuring the sounds of the stringed mandolin-like instrument of the Andean regions.

The Ronroco v2 library includes some 400 samples to bring inspiring Andean string arpeggios and an additional ukulele strumming instrument.

It has a sound box traditionally fashioned from armadillo- or tortoiseshell. Nowadays, this box is often made of wood, and it typically has ten strings in five courses of 2 strings each. Initially played in traditional Andean music, today, the Ronroco is usually heard in Gustavo Santaolalla’s music.

We used different microphone positions to build a realistic instrument and recorded the Ronroco in 4 Round Robin variations and 3 to 5 velocity layers. All patches have several options to shape the sound, such as EQ, cabinet, distortion, and reverb. We also included an arpeggiator and a step sequencer. The Ronroco is very inspiring and will certainly enrich your music production.

Ronroco v2 for the full version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or higher is on sale for $38 USD instead of $55 USD until October 16th, 2022.

More information: Cinematique Instruments