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Old Mandolin v2

Picturesque, imperfect, ethereal, obscure, non-traditional...

Product Overview

- 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 - Kontakt 5.1.0.6066 and up

I found this mandolin hanging on a wall in a dark corner of my cellar. I bought it about 10 years ago and I played it for some time, but then turned to another instruments and good old mandoline got down there. When I saw it after such a long time I knew immediately, that its time has come again.

The result is a mandolinesque experimental library, what is emphasized by quite a lot of percussive sounds I got from its body, neck, strings beating and knocking them with my hands. Old Mandolin is not meant to be an exact sonic portrait of this instrument. My goal was capturing the instrument with its flaws and imperfections to maintain its organic value, unpredictability and obscurity.

Rubbed off frets, tuning issues and "not that great sound" really would not compete for more, but there are always more angles to take the view from. Together with broadening the library significantly with newly recorded sample material (additional 80 MB), improvements on the previous patches, adding many more new ones experimenting with both parts of the library content + nice new GUI elevate this pack towards more complex utilization.

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