I found this old, unused mandolin, hanging on a wall in a dark corner of my cellar. I bought it about 10 years ago in a local music store. 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 already in its first edition was not meant to be an exact sonic portrait of this instrument. As the title “Old Mandolin” implies, the 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 basic samplepack significantly with newly recorded sample material (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.
What´s in ? Beside BASIC patches, many others resembling another stringed instruments were created. There is KOTO, CIMBALOM, CEMBALLO, HARP, KALIMBA like ones, all with kind of woody, stringy, rattling character to them. Flageolets sounding like a MUSIC BOX, then pad and organ, e-piano like patches, few percussive ones – kind of a bongo, wooden sticks, pots… please, get more info from PDF MANUAL…
COMPATIBILITY : This library works in KONTAKT 5 FULL VERSION (220.127.116.1166 and above) software sampler (in KONTAKT PLAYER for 15 minutes). INSTALLATION : Dowload *.rar file, extract it to desired destination, open Kontakt 5 and search for your library among “Files”.