Welcome to the 8DIO Instant Guitar Series: a collection of high-end, deep-sampled electric instruments. This library contains both the Mandolin Solo and Mandolin Strummer, recorded with the same instrument and amplifier, so they are 100% compatible and designed to be used together. We also integrated our Chaos FX 3.2 (ex. Stereo Delay, Verb, Screamer, Lofi, Dual-Convolution) into the patches, so you can trigger live FX on top of the patches by using key-switches
The Mandolin Solo is a passionate, deep-sampled, pristine-sounding, warm, vintage Mandolin. In addition to sustains and muted strings, we included hundreds of natural fret and release noises. We also recorded natural strum samples, so you can play everything in a strummed fashion. The 8Dio Mandolin Solo comes with 15 core patches divided into natural, morphed, and muted categories. The morphed category blends with Mandolin Guitar with other instruments, such as Grand Piano, Steel String Guitar, Analog Synths, and more exotic instruments.
The Mandolin Strummer contains over 11,500 samples spread across 13 different chord types and 18 common rhythms. All the chords and rhythms can seamlessly be blended using our x-legato technology, giving you an infinite number of combinations. The Mandolin Strummer is a round-robin based strum library, so even if you trigger the same chord/rhythm multiple times, you will get natural, subtle variation. The Mandolin Strummer also contains a unique patch with motion picture inspired strums. We also recorded muted strums of all rhythms, which adds additional options to design new types of rhythms.
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The Instant Mandolin Solo is incredibly flexible, intuitive, and easy-to-use, so you can just sit down and play. All the main controls are available on the front of the interface. Whether you want to control the fret noises of fingers moving across strings, adjust the volume of fingers letting go of the strings, or add real-time strums to chords, it is all right there at your fingertips.
The Mandolin Guitar Solo comes with 21 custom presets that are instantly accessible from the built-in browser. The natural presets contain both dry and wet variations. The Tenor presets have a darker color and more abstract sounds. The Piccolo Mandolin has a tighter sound and additional abstract and morphed presets.
The Mandolin Guitar Strummer contains over 11,00 different real strums, sampled across all 12 keys with 13 different chord types and 18 different rhythms. Our magical X-Legato features allows you to free merge any chord and rhythm, and everything is synced to your host-tempo. We even added additional Motion Picture strums.
ARTS, SPECS AND REQS
Rock Chug Slow
Rock Chug Fast (designed for faster BPM)
Pop Chug 1
Pop Chug 2
Non-tonal muted Strums (for all rhythms)
Bonus: Motion Picture Rhythms
Motion Picture Rhythm 1
Motion Picture Rhythm 2
Motion Picture Rhythm 3
Motion Picture Rhythm 4
Motion Picture Rhythm 5
Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or later required
Not Compatible with the Free Kontakt Player
Mandolin Guitar requires 7.4GB of hard drive space
Minimum: Mac OS X® 10.4 / 10.5, G5 2.0 GHz or Intel Core Duo 2.00 GHz, 4 GB RAM or Windows® XP (32 Bit) or Windows Vista® (32/64 Bit), Pentium® or Athlon XP 2.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM. 4 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended