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NASHVILLE MANDOLIN STRUMMER FOR KONTAKT By Past To Future
Old 7th August 2020
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Cool NASHVILLE MANDOLIN STRUMMER FOR KONTAKT By Past To Future



PTF - NASHVILLE MANDOLIN STRUMMER

If a MIDI library deals with the topic "strumming", the result can often be very artificial and hideous, even with many popular and well-known libraries.

It was our challenge that we develop a strumming library that should sound realistic and is very diverse in its area of application for all music genres.

That's why we took our beloved Collings Mandolin in hand to get that great mandolin sound.

We decided to record on a stereo setup with two "Schoeps CMC 5" microphones in XY microphone position with 2 Neve 1073 mic-pres.

Then we played chord by chord, countless chords... We cleverly scripted the samples into a small masterpiece in which we can now realistically represent a MANDOLIN in strumming mode.

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Here are the main features:

- NASHVILLE MANDOLIN.nkm for Kontakt 5.4.3 (48khz/24bit)

- authentic tempo-independent rhythmic play of MANDOLIN strums

- controllable velocity hit for a mix-ready sound! 3 articulations of strummings that are easily handled in a live mode situation; Playing soft: open chords / playing medium: open strum chords / playing hard: sus-chords

- 30 RR per tone-pitch

- easy to use interface / one-octave major, one-octave minor

- Over 430 MB of Samples

- mixable Lexicon 480 reverb

- dead easy control of humanized guitar noise in sustain mode and normal playing mode.

Mod-wheel for SUSTAIN/black "c" for STOPing chord sustain with humanized guitar noise and stop-noise. That's all!

This enables a live performance to be presented very convincingly.

Above all, the number of RoundRobins and the ease of use of the controller makes this instrument a natural-sounding MANDOLIN Strummer.

Audio Demo;



Available now at; www.gumroad.com/pasttofuturereverbs

We are very proud to bring you sounds you can’t find anywhere else!

A Past to Future Release

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Old 9th August 2020
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if i cut it up in protools it would sound more natural
Old 9th August 2020
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if i cut it up in protools it would sound more natural
Do you really mean this does not sound natural?
Old 15th August 2020
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Very nice strumming library and it's easy to play.
Great job!
Old 15th August 2020
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Link to product page?
Old 15th August 2020
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Link to product page?
https://gumroad.com/pasttofuturereverbs
Old 17th August 2020
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Very nice strumming library and it's easy to play.
Great job!
Thank you
Old 17th August 2020
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Great work and an instant purchase......... please make more strumming libraries!
Old 17th August 2020
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Great work and an instant purchase......... please make more strumming libraries!
Yes, that would be great. But hey, take a look at the number of clicks on their YouTube demovideo.... I can't believe that this library doesn't hit like a bomb. The only competitor I know who makes mandolin strumming chords is 8dio with their strumming loops.
With ptf mandolin you have more control in chords and you can play your own rhythm patterns on your keyboard.
We will see...
Old 17th August 2020
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Very nice, the mandolin sounds really great and is something I would love to add to my studio since adding the great banjo VST from realitone. It also seems very easy to trigger the mandolin sounds on your midi keyboard.
Old 17th August 2020
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Great work and an instant purchase......... please make more strumming libraries!
Thanks a lot and we will.
Old 17th August 2020
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Very nice, the mandolin sounds really great and is something I would love to add to my studio since adding the great banjo VST from realitone. It also seems very easy to trigger the mandolin sounds on your midi keyboard.
Thank you! Go for it. You will love it.
Cheers
PTF
Old 18th August 2020
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Great work and an instant purchase......... please make more strumming libraries!
Here is a short demo of the "strat strummer" from our upcoming library;

Old 18th August 2020
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Here is a short demo of the "strat strummer" from our upcoming library;

Also 30RR per chord?
Old 19th August 2020
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Here is a short demo of the "strat strummer" from our upcoming library;

Another instant purchase as soon as it's released.

Also, do you ever do a special purchase everything on PastToFuture Samples like you do for your PastToFuture Reverb page?
Old 19th August 2020
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Another instant purchase as soon as it's released.

Also, do you ever do a special purchase everything on PastToFuture Samples like you do for your PastToFuture Reverb page?
Thanks... Not this year.
Old 19th August 2020
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Here is a short demo of the "strat strummer" from our upcoming library;

I would love to see a lap steel strummer, Martin acoustic strummer, and a harp strummer.
Old 19th August 2020
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I would love to see a lap steel strummer, Martin acoustic strummer, and a harp strummer.
Our steel strummer is a Martin strummer
Old 19th August 2020
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It's really out of tune!
Old 19th August 2020
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Any release date for the strat strummer?
Old 19th August 2020
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Also 30RR per chord?
Yes it is
Old 20th August 2020
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Any release date for the strat strummer?
September
Old 20th August 2020
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It's really out of tune!
Yeah, that's what is keeping it from being an obvious buy for me.
Too bad, I've been looking for this exact instrument, and I can live with small imperfections in tuning, but this is just too out of tune. I hope they make a V2 some day where that is taken care of.
Old 21st August 2020
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Thanks... Not this year.
I would love to see one so I can give you some more money.
Old 21st August 2020
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I would love to see one so I can give you some more money.
Black Friday my friend
Old 22nd August 2020
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Yeah, that's what is keeping it from being an obvious buy for me.
Too bad, I've been looking for this exact instrument, and I can live with small imperfections in tuning, but this is just too out of tune. I hope they make a V2 some day where that is taken care of.
You can record the mandolin strummer as
audio and then run the track through Melodyne
to tune it..that’s what I’m gonna do.

I record and produce a lot of country and
bluegrass and to be honest, mandolins
always sound somewhat out of tune,
due to their being “tiny” instruments.
A perfectly in tune mandolin would sound
terrible, actually. This product sounds like
what I would call normal for a mandolin.

As I said, it is easy to use pitch correction
software like Melodyne to straighten out the
tuning.
Old 22nd August 2020
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Originally Posted by Dave Polich View Post
You can record the mandolin strummer as
audio and then run the track through Melodyne
to tune it..that’s what I’m gonna do.

I record and produce a lot of country and
bluegrass and to be honest, mandolins
always sound somewhat out of tune,
due to their being “tiny” instruments.
A perfectly in tune mandolin would sound
terrible, actually. This product sounds like
what I would call normal for a mandolin.

As I said, it is easy to use pitch correction
software like Melodyne to straighten out the
tuning.
We actually tuned it for every chord again with a Peterson tuner and couldn’t get it so perfect like a guitar..
Old 22nd August 2020
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We actually tuned it for every chord again with a Peterson tuner and couldn’t get it so perfect like a guitar..
Guitars are never exactly in tune either.
Neither are pianos..pianos are purposely
“stretch tuned”, a perfectly in tune piano
sounds unnatural. So does a perfectly in tune
guitar, or for that matter any stringed instrument.
In fact none of the instruments in an
orchestra are in tune with each other.
They are all slightly detuned from the
other instruments. If all the instruments
in an orchestra were ruler flat dead in tune,
the result would be massive phase cancellation.
Not pleasant.

Your mandolin is “close enough”. Every
mandolin player I’ve recorded always
tunes to “close enough”.
Old 22nd August 2020
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Originally Posted by Dave Polich View Post
Guitars are never exactly in tune either.
Neither are pianos..pianos are purposely
“stretch tuned”, a perfectly in tune piano
sounds unnatural. So does a perfectly in tune
guitar, or for that matter any stringed instrument.
In fact none of the instruments in an
orchestra are in tune with each other.
They are all slightly detuned from the
other instruments. If all the instruments
in an orchestra were ruler flat dead in tune,
the result would be massive phase cancellation.
Not pleasant.

Your mandolin is “close enough”. Every
mandolin player I’ve recorded always
tunes to “close enough”.
Thanks a lot for your reply. I hope they will get the idea.
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