I recorded an antique Mandolin from the late 1800’s . It was a wedding gift from my wife. It is a little temperamental, playing wise but I still figure out how to make use of it.
I used a bow on it for some stuff, and long notes that I lost the attack and also reversed. I used a vintage Electro Harmonix Memory Man for some fluttering vibrato and echo. It has an organ like quality that I like. You never know where these old instruments can go!
Reviews for Multiverse Mando Pads
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Emotional and ambient pads
Emotional and ambient pads, very subdued sound. I thought about space travel when I heard the beautifully swelling sound.
Literally, you can't really tell this is a mandolin. Not sure if this is a good or a bad thing, because you might wanted the character of a mandolin to go through. It sounds like a very big pad. It comes with a multi that out-of-the-box is not very well set for my taste. At the same time, there are no settings to be found, except for the default Kontakt ones. The worst part is that you can't really set the release, because to me it sounds pretty long. For you it might be just right!
This is a really beautiful multi-patch instrument from David. Whilst not as playable as his other instruments it gives you a wonderful pad sound that sings in the upper range. Nice work!
Josh = Pad King
Josh has given us so many sick pads on this site. While this isn't my favorite its still really great. Its amazing how you can take any sound source and turn it into a beautiful pad. You would never know this came from a mandolin. Its really lush, warm and spacey. A GUI would have been really nice in this one though because the release seems kind of fixed. It also gets a bit resonant in the highs sometimes but this could always be EQ'd. Another thing is some of the patches in the multis run out really quick while others last a very long time. Its not joshes best instrument but he sets the bar so high its definitely hard to top. Its still a really nice instrument.
Very spacey pad!
This is a fun and evocative pad. It has a lot of unique character, but there are a couple of small issue with it. The attack is always very long as it was sampled that way, so you can't shorten it up. Second, some of the samples which make up the multi are really short, so they kind of run out while you're still holding chords. These two issues limit playability a bit. Even so, I think I will find a use for this sound in the coming weeks. Well done!