The story

This was a small project I did right after my neighbor lent me his 4 string banjo. I put it in Irish tuning and plucked the strings in 2-3 dynamic layers and 2 RRs about every minor 3rd. Have fun with it!

Reviews for Plucked Irish Banjo

  • Sound
  • Character
  • Playability
  • Inspiration
  • GUI

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  • A banjo with a ton of character!

    Oh this one has a great sound to it! It is sampled nicely, it's responsive, dynamic and it has this mellow, felt-like sound that you don't really expect from a banjo. The inclusion of release trigger samples and control is always a very nice option. In case you want to go hard on it, be sure to reduce the instrument volume by a few db because it can clip in top velocities.

    As a last note, I find the notes being off-panned slightly to the left, but this is an instrument that you want to almost hard-pan it in order to stand out.

    Alex Raptakis01 December 2021
  • Very nice

    Good for layering

    jurbanek23 February 2022
  • Nice dynamics and tone

    While as a guitar player i never really find instruments like this realistic i acctually really like the dynamics and tone of this one. I think it would sound cool to layer this ontop of real acoustic guitar. Kevin Bean check out his track The Sower layers banjo ontop of acoustic guitar and it sounds great. I might try this with this library. The download size is pretty big for this type of instrument and i think thats reflected in the dynamic layers and round robins we get. Overall even though im usually not impressed with these instruments this one acctually inspired me which is cool

    septemberwalk10 November 2021
  • Rainbow connection to Ireland

    There's a lot to like about this characterful banjo. Its tone is a bit wooly, but I see that as a good thing. It generally doesn't require quite as much taming as a typical banjo to sit nicely in the mix. it might be a bit limited in terms of where you can use it, but it's a unique voice, and a worthy download.

    Sam EcoffSamplist 23 October 2021