Finished up another half done instrument, a mandolin played palm muted like an electric guitar.
A rough and ready little Kontakt instrument that sounds like an idiot who can’t play properly messing with a mandolin and doing palm mutes. Because that’s what I am! It kind of sounds like a shoddy General MIDI ‘Muted Guitar’ patch. Especially if you crank up the effects.
This is really only usable for single note lines. If you catch it right and the notes are triggered from separate groups then you can get chords, but the groups choke themselves off and too close intervals will simply silence each other. If there’s a system of determining when to self extinguish or allow chording it is beyond my programming level. The velocity switching was about as slick as I’ll be doing for a while.
The top and rightmost knob sets the Velocity Switching point.
The leftmost ‘LED’ beside that knob switches the Velocity Switching on/off. With the LED dimmed it will only play palm muted samples. With the LED lit you get palm muted below the switch point and an open note that’s quickly muted above it.
The LED between that and the knob switches between a simple either/or switching when unlit and a random chance of either sound happening when lit
The lower and leftmost knob is the Effects Blend knob, add in some or too much delay and chorus.
The LED to the left of this is the Effects on/off switch.
Made with Kontakt 5.8.1 (R43)
Way more notes than are played by the Version 1.0 release were recorded and are loaded into the groups in the instrument. There’s a lot more flexibility available for variations in the sound if you can figure out some switching logic to take advantage of this.
As it stands the notes are effectively switched approximately where an open string would be.