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Musical Sampling

Hoard Mandolin

Agile and expressive legato mandolin
Hoard Mandolin - Agile and expressive legato mandolin
Instrument Type:
Plug-in, Kontakt 5
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  • Instrument
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Agile and expressive legato mandolin

  • Three legato articulations activated by velocity

  • Automatic down/upstroke legato

  • Natural temperament

  • Adjustable reverb of custom hall impulse

    Hoard Mandolin is a versatile and dynamic legato mandolin library designed for Kontakt.

    Performed by renowned session player and producer Jason Hoard, the goal was to develop a comprehensive mandolin library capable of delivering virtuosic performances as well as heartfelt simplicity.

    The Master Legato Main patch is a true workhorse, suitable for a wide range of musical contexts. The Chicken Peck variant offers the same functionality while incorporating repetition sustains optimized for rapid and successive picking without compromising the inherent legato capabilities.

    Both patches seamlessly integrate downstroke and upstroke legato picking techniques.

    In addition to the performance sustains, Musical Sampling have included playable repetition patches with split-keyboard options, tremolos, sustained chords, carefully-crafted short chords derived from phrases, and even choked chucks; both playable and tempo-synced live grooves recorded at 90, 120, 150 & 180 BPM.

    Requires full retail version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or higher

    Recorded in 48khz / 24bit

    2.4 GB compressed NCW format
  • System Requirements:


    macOS 10.14 or higher
    64 bit
    Intel Core i5 or Apple M1 (native)
    RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)

    Windows 10 or higher
    64 bit
    Intel Core i5 or similar CPU
    RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)
    Supported Interfaces:

    Mac (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AU, AAX
    Windows (64-bit): Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AAX
    Legacy Versions:

    If you require legacy installers of Kontakt Player please refer to this Knowledge Base Article.

    Required Registration:

    Musical Sampling products require you to register with the manufacturer at to activate your license. To use Kontakt Player Libraries you also need to register with

    For your own protection this library is provided as individual personalized files including a Digital Water Mark - DWM!

    License Agreement

    The Following End User License Agreement is included with Hoard Mandolin. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of Hoard Mandolin from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio.

    "For software products produced by Best Service the German Copyright Act is effective. All other Software products sold and/or distributed by Best Service are subject to the license agreement which is part of the respective software installer.

    The samples and programs contained in any software/library produced by Best Service are licensed to the owner/buyer of the product only. Only the purchaser of this CD is authorized to use the sounds for his music-, multimedia-, film-, radio-, games-, webcast- or similar productions and only as long as no isolated samples, loops or phrases become available for a third party.

    It is not allowed to use the samples and programs within a network if this opens the possibility to be used simultaneously by multiple users. Unauthorized copying, reproduction (including conversion and reproduction in other data formats), hire, rental, public performance, broadcasting and distribution is expressly prohibited. Best Service constantly monitors other soundware releases to check for copyright infringements, and will prosecute all piracy and copyright violations to the fullest extent of the law.

    Products marked as NFR (Not For Resale) may only be used for demonstration, reviewing or testing, but not for commercial production.

    EDU (educational) products – products marked as EDU may only be used by the authorized institution, their teachers, pupils and students for education purposes but not for commercial production. EDU versions are not allowed to be resold or distributed in any way."

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