Mike Greene - who's wife makes the finest brownies known to mankind for his stand at the NAMM show, has been in touch to let us know that his sample instrument company Realitone have just released RealiBanjo.
Its a Kontakt 4 based scripted instrument with multisampled articulations to provide extremely yee-haw like renditions in both modern and bluegrass styles.
There's a Fret Position selector, as well as selector for normal picking or mutes. We also sampled note transitions (slides up and down) for more authentic sounding banjo performances. These can be triggered with a keyswitch, or done automatically with our Auto-Legato feature which detects when a banjo player would likely slide, rather than pick, into a note."
002R non-keyboard rackmount version of the 002 is available with 8 or 12 voices