Having the excellent Orange Tree "Evolution Mandolin" as a part of my virtual instrument collection has really expanded my ability to add color to my acoustic based productions…which I expected. What I didn't anticipate was how really neat adding the Evolution Mandolin to my alternative and harder edged productions. The GUI is familiar for those of us with OT's Evolution guitar series, and there are limitless possibilities of timbres and FX possible. More importantly, straight out of the box, the instrument itself is just so REAL, beautifully recorded and easy to work with. The provided riffs are quite idiomatic, and there is, of course the option to manually play your own riffs when desired. I love this thing! Overall, for me a 10.