I can't seem to find any sampled banjo VIs out there for clawhammer style playing. If that's the case I'd like to offer some words of encouragement for niche developers. I already have the Bolder Sounds Bluegrass Banjo (it's very good) and the Realitone one looks great as well. However I assume they are both sampled from typical bluegrass banjos with resonator backs and metal tone rings. This type of banjo is of course great for playing Scruggs style three-finger tunes (Dueling Banjos, Foggy Mountain breakdown, etc.), but clawhammer style is very different and uses a different type of open back banjo and players generally do not use metal finger picks. Everyone seems to have an opinion about banjos, and not always a charitable one. I think of clawhammer as the 'una corda' or felt piano of banjo styles. It has a much more muted quality, which makes it an easier fit with vocals and other instruments (in my opinion). The unique playing style also employs very infectious integral rhythms along with with melody playing. For anyone interested please check this out: https://thebluegrasssituation.com/read/9-times-clawhammer-banjo-was-almost-as-good-as-scruggs-style/ About a year ago I tried to drum up some interest for a proper fiddle VI on this forum, and while I'm not taking any credit for it, there have indeed been some real fiddle VIs recently released and some more have been announced. This is awesome! So here's my attempt to get some similar interest in the clawhammer banjo!