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Xylophone and Bass Marimba are similar to the vibraphone but are using wooden bars instead of aluminium. Each bar, that vibrates when hit with mallets, is paired with a metallic resonator which is tuned to amplify the sound. The origin of the xylophone dates back several thousand years in Africa and South East Asia. The marimba appeared at the same time and is today the symbol of Guatemalan music. Due to its huge size, the bass marimba sounds more than two octaves below the xylophone. Very popular both, they are used in various musical styles from classical to Latin and rock. The Pianoteq virtual copies of these two instruments are respectively modelled after a modern 3½-octave French brand xylophone and a modern 5-octave French brand bass marimba. Thanks to the sophisticated Pianoteq physical model, they come in several variants and benefit from the recently developed humanization feature which allows varying the strike point, adding to the musician's interpretation a vivid and stunning realism.


Boards of Canada sounds

...about the string sounds that pop in and out? and the intro sounds (which we hear throughout); is it a xylophone that's been sampled/degraded? Man, even if I nailed the sound, it won't mean a damn thing since that sound belongs to only things piece of music- that's what's so beautiful about it... anywhere...

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Mic choice and placement for Marimbas & Xylophone

...performance. It's a 6 person ensemble, and the piece has a focus on 3 mallet instruments: 2 marimbas and a xylophone providing the ongoing melody. I'd like some advice on mic choice and mic placement for the three mallets. For mics, the studio has a very nice selection of ribbons, condensers and dynamics. I'm looking at...

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Channel robot release Orchestral Dust - Orchestral underscore tool for Kontakt 5.8.1+

...being members. The list of products included in the membership is now: - Orchestra Dust - The Modernist Marimba - The Modernist Xylophone - The Modernist Glockenspiel - Electria - Mechia - Atmosia - Ambicon - For UVI Falcon - Folio Bass - Recoil - Grid Machine Drums - all the Grid Machine Drum Sequencers - Drum Factory Collection - All 5 Drum Factory Instruments - The...

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