The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
 Search This Thread  Search This Forum  Search Reviews  Search Gear Database  Search Gear for sale  Search Gearslutz Go Advanced
Bells / Vibraphone / Xylophone - sounds Virtual Instrument Plugins
Old 11th August 2018
Gear Head

Bells / Vibraphone / Xylophone - sounds

I'm looking for Bells / Vibraphone / Xylophone sounds. The sounds I'm looking for is found in songs like: John Mayer - Still Feel Like Your Man and John Mayer Waiting On The World To Change. I have not managed to find sounds in my vst collection that work, tips and help please

Waiting On the World to Change

Still Feel Like Your Man
Old 11th August 2018
Gear Head

If you have kontakt there are quite a few libraries that specialise in the type of instruments you're looking for. I'd get clean libraries and processed ones, mix and match depending on the project. There was a clean vibraphone library in spitfire audio's lab range, they're in the process of adding all the old lab kontakt libraries to their new vst plugin (free), well worth keeping an eye on.

Clean kontakt libraries

Pure Jazz Vibes :: Orange Tree Samples

Vibraphone | Virtual Sampled Instrument for Kontakt | Soniccouture

Both these are quite expensive, but have been on sale recently, so it's worth looking through the second hand sellers section here and on kvr, also check out their other libraries.

Processed multi format libraries inc kontakt

TPL | Cassette Vibraphone – THEPHONOLOOP

TPL | Cassette Mallets.01 – THEPHONOLOOP

These are heavily processed but have a nice texture to these ears, on sale till the 13th and a lot cheaper.

Multi-instrument vst for free


I've got their old vibraphone library, it will come to this vst one day, can't say when, quite handy as it's not processed, worth keeping an eye on.

Another place worth looking for cheap Kontakt instruments is

There will be better options, these are just ones I'm familiar with, you might already have what you're looking for in your collection, hiding, when I start going through what I already have, find loads of stuff that I'd overlooked, too focused at times on getting new instruments and synths. If you want to go down the vst route, aas chromaphone might be worth a look, also sculpture in logic if you're on a mac, using samples and making your own instrument or just chopping loops and arranging it how you like is another option, for sample packs I'd forage in the jazz, neo soul, 50-70's easy listening sections, or just go straight to the instruments you're looking for.
Old 12th August 2018
Gear Head

Wow! Thank you @stepone for some great tips
Old 12th August 2018
Lives for gear
dickiefunk's Avatar
The Orange Tree libraries are superb
Post Reply

Welcome to the Gearslutz Pro Audio Community!

Registration benefits include:
  • The ability to reply to and create new discussions
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20/year
  • Promote your eBay auctions and listings for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.

Slide to join now Processing…
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Forum Jump
Forum Jump