These instruments will add a shine to your full orchestral arrangements, but they will come in equally handy in small group composition, where they will easily carry their own weight… Marimba and bass clarinet anyone? The instruments in the Mallets collection are recorded in the Netherlands, at the ‘Muziekcentrum voor de Omroep’, the national broadcasting center.The instruments we sampled are top class and have been used in many broadcast recordings and studio sessions for Dutch National radio and TV. Recordings were captured in a semi-close stereo configuration with Schoeps Microphones, Apogee pre-amps and converters, in a medium sized studio with high ceiling. The Impulse Response sample used in the instrument is sampled in the much-acclaimed Cinematic Concert Hall in Zlin, Czech Republic, where orchestral libraries Tutti, Vivace and Da Capo are recorded.
This will make the instruments blend in perfectly with the aforementioned libraries, as well as with other sampled offerings and live recordings. All Sonokinetic Mallets instruments are played with an assortment of mallets allowing you to choose the brightness and attack you need for your specific project. For Marimba and Xylophone two different sets of mallets are included, wool (two-zone) and rubber for Marimba, and wood and rubber for xylophone. Tubular bells have been played with a two sided hammer, solid plastic on one side, and leather on the other side, giving you the option for either a mellow or a sharp attack.