The Marimba is a relative of the xylophone, distinct for its large, typically semi-tubular resonators found underneath the keys, and larger range than its smaller counterpart. Our marimba is deeply sampled and stands out in both solo and ensemble settings with three mic positions.
4.5 octaves of wholetone sampling across 3 velocities; 4-6 RR. Includes pre-recorded rolls.
This particular marimba is part of VSCO 2.
SAMPLED FROM SCRATCH
This marimba was so new that we had to help assemble it before we could sample it! Luckily we had professional mallets player Jii on hand so we wouldn't put anything on backwards.
Jii masterfully performed the samples for this library, recorded in an concert hall, on a warm summer afternoon in 2014. Little did we know this would be the start of what would become VSCO 2!
Several years later, this is still one of our absolute favorite instruments we've sampled.
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