Marimba Libraries - recommendations!

Discussion in 'SAMPLE Talk' started by Mr. Edinburgh, Nov 22, 2018.

  1. Mr. Edinburgh

    Mr. Edinburgh Member

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    Hi All,

    Best marimba libraries in term of realism.

    I think the SA Marimba SWARM is too "hybrid"

    I just a need a good solid Marimba - good enough for final mixes.

    Thanks
     
  2. artmuz

    artmuz Active Member

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  3. Strezov

    Strezov Active Member

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    Soniccouture is just fabulous.
     
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  4. Si_Withenshaw

    Si_Withenshaw New Member

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  5. I use VSL's marimba. The concert piece below for marimba and string quartet shows the marimba in a virtuosic and transparent way, even if stylistically it is not what you might use it for.



    Cheers!
    Dave
     
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  6. ScoreFace

    ScoreFace Active Member

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    I have recently bought NI's Mallet Flux for their cinematic mallet textures, but I was surprised that they have awesome sounding single instruments in there, eg a lovely marimba. Not sounding symphonic, but crystal clear and beautiful!
     
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  7. Lee Blaske

    Lee Blaske Senior Member

    I've got a ton of different sampled marimbas SonicCouture's marimba is absolute king of the hill. Magic.
     
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  8. Wally Garten

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    Soniccouture is very nice; so is the one in Spitfire Ricotti Mallets.
     
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  9. R. Soul

    R. Soul Senior Member

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    I've got the Orange tree samples one, but find it doesn't really mix well in my tracks.

    From listening to demos, my favourite is the Spitfire one, but I haven't tried it.

    At the moment, as it's 50% off and comes with Xylophone, Glockenspiel, Tubular Bells, Glass Marimba, Song Bells, Vibraphone, and Crotales as well for just £80, I think Vital series: mallets from Vir2 is worth considering.

    Just checked out Mallet Flux....wow that thing is awesome. It's just increasingly difficult to purchase a full price product now when everything else is on sale. :sad:
     
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  10. miket

    miket Team Dany

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    If you're just looking for a marimba, you probably can't beat Soniccouture. Love those guys.
     
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  11. Lilainjil

    Lilainjil New Member

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    Yes the Soniccouture Grand Marimba is great. Very full and rich. But the Spitfire Ricotti marimba offers a worthy alternative depending on the type of track I'm using it in. There's a more pointed, percussive sound to it. And the tremolo I find more useful. My recommendation is to get both if you can swing it.
     
  12. soniccouture

    soniccouture Active Member

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    Absolute King Of The Marimba Hill is now on sale until monday, $99.

    James
     
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