Suggestion: Best bang of the buck Mallet plugin or sample lib.

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cowby
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973 posts since 2 Feb, 2005

Post Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:48 pm

As the subject said, could you guys please suggest some bang of the buck Mallet plugins/libs for me? Found MALLET FLUX but $199 is just far out of my budget. Is it possible to get a nice Mallet plugin/lib around $100?


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evilantal
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959 posts since 13 Mar, 2008 from Arnhem, Netherlands

Re: Suggestion: Best bang of the buck Mallet plugin or sample lib.

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:58 am

Considering bang<>buck, I can recommend Sonokinetic's Mallets
https://www.sonokinetic.net/products/classical/mallets/
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onerob
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413 posts since 28 Oct, 2014

Re: Suggestion: Best bang of the buck Mallet plugin or sample lib.

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:32 am

In the meantime, you could have a look at these simple freebies: http://www.alanvista.com

psynical
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196 posts since 16 Jan, 2019 from Portland, Oregon

Re: Suggestion: Best bang of the buck Mallet plugin or sample lib.

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:04 am

Not exactly what you're looking for, but this is worth picking up for $10:

https://sonuscore.com/shop/origins-bundle-vol-1-5/

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Calenberger
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1364 posts since 8 Sep, 2019 from Calenberg

Re: Suggestion: Best bang of the buck Mallet plugin or sample lib.

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:22 am

By the way the same developer who made Mallet Flux for NI.
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https://sonoryth.bandcamp.com/
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Steve Bolivar
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690 posts since 25 Aug, 2006

Re: Suggestion: Best bang of the buck Mallet plugin or sample lib.

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:42 pm

AAS Chromaphone as a physical modeling option that takes up almost no room on your drive. Sounds pretty good too.
https://www.musicradar.com/reviews/tech ... e-2-637882

cowby
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973 posts since 2 Feb, 2005

Re: Suggestion: Best bang of the buck Mallet plugin or sample lib.

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:05 pm

Steve Bolivar wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:42 pm
AAS Chromaphone as a physical modeling option that takes up almost no room on your drive. Sounds pretty good too.
https://www.musicradar.com/reviews/tech ... e-2-637882
Heard alot of good reviews of this vst and I will take a closer look this weekend. Thanks!

cowby
KVRian
973 posts since 2 Feb, 2005

Re: Suggestion: Best bang of the buck Mallet plugin or sample lib.

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:06 pm

Calenberger wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:22 am
By the way the same developer who made Mallet Flux for NI.
This one sounds really good to my ears and it has a lot to offer. However, it's just out of my budget.

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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16054 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Re: Suggestion: Best bang of the buck Mallet plugin or sample lib.

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:15 pm

cowby wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:06 pm
Calenberger wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:22 am
By the way the same developer who made Mallet Flux for NI.
This one sounds really good to my ears and it has a lot to offer. However, it's just out of my budget.
Do you have the full version of Kontakt? Which mallet instruments are most important?

If you have Kontakt full, and are generally looking for struck kinds of sounds, definitely look at the deal listed above (You'll need to act quckly), as they are a nice compliment to tuned percussion.

I really like the sound of the mallets in 'Flux', and it has all the instruments I was after. I picked it up at half price,naround Black Friday, but it's possible it will go on sale before then :tu:

TobyB
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66 posts since 18 Dec, 2018

Re: Suggestion: Best bang of the buck Mallet plugin or sample lib.

Post Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:43 am

AAS Chromaphone 2 is terrific, Sonicoutre 's marimba, balafon, etc are very good but not cheap ... and In Session's Fluid Strike will be good for some riff patterns. AAS stuff very good to use, and appears in offers/bundles well worth taking advantage of.

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arkmabat
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3629 posts since 6 Nov, 2009

Re: Suggestion: Best bang of the buck Mallet plugin or sample lib.

Post Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:47 am

There was a company giving away a very decent one around a decade ago. Don't recall the name unfortunately. Versillian Studios or something?

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arkmabat
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3629 posts since 6 Nov, 2009

Re: Suggestion: Best bang of the buck Mallet plugin or sample lib.

Post Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:59 am

Found it. Xylophone and Marimba available.
https://vis.versilstudios.com/marimba.html

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