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Marimbaphonic is a sampled marimba containing 122 samples from the University of Iowa Electronic Music Studios public domain library.
Samples are organized in two layers for more expressiveness and are gently spread in stereo through the keyboard:
- 122 mono 24-bit samples.
- 2 velocity layers (0 to 90 = ff, 91 to 127 = mf).
- Release time control.
- Amplitude dynamic range control.
- Main volume.
- Basic reverb.
- VST 32 and 64-bit for Windows.
- VST for Mac.
- Audio Unit for Mac.
Reviewed By Vospi
July 8, 2014
It definitely is marimba. It works flawlessly:
- properly panned, sounds good;
- gives a chance to tune dynamic range to your liking, which is much more intuitive thing than tweaking your MIDI velocity curve every now and then;
- has some decent reverb built-in, though I'd prefer some or your favourite IRs of course. ;).
It sounds a bit dry to my liking, and UI looks kinda quircky (weird fonts and spacing and colors etc), but hey, it's not something I'll do 8 review instead of 9.
I'll suggest to add a couple of reverb IRs (will make some great mysterious patches) and redraw this UI even just a little bit with a professional behind your shoulder.