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Marimka

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Percussion Plugin by NUSofting
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Marimka has an average user rating of 4.00 from 1 review

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Reviewed By liars&ashes [read all by] on 31st December 2006
Version reviewed: 1.2 on Windows
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User Interface - It looks like a wooden xylophone ha-ha, it's a bit quirky looking I guess, but it's layed out well, and the colors aren't bad really, just a hair unusual.

Sound - It sounds pretty organic/ethnic, as advertised. To be fair, it's a bit limited in range, you've basically got from hand drum-ish sounding hits, (as well as some kind of ringing triangle/bongo combo sounds), to plucked type sounds, but, you can get quite a bit of mileage out of them with the included effects and modulations etc. Overall, it sounds good for what it does.

Features - V1.2 has added some 5th Modulators, to get some extra harmonic/overtone sounds. It has a built in (ping pong) delay (with an actual *on/off* switch), and the resonators can almost act as reverb, to help give it more *space* in the mix. Other than that, there are 4 main controls, and the octave setting, to sculpt your sound with.

Documentation - It has a .pdf that explains the controls, but doesn't go into much detail. If it were any more complex (the synth that is) I'd complain, but since it's pretty straight forward, I suppose this manual is acceptable.

Presets - This is a bit of a weak spot, only 38 included, but again, since this synth really specializes in 2 main kinds of sounds, how many do ya need to get going eh.

Customer Support - Liqih has a forum here, and seems to be an active K-v-R member, so while I haven't used the support, I'm pretty confident it's there.

Value For Money - Well, considering it's only $19, how can you go wrong if you want hand drums, and ethnic plucks eh.

Stability - I haven't had any problems with it. The cpu usage is low to medium, but that (medium) might be because it's made with Synthmaker.

Final Notes - As I mentioned (directly above), this is a Synthmaker creation, so if your computer has problems running those, this might not be any dfferent. I found this synth to be both user friendly and useful. If you are looking to add some ethnic-ish drum sounds, and some various plucked sounds to your tracks, for $19 this is certainly one of the cheapest ways to go, and it sounds good to boot.

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