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The Xylophone is an ancient and common member of the percussion family, specifically the selection of pitched mallet percussion. It is formed of a line of pitched wooden (or synthetic) blocks. When hit with a mallet, the instrument produces a tone. Resonators (in the form of tubes) under the blocks give the instrument an added ring. Mallets may vary from a soft yarn mallet to a very hard rubber mallet (more suitable for full orchestral work). This virtual instrument includes three different mallet settings, recorded with two sets of microphones including Round Robin and multiple velocity layers. It uses the mod wheel to select which mallet is being used, allowing the composer/performer to have an easier time switching mallets and also make it easier for integration in notation software.
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