Recorded in a beautiful large scoring room, its primary use is for scoring applications, however, using its full-featured mixer and proper microphone balance it excels in virtually every musical style! Scoring Mallets offers an abundance of features all targeting seamless Composition and idiomatic writing that compliments modern scoring. The robust 38,000+ samples along with up to 5 microphone perspectives translate to ultra authentic and playable instruments. Additional powerful features such as the Acoustic Positioner™ and numerous intuitive playing techniques extend this library to boast unparalleled quality.
Premium Marimba, Xylophone, and Vibraphone - Recorded in a beautiful Scoring room and includes multi velocities, extreme dynamic range, round robin and release samples for ultra realistic playback.
Extremely Sampled - Features over 38,000 samples and up to 5 microphone perspectives – Tight, Center, Loose, Stage, and Wides/Surround. Custom scripts were designed to enhance each instrument with versatile articulations and enhanced playability.
Effortless idiomatic writing - With Scoring Mallets you can elegantly play single notes, Trills, Rolls, Glissandi, and for the first time, have dedicated access to 4-Mallet playing techniques. These options allow complete freedom of idiomatic writing without the use of pre-recorded loops.
Polyphonic Step Sequencer for Ostinati Generation - Design sequenced patterns and trigger them in realtime. Create up to 4-note polyphonic and polyrhythmic Ostinati with complete control over timing, tempo, and dynamics.
Acoustic Positioner™ - Place the instrument anywhere on the stage with HandHeldSound’s innovative Acoustic Positioner™. Unlike other positioners that rely on convolution or panning mockups, our positioner uses no artificial processing. It uses dynamic phase / time relationships, calibrated to replicate an authentic and smooth spatial positioning with minimal CPU usage!
Playability enhancements - Scoring Mallets includes a customized Logarithmic velocity control and extensive realtime performance, timing, and humanization options that ensure ultra realistic playback.
Here are some excerpts of what reviewer Geary Yelton in electronic Musician Magazine wrote:
"...nothing quite duplicated the live sound of the real thing until I
heard Scoring Mallets."
"All three instruments are based on some of the most
lifelike samples I've ever heard."
"...recordings made with Scoring Mallets are indistinguishable from
recordings made with Marimba, Vibraphone, and Xylophone."
"Scoring Mallets not only sounds convincing, but it also allows you to perform using techniques that sound as if an accomplished Mallet Percussionist were playing."
This library goes well beyond mere sound quality, into the kind of intimate knowledge of the instruments you would expect from virtuoso players. I think libraries like this can improve our musicianship, and in my opinion, this is the highest compliment I can give.
All three instruments are based on some of the most lifelike samples I’ve ever heard.
Scoring Mallets not only sounds convincing, but it also allows you to perform using techniques that sound as if an accomplished Mallet Percussionist were playing. [Quotegrab_wht]
Scoring Mallets is an expressive and flexible set of great sounding instruments. With so many useful tools crafted into the engine, it’s ideal for small ensembles and also made it’s way into my orchestral template.
Using this library requires a full version of Native Instruments' "Kontakt"!
Please notice: This library can not be played with the free "Kontakt Player"! To use this "Open Kontakt" format, you need a full version of "Kontakt", which is included in products such as Komplete or Komplete Ultimate.
The following list shows, whether the respective Kontakt version is compatible with your operating system:
1GB free disk space
Additional hard drive space according to the library’s size
For your own protection this library is provided as individual personalized files including a
Digital Water Mark - DWM!