The Grand Glass Marimba by Muletone Audio is similar to a normal marimba, but with glass bars used instead of wooden ones creating a beautiful tone.
This is a gorgeous sounding instrument with a very unique tone, perfect for underscore and orchestral music!
In Brazil, the glass marimba was popularized by Brazilian instrumental group UAKTI.
Its members have built hundreds of percussion instruments, among them the glass marimba to a greater extent.
Two types of mallets were used when recording the library, diversifying the textures and tones of the marimba. The library also contains chords, motifs and grooves as well as the single notes of the instrument, meaning its incredibly flexible.
Two kinds of sticks (mallets) were used when recording this library. The first has a velvety sound and a smooth attack, while the second brings a brighter sound with more presence.
There are no artificially extended samples – each note has 8 velocities and all of them were separately sampled for more tone and performance.
The sampled glass marimba was created by the Luthier Warley Dyorman. Keeping the same pattern of creation made by Uakti, the marimba has a slightly larger key range, extending from E2 to the F#5.
The Grand Glass Marimba is made up of 6 Kontakt instruments:
The instruments are created from 1243 samples recorded at 44.1Khz/24Bit stereo. The instruments notes have 8 velocities each.
The three stick instruments have an extension from a normal marimba going from E2 to the F#5.