60% off “Scoring Mallets” by HandHeldSound
“Scoring Mallets” is a massive 20GB library that features 3 incredibly detailed and highly playable instruments – a Marimba, Xylophone, and Vibraphone, all recorded in a beautiful large scoring room.
While its primary use and design is for scoring applications, thanks to its full-featured mixer and proper microphone balance it excels in virtually every musical style!Deal Expired
Ultra Authentic & Playable Marimba, Xylophone and Vibraphone (20GB)
“Scoring Mallets“ is a stunning collection of Marimba, Xylophone and Vibraphone instruments for Kontakt. The library offers an abundance of features all targeting seamless composition and idiomatic writing that compliments modern scoring perfectly.
This isn’t your standard sample library though – it has some incredibly unique features that make it really stand from the crowd out including:
- Acoustic Positioner™ – true stage positioning capabilities without relying on convolution and panning mock-ups
- Up to 5 microphone positions – Tight, Loose, Stage, and Wides/Surround
- Multiple intuitive playing techniques including single notes, trills, rolls, glissandi, and for the first time, dedicated access to 4 mallet playing techniques
Boasting an incredible 38,000+ samples and 20GB of content, this translates into a collection of ultra authentic and playable mallet instruments.
Premium Instruments For A Detailed Scoring Sound!
Scoring Mallets features three premium custom instruments from Marimba One, Malletech and Yamaha – a Marimba, Xylophone, and Vibraphone.
For these recordings HandHeldSound chose custom Mallets that combine medium soft outer material with a harder more articulate core to bring out both warmth and resonance from the instruments.
A custom Marimba made by ‘Marimba One’. This has 5 Octaves with Basso Resonators to enhance the fundamental pitch.
This Xylophone is from ‘Malletech’ and features a robust tone and strong attack. The mallets we used extend the rich sound and offer a nice balance between warmth and punch.
This Yamaha Vibraphone is very special. It has a very direct sound with a lot of dynamics. There is some non linearity of harmonics throughout the tonal and dynamic ranges that makes it sound detailed and grainy, which works well within a modern orchestral context.
The HandHeldSound Sampling Approach
“Scoring Mallets” makes effective use of its massive sample pool to provide a lot more than just plenty of velocity layers, round robins and release samples.
HandHeldSound have also designed custom scripts for authentic Trills, Rolls, and Glissandi with complete control over tempo and humanization. You can apply Crescendo, time shifting, and velocity drifts all in real time if you wish.
Take Control of Your Sound With 5 Mic Perspectives
“Scoring Mallets” was recorded in a beautiful Scoring room and includes multi velocities, extreme dynamic range, round robin and release samples for ultra realistic playback.
The recording process used results in a lot of flexibility of tone. HandHeldSound captured the instruments from 5 Microphone perspectives: Tight, Loose, Stage, and Wides/Surround.
The microphone placement was prepared in such a way to give maximum flexibility, from intimate and a more ‘pop’ sound to authentic Cinematic tone with a lot of body, air, and spatial focus.
Unique microphone arrays and placement were used in order to make the stage positioning engine possible
The Acoustic Positioner™ – Truthful Positioning Around the Stage
HandHeldSound have developed a totally new concept with instrument positioning. Unlike panning, instrument positioning is a spatial effect which relies on the acoustic properties of the recording space.
Scoring Mallets was recorded in a beautiful scoring room and with the Acoustic Positioner you are now able to move instruments around the stage to better fit your production, especially when doing scoring and using a variety of instruments from different libraries.
Acoustic Positioner offers true positioning capabilities without relying on convolution and panning mock-ups. The engine is based on specific microphone arrays and placement that allowed us to create a comprehensive time and phase matrix that is entirely sample-based.
There are no gimmicks and no simulation. You are actually moving the instrument around the stage smoothly with virtually no extra CPU usage! This allows “Scoring Mallets” to give you a Surround-enabled ultra realistic and detailed instruments that fit virtually any scoring scenario!
A Built-in Step Sequencer & Extensive Scripting Ensure Ultra-Realistic Performances!
Polyphonic Step Sequencer for Ostinati Generation
With the built-in Step Sequencer you can design polyrhythmic and polyphonic Ostinati and change tonal structures on the fly by playing chords.
With added features for time drifts and custom velocity maps you can create evocative loopable Ostinati and intricate polyphonic lines on the spot.
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.
Ultra Idiomatic Writing & Playback – From Single Notes to Ripple Rolls!
With “Scoring Mallets” you can elegantly play single notes, Trills, Rolls, Glissandi. These options allow complete freedom of idiomatic writing without the use of pre-recorded loops.
And finally, “Scoring Mallets” includes special 4-mallet playing techniques which bring authentic multi-mallet playing styles to the virtual instrument world.
Choose between various types – Basic, Independent, and Ripple Rolls – each with special scripting to replicate proper timing and velocity relationships between inner and outer mallets.
“Scoring Mallets” also includes a customized Logarithmic Velocity Control and extensive realtime performance, timing, and humanization options that ensure ultra realistic playback.
So What Exactly Can I Do With “Scoring Mallets”?
“Scoring Mallets” is a highly detailed library that focuses solely on recreating the performance subtlties of a particular set of mallet instruments… and it does this extremely well!
It is also a highly flexible library that can adapt itself to many genres, but it is particularly well suited to:
- Big Band
Note: Requires the Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5 or above (NOT compatible with the free Kontakt Player)
Normally €169.99 – get it at 60% before its gone!
- Absolute no-brainer at 60% off the normal price (normally €169.99)!
- Premium Marimba, Xylophone, and Vibraphone multi samples
- 38,000+ samples
- 20GB (uncompressed), 3 patches
- Unique Left/Right hand samples
- Plenty of velocity layers, round robin, and release samples
- Extensive mixing options
- Innovative algorithmic Acoustic Positioner™
- Highly playable and detailed sound featuring up to 5 microphone perspectives.
- Designed to use in Professional scoring applications
- Intuitive UI and design
- Includes special articulations replicating multi mallet operations and 4-Mallet Roll techniques
- Polyphonic Step Sequencer
- This product uses Watermarking copy protection technology
- Note: Requires the Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5 or above (NOT compatible with the free Kontakt Player)
- Perfect for Big Band, Jazz, Underscore and much, much more!
What People Think About 60% off “Scoring Mallets” by HandHeldSound
"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."
Music Industry Blog
"Scoring Mallets is an expressive and flexible set of great sounding instruments. With so many useful tools crafted into the engine, its ideal for small ensembles and also made its way into my orchestral template."
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Music Industry Blog
"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."
Music Industry Blog
"It would be easy to write an entire score based around a mallet instrument, but you want to make sure the samples have the depth and realism to compete with the real sound. Scoring mallets is the best option I’ve worked with and confirms that recording quality really does matter."
Music Industry Blog