Puremagnetik has released MalletPak Two, described as a collection of 13 multi-sampled vibraphone programs scrupulously recorded using a magnetic pickup and preamp.
They tell us that MalletPak Two crosses the threshold between acoustic and electronic sounds with heavily processed patches that modulate between bowing articulations and more conventional multi-mallet strikes.
Four different mallet types were used with multiple hits for round-robin triggering with several velocity layers each. A bowed recording for each vibe creates an ethereal patch with infinite sustain while a hybrid patch combining mallet strikes with the bowed samples allows you to mix between articulations.
The Logic, Kontakt and Ableton versions include a massive "All-Mallet" program that includes all 4 mallet types for easy switching. Additionally, there are several electrified patches using the vibraphone as a sound source to create fantastic new instruments.
MalletPak was produced in collaboration with the late Richard Lainhart.
MalletPak Two Features:
13 multi-sampled instruments with expressive velocity programming
Over 600 high quality samples
Advanced Ableton Live Racks with customized Macro Controls
Kontakt KSP easy edit GUI
Logic EXS version includes Channel Strip Settings with Logic effects
EXS Universal file format for easy importing into any audio host
Requires Ableton Live 8, Kontakt 4, Logic 8 or EXS24 compatible host
200 MB of physical RAM
600 Megabytes (MB) of free hard disk space
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