8Dio Marimba is a featured Instrument from our Studio Percussion Series and uses our advanced technique called, Groove Sampling™ that allows you to create hyper-realistic percussive grooves with a single touch of a key. Groove Sampling is a proprietary method developed by 8Dio.
Marimbas are known for there rich, warm, balanced tone. Unlike the Xylophone the Marimba produces soft tones when played with different mallets. The most common mallet used is yarn. This provides the familiar warm tone of the marimba, compared to the xylophone, which sounds much brighter as it uses acrylic mallets.
The 8Dio Marimba contains 12 unique articulations and 3 microphone positions (Close, Mid & Far) all easy-accessed from our front-facing browser. The Marimba was meticulously recorded with six different playing styles, including two different mallets, brushes, bowed, and two separate rolls.
The Marimba is featured from our Studio Orchestral Percussion library which contains 6 deep-sampled percussion instruments including the Marimba, Vibraphone, Xylophone, Glockenspiel, Crotales, and the Tubular Bells. It has always been our mantra to push sampling forward in regard to realism and playability. The Studio Percussion Series is the first series to utilize our proprietary Groove Sampling™ technology and we really think it is going to make compositions richer and easier to create.
Note: This library is also included within the Studio Orchestral Percussion