• Deep Sampled Marimba
  • From The Studio Orchestral Percussion Series
  • Advanced Aura Architecture for Ultra-Realism
  • 3 Microphone Positions (Close, Mid, Room)
  • Contains 12 Different Articulations Instruments
  • 10 Custom Designed Presets
  • 3.88GB
  • New Front-Face FX and Mod-Sequencer
  • Product only available as Direct Download
  • Aura-Sample Dynamic Control on Modwheel
  • Delivered by Download
  • Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) Required

Deep Sampled Tonal Percussion

The 8Dio Marimba is a featured Instrument from our Studio Percussion Series and uses our proprietary, advanced ‘Groove Sampling™’ technique, that allows you to create hyper-realistic percussive grooves with a single touch of a key. 

Unlike the Xylophone, the Marimba produces soft tones when played with different mallets. The most common mallet used is yarn, which provides the familiar warm tone of the marimba. 

The 8Dio Marimba contains 12 unique articulations and 3 microphone positions (Close, Mid & Far), all easily accessible 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 included in our Studio Orchestral Percussion library, which contains 6 deep-sampled percussion instruments: Marimba, Vibraphone, Xylophone, Glockenspiel, Crotales, and Tubular Bells. It has always been our mantra to push sampling forward regarding realism and playability. 





The New Groove Sampling™

The core of the 8Dio Marimba is our new, patent-pending Groove Sampling techniques™. The Marimba comes with traditional multi-samples in addition to groove samples, so you can play and mix them side by side. The Groove Samples can be controlled on your modwheel or via our new Mod-Sequencer. You will never go back after trying them!


Choose Your Mallets


The Marimba comes with a custom-designed browser, offering you immediate access to all the included articulations and front-facing effects with a single click. We want to simplify the journey from your first thoughts to your final creation. One-click and you are set!

Internal Browser and Textural Convolution

We recorded the Marimba with two different mallets: a soft/felt mallet and a harder mallet, bringing our very different timbres of the instruments. We also recorded the marimba with brushes and even bowed it, so you can create unique sounds, great for musical sound design.




  • Mallet 1 
  • Mallet 2 
  • Brushes 
  • Bowed 
  • Rolls Mallet 1 
  • Rolls Mallet 2 
  • 8ths Mallet 1 (Double and Triple Time) 
  • 8ths Mallet 2 (Double and Triple Time) 
  • 16th Mallet 1  (Double and Triple Time) 
  • 16th Mallet 2 (Double and Triple Time) 
  • 32nd Mallet 1 (Double and Triple Time) 
  • 32nd Mallet 2 (Double and Triple Time) 


  • Abstract CC1 
  • Electronic Toms CC1 
  • Exotic CC1 
  • In the Bottle CC1 
  • Laser CC1 
  • Marimba Reso CC1 
  • Moon CC1 
  • Noisy CC1 
  • Ping Pong Distored CC1 
  • Space CC1 


  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.8.1 required 
  • Not compatible with free Kontakt Player 
  • Marimba requires 8GB of hard drive space (3.88GB Installed) 
  • Minimum: Mac OS X® 10.9, 8 GB RAM or Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10. A minimum 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended for affective streaming 
  • Sample resolution: 48Khz / 24Bit stereo