Marimba SFZ Instrument



Sounds of the marimba are a great addition to your production’s sonic pallet.

The samples featured here were recorded in an anechoic chamber at the University of Iowa using Earthworks QTC40 microphones.

Yarn mallet, cord mallet, and rubber mallet samples are included in this SFZ Instrument. Three sample layers, for
pianissimo, mezzo forte and, fortissimo dynamics have be configured for the yarn and cord mallet instruments.

The marimba is a percussion instrument consisting of a set of wooden bars struck with yarn or rubber mallets to produce musical tones. Resonators or pipes suspended underneath the bars amplify their sound. The bars of a chromatic marimba are arranged like the keys of a piano, with the groups of two and three accidentals raised vertically, overlapping the natural bars to aid the performer both visually and physically. This instrument is a type of idiophone, but with a more resonant and lower-pitched tessitura than the xylophone.

The Big Winky Media Marimba SFZ Instrument will allow you to join the contemporary composers who use the unique sound of the marimba in their compositions!