Cinesamples has introduced African Marimba & Udu, a new World Series instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The African Marimba & Udu offers a collection of sampled African instruments, recorded at the world famous MGM Scoring Stage at Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles.

Cinesamples African Marimba & Udu
Cinesamples African Udu

The African Marimba contains mallet and stick hits recorded at varying dynamics with up to 5 round robins. This instrument features a new SOFT ATTACK slider that softens the onset of each note. The African Marimba also features a roll generator similar to that in the Dulcimer and Zither library. When the mod wheel is set to a value higher than 0, the patch plays a roll with dynamics controlled by the modwheel. This can be combined with the SOFT ATTACK feature to create interesting textures and pads.

The Udu is a unique clay pot also recorded at the MGM Scoring Stage. It includes a SOFT ATTACK feature which softens the onset of each hit. The SAMPLE START slider changes the rhythmic feel of the instrument. With the slider all the way down, it has a looser feel and a more realistic sound because it includes a bit of “air” before the transient. With the slider about halfway up it has a tighter feel – better for live performance. With the slider all the way up, the instrument has an almost ambient sound, as the samples are starting slightly after the recorded hit.

African Marimba & Udu for Kontakt 5.5.0 or higher (full version) is available for purchase for $39 USD.

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