Flintpope has released an updated version of the Enhanced Piano instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt 6, adding a free Marimba instrument.

Enhanced Piano features the sounds of 88 individual piano strings overlaid with an atmospheric orchestral tail-off.

The new marimba instrument is a model of a 52-note orchestral marimba (A1 to C6) recorded by Sonivox at Futura Studio, a converted Masonic temple in Roslindale, Massachusetts.

The studio space was small enough to lend a sense of intimacy, but large enough to accommodate a suggested orchestral presence. This gives the sound a sense of space and life.

Each rosewood tone bar was sampled seperately so each of the 52 notes in this Kontakt instrument is true to pitch with no time- stretched artifacts. There are four velocity layers across each note to help create a natural playing feel. The instrument comes with five GUI panels to access different effects (including a midi-recorder) and 18 Flintpope snapshots as starting points to demonstrate some of the capabilities of the instrument.

The bundle of Enhance Marimba and Marimba is available at Flintpope for £36 GBP. It requires the full version of Kontakt 6.