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African Marimba and Udu

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

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Requires Kontakt FULL 5.5.0 or higher

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About the Libraries

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. 

Technical Specifications

  • FULL version of Kontakt 5.5.0 or higher
  • PC: Windows 7®/8® (64 Bit) Intel® i7 (4th Generation) 3+ Ghz or AMD FX93xx 8- Core
  • Mac: OS X 10.8+, Intel® i7 (4th Generation) 3+ Ghz (or 2010 Mac Pro 12-Core)
  • Compatible with all major DAWs and with other music notation software
  • 200 MB of free RAM
  • 200 MB free hard drive space (400 MB required during installation)

African Marimba and Udu Crew

    • Produced By: Michael Barry and Michael Patti
    • Project Director: Tim Starnes
    • Scripted By: Will Bedford
    • Mix Engineer: Tim Starnes
    • Sample Editor: Jonathan Kranz
    • Quality Assurance: Ben Chrisman
    • Recording Engineer: Adam Michalak
    • Recorded At: Sony MGM Scoring Stage