Voice Memo Mallets is a deeply sampled mallet library for Kontakt recorded entirely with a smartphone.
Smartphone mics are tiny electret omni condensers that make what I think are some really interesting recordings. In my productions, I find that I'm often sampling sounds from the original voice memo work tapes because they have such a cool character; roomy, lo fi, eq'd and compressed weird, etc. I'm also in love with the mallet sounds from the Mellotron but sometimes wish that they had a bigger range and were more dynamic. Over 2,000 samples later, Voice Memo Mallets is born.
How it works:
There are two articulations per instrument; regular speed and half speed. Use keyswitching or click on the screen to select sounds and use the mod wheel for volume expression. The interface has controls for attack, release, stereo, tremolo (synced to daw), tape saturation and reverb.
Marimba, Vibes Long, Vibes Short, Xylophone, Glockenspiel, Marimba Half Speed, Vibes Long Half Speed, Vibes Short Half Speed, Xylophone Half Speed, Glockenspiel Half Speed.
What you need:
- A full version of Kontakt 6 and up (not Kontakt Player)
- 1.52 gb of space on your computer or hard drive.