Acoustic Unicorn Series – Skimmer Metall

Acoustic Unicorn Series – Skimmer Metall


T’was the day before Christmas and the guy selling wouldn’t ship it.
So I jumped in the car and drove for eight hours straight just to secure the purchase of this instrument. And even though it was kind of rough around the edges, it was still that much of a bargain.

The bars was in a box, damper pedal was not working, the motor was in pieces and it was missing some of its woodwork.
But man, once restored it now have this nice mellower sound that has found its way into several TV-shows. It is still quirky as hell, but really fun to play, just as I dreamed it would be when I first saw the ad.
So thank you Santa for letting me have Christmas every day.

This virtual incarnation was specifically made for one episode and one scene of the Swedish show “Festen – season two”.
You can hear it in the fifth episode just when “Dessi” leaves the nightclub.

About the instrument. This is a Mastern vibraphone, recorded one dark night in 2019 using a Townsend L22 in stereo.
2x Round Robins with a custom convolution IR
Click the unicorn for options and use the modwheel to enter the shimmery world of unicorns.
Then use the mixer to blend voices to your liking, CC21 for Vibrato.

Quick walkthrough/demo


Leave a review to let others know what you thought of the instrument!

New kontakt-file with fixed sample start

3.0 rating
April 9, 2020

Being a one man show sometimes means that things are overlooked.
When porting the non gui version the the unicorn and from kontakt 5.8 to kontakt 5.4 edit got lost. Here’s a link to an updated kontakt-file.
Drop this in the main folder and all should work. If not please do get back to me.
Stay safe, wash hands!
(had to rate the instrument, gave it three stars, hope that’s fair)

Anders Wall

This Vibraphone sounds SOO pretty

5.0 rating
March 28, 2020

Almost every vibraphone I’ve played in my life was somewhat a little bit out of tune and this library captures that in the best way. Its nice and clean but also intimate and warm and full of character 🙂



A Mastern vibraphone, recorded using Townsend L22s in stereo with two round robins.

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