Tapping Marimba

Tapping Marimba


While experimenting with different techniques to record a marimba at my university, I found myself attempting to play it like a piano (as my main instrument is the piano). No surprise the keys were a little big for my hand, but I loved the organic, woody, percussive sound that came from tapping the bars. So, I decided to sample it so that I could play it on a keyboard!

I used a stereo pair of AKG C414s and added a hall reverb to the kontakt instrument that can be controlled with the mod wheel. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


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Very nice and close

5.0 rating
September 1, 2021

Really great dry percussive sound that really pops in your ear. The stereo in it makes it feel very present and close as well. really fun to play with.



Organic, woody, percussive sound of a marimba tapped by hand

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