• 15 X 5 Sample Layers
  • 7.45GB (3.5GB on disc) Sample Library
  • Kontakt Player NKS compatible
Grand Marimba

A descendant of the African balafon, the modern marimba originated in Mexico, and is typified by wooden bars mounted above metal resonator tubes, which can be tuned using stops.

This Soniccouture instrument features the 5-octave Yamaha 6100, designed with marimba legend Keiko Abe.

The 6100 is state of the art, with exclusive precision tuning, Honduran Rosewood bars and welded resonators for rattle-free playing.


Tremolo is such an expressive marimba technique that we’ve designed an original Kontakt module to emulate this with unparalleled accuracy. It comfortably handles 1 to 4 voices of harmony (since marimba players rarely use more than 4 mallets), and will intelligently remap the tremolo in real time based on the incoming MIDI or your playing.

The speed and velocity of the Tremolo can be modulated in real time using a MIDI controller.

The Humanise controls offer even more natural expression - vary the timing and velocity of a sequence by subtle, random amounts - allowing your composition to breathe and flow.



This is a Kontakt Player instrument. This means that you do not need to own the full version of NI Kontakt to use it. It will run as a plug-in instrument in any VST/AU/RTAS/AAX/WASAPI,compatible host program or DAW eg: Cubase, Logic, Ableton Live, DP, Reaper, Pro-Tools. No extra purchase necessary.

System Requirements:

Windows 7 or higher (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2, 4 GB RAM (6 GB RAM recommended)

Mac: OS X 10.9 or higher, Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM  

Requires KONTAKT 5 or KONTAKT 5 PLAYER version 5.5 or later  

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