Essentially a mechanised metallaphone, the vibraphone adds a constant modulation to its resonator tubes by the use of motorised fans, which cover the top of the tube and spin in unison, allowing full or partial function of the resonator depending on which point of the cycle the motor is in.
The resulting tone is the famous tremolo effect; shimmering, golden and wobbly.
The main instrument panel features the Tremolo modelling control section, as well as lowpass and hipass filters, with envelopes for amplitude and filter modulation
The Performance panel allows the user to completely tailor the response of Vibraphone; apply different velocity curves to suit various controller keyboards; Humanise controls introduce subtle performance variations to incoming MIDI data, and various preferences allow further customisation.
The Effects panel features Kontakts 'SSL' style parametric EQ, delay, saturation, a transient shaper and Soniccouture's custom convolution reverb selection - including conventional rooms and halls as well as abstract effects and textures.
The resonator tubes of the vibraphone
The recording setup in the Wood Room at Real World Studios.
Charlotte playing the samples
The control room at Real World
Desk setup - mic labels visible
Paul White has clearly visited Real World to do a Studio SOS.
Gratuitous desk shot.
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 compatible host program or DAW eg: Cubase, Logic, Ableton Live, DP, Reaper, Pro-Tools etc.
No extra purchase necessary.
System Requirements: Windows 7 or Windows 8 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended) Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8 (latest update), Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended) Requires Kontakt 5.1 or later