• Premium Marimba, Xylophone, and Vibraphone – Recorded in a beautiful Scoring room and includes multi velocities, extreme dynamic range, round robin and release samples for ultra realistic playback.
• Extremely Sampled – Features over 38,000 samples and up to 5 microphone perspectives – Tight, Center, Loose, Stage, and Wides/Surround. Custom scripts were designed to enhance each instrument with versatile articulations and enhanced playability.
• Effortless idiomatic writing – With Scoring Mallets you can elegantly play single notes, Trills, Rolls, Glissandi, and for the first time, have dedicated access to 4-Mallet playing techniques. These options allow complete freedom of idiomatic writing without the use of pre-recorded loops.
• Polyphonic Step Sequencer for Ostinati Generation – Design sequenced patterns and trigger them in realtime. Create up to 4-note polyphonic and polyrhythmic Ostinati with complete control over timing, tempo, and dynamics.
• Acoustic Positioner™ – Place the instrument anywhere on the stage with HandHeldSound’s innovative Acoustic Positioner™. Unlike other positioners that rely on convolution or panning mockups, our positioner uses no artificial processing. It uses dynamic phase / time relationships, calibrated to replicate an authentic and smooth spatial positioning with minimal CPU usage!
• Playability enhancements – Scoring Mallets includes a customized Logarithmic velocity control and extensive realtime performance, timing, and humanization options that ensure ultra realistic playback.
Here are some excerpts of what reviewer Geary Yelton in electronic Musician Magazine wrote:
“…nothing quite duplicated the live sound of the real thing until I
heard Scoring Mallets.”
“All three instruments are based on some of the most
lifelike samples I’ve ever heard.”
“…recordings made with Scoring Mallets are indistinguishable from
recordings made with Marimba, Vibraphone, and Xylophone.”
“Scoring Mallets not only sounds convincing, but it also allows you to perform using techniques that sound as if an accomplished Mallet Percussionist were playing.”