MalletPak 3 comes packed with intricate Glockenspiel and Stonaphone mallet instruments. It includes over 600 individual samples and 12 advanced instruments programmed as an Ableton Live Pack and Kontakt Instrument.
The Glockenspiel has been used in classical concert and marching ensembles for decades, but it has also seen extensive use in pop music. From Jimi Hendrix to Rush to modern Indie Folk, the Glockenspiel provides a percussive sprinkling of metallic tones. Due to its small and portable size, the Glockenspiel has become the most common mallet instrument used in popular music today.
The Stonaphone is an oddity, seldom seen or heard. Made of roofing slate on a mahogany base, the tone of the Stonaphone is vastly different than the metal bars of the Glockenspiel.
For MalletPak Three, Puremagnetik has multi-sampled both instruments extensively and created multiple patches recreating the instruments in natural form. Beyond these standard patches there are layered combinations of metal and stone together, infinite sustained resonant patches, electrified variants, reversed mallet strikes and key-up triggered patches to allow for easy emulation of mallet “rolling”.
• Requires Ableton Live 9 and higher or Kontakt 5 and higher or Logic X • 380 Megabytes (MB) of free hard disk space