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Vital Series: Mallets

Essential Tuned Percussion - Incredible Value
Vital Series: Mallets - Essential Tuned Percussion - Incredible Value
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Sound On Sound Magazine"4.5/5! Mallets combines good-quality samples, simplicity and sonic versatility that, even if you have this genre of instruments covered elsewhere, offers potential for sonic inspiration in one convenient place." - Sound On Sound
Computer Music Magazine"4/5! Mallets is fun to program and play, and sounds ace." - Computer Music Magazine
Sample Spotlight "Mallets is the first library that I’ve used which can cover any genre thrown at it. This library covers more than the basics and offers a lot of depth at an incredibly affordable price." - Sample Spotlight


Mallets' powerful GUI offers all eight instruments on one patch to be edited, played, blended, and recorded together. No sub menus or separate patches. Mallets has all the controls you need at your fingertips!


The highest attention to detail was given in the recording of Mallets, offering dry, stereo samples with up to 4 velocity layers and 5 round robins per instrument.

Vital Series: Mallets GUI 1


• Soft
• Hard
• Rods

• Soft
• Medium Soft
• Medium Hard
• Hard

• Soft
• Medium
• Hard

Tubular Bells
• Hard

Glass Marimba
• Clean
• More Noise

Song Bells
• Soft
• Medium
• Hard

• Soft Open
• Hard Open
• Soft Closed
• Hard Closed

• Hard
• Bowed


Each instrument is given its own controls with Mallet Type, Volume, Pan, Stereo Width, Octave Remapping, ADSR, and Extended Range. When engaged, Extended Range remaps the playable range of the instrument by stretching the lowest and highest mapped samples from C0 to C7. Additionally, Octave remapping gives users the ability to adjust the position of each instrument on the keyboard up and down by two octaves.

Vital Series: Mallets GUI 2


Utilize the lower portion of the GUI to quickly apply your own LFO and global LowPass filter. Choose between four separate wave forms and four different LFO types.

Vital Series: Mallets GUI 3


The Rolls creator allows you to generate and customize your own mallet rolls. Triggering one note will simulate two hands striking that single note, while triggering two notes will simulate the back and forth striking with two hands on the respective notes. Further craft your sound with the seven built-in effects including Tune, Equalizer, Distortion, Delay, Reverb, Transient Master, and Compressor.

Vital Series: Mallets GUI 4


The Vital Series aims to bring producers, songwriters, and composers easy to use and highly detailed instruments that are necessary for any music production. Every entry in the Vital Series focuses on delivering unique libraries with an immense value at an affordable price.


Vital Series: Mallets has been designed for seamless integration with the KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series and Maschine, offering you a unique hands-on experience. Manipulate Mallets' interface using the controls of all NKS compatible hardware.

NKS Integration
This product will work in all versions of Kontakt 5.6.5 and up.

Product Features:

• 8 instruments including Marimba, Xylophone, Glockenspiel, Tubular Bells, Glass Marimba, Song Bells, Vibraphone, and Crotales

• 6 different mallet types including Soft, Medium Soft, Medium Hard, Hard, Rods, Bow

• Dry, stereo samples with up to 4 velocity layers and 5 round robins

• 146 total presets: 24 natural, 22 natural rolls, 60 layered organic, and 40 layered processed

• All instruments in one patch for easy and creative layering

• Full Komplete Kontrol & Maschine integration

• Over 4GB of uncompressed content

System Requirements:

• 2.5 GB free hard drive space
• Kontakt version 5.6.5 or higher
• 4 GB RAM or more (8 GB recommended)

MAC: OSX 10.10 or later
• Intel Core Duo 2.0Ghz or higher

WINDOWS: OS 7 or higher
• 32 or 64 bit compatible
• Dual Core 2.0 GHz or higher

Download Sizes

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License Agreement

The Following End User License Agreement is included with Vital Series: Mallets. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of Vital Series: Mallets from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio.

"The samples contained herein are licensed, not sold to you, the individual end user, by Vir2 Instruments. This non-exclusive, non-transferable license is granted only to the individual end user who has purchased an unopened, new, and lawfully made copy of this product from a dealer or distributor authorized by Vir2 Instruments. All samples remain the property of Vir2 Instruments and are licensed only for use in the creation of a live or recorded performance that includes the licensed samples as part of a derivative musical work created by the licensed end user. This license expressly forbids resale, rental, loan, gift, or transfer of these samples in any format or via any medium, except as part of a derivative musical work. The samples may not be included, whether unmodified or as part of a derivative work, in any sample library product. Any unlicensed usage will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible under the law."

Computer Music | 8/10

The first in Vir2's mysterious new Vital Series of Kontakt Player libraries is a bank of eight multisampled tuned percussionon instrument modules: Marimba, Xylophone, Glockenspiel, Tubular Bells, Glass Marimba, Song Bells, Vibraphone, and Crotales.

Each instrument is...

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Samples Spotlight

MALLETS is the first installment of the Vital Series by Vir2 Instruments. Featuring a fully packed melodic percussion ensemble, MALLETS gives you everything you need to create melodic percussion lines all within one patch. This is one of the first commercial releases to...

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Sound On Sound | 4.5/5

Subtitled ‘essential tuned percussion’, this Kontakt-hosted collection of instruments offers Marimba, Xylophone, Glockenspiel, Tubular Bells, Glass Marimba, Song Bells, Vibraphone and Crotales. All eight instruments and their parameters are available in one simple GUI,...

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