Resonance Emotional Mallets by Impact Soundworks is a unique sample library consisting of various custom mallet instruments that are charged with emotion. All instruments have been deeply sampled in exquisite detail providing immediate inspiration. From the moment you first touch the keyboard you will feel the emotion.
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The library runs on Kontakt 4+ with an instrument interface that is relatively simple to use ensuring no barriers between your creativity and the instrument.
The library splits itself into two distinct categories being “Natural” and “Designed”.
Natural patches: The natural patches provide the best starting point for getting acquainted with the library. This is where you will find the original unprocessed recordings. These patches could be used instead of a traditional mallet sound or as an alternative to add a unique texture to your track.
Designed patches: These patches are where you can find extensive new material that has been designed from the natural patches. To help navigate the abundance of new sounds these patches are sorted into various sub sections. The designed sounds lend themselves well to cinematic music but are so flexible the possible uses for these sounds are almost endless.
I have selected some of my favorite patches and provided an emotion score to give an indication of how emotive they might make your tracks. Remember that the higher the emotion score, the more emotion they can put into your tracks.
Aquarion (Natural): A beautiful marimba like tone with a glistening high end and a sonorous low end. The Aquarion will definitely be the go-to if you want a Marimba with a twist. I found this patch to be quite emotional. Emotion Score: 7.4/10
Aquarion Rhodes (Designed): Say goodbye to your electric piano. This patch provides the silky tones of a Rhodes electric piano with the ethereal glow of the Aquarion. The result is an extraordinary sound that fits perfectly into your Jazz Tracks. I found the potential for emotion in this patch to be quite high. Emotion Score: 8.3/10
Wrenchophone (Natural):Perhaps one of the most precious sounds in the library. The Wrenchophone (made from tuned metal wrenches) has a majestic celeste like sound that gently glistens like diamonds in your ears. A must have patch. Heavy emotion. Emotion Score: 9.4/10
Pot Lids (Natural): The sublime sound of this patch is reminiscent of Tibetan singing bowls. Considering that the patch was made from kitchen pot lids it is incredible how awe-inspiring it can sound. I found this patch to work particularly well playing chords and to be exceptionally emotional. Emotion Score: 9.8/10
In summary Resonance Emotional Mallets is packed with emotion and is something that could quickly become a staple in any composer or producers sound library. Whether you want something that can add a beautiful bell flourish to your hit pop song or create a pulsating marimba ostinato in your next feature film score: Resonance can do both. Get your hands on a Resonance soon to feel the emotion.