The Bamboo Xylophone has 15 notes and produces a very unique sound. It produces its sound when the tuned bamboo is struck by hard mallets. The sound resembles tuned temple blocks, but with a different tonal quality.
To create the sampled version the notes of the xylophone were recorded for both right and left hand strokes. It was recorded with two large diaphragm condenser microphones to capture the true sound of the instrument. The sampled version has two velocity layers, and uses no loops, to fully replicate the sound of the bamboo xylophone.
The Bamboo Xylophone contains three instruments. They are:
Bamboo Xylophone– Notes mapped from C2 to C#4 Bamboo Xylophone Full Range– Notes mapped the entire range, from C-2 to G8 Bamboo Xylophone Left and Right Hand – Left hand mallets mapped from C1 to F#3 and right
hand mallets mapped from C4 to F#6.
Click the links below to hear mp3 demos of these sounds. These demo mp3's were created using only samples from the Bamboo Xylophone sample collection.