Plucks & Mallets
Plucks & Mallets
Plucks & Mallets
Concert Pedal Harp, Glockenspiel, Chimes, Acoustic Harmonics, Steel Tongue Drum, Cello, Electric Guitar, keys and more. Plucks and Mallets was crafted carefully from 11 instruments so it feels authentic, bold, and daring, with all the sonic quality of real instruments in real spaces, and all the functionality of a synthesizer with full effects.
- 4 Plugin Types: AU, AAX, VST3, and standalone app, compatible with all major DAWs. (Not currently supported by Garageband.)
- 11 individual voices from 13 Sampled Grand Pianos (at 3-5 unique velocities)
- 2,629 samples – disk space required about 2.4GB
- Onboard Mixing faders for all Instruments
Plucks & Mallets
We decided to make an instrument that combines some of the best plucky sounds with some of our favorite instruments you hit with a mallet.
We brought in an 8 foot concert pedal harp and we paired it with a steel tongue drum and an electric piano, guitar, cello, and others so you can make tones that nobody has ever heard before.
Use each of these 11 as solo instruments or blend them in infinite configurations to create brand new hybrid tones. A fully customizable arpeggiator gives these real tones the functionality of a synthesizer with all the character and and organic quality of the original sampled instruments. Shape the tone with AHDSR and a filter of your choice before it hits 3 custom shaped LFO’s: Gain, Pitch, and Filter. Finish crafting your sound with 5 onboard effects.
Additional Tech Specs
- 5 Per-Instrument Effects: (Pan, Width, Input Delay, EQ, Compression)
- Global Pitch and Pan
- Attack, Hold, Decay, Sustain, Release controls and visualizer
- Customizable Filter (10 filter types) with Resonance and visualizer
- Fully customizable Arpeggiator with Hold, Latch, and Midi Thru modes
- Adjustable parameters include: Step Number, Rate, Number of octaves, Swing amount, Step Size, Keyboard split range Hi / Lo, 6 Arp patterns (up, down, up-down, down-up, random, chord), Velocity map, Note Length map, Pitch offset map
- 5 Additional Onboard Effects: (Drive (with 8 types), Phaser, Chorus, Delay, Reverb)
- 3 LFO’s (Gain LFO, Pitch LFO, and Filter LFO) with 6 shape options
- 5 Portamento controls
- All important parameters are fully automation-capable in major DAW’s
- All important parameters are fully CC mappable
- Over 70 presets included (user presets can be created, saved, and favorited)
We build instruments that drive your creativity and nudge you towards innovation in your music. Nightfox Audio plugins are designed to let you stack up to 12 instruments to create brand new hybrid sounds within seconds, and then you can shape your tones with plenty of onboard fx so you can find inspiration quickly. All of our plugins have an arpeggiator and a melody builder that help you perform sounds you may not be able to recreate based on your skills and available instruments. These tools can unlock your creative potential so you can bring to life what’s been playing in your head.
We build virtual instruments with character. There’s something special about the way sound waves interact with strings and wood. Real instruments have unpredictable artifacts, overtones, and harmonics, so we retained all of those nuances to bring you a tool that inspires you to create something truly unique.
At Nightfox Audio we believe virtual instruments should sound and feel like real instruments. That’s why we used the best mics and preamps, hired on the best session players, and we’ve sampled every key, string, and fret, with a full velocity range, so you have the power of a full recording studio with you wherever you go.
Grand Piano Suite
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