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Abstract Marimba

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Sounds from The Woods

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The Budapest Marimba is a contemporary instrument designed for creating fast sequences and inspiring tremolo beds in modern sound production. Unlike traditional marimba libraries, we focused on capturing transient-rich, bright sounds. We also added some synth and ambience sublayers to ensure that the instrument fits in any genre, from electronic and jazz to film score.

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Versatile and modern

We captured a Adams Concert Marimba and added synth and ambience sublayers to fit any genre. The library has 3 mixable mic positions (close and mid) and analog synth layers, tape, dimension, and space effects. Recorded in Budapest, played by Nandor Weisz, percussionist of the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra for a pro-level sound.

Pure Hits, Tremolo Beds

Abstract Marimba is a library of six different hit and tremolo instruments played with various sticks, hands, and brush. It has four velocity layers, six octaves, and 17 GUI controls, including instrument switch, attack-decay control, room mix adjustment, EQ presets, tape, chorus, reverb, and master compressor. The instrument was recorded with 2 x AT35 (Mid Mix) + Shure SM57 (Close Mix) on Universal Audio Apollo X, in a dry studio in Budapest. All GUI elements are MIDI learnable.

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Contemporary Hits, Tremolo Soundscapes

This library includes 15 additional sublayers sampled from various Oberheim and Dave Smith synthesizers. It also features 1 to 3 velocity layers per instrument and spans 6 octaves per instrument.

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In Collaboration with Nandor Weisz

Nandor Weisz is a percussionist who graduated from the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, Germany. He has been a percussionist with the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra for over twenty years. The orchestra is led by the world-famous pianist, composer, and conductor Zoltán Kocsis. Weisz is one of the most prominent figures in the Hungarian music scene, with decades of experience playing classical music, jazz, and even electronic music.

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Abstract Marimba Summary

  • 4 instrument sources: Adams Concert Marimba + Synth Sublayers made on Oberheim & Sequentials synths
  • 7 articulations
  • 50 factory presets: 24 Traditional Marimba & 26 Soundcapes
  • Recorded in 24bit / 48kHz with 3 mic postions
  • Recorded with studio-grade converters and pre-amps.
  • Easy-to-use GUI


System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.11 or higher is recommended
  • Windows 7 or higher
  • 4 GB of RAM, 8 GB is recommended
  • 2 GHz CPU with at least 4 cores
  • kontakt instrument 5.7.3 or higher (Free kontakt instrument Player is NOT supported)
  • 64 bit DAW is recommended for optimized performance
  • 1.5 GB free disk space for complete installation


  • Great price
    7 days ago
  • Karanyi always delivers great sounding libraries with unique twists.
    315 days ago
  • It’s a very nice library with easy interface and great sounds.
    318 days ago
  • It’s the Abstract part that makes it for me.
    321 days ago
  • Very Good
    323 days ago
  • thanks for a terrific instrument and an easy purchase process!
    324 days ago
  • Another outstandingly musical instrument from Karanyi. Beautiful assortment of marimbas with brushed samples as well. The abstract presets really show the power of layering this sort of sound. Playable shorts and tremolos round out this stellar addition to anyone’s Kontakt collection.
    480 days ago
  • Issue with account was resolved within a few days.
    493 days ago
  • Some really nice sound design features.
    497 days ago
  • Perfect for layering
    497 days ago
  • Excellent
    497 days ago
  • It wasn’t made clear that this product only works on full Kontact. I have the Kontact Player. Thankfully, I’m only out $1 for the error.
    499 days ago
  • Very nice marimba sounds, and experimental variations.
    500 days ago
  • Hard to go wrong with anything they produce, everything is amazing including this Marimba.
    500 days ago
  • Abstract marimba is my new go to marimba!
    501 days ago