Spring steels, pick and fingers.
"The greatest sample-set I’ve come across in a long time!"
The Marxophone is a fretless zither that has four sets of chord strings to be strummed with the left hand and two octaves of double melody strings, which are struck by metal hammers activated by the right hand.
The hammers are mounted on spring steel and produce a mandolin-like sound from repeated bouncing on the strings, hence the name mandolin-guitar-zither sometimes applied to the Marxophone. The sound of the Marxophone is also reminiscent of the various types of hammered dulcimer in music traditions world-wide.
With our Marxophone we sampled all major and minor chords and all chromatic notes, so you are not tied to play in “C”, you can play on each tonality.
Played by the built-in metal hammers, pick and fingers, selectable by keyswitches on C1, D1 and E1. Sampled with 4 velocity layers and 4 round robin, included the release noises. Recorded in mono and stereo, controllable directly from the GUI with our custom script.
See the marxophone we’ve sampled in this Facebook album.