Each note of the 1960s 3 octave Premier 751 vibraphone has been meticulously sampled in our cinematic live room.
The PSI Vibraphone is a 1.9Gb 37 note virtual instrument using Native Instruments lossless .ncw compressed format samples.
Please note - You must own the full version of Kontakt 4.2.3+ (not suitable for Kontakt Player)
Great job on the PSI Vibraphone! It has a wonderful warm tone and is full of character. I particularly love the Vibrato & Muted Bonus patches. Thanks for all the effort you put in to making such great instruments at such fair prices.
- Richard Nappi via Disqus
Music Tech Magazine Value Award
Compared to the sterile sound of many sampled vibraphones, PSI’s Vibraphone really captures the character and charm of the real instrument. Given the use of ambient mics placement (in addition to the close mics), you can really feel the air around the instrument, and as a result, the vibraphone tends to sit in the mix in a more naturalistic way. The PSI Vibraphone is a great choice for retro-style tracks, although it can also be a great addition to a virtual orchestra setup, or another productions requiring a more naturalistic vibraphone sound
Mark Cousins - senior writer Music Tech Magazine - Winner of MTMs Value Award.
Computer Music Magazine 8/10
If a Vibraphones what you need, this one certainly does the business
Computer Music Magazine - 8/10
There are 4 main instruments:
- Sustain (pedalled) with soft felt beaters
- Sustain (pedalled) with medium felt beaters
- Staccato (unpedalled) with medium felt beaters
- Staccato (unpedalled) with hard (rubber) beaters
All 4 have 3 velocity levels.
The 3 bonus instruments are muted (hand muted unpedalled), Soft beater Vibrato and medium beater Vibrato (both using the original 1960s tremolo effect).
All 7 instruments were sampled using 3 pairs of stereo mics:
- centre (close)
- Stereo (wide)
- Room (distant)
The Free Preview download contains 3 nki files with limited keyranges:
- PSI Vibraphone Mute
- PSI Vibraphone Staccato Medium
- PSI Vibraphone Sustain Soft
PSI Vibraphone just works
I'm a film and TV soundtrack composer. I actually do this for a living. I work and pitch relentlessly, at least 300-350 pitches a year. When I work on a piece it's almost always to a looming deadline, often only hours. I think, anyone who is in this business can relate. So obviously, time is the most precious commodity for me. Specifically, my time to be blunt. I can't afford to spend hours figuring out how a piece of software should work to tweaking an instrument to fit into my mix. It either gives me joy quickly or I generally relegate it to the 'one day when i have time' category. Which means I will probably never get to it.
All this to say that the PSI vibraphone product absolutely fulfilled everything I needed from it without hassle or fuss. The interface is simple, intuitive and has everything you might want. Actually, the instrument needs little tweaking. It sounds great as is. There are plenty of presets to chose from. The samples are clean and crisp and have a live room feel to them. I basically used them as is without adding any verb or EQ. They blended beautifully with the rest of my instruments. I could only wish that other developer's products were as easy to use. And of course, the price is absolutely right. Great work PS!!
I gave it 4 stars only because I have a built in aversion to superlatives. where can one go once they've hit 5 stars?
Nice but not my favourite!
I produce jazz and swing backing tracks for a living and use all the typical setups - trios, quartets, quintets, etc and these vibes are pitched at a great price point and playable, but i hate having to load in the different patches - sustains , staccatos, hard , soft medium. Key switches would have worked so much better and made it so much more playable. The sustains are pretty long and the release can be adjusted of course but it would have been easier with key switches to move from sustains for nice chord washes to light soloing lines.
Demo - Cocktails at 2
This demo by MCR features the PSA Vibraphone. Other libraries used include East West Xylophone, Glock and Marimba, Hammond B3 Rhodes Strings by East West Symphonic Library. Percussions live.