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Marimba by Cinematique Instruments

Five octaves of silky wood

This Marimba was recorded by Cinematique Instruments together with one of Australia’s finest percussionists, Michael Askill. Using his unique playing technique, the instrument for HALion inspires with an intimate, rich and very warm sound.

Marimba in action

Walkthrough Marimba

Elegant warm sound textures from Australia

The concept of Marimba

The bars of the Marimba are played with different mallets. The hard articulation was made by hitting with a plastic mallet which achieves a dry and thin sound with lots of percussive attack. The second articulation features a typical felt mallet giving you a sound which balances the percussive attack and a warm richness. The last variation was achieved by playing the Marimba with a giant soft mallet resulting in a warm and indirect sound.

Overall you get

  • Marimba with a range of 5 octaves (C2-C7)
  • different articulations: hard, soft, medium mallets
  • tremolo option
  • distortion switch
  • octaver option
  • reverb and delay

Additional information

Download manual

Installation via Steinberg Download Assistant

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For support on the library, please contact: Cinematique Instruments

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System requirements

Another way of creativity

No matter if we compose for films or produce an artist, we always try and use exceptional and sometimes weird instruments or sounds. If you share our love for “the other way”, we hope that you will find inspiration from our instruments to create your own music.

System requirements and compatibility

This is a HALion library which was developed by Cinematique Instruments and is only distributed by Steinberg. It can be used with HALion 6, HALion Sonic 3 or the free HALion Sonic SE 3. It is used standalone or as a plug-in in every DAW featuring VST, AAX and AU. © Copyright by Cinematique Instruments, Cologne/ Germany, 2009-2018


Mac OS X


macOS 10.12 / macOS 10.13 64-Bit Windows 7* / 8.1 / 10
VST 3, AAX or AU compatible host application for using as plug-in VST 2, VST 3 or AAX compatible host application for using as plug-in
64-bit Intel or AMD multi-core processor (Intel i5 or faster recommended)
4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
107 MB free HD space / internal or external SSD hard disk space
1366 x 768 display resolution (1920 x 1080 recommended)
OS compatible audio hardware**
Internet connection required for activation, account setup and personal/product registration. Additional downloads may be required for the installation.
Please note that this library requires at least HALion 6.1.15, HALion Sonic 3.1.15 or HALion Sonic SE 3.1.15
*Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Microsoft.NET Framework 4.0 and Platform Update for Windows 7 Find out more
**ASIO compatible audio hardware recommended for low-latency performance

Installing your software

Please download Marimba via the Steinberg Download Assistant.



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For support on the installation of the library or the host HALion, please visit the Steinberg Helpcenter