This free xylophone sampled instrument was created by layering a Hapi Tank Drum and a Xylophone. It has a lovely bell like tone and I thought it was worth sharing it as a sample pack! The download includes WAV, EXS24 and Kontakt (NKI) files. The kit was made by GoldBaby. Check them out for top quality production samples. The xylophone is often referred to as mallet instrument similar to bells, so I started switching the rinsed out bell samples in my trap beats for some wooden organic xylophone samples. Go give it a try – instant freshness!
UPDATE: Here’s another cool, free xylophone sample library. It comes in two versions: Kontakt or SFZ. The Kontakt version requires the full version of Kontakt 5.3.1 or later. The more minimal SFZ version can be used with the free Sforzando VST plug-in. The pack features a convolution reverb (Kontakt only), 1 velocity layer and 4 round robins per note. The total library size is just 27MB!
More info: The xylophone is a musical instrument in the percussion family that consists of wooden bars struck by mallets. Each bar on the instrument is tuned to a pitch of a musical scale. Instruments such as the marimba and the balafon are often considered to be part of the xylophone family as well.