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Vibrafon Malletech LoveVibe LV3.0, Standard Height, 3 Octaves

Vibraphone Malletech LoveVibe LV3.0, Standard Height, 3 Octaves
Produsent: Malletech
Tilgjengelighet: Bestillingsvare
Varenummer: LV30
143 990 kr
126 220 kr
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Vibrafon Malletech LoveVibe LV3.0, 3 Okt. Standard Height, 37 Stationary Resonators


Patented state of the art design that has every musical and ergonomic feature a jazz or concert artist can imagine (and then some!). Real time control of depth and speed of vibrato. Revolutionary pedal, damper and frame; fully tunable resonators; now with the same portable, height-adjustable frame as the OmegaVibe.

Why the name the "Love Vibe"?

First of all, you can "make love" to notes, chords and passages in a way never dreamed of before. Second, a lot of love (and time and investment!) has been put into the design concept, engineering and crafting of this new musical instrument. Lastly, youre going to fall in love with this vibe... its got what every vibes player has lusted after.

Play it just like a normal vibe (using the first half of the pedal range), or push the pedal a bit further and control the Speed of the vibrato in real time.

Designer Statement

I began the design process for this vibraphone more than 15 years ago. It seemed obvious to me that the noisy, unexpressive, motorized vibrato used on all vibraphones was musically uninspiring. Many vibraphone players even chose to create their music without use of the vibra part of the vibraphone, because even the best instruments frequently had motors and pulsar fan assemblies that were too noisy to use. Even on a brand new instrument that was working well, the musical result of a motor-produced vibrato was mechanical sounding and musically unsatisfying to my ears.

When I began to look more closely at vibraphones, I realized that there were an array of other problems that plagued the daily lives of vibes players: dampening systems that were impossible to adjust to musically critical standards (high and low range dampening at different times, or sharps and naturals dampening at different times); poorly engineered frames that flexed, squeaked and rattled under hard playing, or worse, with every push of the pedal (or the more recent cement truck solutions to the problem). Most of these frame and dampening problems experienced could not be fixed on a gig, and the basic design made set up and break down unnecessarily difficult and time consuming.

The four pages of this document cannot fully document all the features and improvements, but we will cover as much as we can in the space allotted. Much gratitude is owed to Roger Clerc and Josef Eberl, the two Swiss engineers who brought my ideas to mathematical and structural perfection, and to the several Malletech employees who also contributed their time, effort and skills to the project. This was no easy thing to conceive or to perfect. If it were simple, other larger, well-funded companies would have solved these problems decades ago. The reaction to a prototype at the 2008 PASIC was more gratifying than we could have hoped for. Based on player input we solved the remaining ergonomic issues with the pedal and we are now proud to present the finished instrument that began shipping in August 2009. All of us who were involved in this project over the past few years hope you love our "Love Vibe."


Features

Make love to a note add vibrato like a pop singer
- Make love to a chord!
- Link vibrato speed to the underlying tempo
- Improvise vibrato rhythms at will

Control the depth & strength of the effect in real time
- Fully open to fully closed resonators
- Patent-Pending shutter technology
- no air leakage around pulsar disks (for softest ppp)
- no blockage of bar vibrations by fans (for maximum fff)
- no tube cut outs (full frequency spectrum and power of resonance)

Crescendo and diminuendo at will
- Strike note/chord and crescendo
- Strike note/chord and diminuendo
- Hairpin crescendo/diminuendo after attack

Lightweight, state-of-the-art, rock-solid frame design
- No motor: silent vibrato control
- One person quick set up
- Every parameter is user adjustable
- The most beautiful electric guitar choice of finishes ever seen on a vibraphone

37 stationary resonators
- Tunable resonators available at extra charge.

Vibrafon Malletech LoveVibe LV3.0, 3 Okt. Standard Height, 37 Stationary Resonators


Patented state of the art design that has every musical and ergonomic feature a jazz or concert artist can imagine (and then some!). Real time control of depth and speed of vibrato. Revolutionary pedal, damper and frame; fully tunable resonators; now with the same portable, height-adjustable frame as the OmegaVibe.

Why the name the "Love Vibe"?

First of all, you can "make love" to notes, chords and passages in a way never dreamed of before. Second, a lot of love (and time and investment!) has been put into the design concept, engineering and crafting of this new musical instrument. Lastly, youre going to fall in love with this vibe... its got what every vibes player has lusted after.

Play it just like a normal vibe (using the first half of the pedal range), or push the pedal a bit further and control the Speed of the vibrato in real time.

Designer Statement

I began the design process for this vibraphone more than 15 years ago. It seemed obvious to me that the noisy, unexpressive, motorized vibrato used on all vibraphones was musically uninspiring. Many vibraphone players even chose to create their music without use of the vibra part of the vibraphone, because even the best instruments frequently had motors and pulsar fan assemblies that were too noisy to use. Even on a brand new instrument that was working well, the musical result of a motor-produced vibrato was mechanical sounding and musically unsatisfying to my ears.

When I began to look more closely at vibraphones, I realized that there were an array of other problems that plagued the daily lives of vibes players: dampening systems that were impossible to adjust to musically critical standards (high and low range dampening at different times, or sharps and naturals dampening at different times); poorly engineered frames that flexed, squeaked and rattled under hard playing, or worse, with every push of the pedal (or the more recent cement truck solutions to the problem). Most of these frame and dampening problems experienced could not be fixed on a gig, and the basic design made set up and break down unnecessarily difficult and time consuming.

The four pages of this document cannot fully document all the features and improvements, but we will cover as much as we can in the space allotted. Much gratitude is owed to Roger Clerc and Josef Eberl, the two Swiss engineers who brought my ideas to mathematical and structural perfection, and to the several Malletech employees who also contributed their time, effort and skills to the project. This was no easy thing to conceive or to perfect. If it were simple, other larger, well-funded companies would have solved these problems decades ago. The reaction to a prototype at the 2008 PASIC was more gratifying than we could have hoped for. Based on player input we solved the remaining ergonomic issues with the pedal and we are now proud to present the finished instrument that began shipping in August 2009. All of us who were involved in this project over the past few years hope you love our "Love Vibe."


Features

Make love to a note add vibrato like a pop singer
- Make love to a chord!
- Link vibrato speed to the underlying tempo
- Improvise vibrato rhythms at will

Control the depth & strength of the effect in real time
- Fully open to fully closed resonators
- Patent-Pending shutter technology
- no air leakage around pulsar disks (for softest ppp)
- no blockage of bar vibrations by fans (for maximum fff)
- no tube cut outs (full frequency spectrum and power of resonance)

Crescendo and diminuendo at will
- Strike note/chord and crescendo
- Strike note/chord and diminuendo
- Hairpin crescendo/diminuendo after attack

Lightweight, state-of-the-art, rock-solid frame design
- No motor: silent vibrato control
- One person quick set up
- Every parameter is user adjustable
- The most beautiful electric guitar choice of finishes ever seen on a vibraphone

37 stationary resonators
- Tunable resonators available at extra charge.
Produktspesifikasjoner
Fabrikat-ForlagMalletech
ProduktVibraphones
SerieMalletech LoveVibe Series
Størrelse Omfang3 Oct.
FinishBlack Resonators
FargeBlack Carbon Fiber Plated Alu. Bars
Farge HwdBlack Frame
MaterialeAluminum Black Bars
Alt. 2No Motor
Alt. 6F3-F6
Produktspesifikasjoner
Fabrikat-ForlagMalletech
ProduktVibraphones
SerieMalletech LoveVibe Series
Størrelse Omfang3 Oct.
FinishBlack Resonators
FargeBlack Carbon Fiber Plated Alu. Bars
Farge HwdBlack Frame
MaterialeAluminum Black Bars
Alt. 2No Motor
Alt. 6F3-F6
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