Hi Julie-Ellen, The instrument arrived yesterday in perfect conditions and works perfectly!It is definitely the best electronic mallet instrument I've ever tried.Thanks for your kindness and professionalism.Best Regards,Salvatore Scucces
- Salvatore Scucces (Italy)
The playing feel of this instrument is where it shines. I’ve had the chance to let two other percussionists try the Xylosynth, and their response in each case matched my first impression verbatim: “It feels like playing a marimba.” The Xylosynth feels very much like an acoustic percussion instrument. The best thing that can be said about the Xylosynth's feel, sensitivity, and expressive capabilities, is that when I play it, I'm not aware of the playing surface. The interface between the player and the instrument isn't a conscious consideration, which speaks volumes to the "natural" feel of the Xylosynth.
- James Walker, Mallet Jazz
Hello Julie-Ellen, Finally the Xylosynth came to Liencres. We are very happy with the instrument. It's sounding with a Roland Fantom and it sounds amazing. Thank-you very much.
- Oskar Galende – Spain
I'm now a freelance sound engineer and a professional musician. I play with two bands (2 french singers) and I always play the Xylosynth with one of them; David Keler. I love playing the Xylosynth, and everyone in the band and the audience like it. David Keler asked me to have it on every gig! Sometimes I have some questions about it, and I ask people to contact you.
- Jimmy Tillier
Can I just reiterate what I said yesterday in my phone call to you about how pleased I am with my Xylosynth. It is beautifully made and a pleasure to play. Last week I used it to play the bell part in Puccini's Tosca and received continued praise for the instrument from both the Conductor and the Artistic Director. This week, it is being used in a production of West Side Story and again I've had praise from the conductor for the instrument. Hooked up to a Kurzweil PC2R, the Xylosynth is producing some amazing results.
- James Pickford
Yes we received the Xylosynth some weeks back. We absolutely love it! The craftsmanship on it is really superb and responsiveness of the instrument allows a lot of nuanced playing. We are just now getting our ensemble together and the Xylosynth will feature prominently you can be sure.
- Mark Wingate, Florida State University
Thanks. And yes the Xylosynth is working out great. The kids love it and it really helps us all out having the kids on headphones considering I teach in an office area with no door separating the main band room where other lessons are taking place.
- Marshall Greenhouse, Drum Chicago
Greetings, The instrument arrived on Thursday with no issues, and it's amazing .. been using it all weekend. I've used the all of the available Mallet Synth Controllers and hands down this is the best instrument of them all. The response from the wood is spectacular, even the contact sound is more plausible due to the wood than the hard plastic or the soft neoprene of the alternatives. The sensitivity and note length knobs are gold .. I'm digging the mallets as well .. perfect softness for the surface .. Thank you very much for your assistance with everything .
- Matthew Kerr, San Diego, March 2023
Thanks for the advice! Yes I think the xylosynth definitely feels better than the malletkat, and it’s a lot easier to navigate the menus on the instrument. It also is just a truly gorgeous instrument!
- Tim Williams USA April ’23
I am really enjoying playing your 4-octave Xylosynth alongside my marimba on the Nigel Kennedy tour. I had for many years always used another mallet controller but thought on this tour of the new album recorded with a serious amount of technology from the group Massive Attack I would try the Xylosynth as it was highly recommended by the guys at Bell Percussion in London for a Nigel Kennedy tour last year. It's been a real revelation and I will probably now request the use of a Xylosynth throughout the world tour. Congratulations on a top notch product and design.
- Orphy Robinson
Just a courtesy note to advise that my Xylosynth arrived safely yesterday - a day earlier than estimated - thank-you - that is great service from yourselves and your freight company. The instrument is beautiful - I played it for about 30 minutes and it seems to function perfectly too. I'll send another update in a week or so after it has bedded in a little further.
- Ian Dare, Australia
Hi Julie-Ellen,The Xylosynth has arrived and it's perfect!Everything is perfect!I will play it in public for the first time in two weeks!Thank you very much.Best Regards
- Fabio Machiavelli 4 Octave Blonde Birch Standard
The instrument is just beautiful. The craftsmanship is perfect.I'm looking forward to incorporating it into my set up. The feel is very nice and I can see that it won't take long to get used to playing on it.The few sounds I worked with already were a joy to produce on it. This instrument has great potential. I am very glad to finally own one.I will be in touch.Bravo!PeacePeter
- Peter Fagiola, XS6-4BU-BC-LED, USA
My new Xylosynth has arrived this morning and was a beauty to look at and a bliss to try out. It worked wonderfully "out of the box" with some sounds I had on Reason, and I'm already in love with the "note length" knob!!! I'm sure it will be a truly inspiring instrument.
I'd like to thank you all very much for the excellent work, the punctuality and professionality. My best wishes and congratulations!
Keep it up.
- Ian Da Preda
I wanted to let you know how rapt I am with the 3 octave Xylosynth you sent to me here in Adelaide earlier this year. It was an expensive purchase and I was a little unsure about doing it but I'm definitely glad I did. I have married it to an Arturia Origin module http://www.arturia.com/
products/hardware-synths/ origin-desktop The 2 together are really quite formidable. Thanks for the great instrument. cheers- Bernard
- Bernard Haseloff, XS6-3BB-BC-IS, Australia
Hi Will, received the instrument last friday -a joy to play and looking even better «live» thanon the pictures!Using it with the «Cromaphone» -software, works great.thanks a lot
- Morten Lund
I just wanted you to know the Xylosynth arrived today, and I can't stop playing it! I love it!It's even better than I was hoping for.Thank you so much for a great instrument.-Linda
- Linda Binder USA April 2023
Apols for not getting back to you re receipt, too busy playing the Xylosynth! Very happy indeed - loving the vibraphone sounds.
- Dan Macintyre – UK
I am very very happy with the Xylosynth. It has also proven live in different ensembles (duo, combo and big band). For me it runs on a Macbook Air with Main Stage and GarageBand.
- Wilfried Bokelmann
My Xylosynth is such a beautiful instrument. I'm really thrilled to have it here and look forward to many years with it. Thanks for working with me through my questions and the ordering process. I really appreciate the high level of customer service.
- Brian Martin