Ian Da Preda

Ian Da Preda

Italian born Vibraphonist, Electronic Percussionist, Composer, Arranger, Educator.

My Xylosynth Setup

Currently I’m using a software-based rig tailored onto Cubase for studio work and Reason for live work with my 3 Octave Birch Xylosynth. I’ve tried several vibraphone and marimba related sound libraries through the years and the best ones that work for me are Art Vista Cool Vibes and Soniccouture Vibraphone. After a little tweaking, they both deliver a very realistic and comfortable playing experience. The Sampletekk Marimba library is also a favourite of mine. Other synth, keyboard and percussion sounds come from various sources including Steinberg’s Halion Sonic. For live performances I use a MacBook Air i5 with a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 sound and midi interface, while in studio I have an old M-Audio 1814 interface connected to a Quad Core Desktop PC.

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