The Gyil - A Playable Multisample Instrument


 


The Gyil is a West African percussion instrument similar to the marimba, but with it's own rich history and tonal flavor.

Also known as a Balafon, Balangi, or Bala, its struck with a mallet and there are gourds underneath the bars that are covered with spiderweb silk to produce a distinct buzzing sound. 

Traditionally a pentatonic tuned instrument, we've made a version that is a fully chromatic software instrument. Multi-sampled and velocity sensitive!

Huge thank you to Jackson Hillmer for letting us create this. (And also for traveling from the US all the way to Ghana to get one.)


REQUIREMENTS

-245 MB free space
-Requires Ableton 10 or higher and the Sampler* instrument installed.

*Sampler is included in Ableton Suite, but must be purchased separately if you're using Live Intro or Standard.