HELP :) pls
So, for years (ever since I discovered sound fonts) I have tried finding adequate mallet percussion sounds. Specifically --> marimba, vibraphone, and crotales (if not, bells). The ones I come across either have a harsh attack, sounding like a xylo, or are rounder and warmer in sound (as if being used with the soft mallets) though the high register becomes inaudible. Cons outweigh the pros...
I decided to attempt to make my own sound font. I downloaded the University of Iowa yarn-marimba sound files and used those to create a Marimba sound font. It seems I followed all of the directions I could find however when loaded into MuseScore, it all sounds like dead strokes (or very abrupt sound cuts, I cannot explain it.)
May anyone know how to resolve this? Or otherwise direct me to some spicy marimba (and/or vibe) sound fonts?