Mangled Marxophone


Mangled Marxophone is a collection of wildly eerie, broken, and detuned “Mandolin Guitarophone” sound effects.

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Mangled Marxophone is a collection of wildly eerie, broken, and detuned stringed instrument sound effects. A Marxophone is a fretless zither instrument played with metal hammers. This library covers a particularly rare variety of Marxophone called a “Mandolin Guitarophone” from the early 1900’s.

Rescued from the deep crypts of a small town antique shop, it’s sprung to life again in all it’s broken glory for your sound design pleasure. The eerie ringing tones and rattly strings are captured at 192kHz with plenty of ultrasonic content for extreme pitch bending.

mandolin marxophone sound effects recording session

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Additional information


2.07 GB

Sound Effects





31+ min

File Type



192 kHz/24 bit

Equipment Used

Sanken CO-100K, Sennheiser MKH 8040, Sound Devices MixPre-10T