I bought this bird whistle for 10 RMB(1.2696 EUR) nearby Lingyin Temple in Hangzhou, China.
When I got home, searched on Taobao and found it just worth 0.26 RMB (EUR 0.03301). I was like ….what the f**k!
Well, It’s still a bird whistle bought from Lingyin Temple. Some believe it brings fortune and luck to users.
In October 1, I heard the seller played it, found it sounds funny which made me purchase for it.
I used to have a bird whistle when I was around 4 or 5. It was made by bamboo. But I lost it after my family moved out. Now I’m 33, I get a new one, made by plastic, still sounds alike the previous one.
They are somewhere the same although made by different material, both work well after filled in water.
I recorded it and made it into Kontakt Library after I got home. It’s recorded in my private studio.
Two microphones used, Blue Bird SL and Rode NT5.
2 Round Robins, 3 velocity layers, and two different articulations which you will see.
It’s hard to play with it. It will soon get out of tune if blow it constantly on one note.But it sounds well while sliding it. So I made two versions, one for legato, one for poly.
I tried to tune it , but it will get lower if you play one note for a long time. I think it still sounds nice, can be used into funny film scene or lofi music.
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