Robs Coffee Can Gamelan Metallophone

Robs Coffee Can Gamelan Metallophone


I swear, I must have been a drummer in another life because I’m an incessant “tapper”. I seem to “tap” everything I touch and as I google what incessant finger tapping can mean I learn that it could be a sign of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or an anxiety issue – yay for me!

The other day, I discovered that even taking out the garbage can lead to making music. As I walked from the kitchen to the garage tapping on my empty coffee can I noted that the can provided a beautiful mid-range tone when tapped. The tone reminded me of my world music studies and the more I thought of the sounds I heard when studying Indonesian music – so I looked it up and found: “Gamelan is the traditional ensemble music of the Javanese, Sundanese, and Balinese peoples of Indonesia, made up predominantly of percussive instruments. The most common instruments used are metallophones played by mallets and a set of hand-played drums called kendhang which register the beat”

And there you go – my “COFFEE CAN GAMELAN METALLOPHONE” was born.

I quite like the sound and hope you do too…


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reply to Teo

5.0 rating
January 26, 2021

Hey Teo – I’m glad you like my CCG-Metallophone. Since the instrument is derived from a single wav file I would think it could easily load into the Kontakt sampler. Rob

Rob Asselstine

very unique instrument for using as drums

5.0 rating
January 19, 2021

sounds amazing! any chance to get these sounds on kontakt or as wav drum kit?

Teo Hemshire?


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