Large Wind Chimes
These Large Wind Chimes have been at my parents house for a long time.
There’s five bells, tuned to a warm pentatonic scale originally just beyond the scope of A = 440Hz. I recorded them through an AKG C414, Shure SM57, and AKG P170 pair — each going into a Behringer U-PHORIA UMC404HD interface. The have been re-tuned in Kontakt, but I left the original pitches in the Samples folder.
It’s a little noisier this way (perhaps this is a good thing), but I love them the most when sustaining each note for a long period of time, as the real bells would do themselves. Of course, I kept the release time fairly low should you want a little more vanilla control over the duration of the notes.
Likewise, the zones have been mapped fully across the range of an 88-Key MIDI controller, so one may play any note, however for those who wish to maintain the spirit of the original instrument a Bb pentatonic centered at middle-C will do well. Those with an adventurous soul must consider using this extended key range for thunderous carillon tones at the bottom register, and sweet worldly glockenspiel sprinkles above.
Included .nki requires latest version of Kontakt 5 or newer
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