Old Metal Funnel

Old Metal Funnel


This little library comes from a couple of samples of an old metal funnel that my Dad had since before I was born (1963). It is about 8″ in diameter.

One day I noticed that, well, it seemed to have nice ring to it. So I sampled it using my Tascam DR-40 recorder at 96kHz.

I struck the funnel with my finger. I also bowed the bell end with a violin bow, which made a sound that was extremely high picthed, but at 96kHz I was able to use it at lower frequencies with no problem.

There are several different sounds in this little library, including bell sounding hits and lush pads. Regarding the pad, once I happened upon a nice sound from the bowed sample in Kontakt, I then stuck that through a bit of Valhalla Supermassive, Blackhole at about 95% mix, and a bit of Valhalla Shimmer for good measure. I thought it sounded superb, so I went about sampling that for every note on an 88 note keyboard, up to F#6 as Kontakt couldn’t play the 96kHz sample at a higher pitch than that.

I hope you can find it useful. Thanks for listening!


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An Old Metal Funnel bowed and struck

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