The story

Bell Bowl Swarm is a small sampler instrument that I decided to build using the recordings I made for the Pianobook Global Swarm challenge. I made some stereo recordings of a Tibetan Singing Bowl being struck, and then clustered them all together to create a swarm-like texture. The result was something that I found to be really playable, that sounded not unlike windchimes, and I thought I’d share it with the Pianobook community as a Decent Sampler instrument.

Hope you enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚


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  • sounds great

    Like the above review mentionet the attack is a bit harsh but I still found it very useful for my track

    TBLOOE19 May 2022
  • On the right track

    The concept of this set is great. Very useful, but... the attack transients are a bit harsh and, in my opinion fight with the intent of a relaxing sound. Some sort mallets would improve the sound, maybe leather on the wooden beaters. Also, it would be nice to have different versions of the swarm at various speeds (rhythmically). Thanks for this. Still very useful.

    ddailey18 May 2022
  • A little bit of magic

    This is a fairly simple, but kind of magical swarm instrument that is based in only 3 samples, which are basically the same pitch but different round robins. These are spread on the entire keyboard, and all in all provide a wholesome, magical sound. Because of that spread though, since the entire instrument is based off of one pitch, the higher you go on your keybed, the faster the swarm becomes. This also happens with the low register, but it's far more pleasant since it sounds more like a big bell instead.

    I noticed that there some punchy/bassy frequences on the samples, which become very apparent on the mid and high register, so I recommend filtering those with an EQ. Overall though it is a very pleasant result.

    Alex Raptakis21 May 2022