Cinematic Wine Glasses

Wine glass harmonics recorded with a SE2200T direct to an Apogee Duet.

The story

This is my first sampled “instrument”. About 2 years ago, I wanted to give a try sampling something into Kontakt and just thought that sampling a wine glass would be something unique to have in my sound palette!
Although it was sampled on December 2017 in Barcelona (now I live in London), I still haven’t had the chance to use it in any of my scores and wanted to share it with you all.

I recorded the ringing sound of a wine glass produced by rubbing the brim. Used water (instead of wine, it was cheaper) to produce the notes from a D3 to G4, then pitch shifted the lower and top notes to get a range from C3 to C5.
Then, added a LPF knob controlled with the Mod Wheel and some Reverb, which you can turn off by pressing a UI button, if you want to add your own 🙂

The gear used was a SE2200T direct to an Apogee Duet.
Oh, and the same wine glass I was using to drink Pinot Noir the night before!

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  • The limitations don't take out the loveliness!

    While this instrument has the very limited range of just 2 octaves, it offers great ambience, especially if you work with the Low Pass Filter as your Dynamics. I absolutely loved it! I also tried it without the reverb setting which is included in the GUI, but I didn't like as much. The wallpaper is nice but it would be even better without the default kontakt graphics. Other than the reverb and the LPF knob, you won't find anything else for you to tweak, but that's alright because the sound is amazing by default.

    Alex Raptakis27 October 2021
  • Limited range but still really cool

    These sounds have a very frozen, glassy and almost choral vibe, my only complaint is that the range is very limited but for what it is, its still really cool. I think some third party effects would make this even cooler. I think even with artificially expanding the keyboard range it would still sound really cool and natural something Dan Keen does a-lot. It's worth a try.

    septemberwalk26 October 2021
  • Nice Ambient Sound

    This wine glass heard around the world. This actually sounds like a choir. Great sound! Maybe could still use some help either with layering or effects. Enjoy!

    dafingaz13 October 2021
  • Crystal pads

    This wine glass library is well recorded and edited within kontakt, and has a lovely singing quality. The range is somewhat limited, but it has a very pure, cantabile sound to it that is immediately playable. I appreciate that the GUI includes a way to easily deactivate the reverb, and that it provides filter cutoff, which is conveniently mapped toe MIDI CC1.

    Sam Ecoff04 November 2021