This is a SILLY sample patch meant to be used only for FUN! YouTube Demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRieVs8HIV8
Hit on the Noggin'
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Musical hits, but no controls...
These melodic percussive sounds seem fantastic to me, but unfortunately there are two problems that I can't overlook when it comes to featuring any instrument in a composition.
The first and most obvious is that the wetness that comes after the hit cannot be controlled, which can make things very weird since the pitch generated is completely random. The second, less obvious thing is that the tails of the samples are cropped kind of suddenly.
Since there are no additional controls offered, I'd love to see an Attack and Release knob, as well as a Dry/Wet knob, because the sound is really interesting to me!
One trick pony
This sound, while interesting, is a bit of a one-trick pony. I'm not entirely sure where you'd use it. As far as I can tell, there's only a single velocity layer and no round robins. There are not a lot of controls provided to shape the sound, either, so what you see is kind of what you get. It has a bit of the flavor of the short PCM samples you'd hear in late 80s and early 90's ROMplers like the Proteus series. I'm sure it's going to be useful to someone, somewhere. It is well recorded and has very little noise. I just don't quite know what to do with it, but I suppose that's my limitations coming through, not those of this sample.
Just one sound...
It's fun to play with for a couple minutes, but since there are no control it's difficult to blend this in with any other libraries. Would love to see it expanded to give the user a little more input over the sounds produced.
Lack of Control
I pretty much agree with what everyone above me said. With the lack of control you have in this instrument, it really comes down to if you like the sound of it or not. i see some do and some dont. I unfortunately dont very much. I think it cool be cool layered into some dense orchestral percussion but personally i can't see myself using this one. There are a bunch of metallic percussive instruments on pianobook i like more. I applaud anybody making sample instruments though as i never have.
I guess you either like the sound or you don't. PCM synth vibes, but with no control whatsoever over the sound it's either perfect, or it isn't.