Old Metal Funnel

An Old Metal Funnel bowed and struck...

The story

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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  • A little dark and ambient pad

    Very nice! I really like this a little dark and ambient texture. I will be using this for my music!

    Asuka Amane30 October 2021
  • Instant inspiration

    The Funnel Bowed Organ patch is great! I had to reduce the reverb. But then it is full of relaxed character!

    DONE E. LOW17 October 2021
  • Clay has done it again!

    This library has a whole mess of amazingly great sounds from FM like plucks to organs, to things that defy description but are cool and fun to play. Everything's sublimely recorded, perfectly edited, and super playable. The Mod wheel introduces interesting variations, and this is another phenomenally useful library from Clay.

    Sam Ecoff03 November 2021
  • Lush Pads

    The Funnel hits i don't think are that great. Theres no round robins or dynamic layers so it sounds very robotic. On metal hit instruments like this i thin round robins are so crucial for realism because i hit can sound so different depending on how you strike the object. The pads are awesome however, extremely lush and beautiful. I won't be using th bell hits but i can't wait to use these awesome pads in a project

    septemberwalk28 October 2021
  • Nice synth sounds, and nice ambience overall!

    This is a very intresting instrument from Clay. While I really like the Lush patches, which are some very ambient and smooth pads, the other patches seem good but not as interesting. You might like them though because they are well made to say the least. There are a little noisy but you don't really notice it that much. They produce some nice synthy sounds that you will enjoy if you are into that type of genre. As for the dry funnel bell patches, oh well, brace yourselves for some rough pitches!

    Alex Raptakis17 October 2021
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