The story

Since I was a little kid, I always loved Orff instruments. In music class, it seemed we never got to play with them very much. As an adult, I decided a few Orff instruments would be useful to have around the studio, but upon investigating, I had a severe case of sticker shock! These instruments aren’t cheap! Nor do they come up very often on the used market. However, FaceBook marketplace has yielded a few excellent finds over the past few years, but none quite as good as these Orff Chime Bars. They were completely new, individually wrapped in paper and in sealed boxes. They’d been in someone’s storage locker, but the locker was taken over by a property management company who was liquidating everything they found inside.

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  • Mystery, magic and wonderous instrument...

    This was a discovery that I should have made sooner amongst sample libraries on Pianobook. Super surprised to not see lots of demo tracks for this particular instrument. I really like these chimes, and they have a character all their own. They play really nicely with a bit of reverb and boom -- you've got a magical and relaxing instrument! It's about the character here.

    Andrew Ernst04 October 2022
  • beautiful chimes

    This a really beautiful sample library where you get a few different options of chimes. Some more chill and some with a more defined attack. Playing with this more its definitely one of the best of these kinds of instruments on pianobook but Dan Keens frozen glock is also outstanding. Ive heard some occasional clicks but these are pretty rare and i have isotope declick which works amazingly well. I love using instruments like this to accent piano motifs. Im a huge fan of harry potter where john williams uses celeste and this gives me a similar vibe. Its really cool to have different options as well that can be blended together.

    septemberwalk11 November 2021
  • Is it bad form to review your own samples? :-D

    I'm not really sure if this is allowed, but thought I'd weigh in here. ;-

    Sam EcoffSamplist 18 November 2021
  • Charming Chimes

    I used the muted version doubled with a piano and it has a sort of mellow sparkling effect. Three nice different sounds but maybe the ability to combine them in one GUI might be nice?

    NemoralisMusicSamplist 13 October 2021
  • You can create some wonderful glissandos here..

    You can create some wonderful glissandos here, particularly with the hard mallet patch triggered by the Low E key. run it through a ping ping delay and it will add real character to your music. I love the inclusion of the staccato patch too. Nice work Sam!

    R.Treves20 October 2021
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