I love making weird noises and sound design. My wife bought this little travel glockenspiel for me as a gift, ultimately planning on me destroying it in the sound making process. As I started banging around on it, I grew to love its simple tone. So I sampled it with 4 velocity layers. Then I decided to go ahead and resample it 4 different times with unique processing on each revision so I could blend them as I wished. Thus, the Randonspiel was born. It seemed a natural fit to give it away for free, so I made a ‘shelter’ instrument for my company, Fallout Music Group. But still, I thought it might make a fun addition to the Piano Book community as well.
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The most creative glockenspiel you will find
This glockenspiel instrument is not your everyday classical glockenspiel, but much more than that. This patch has been made with great attention to detail, and the sampling is simply awesome. There are many ways to create your very own unique sound signature, and you are going to have a lot of fun while doing it.
Sometimes you might find a specific spot being too harsh, but you can always play around that in many ways. The GUI is perfect in both design and feature aspects. The only missing thing is the ability to map the X and Y axis of the main box in CC, similar to how Native Instruments does it for Thrill or Mysteria.
Best alternative glockenspiel...
Glocks are kinda hard to do much processing on since they don't really give a lot of not length or range to work with, but this instrument exceeded my expectations. Super interesting GUI that's really interesting to use a play around with. I've never really head of an alternative glockenspiel library, but this one sets the standard pretty high. Fantastic work!!!
A quirky yet very usable metallic instument
It has a very nice interface that lets you blend the 4 different basic sounds in an x-y axis. If that were not enough you get 5 fully functional effects to further modify the sound as well as adsr. Lots of potential for creativity here. The lower two octaves are a bit wonky at the F key, but that kind of adds to it's charm for me, keeping it well within the realm of an acoustic instrument. This is a great example of the kind of creative inspiration that pianobook is all about. Kudos!
Awesome Organic sound
First of all this GUI is superb. It not only looks great, but the controls are really well laid out and the xy pattern controller is awesome. Sounds like these are why we love piano book. all the little noises and from the player and the instrument give this so much character as opposed to other instruments which we might feel are too sterile and polished. You can really hear the transient of the mallet hitting which gives a different sound in the different round robins which adds to the realism. The sound at certain points does get a little too resonant and piercing for me but this is still a really awesome and well made instrument.
A Glockenspiel that is so much more
With a killer GUI, this sample pack is much more than another glockenspiel sample. Offering up distortion, delay, amp modeling, reverb, and filters along with an XY controller to blend between four sample layers, you can get really creative with this! Well recorded and beautifully executed.