Singing Bowls

Pads and other sounds created from singing bowls and struck metals....

The story

Sometime in 2019 I ordered a cheap singing bowl online. It seemed like the obvious thing to sample. Recorded a wonderful pad, hit it, and discovered that if I spun the bowl on my desk before hitting it I could create a pad with a nice rumble.At the end of the year my Mum gave me another singing bowl for Christmas so I made some similar instruments with this.

I have also included 2 extra instruments, one made using my metal Chillys bottle, and another using the lid of a casserole dish. I have they are simple and fun but I did not feel they were worth submitting on their own.


Leave a review to let others know what you thought of the instrument!

  • Unique and usable singing bowls

    These singing bowls are both beautiful and immediately playable. They fit nicely and unobtrusively into mixes, and offer a beautiful and rich warmth. The addition of the Chilly bottle and pot lid are nice bonuses too!

    Sam Ecoff18 October 2021
  • Unfortuately too noisy!

    Even though some sounds are really nice, unfortunately they suffer from too much noise, and the attack might be too harsh for the most non-pad patches. I also found the pitch being kinda off in some lower samples. I liked the bowl sounds the most, because they reminded me some kind of church bells.

    Alex Raptakis17 October 2021
  • high quality at the best possible price

    I didn't expect to find instruments that sounded so good on pianobook, but I changed my mind also thanks to this singing bowl. Very inspirational, thank you!

    Gabriele13 October 2021
  • Halloween Bowls

    Nice eerie bell sounds. Slight detuning on the notes. All will come in to play to add a unique character to it. Another great one for the month of October! Enjoy!

    dafingaz13 October 2021