The story

I was visiting my family in Rome, Italy, over Christmas 2019, and I decided to sample one of the drinking glasses my mum has in her kitchen, with the idea of turning it into something unconventional, for a glass, at least!
I recorded myself hitting the glass with my fingernail into my trusty H1n and obtained 3 different samples: piano, mezzoforte, and forte. I imported the samples in ProTools, normalised and time-stretched them. I applied a good amount of plate reverb to them, as well. This processing is what made the Glass Bells.

For the Glassy Evolutions, I grabbed the forte sample, created a copy of it that I reversed, and then combined the original and reversed samples together. I applied the Crystallizer from SoundToys to create the “evolutions”, and again some plate reverb.

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  • Original and unique sound from the kitchen!!

    Idea is nice and the sound is great. I really love this kitchen series :

    Asuka Amane20 October 2021
  • Use the filter for a more mellow sound!

    Anothe two patches to include to your kitchen pad collection. These ones feature a bell-like, and very wet sound signature. I find that the main patch works best if you bring in the cutoff filter at around the middle to avoid dealing with the harsher high end, and in regards to the Evolutions, I'd use it without the sequencer, unless I were to program it with perfect quantization, since if you play two slightly notes slightly off, you may create some chaos.

    Alex Raptakis28 October 2021
  • Nice Sound From The Kitchen

    Another nice sound from the kitchen. This one is great for creating ambiences. Layer with other sounds for a nice soundscape. Enjoy!

    dafingaz13 October 2021
  • Harsh and noisy...

    The samples produce an inherently harsh sound through their processing, which although not bad on its own, it could quickly get to be too much for a mix. The samples would also greatly benefit from some noise reduction. Not a superb library in my opinion, but it works.

    Christopher28 October 2021
  • Ambient Church Bells

    This is definitely an interesting sound. It resembles church bells with a bunch of reverb which makes it very enveloping and cascading. While im not in love with the sound i still think its really cool sounding and unique. Theres not as much control over the reverb as one might like. Since we all have either stock reverbs, i think most of us would rather have a dry sound we could drench in reverb than a sound with already baked in reverb that we cant take off. Im also noticing some clicking and artifacts at the beginning of the notes sometimes. This instrument isn't that inspiring to me but it still provides a unique timbre and sound

    septemberwalk12 November 2021
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