A long time ago, I was really bored while eating my lunch. So, as normal people do, I started hitting my wrist bone with a knife. It made a tuning fork-like sound.
I finally decided to make an instrument out of that knife. So here we are.
I have zero experience in sampling and recording(I recorded it with an iPhone), but I was pleasantly surprised by how well the result sounded.
In the Kontakt(V6 I’m afraid) version you can create a mix between a dry, an amp and a distorted signal. Additionally there’s a reverb knob and I highly recommend using it. There’s also a lowpass filter knob, which ends up primarily controlling the harshness of the “hammers”/attack.
The amp signal creates an almost organ like sound.
And the distorted… well a distorted sound.
I also created a EXS24 version, which has its root key at A1 (not A3 as the Kontakt version) and sounds completely different, so is worth a try to listen to as well.
Unfortunately it doesn’t feature all those fancy effects and they have to be added manually in your DAW.
Unfortunately #2 I don’t have that iZotope software for noise-reducing the samples. Once I do, I will update the sample. Or maybe I will get some help with that from someone in the community.(There are even birds in the recording, but they somehow created a nice ambience)
(I used the new Kontakt template made by Angus Roberts-Carey, so thank you a lot, Angus, for creating that. It really helped me creating this instrument quite fast, but at the same time allowed me, a very beginner in sampling, to create an instrument with effects and UI.)
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Super nice sound but has some noises!
Really, the sound produced is really cool and I'd love to use it, as I believe it can fit pretty much anywhere. But... I can literally hear birds chirping in the background! Not sure why the volume is controlled with both the modwheel and velocity. This can be a real pain when it comes to programming it. I also really like the Pianobook aesthetic on the GUI. I think it's perfect and it should somehow be the default for every instrument here - but please... PLEASE set the knobs to change with vertical mouse movement, not horizontal...
Great For Video Games
When I first heard this sound, the first thing that came to mind was Super Mario Brothers. This sound would work well as a video game cue. All made from a kitchen tool that's used for cutting food. LOL. Enjoy!