This is a toddlers toy glockenspiel that I think I bought from a garage-sale hosted at my brothers house. (I’m not sure if it was actually his though)
It’s got close and far (mono, sorry) mic positions, and I think I tuned it slightly to center A440. Theres a fair bit of velocity control here and I’ve extended the key range, but it really shines in one of the octaves best.
When I use it, I often find it best acts to accentuate other instruments in arrangement and add some extra sparkle or glitter.
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Nicely sampled another toy instrument
I am having fun with this toy series : such a cute sound of toy instrument. The sound is nice, and very easy to play.
A teeny tiny dry glockenspiel
If you are a fan implementing toy instruments in your compositions, this will be a very nice addition for you. If you forget about the very stretched low register, this little toy is sampled perfectly. It's dynamic, it has no noises, it's panned properly, and it features two mics, Close and Room. I personally don't like the Room one, but you can judge for yourself. The instrument is very dry in general, but that's not really bad since it leaves you room to do whatever you want with it. Very nice!
Surprisingly large range...
Being stretched over almost five octaves was surprising to me, but I guess it doesn't hurt. My only suggestion is to narrow the stereo range so that the samples don't go so far to each side based on the range.
Really unique toy instrument
This is a really unique glock, i haven't heard anything like it on pianobook. It has a really childish, whimsical sound and theres something going on in the tone i cant quite put my finger on. Its almost like its very quickly pitch bending or has some kind of weird overtone. Its really unique. Unfortunately for me, i find the release to be too short for my personal uses. I think it would work great in certain scoring situations but i cant really see where i would fit it into my work. Of course you could always add reverb but there are alot of bell instruments on pianobook i prefer anyway. Its still really cool though.
Its exactly what it says it is...
Ita a Toy Piano. Its been recorded well. Albeit in Mono. But its sounds good and it plays well. It might not be massively inspiring to some, but it's well worth putting in your arsenal.