The story

I’ve been following pianobook eagerly since its inception & In such a short space of time, an incredible library of beautiful instruments has become available for everyone. What a community spirit! I wanted to give something back, however, I lack a piano. So here is my modest contribution, my Vintage Glockenspiel.

I hope you like it!

Reviews for Vintage Glockenspiel

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  • A beautiful glockenspiel

    I am surprised with the decent quality of this glockenspiel. The sounds are so delicate and heavenly that make this a very useful resource.

    The interface is user-friendly and intuitive. The controls are well placed, making it easy to use. I like that the background has a dark tone, as it allows to clearly visualize the main elements. The only thing I would have liked different is that the labels were not in lower case.

    GuilleDSamplist 28 September 2022
  • Great quality sample library

    Disclaimer - I can't say anything about the Kontakt UI or playability as I downloaded this before I had Kontakt, and have thus been using my own Ableton Sampler patch to play these. I therefore scored these categories the same as displayed on the page to minimize my impact on those.

    In regards to the samples themselves, these are simply great. They sit really nicely in every mix I throw them in and have become my go-to whenever glocks are needed. They are very dry and well defined, so you have full control of the sense of space and they are a great fit for crowded mixes.

    Bard LingaSamplist 16 December 2021
  • Quality samples with small (fixable) issues

    This is a nice sample set, the two velocity layers and two round robins samples per velocity make it expressive and natural sounding. To make it playable fully chromatically, you need to extend the note range of the "white" keys to the neighbouring black keys. A few samples have some background noise or an unclean attack, so they should be substituted by neighbouring samples too.

    I did all this and made an SFZ file for this library. You can find it at

    SpotlightKid08 March 2023
  • Really dry and realistic sound

    This instrument is really dry and realistic. Its super close sounding and you hear the little noises of the glock, which i think often get left out in these libraries. On alot of the higher notes you get a super pleasing transient from the mallet hitting which i like alot. There are a few programming issues mentioned by others but i haven't found these to be particularly annoying. Still it would be great to see an update with these critiques taken into account because the recording and tone of this is great.

    septemberwalk14 November 2021
  • If a glockenspiel is what you want...

    I'm not hearing the same issues that Sam has had in the review below mine. For me this is a simple and to the point Kontakt instrument. Nice job!

    R.Treves20 October 2021
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