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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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.
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.
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!
As glocks go it's realistic
If you're after a glock sound then this will do the job. No frills really but it's got velocity layers giving this instrument life and dynamism. I quite like it.
Glock with a few little issues
This instrument has some nice vintage vibes, and was well recorded. Unfortunately, the instrument sounds like it has some intonation issues. What is more, there are a couple of issues with the Kontakt programming. The root key of the lowest zone in the soft layer is assigned to the wrong octave, and it would probably make a lot of sense to map the instrument lower on the keyboard, even though it is mapped to the correct octaves right now. Only those with 88 note controllers can currently play the entire range without transposing. So, while this is a cool instrument, those issues the tuning problems in particular may make it less attractive for some users.