I recorded some plastic whirly tube thingys ( that is their technical name right?) I recorded several passes in different pitches and speeds. I normalized them and filtered them a bunch . Then I mapped them in to Kontakt and tuned them up. I added some Long “Church “ verb and it has a nice choir like effect. Maybe I’ll make a hybrid choir with this and my “Cricket Choir”! Cheers!
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Nicely captured piccolo-like sound choir
The sound immediately reminded me of one of my favorites, "Wicker People and Piccolo" from the Spitfire Earth Library : The sound seems to be in the middle of the flute and piccolo, and sounds like the choir. I personally love the sound of this tube choir!
What a fun sample library this is! The gently pulsing ghostly sound fits nicely in many musical situations, and this seems like a great instrument to sample since they're both unwieldy and impractical to use in a studio to try to actually track live on a project. Very nicely done!
In typical Joshua fashion, the sound quality is amazing, but this time, the character of the instrument is something else! It really sounds like that retro-stereotypical ghost sound, and I think it's lovely! I find very interesting to play single notes and messing with the pitch-bend a little bit, but that's definitely not the only way to use it. Unfortunately you won't find any dynamics or settings.
All bow to the Whirly Tube
I had Whirly Tube when I was a kid that I absolutely loved. And then, many years later, I heard PDQ Bach use one as a solo instrument on his 1712 Overture album. So I came preconditioned to appreciate this instrument with I imagine is tough to sample reasonably well. Anyway, this is a fun instrument and works best, to my ears, in the midrange which feels closest to the original range.
This is a really nice pad from joshua. It does indeed have kind of vocal quality to it. It keeps warping and modulation so it always stays interesting. This can be really useful as single note drones or as a pad. It would be nice to have some controls but its not really needed with this instrument. I love how warm it is in the mids and the highs dont get too piercing either