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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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.
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!