The story

I sampled this glockenspiel at school last year, it is a beautifully sounding instrument that I have played in many concerts and productions! I have sampled every note and done two dynamic layers.

Reviews for Yamaha Glockenspiel

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  • Oh so Christmassy for me

    this is one of the best Glockenspiels in pianobook the tone is sharp and clean perfectly usable right out of the box and for me a -6db high shelf from around 3500hz gave me a perfect tone that sits well it the orchestra i even created a slay bell effect by adding a delay , a gate and a lite reverb

    de silva17 November 2021
  • A very resonant glocken

    This little glocken is very well sampled and comes with a cute wallpaper. It has a very resonant tail that can last from 4 to 7 second depending on how hard you play, so keep that in mind. Luckily, there is absolutely no white noise to be found. It also might be a little confusing to some that the non-working keys are set to am orange colour, and the working keys are set with no colour at all.

    Alex Raptakis31 October 2021
  • Awesome tone but very resonant

    This insrtrument is extremely well recorded and characterful. It really gives those Christmas vibes and would sound great in a number of scenarios. There is a decent amount of dynamics here but some round robins would have been nice too. The biggest issue here that kind of ruins this instrument is how long each sample rings out. If you're playing a slow passage this could work but if you wanted to play several notes in a short amount of time the extremely resonant tails blend together in a dissonant way which could be the opposite of what you want in a feel good happy piece. The sound itself is great, i think it would be well worth it to trim down the releases or offer some control over them

    septemberwalk10 November 2021
  • Pretty, if a bit ringy glockenspiel

    This glockenspiel is well recorded, and has a nice sharp attack. It's very clear sounding. The trouble is that every note rings out to its fullest, and there's no obvious way to mute the sounds. Offering at least ADSR controls in the GUI might have helped. With a little more care in the programming, this good sample pack could become a lot more playable.

    Sam EcoffSamplist 18 October 2021