Jonathan Howe has released a free virtual Glockenspiel instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The Kontakt interface features a simple reverb on/off switch, a knob for the size of the reverb, a function that randomly detunes the keys and a simple 3-Band EQ.
I recently started my first little sampling project and to keep things simple I started with a glockenspiel that I had lying around here for a while now.
It consists of 1 and a half octave and I have sampled 7 velocity layers for each note. Naturally it can play in the keys of C, G and F but I have stretched some samples to make it a little more versatile. I colored these red on the keyboard so you know when you are using stretched samples and can avoid them if you don’t want to. Additionally I added a few sounds of dropping the mallet one octave below the playing range, making it 101 individual samples!
Jonathan’s Glockenspiel is available to download at no charge.
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