• Register
  • Help
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Topic: Australian buzz thingy?

Share/Bookmark
  1. #1

    Australian buzz thingy?

    Hi
    Does anybody know the name of this Australien
    wind instrument? - you swing it in the air and
    it makes a sort of buzzing sound.
    And has it ever been sampled?

    Maybe some of our Australien friends know - Chadwick? [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

  2. #2
    Senior Member Bruce A. Richardson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 1999
    Location
    Dallas, Texas
    Posts
    5,755

    Re: Australian buzz thingy?

    Originally posted by Sapkiller:
    Hi
    Does anybody know the name of this Australien
    wind instrument? - you swing it in the air and
    it makes a sort of buzzing sound.
    And has it ever been sampled?

    Maybe some of our Australien friends know - Chadwick? [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
    <font size=\"2\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">Well, I\'m not Australian, but can tell you that the instrument you\'re describing is called a bull roarer.

    I know the Vienna guys have sampled one. They\'re fairly easy to make if you want to roll your own.

  3. #3

    Re: Australian buzz thingy?

    Sounds like a Dijeridoo.
    http://www.dijeridoo.com/

  4. #4

    Re: Australian buzz thingy?

    Originally posted by noenoeil:
    Sounds like a Dijeridoo.
    http://www.dijeridoo.com/
    <font size=\"2\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">I don\'t think you can swing dijeridoos in the air. Unless you\'re really strong. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

  5. #5

    Re: Australian buzz thingy?

    Definitely not a didjeridoo! Check here and here for more info.

  6. #6

    Re: Australian buzz thingy?

    oooops...
    English noenoeil, english...
    \"swing it in the air\", ok got it.
    Definately not a dijeridoo. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

  7. #7

    Re: Australian buzz thingy?

    OK, Bruce - you get to be in charge of the sheep dip. Do you never make a mistake???

    Bruce is right - the \'device\' is called a Bullroarer. We used to make them using a ruler with a hole drilled in one end and a piece of string. Great sound, light on CPU, but low polyphony and has no legato mode.

  8. #8

    Re: Australian buzz thingy?

    Thanks - everyone.

    I\'m glad to hear that it is included in the VSL,
    since I\'m going to buy the library anyway.

    I have a friend who\'s actually a guitarist, but
    spend honeymoon in Australia for 8 month, just
    traveling around and he came home with a couple
    of Dije\'s and asked me if I could make him
    a piece of music to play along with - a sort of
    wierd concerto for Dijeridoo - and I thought it
    would be nice to include a Bull roarer.

    thanks
    Bjarne

    p.s Oh, Bruce are you sure you\'re not an Australian? I mean is you name not Bruce [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

  9. #9

    Re: Australian buzz thingy?

    The \"Digeridoo and other primitive instruments\" CD (from Ilio?) is audio format, but has several bullroarer samples. Also some cool \"Doo Drums\" and jaw harp.

    It\'s all audio, I used it as my first Giga Editor learning project.

    Dasher

  10. #10
    Senior Member Bruce A. Richardson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 1999
    Location
    Dallas, Texas
    Posts
    5,755

    Re: Australian buzz thingy?

    Originally posted by Chadwick:
    OK, Bruce - you get to be in charge of the sheep dip. Do you never make a mistake???

    Bruce is right - the \'device\' is called a Bullroarer. We used to make them using a ruler with a hole drilled in one end and a piece of string. Great sound, light on CPU, but low polyphony and has no legato mode.
    <font size=\"2\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">Well, when I toured Korea with Lee Seung Hwan a few years back, almost all my friends outside the band were Australian. I wouldn\'t have survived it without them...and we had a lot of fun. They made me an honorary \"mate,\" and taught me the finer points of true Australian bird watching. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

Go Back to forum

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •