Originally posted by Jake Johnson:
I\'ve yet to hear bell samples that I\'ve liked. (But I\'ve only heard older demos, and never purchased a bell library). They\'re either been too distantly mic\'ed, or mic\'ed in such a way that either the strike or the overtones are missing. A problem with bells, I think--if you put a mic too close, the strike volume is going to be huge, but reducing the gain will reduce the sound of the overtones. On the other hand, mic\'ing it at a distance will create a low stike sound and a reduced sound of the overtones. Hope you\'ll record in 24 bit and keep the samples at that rate. I\'m looking forward to what you do, and hope you\'ll let us hear the results.