Anybody know where I can find that \"Big bass piano wire stretched over a long beam\" sound, featured in Star Trek movies? The instrument may have been called \"The Beam\": anybody gotta sample? Is it in someone lib? Thanks.
Micky Hart (from the Grateful Dead) has an instrument that consists of several very heavy gauge piano bass string like strings strung across a sturdy frame with pickups. During drum solos he would wack this thing with a pipe and use the pipe like a slide on the strings for some very cool effects. I\'ve kinda always wanted one of these myself. I\'ve tried doing a similar thing with a bass guitar, but the effect isn\'t the same w/o the high tension strings.
The early versions of Sound Designer II used to include a Karplus-Strong algorithm generator that could produce a very similar sound. I think there are a couple of softsynths that can also do it, but I don\'t remember which.