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Topic: From me to you - Free Bottle Instrument

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    Thumbs up Free Bottle Instrument - New Looped Version

    I've made a new Looped version of the Bottles.
    Also some small ajustments and some new Scary Presets.
    You'll find them here:


    Hey All

    Now it's my turn to give something back -


    This Instrument is made with 15 different bottles.
    Each bottle has its own natural pitch (no tuning with water/wine/bear).
    The fine tuning of each sample is done in the Sampler.

    I've made a Halion3 and Kontakt2 version. ( .fxp and .nki + open .wav files )

    There is 6 different blow articulations:
    1. Sustain
    2. Tongue Sustain
    3. Staccato ( 3 x ALT/RoundRobin )
    4. Tongue Staccato ( 4 x ALT/RoundRobin )
    5. Overblow Long
    6. Overblow Short
    There's also a spoon hitting the bottles called Metal Hit ( 3 x ALT/RoundRobin )

    There is a .fxp program for each articulation.

    However - I've made a Instrument that use all the blow articulations, called Bo's Big Bottles.

    It works like this:

    The Staccato samples is used as attack and morph into the Sustain samples.
    Also the ModWheel is crossfading between Staccato/Tongue Staccato attack.
    You can adjust the volume of the Staccato/Tongue Staccato attack using Quick/Midi Controllers.

    When you turn PitchWheel a little up you add Overblow and all the way up it's only Overblow you'll hear.
    The Overblow also use the ModWheel to crossfade between Long/Short Overblow.
    You can adjust the volume of the Overblow using Quick/Midi Control.

    Quick Control/KeySwitch is switching between Sustain and Tongue Sustain.

    So all in all a very flexible and lively instrument.

    Hope you like it.

    Best regards
    Bo Clausen

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    Re: From me to you - Free Bottle Instrument

    Hi Bo,

    this should be very interesting.

    Can you post an mp3 example?

    "Music is the shorthand of emotion." Leo Tolstoy

    Listen to me, tuning my triangle http://www.box.net/shared/ae822u6r3i

  3. #3

    Re: From me to you - Free Bottle Instrument

    Thanks Bo,
    These are great sounds. I particularly like the metal hits and the scary bottles. I think I need to learn a lot from the quality of your samples, and the programming.

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    Re: From me to you - Free Bottle Instrument

    Bump - for the new Looped version.


  5. #5

    Re: From me to you - Free Bottle Instrument

    Thanks for sharing this with us!
    Did you intentionally disallow soft volume on the lower and mid Metal Hit Octave part [Edit: in Kontakt]; or was that an accident? Perhaps I'm doing something wrong; yet the regular Metal Hit part allows softer lower and mid key volumes at softer velocities. [Edit: In Scary Bottles III, the planecrash preset froze the Kontakt VST in Sonar 5: Producer Edition when I played the first note which middle C# and repreoduced it: I don't know about the notes around it, I haven't tried them. My sequencer froze soon afterward the first time; I closed the K2 VST ASAP the second time to avoid that.] [Edit 3: I've used Bo's Bottles StacTongue to make a demonstration song: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page...?bandID=659330.] [Edit 4: Thanks for letting us "swing the spoon slower." I have a 1.5Ghz Athlon. Your welcome for the little song; couldn't have done without you.]

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    Re: From me to you - Free Bottle Instrument

    Cool! Sweet! Bodacious! Dudeical! Raderriffic!

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    Re: From me to you - Free Bottle Instrument

    Hey Chris

    Yes you're right - that's a mistake with the Metal Hit Octave preset.
    I've uploaded a velocity fix : http://www.savefile.com/projects/808477321

    "Scary Bottle III" is using the default Midi Echo Script. The Planecrash preset is very heavy on the CPU - about 40% - so maybe that's the reason it froze.
    It's working fine here - if I have enough CPU headroom.
    The other Midi Echo presets is not so heavy on the CPU.

    Nice little demosong - thanks

    Best regards

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    Senior Member Steve_Karl's Avatar
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    Re: From me to you - Free Bottle Instrument

    Got the loops.
    Thanks for the extra work!

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    Melbourne, Aust.

    Re: From me to you - Free Bottle Instrument

    I'm currently using this on a kids animation - just the sound i was looking for!

    Thanks for this great little instrument Bo!


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