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:
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.
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.]
"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.