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    Need Your Ears...What are these bells?

    Hey folks...I have put a snippet of an old Frank Sinatra arrangement ( just the intro) here:

    homepage.mac.com/oceantracks


    The file is "What are these bells?" and I'm wondering if any of you have an idea of what is being used here. I suppose they could be handbells...but I'm not certain....trying to find a sample that will do this...

    Thanks for any help!
    Tom
    "Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons." --Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949

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    Re: Need Your Ears...What are these bells?

    I'd go with handbells too. I bought this set a while ago:-

    http://www.donniechristianstudios.com/handbells.htm

    which sound absolutely great. They also import into Kontakt really well. I'm not entirely sure if you can still buy them though. I tried the 'purchase' link, which said the page couldn't be displayed. If you can hunt them down, though, they're well worth it.

    If you can't find them, then the Bolder Sounds Crystal Glasses and Meditation Bowls have some 'hit' articulations which sound really close to a handbell:-

    http://www.boldersounds.com/Product.aspx?PID=41

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    Re: Need Your Ears...What are these bells?

    I'd swear that VSL's percussion has handbell samples, though I can't confirm it from the site. I think they are updating it at the moment.

    Alex

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    Re: Need Your Ears...What are these bells?

    Thanks to all!

    I have the Standard Library of VSL Perc and I believe the handbells are ...of course...in the extended library...

    I'll check out the other ones mentioned too, thanks for lending your time and ears guys..

    Tom
    "Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons." --Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949

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    Re: Need Your Ears...What are these bells?

    sounds like a mix of crotales and hand bells or with finger cymbals :

    Crotales :
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crotales

    You can hear around 2:50 (sorry, I didn't find a better example) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71JVxbMDt7Q

    Hand bells :
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handbells

    Finger cymbals :
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zil

    The mix (crotales-hand bells) could sounds like this (around 3:50) there are so many percussions in this music so it's difficult to exactly show you what I mean : http://www.donniechristianstudios.co...Cathedrals.mp3

    But hope you understand ...

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