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    Who wants to try out a cowbell library?

    Some of you might know me from my sample development with Manytone music. Lately I put together a little project sampling various cowbells. (as we all know, the cowbell is to rock music as the clave is to latin--the backbone to the groove)

    I've sampled 6 total cowbells with distinct tones. They all have many velocity layers, and an adjustable blend between the close mic and a more ambient mic, allowing you to have some control over the tone. They're all sampled with both tip and shaft stick articulations. All the samples are 24-bit, 48khz in Kontakt format, with a script to control the mic blend and stick articulations.

    I'm looking for a volunteer or two to test these out--anyone interested?

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    Re: Who wants to try out a cowbell library?

    PMs sent; thanks guys!

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    Re: Who wants to try out a cowbell library?

    Actually greg is you really want to sell this product you should do a version of "Missisippi Queen" with manyguitar and manybass, along with the new cowbell at the beginning...

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    Re: Who wants to try out a cowbell library?

    Dan Powers
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    "It's easier to be a composer than it is to compose."
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    Re: Who wants to try out a cowbell library?

    Quote Originally Posted by tradivoro
    Actually greg is you really want to sell this product you should do a version of "Missisippi Queen" with manyguitar and manybass, along with the new cowbell at the beginning...
    Lol, excellent!

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    Re: Who wants to try out a cowbell library?

    Thanks, Greg!

    Tried it briefly, it sounds good!
    Haven't tried it in a mix yet, though.

    Nice and simple interface.
    One thought: I would prefer to have separate volume controls and pans for both mics, instead of the "Mic Mix" and "Stereo" controls.

    Keep up the good work!

    Thanks,
    Hakan

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    Re: Who wants to try out a cowbell library?

    Oh, excellent suggestion! I like that better.

    I'm going to be resampling everything with more articulations and velocity layers, by the way, so you can expect an updated copy soon.

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    Re: Who wants to try out a cowbell library?

    This sounds interesting! Can't wait to hear some demos
    Sean Beeson
    www.seanbeeson.com
    Composer for videogames, film and television

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    Re: Who wants to try out a cowbell library?

    Quote Originally Posted by gregjazz
    Oh, excellent suggestion! I like that better.

    I'm going to be resampling everything with more articulations and velocity layers, by the way, so you can expect an updated copy soon.
    Awesome, I look forward to it!
    Great idea with a dedicated cowbell lib, with mic choices, articulations and velocity layers!

    Will you create key switches or some other realtime control for the different articulations?

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    Re: Who wants to try out a cowbell library?

    Actually rather than getting all fancy, it seems more practical to just assign the articulations each their own key. So tip, shaft, muted, unmuted, they'll all be mapped out to keys.

    I know just a dedicated cowbell library isn't too amazing, but what it's worth it should be a handy library in case you need a cowbell for a latin piece, funk, or rock tune. The cowbells have lots of tonal variety, so they should be able to fit into many different musical settings.

    @Sean Beeson: Thanks! That means a lot coming from you!

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