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    Tonehammer teaser: "Circle Bells"

    Ladies and Gentlemen,

    We wanted to share a new teaser with you from our upcoming Circle Bells library.

    Essentially we managed to get our hands on a unique tuned percussion instrument, which is made by an artisan in the San Francisco Bay Area and can only be found in a handful of local music shops. The maker makes one at the time, so there are very few of them in the world. The instrument is known as a "Circle Bell" and sounds somewhere between a Gamelan, Waterbowl, Prayer Bowl and extraterrestrial. The instrument is made of an array of 6 steel bells, ranging from 2" to 3 1/2" in diameter and about 10" long.

    Tonehammer: Circle Bells

    * $49
    * Release date: Thursday June 11th 2009
    * Articulation list:
    o Cloth mallet strikes: an average of 12 velocity layers with our standard 10 round-robins
    o Cloth mallet rolls: modwheel controlled loops with 3+ velocity layers and 2+ round robins with release triggers
    o Twin metal guitar pick strikes: an average of 12 velocity layers and 10x round-robin
    o Twin metal guitar pick scratch effects: 8 layers and 8 round robins per layer
    o Twin metal guitar pick scratch "rolls": modwheel controlled loops with 3+ velocity layers and 2+ round robins with release triggers
    o Bowing sustains on all bells (fundamental notes and harmonics): 2+ velocity layers and 2+ round robin with release triggers
    o Bowing staccatos on all bells (fundamental notes and harmonics): 2+ velocity layers and 2+ round robin
    o Custom sculptable ambient drones, created using only the circle bells as source material
    * Extensive read me install, patch and hint documentation (.pdf)
    * Interview w/Mike Peaslee / Troels Folmann
    * Sample resolution: 44.1Khz /24 bit and stereo .wav format
    * Format(s): Kontakt 2 and .wav
    * Note: Native Instruments Kontakt 2.2.4 / 3 full stand-alone retail versions required

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    Circle Bells - Demo 1 (full)

    http://www.tonehammer.com/demos/tone..._1_dressed.mp3

    Featuring: Circle Bells, Forgotten Voices: "Barbary", Hang Drum, Propanium and Anti-Drum Vol. 2
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    Circle Bells - Demo 1 (Circle Bells Only)

    http://www.tonehammer.com/demos/tone...mo_1_naked.mp3

    Featuring: Circle Bells
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    Read more at: http://www.tonehammer.com/?p=1978

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    Re: Tonehammer teaser: "Circle Bells"

    Hey, can you guys slow it down please? You’re making it awfully hard for other dev teams to keep up with you! LOL!!

    All kidding aside, I wish you the best of success with this latest release.
    Bela D Media | www.BelaDMedia.com

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    Re: Tonehammer teaser: "Circle Bells"

    They sound lovely!!!!!

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    Re: Tonehammer teaser: "Circle Bells"

    Guyz,

    I just made a quick demo using some of the other articulations in the library. This demo is using our guitar picked circle bell (main articulation) and different effects such as scrapes, short bows (stacs) with overtone control, rolls and glitched rhythmic ambiences by Steve Tavaglione.

    Circle Bells - Demo 2 (dressed)

    http://www.tonehammer.com/demos/tone..._2_dressed.mp3

    Featuring: Circle Bells, Forgotten Voices: "Barbary"

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    Circle Bells - Demo 2 (naked)

    http://www.tonehammer.com/demos/tone...mo_2_naked.mp3

    Featuring: Circle Bells

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    Re: Tonehammer teaser: "Circle Bells"

    Stunning - will have to have that!

    B

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    Re: Tonehammer teaser: "Circle Bells"

    Demo 2 is quite impressive, and the dressed and naked versions have completely different moods to me. Love those sounds!

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    Re: Tonehammer teaser: "Circle Bells"

    Very, very nice! I love your stuff and would have jumped on the bells if I had'nt my private stuff!
    The voices sounds great, ad those i don't have, so.........
    Worra
    SampleTekk

    Arf, arf, arf...

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