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    bowed instrument rundown...

    i'm using a lot of non-traditional bowed sounds on my latest score, and am curious if i'm missing anything in the category of "bowing things that aren't meant to be bowed":

    so far i've got the bowed instruments in omnisphere, soniccouture's bowed piano, and just picked up the bowed psaltry/zither from cinematique (mentioned here: http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/...ad.php?t=68945). there's also tonehammer's frendo, but its hard to tell how it is with chromatic playability...

    anyone know of any others?

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    Re: bowed instrument rundown...

    I once did several gigabytes of bowed cymbals and music stands, as well as a xylophone (our percussion teacher tells me that only worked because the bars were synthetic), and vibraphone. Positively the wierdest samples I ever created were of cymbals, bowed very vigorously, whilst being lowered into water; they sound like Formula1 cars screaming past.

    They were once hosted somewhere, but that site is long gone. Sadly I can't get at my own copies at the moment, since my studio has all been packed away whilst I decorate. If you can find anyone who downloaded them the first time, and is willing to upload them to somewhere, then you're welcome to use them.

    Tonehammer's Circlebells also has a bowed program.
    David

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    Re: bowed instrument rundown...

    thanks pingu, i actually have your sample sets and forgot to mention them. great stuff!

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    thanks pingu, i actually have your sample sets and forgot to mention them. great stuff!

    heh, now in you're in trouble, scientist..
    Sam

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    Re: bowed instrument rundown...

    Quote Originally Posted by Pingu View Post
    I once did several gigabytes of bowed cymbals and music stands, as well as a xylophone (our percussion teacher tells me that only worked because the bars were synthetic), and vibraphone. Positively the wierdest samples I ever created were of cymbals, bowed very vigorously, whilst being lowered into water; they sound like Formula1 cars screaming past.

    They were once hosted somewhere, but that site is long gone. Sadly I can't get at my own copies at the moment, since my studio has all been packed away whilst I decorate. If you can find anyone who downloaded them the first time, and is willing to upload them to somewhere, then you're welcome to use them.

    Tonehammer's Circlebells also has a bowed program.
    Is this stuff available somewhere...? Sounds awesome...
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    Re: bowed instrument rundown...

    i checked my archive, and i have these files:
    Bowed_Cymbals.rar (325mb)
    Bowed_Xylophone.rar (71.1mb)
    Water_Cymbals.rar (305mb)

    pingu, are these the files? am i missing one for vibes? if its okay with you, i'd be willing to upload them for a week or so, and anyone who wants the link could pm me...its up to you though!

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    Re: bowed instrument rundown...

    Quote Originally Posted by scientist View Post
    i checked my archive, and i have these files:
    Bowed_Cymbals.rar (325mb)
    Bowed_Xylophone.rar (71.1mb)
    Water_Cymbals.rar (305mb)

    pingu, are these the files? am i missing one for vibes? if its okay with you, i'd be willing to upload them for a week or so, and anyone who wants the link could pm me...its up to you though!
    They're the ones - I think. I think there may eventually have been more than one .rar of bowed cymbals. I'll see if I can dig out the vibraphone when I finish decorating, and find somewhere to post it. Yeah I have no problem with people sharing them around however you'd like.

    For those who aren't specialising in bowed sounds, I also did some whirly tubes (those toy corrugated tubes that you spin round your head), and a set of piano effects (harmonics, scrapes, strums, etc) which I'd be prepared to dig out again sometime - I'm conscious that it's a long time since I posted them, and there are lots of new members here.
    David

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    alright, i'll upload what i've got. i can only leave them up for a week or so...its 700mb in total! anyone who wants can pm me. thanks pingu!

    @karvasika...got your pm, i'll send you the urls when they're finished uploading. should be done within the hour.

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    Re: bowed instrument rundown...

    Going back to the original question, SampleLogic do 'Waterharp' and Tonehammer do 'Waterphone,' both sampled from the Oceanharp (a cheap waterphone rip-off). Doesn't quite fit in the category of things that aren't normally bowed, but they sound great.
    David

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