Aug 24, 2015
(and last updated on Aug 25, 2015)
This little soundbank gives you the grandfather's clock you ever dreamt of, and its true original tick-tack you need for suspense purpose. This clock has a special deep and heavy sound.
The sounds are organized on the keyboard as follows :
B2 : looped tick-tack as long as you press the key.
C3 to B3 : All the strokes from 1 to 12, 1 hour on C and 12 on B, with the noise of mechanism.
C4 to B4 : almost the same thing, but without the noise of mechanism.
Aug 24, 2015
(and last updated on Dec 30, 2015)
This sf2 soundbank, called the Ghent Carillon, is made with free samples found on the following site: http://bimbam.be/EN/klokken.html
They are mono but good sounding, and respect the resonance of the 54 bells, from B flat to F, on 4 octaves. The samples have been converted from mp3 to wave, and regularly disposed in space from left to right, using the pan adjustment in the soundfont with Vienna Soundfont.
In this belfry, there are no bells for the B and the C sharp of t...
The soundfont was created by Soni Musicae but the samples are free and come from Ghent (Belgium) city's clock and were made available by a non-profit organization. The original site is now dead (but is linked here and can be accessed via Internet Archive) so most of the uses here should be okay.
Feb 11, 2017
(and last updated on Nov 30, 2018)
This sound library is sampled from a toy that has two modes, which are obviously "Piano" and "Xylophone". You can access these modes via key switches.
I made this virtual instrument so that is played back exactly like the original toy, right down to the quirk that necessitates that you press the keys down with a bit of force, in order for the hammer to hit the bells. If you don't, then you'll just hear the keys flailing and no tone.
This is a great oddity to add amongst ...