What happens when you sneak in to an abandoned tower on a cold morning in South London to record some Bell Chimes? Magic. Bell Chimes: Hypnotic Sonic Textures features a set of characterful 19th Century bell chimes recorded guerrilla style using high-end contact microphones for up-close, full-body, stereo image and a set of Schoeps microphones providing traditional air-born frequencies, all accessible and adjustable independently. Instrument also features some wonderful natural ambiences which add a whole new dimension to the instrument!
THIS LIBRARY REQUIRES THE FULL VERSION OF KONTAKT 5.7.0 +
Over the past year we have been busy exploring the sonic possibilities of out door instruments and spaces. After coming across a set of 19th Century bell chimes in a tower in South London, we knew we had to capture them and turn it in to something special. We wanted something raw, characterful, intimate which would work perfectly in cinematic music production. The bells themselves have a wonderful resonance and have the capability of being sculpted from a very bright and upfront sound, to much darker and distant, all via the use of the proximity fader. We also captured some natural ambiences in the area around us, from light bird song and breeze, to a light summer rainfall. These can be used to instantly add depth and interest, and give a real sense of place.
We recorded the bells with two things in mind - realism and flexibility. We wanted to capture a very organic and natural sound, whilst also providing multiple perspectives which can be controlled via both the proximity fader, or by adjusting the individual microphone positions to find the perfect balance. Our microphone set up consisted of a pair of Barcus Berry 4000 attached to the bells for an extremely upfront and detailed sound. This allows the user to completely eliminate any eternal ambience and have a completely dry sound. The second pair of microphones were Schoeps CCM4 and CCM8 in an MS configuration, and these were used at more of a distance to provide a darker and broader sound. Combined these can be balanced to get a wonderfully rich tone, which sounds fantastic when used in cinematic music production.
- 19th Century Bell Chimes
- Product Range
- Mini Tools
- Microphone Positions
- Close and Mid
- File Size
- 2 GB Uncompressed
- Kontakt Version
- The FULL Version of Kontakt 5.7.0
- File Format