The Rosinspiel is a glockenspiel that has been played with a bow instead of a mallet.
It has a very unique soft, glassy like sound and its an incredibly unusual sample library – perfect for orchestral and underscore music.
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A Unique Bowed Glockenspiel Sample Library
The Rosinspiel is glockenspiel played with a bow instead of being struck with a mallet. The result is an unusual, silky sounding instrument with an almost ethereal string like sound.
The staccato samples sound like a celeste with a softer attack, while the sustains sound like a glass harmonica with slight bow noise. The samples are tuned to match Orchestral Tools’ The Glock.
Requires the full version of Kontakt 5 (will run in demo mode for 15 mins with Kontakt player)
Recorded with a close mic in 24 bit Mono
The Rosinspiel was close mic’d and recorded in mono as 24bit WAVs. Each sampled sustain is held for 8 seconds or longer with three dynamics recorded for each sustain. Crossfading is controllable via the mod wheel. The physical instrument’s range is from G3-C6. The virtual instrument’s range is C3-C6.
In total there are 99 sustain samples with 3 velocity layers and 1xRR and 155 staccato samples with 1 velocity layer and 5XRR. It comes with 3 patches – bowed sustain, bowed sustain loop (credit to Park Bench) and staccato.
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Ben currently studies music in college in the United States. He works on commercials, short films, and logo themes for small film and media production companies. He splits his spare time between his family and music
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