Extended Glockenspiel

Extended Glockenspiel is the first in a new series of mallet instruments from Majetone.

This instrument alongside the meticulous hard and soft mallet sampling, features being played with a ping pong ball both struck and dropped, a bow, tape processing and digitally stretched.

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Developer

Majetone

Format

Extended Glockenspiel - Standard & Unique Articulations

Recorded with a selection of vintage, modern and un-usual mics through a capi vp26 pre amp, this is a different sort of Glockenspiel library.

The library was recorded using a Musser Glokenspiel with a variety of mallets and techniques with 3x round robins and  up to 4 velocity layers

1.5 Octave Range (C2 – G3) – Stretched (C0 – C5)

Recorded using classic tube mics, dynamics and ribbon mics into classic Brit & American preamps.

Features a comprehensive effects section – Delay, ‘Rain’ convolution loop, Distortion, Lofi/Bitcrusher, Low and High pass filters, Spring Reverb.

Individual Mic, pitch and envelope control

100+ Presets/Snapshots

8 Unique Performance Options Including Ping Pong Balls

  • Hard – Hard Mallet
  • Soft – Soft Mallet
  • Magnet – Single Coil Pickup – think a celeste meets a Rhodes
  • Ping – A ping pong ball on a stick played as a mallet
  • Pong – A ping pong ball dropped on the key
  • Bow – Bowed with a cello bow
  • Tape – A physical tape tremolo with an 80’s Fisher Price Cassette Recorder
  • Stretch – Digitally stretched, giving a granular/digital synthesis texture.

Hard

Performed with a hard plastic Glockenspiel Mallet. 3 mic options

Soft

Performed with a Soft Vibraphone mallet. 2 Mic Options

Ping

Recorded with a tube microphone. Performed with a Ping pong ball on a stick

Pong

Recorded with a tube microphone. Performed bouncing a Ping pong ball on each key

Magnet

Recorded with a single coil guitar pickup

Bow

Performed with a violin bow. 2 mic options

Tape

3ips – Recorded to a Fisher Price cassette recorder (using inbuilt mic) then recorded back into the computer moving the recorder around an Extinct Audio Valkyr stereo ribbon mic.

7ips – 3ips re-recorded to cassette for more degradation

Stretch

Stretched using a digital granular time stretch.

Requirements

  • Kontakt 5.8.1+ (Full Version)
  • NOT Compatible with Kontakt Player

Extended technique is unconventional, unorthodox or non-traditional methods of…. playing musical instruments employed to obtain unusual sounds or timbres.

Burtner, Matthew (2005). ‘Making Noise:Extended Techniques after Experimentalism’

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