Created as a cheaper and more durable alternative to hand bells, these giant mutant ninja tuning forks have a mellow sound that is best described as a cross between a xylophone, a music box, and a celesta.
These sound excellent in all sorts of textures, but as we found out, they're really great with arpeggios (listen to the demos down to the right). You can also get great effects by pushing the attack back. Use them as an alternative to celesta when you get tired of that sound, or almost like mallet percussion.
Features 3 octaves of chromatic sampling with 2 RR.
SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED
Hand chimes are an odd quirk created by the need for affordable hand-bells for schools and churches. A cross between a tubular bell and a tuning fork, each has an attached hammer that, when the instrument is shaken like a hand bell, swings to impact the tongue of the fork, causing it to vibrate.
The chimes hape gives it an extra heavy helping of upper harmonics. Due to their nature, each can only play one note, as they are intended for ensemble use. In addition, they also inherently lack dynamics.
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