Large Bell Idiophones
NCW 44.1KHz 24Bit
Full Size Carillon
Download or USB
Recording these Carillon bells was a challenge, but one which we relished. These are real clock tower bells weighing up to half a ton on the biggest set, so it's a very powerful sound which we captured in great detail. Once we had managed to get these large bells into the studio (with the help of some heavy lifting equipment) we set about recording them with two different mallet types.
We also captured a rubbed articulation, with a sustained rub around the outside of the bell, either the sound bow or the waist, depending on the size of the bell. Although the strong and stoic timbres here are perfect for dramatic hits, we also recorded plenty of softer strikes which can sound extremely melodic when you play at lower velocities.
With the onboard options for sound shaping and reversed articulations, our Carillon ended up being far more versatile than we had ever imagined.
Listen To Our Demos
This comprehensive bells collection comprises four libraries: Bowls, Carillon, Chime and Sleigh Bells 2. All recorded in our bespoke AMS studio, these varied instruments shine when played together, with a cohesive tone to create one of the most musical and magic collections that we've ever recorded.
Our talented demo writers took inspiration from these four libraries to compose some of their very best cues, really bringing out the versatility and vitality of these bells instruments.
We recorded this collection with our new Aligned Microphone Setup, a bespoke and standardised microphone array we shorten to “AMS”.
The specially designed recording space is unique to Sonokinetic libraries. It has very low wall, ground and ceiling reflections and we’ve taken advantage of that by constructing a new design of microphone rig and setting up an array of 10 mics to capture instruments in precise detail.
These include cardioid, condenser and ribbon microphones. There’s also a binaural head in the centre of the array, which is perfect for those mixing surround and simulated 3D sound scores or producing audio for immersive video games.
The AMS Microphones
Small Diaphragm Condenser
High End open cardioid microphones with selected, matched capsules
Large Diaphragm Condenser
FET preamp with two large diaphragm cardioid matched condenser capsules
bi-directional ribbon microphone, with a symmetric figure-8 pickup pattern.
versatile, robust legendary cardioid open sounding microphones
Large Diaphragm Cardioid
Highly sensitive Premium Studio Condenser
Stereophonic / Binaural microphone Omni directional matched pair
Large Diaphragm Omni
High sensitivity and extremely low self noise omnidirectional
MIC Positions IR
Tail Length Control
KK & KP
Kontakt & NKS
Kontakt & NKS
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The Bells Collection
THE GREAT BELLS INSTRUMENT FROM SONOKINETIC IN ONE BIG DISCOUNTED BUNDLE
Small Bronze & Silver Bells Idiophones
Finding the right bells for Chime sent us
on a magical mystery tour to source
LARGE BELL IDIOPHONES
Recording these Carillon bells was a challenge, but one which we relished. These are real clock tower bells weighing up to half a ton on the biggest set.Learn More
CRYSTAL SINGING BOWLS
Known as the meditative musical sound of tranquility, the bowls we recorded for this instrument have a magical quality and emit pure frequencies.Learn More
SLEIGH BELLS II
MULTISAMPLED REINDEER BELLS
There’s no instrument that evokes the magic of the holiday season like sleigh bells. Ever since Santa kitted out Rudolph and his reindeer chums with these tinkling tiny chimes.Learn More
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