Jonathans Glockenspiel free Kontakt instrument released

By Stephen Rich|2016-11-07T13:49:13+00:00June 28th, 2013|Free Kontakt Instruments|

jonathans-glockJonathans Sounds has announced the release of Jonathans Glockenspiel, a free instrument for Kontakt by Native Instruments.

It consists of 1 and a half octave and I have sampled 7 velocity layers for each note. Naturally it can play in the keys of C, G and F but I have stretched some samples to make it a little more versatile. I colored these red on the keyboard so you know when you are using stretched samples and can avoid them if you don’t want to. Additionally I added a few sounds of dropping the mallet one octave below the playing range, making it 101 individual samples!

It also has a simple reverb on/off switch, a knob for the size of the reverb, a function that randomly detunes the keys and a simple 3-Band EQ.

The hardest parts for me were the scripting, especially making the reverb work as intended, and finding the low C bar which took at least an hour.

Last but not least I’ve thrown in a little pad-like patch derived from the samples but covering a bigger range on the keyboard.


Download: Jonathans Glockenspiel free Kontakt instrument

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Stephen Rich
Stephen is the founder of flstudiomusic, and every day brings you the latest music production news. He also writes reviews from time to time. You can find him on Facebook.

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