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    Tuned water glasses and such...

    Does anyone know of a comparable or at least similar lib to vienna's Elements, which I think used to be called Glass and Stone?

    I would love access to some of these samples, but Vienna's price is pretty high for me at this time.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Tuned water glasses and such...

    Glass and Stones is very cheap for what you get, I have it and I have used it on several tracks.
    The samples are 16bit, but that does not worry me, like it might some.
    You can easily run it in EXS24 or after a download run it in Kontakt 2.

    I think it is about £140 sterling.
    I am working on another track with it in at the moment...


    You would not regret having this in you sample library.

    Elements is alot more expensive and I can't see the reasoning behind this as they are supposed to work nicely together.

    Regards

    Simon
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    I agree. Glass and Stones is excellent. Highly recommended.

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    Crystal glasses for $59. -
    http://www.boldersounds.com/Product.aspx?PID=35
    It's for Motif, but maybe chickensystems can convert them to whatever you need.
    For gigasampler there is Best of Bolder which has has the glasses, meditation bowls + a whole lot more for $159.
    http://www.boldersounds.com/Product.aspx?PID=1
    There are some demos on the web-site
    This converts fine in Kontakt without need for a translator.

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    Re: Tuned water glasses and such...

    With Glass and stones you get musical wine glasses, Verophone and Glass Harmonica, you also get the fabulous sounding stone Lithophone.

    It is useful in Orchestral as it is in Electronica and other tyes of music.
    www.sounds-and-images.co.uk

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    Re: Tuned water glasses and such...

    Thanks guys. So is glass and stone different from Elements? The demos for Elements are the same ones that used to be for Glass and Stone.

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    Glass and stones is in the Horizon Series and Elements is the sequel.

    http://www.timespace.com/index1.asp

    Both are listed here on Timespace.com

    Heres the write up from Timespace:
    must-have for every composer and sound designer! This unique collection contains 4.5 GB of previously undiscovered sounds from rare, fragile instruments like a glass harmonica, verrophone, and musical glasses, as well as the world’s deepest lithophone, a priceless instrument spanning 5 octaves! All of these little known instruments are now available in a truly exceptional sample library for the first time ever!

    Glass
    The glass harmonica was well known and frequently utilized in Mozart’s time. Today, there are roughly 10 professional players in the world who are able to make this invaluable instrument yield its characteristic ethereal, crystalline and delicate sound!

    Another exquisite rarity is the verrophone, which was invented just 20 years ago. Its lingering, atmospheric sound is highly esteemed by modern composers because of its extraordinary intensity – an “Eldorado” for sound designers!

    Everyone knows the mystical sound that unfolds when musical glasses are being rubbed. However, up to now it was scarcely available as a well-tuned instrument – and scarcer even in a chromatic range from G3 to G6!

    Stones
    For the first time ever, the round sound characteristic of stone is available in sampled form: with its singular tone range of nearly 5 octaves, this one-of-a-kind lithophone provides the deepest tones “made of stone”! This instrument is the only available lithophone built like a marimba and equipped with resonators, offering enormous musical possibilities from extremely supple, full, and dark deep tones up to the hard and bright high notes.

    NB. All of the Horizon Series products include GigaStudio and EXS24 mk II format on the DVDs. When registering you select the format of your choice. To use the libraries in Steinberg HALion and Native Instruments Kontakt samplers, download the respective programs which make use of the .wav files contained on the DVDs. You can also purchase licenses for more than one format at the VSL Online Shop.
    Click here for more information and demos

    £117 sterling

    And for Elements:

    Water, metal, glass, and stone. Very special elements are used here for sound production. This Collection is a sequel to the Horizon Series Library “Glass & Stones” and offers exciting new instruments such as the Bass Waterphone. With a diameter of 14 inches this instrument is considerably larger than the waterphone used in the original Vienna Symphonic Library’s percussion editions. The larger number of sounding rods, their increased length, the bigger opening as well as the bigger resonating body with more water, furnish the musician with more unusual sonic possibilities and a wider variety of colors. The oversized Tam-tam with a diameter of more than 65 inches was treated with all the tricks of the trade, with a special nod to Stockhausen’s opus “Mikrophonie” and beyond. It was struck, for example, with metal rods, cardboard, jigsaw blades, thrown at and rubbed with chains, and manhandled with fly swatters, an egg cutter, and even a massaging rod. The Bottles contained in this Collection are blown – with articulations such as sustains and flutter tonguing.

    £200 sterling

    Both prices plus postage.

    I hope that helps you further.

    Simon
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    Re: Tuned water glasses and such...

    Here is a track I did using the Musical Glasses and Verophone patches.
    It needs a little re-EQ but I hope you like it.

    http://www.sounds-and-images.co.uk/d...?album=3&pos=1
    www.sounds-and-images.co.uk

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    Re: Tuned water glasses and such...

    Quote Originally Posted by Trace
    Thanks guys. So is glass and stone different from Elements? The demos for Elements are the same ones that used to be for Glass and Stone.
    So how did you get on, did you make a choice and get what you wanted?
    www.sounds-and-images.co.uk

    And now also at Flickr!

    http://flickr.com/photos/sounds-and-images/

    www.myspace.com/simonfielder

    NorthernSounds.NET.
    View Simon Fielder's Profile at NorthernSounds.net

  10. #10

    Re: Tuned water glasses and such...

    Thank you Simon for all of your help. I think I will purchase Glass and Stone. I may have to wait a couple of weeks though, still recovering from Christmas.

    I am just about to listen to your piece.

    Thanks again.

    P.J.

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