Gefle Bells KONTAKT


Gefle Bells is a unique SampleSet recorded in the Bell tower at the city hall of Gävle in Sweden.
Each of the 36 gigantic bells has been sampled with care to catch each bell characteristic. Each bell has a very rich series of harmonic tones witch makes each bell quite unique.
Because the fact that the bells are hand made, they are not 100% chromatic (no bell tower are), even though the Gävle Bells are famous for being extremely well tuned.

Gefle Bells are sampled by the composer Per Samuelsson, who used the samples in his studio when composing the New Year concert “Aditus” where the bell tower was the soloist. Aditus showed that the bells fits perfect even in an electronic concert with synthesizers, weird percussion of rubber and strange sounds in surround.

Gefle Bells SampleSet contains 71 Stereo 24bit WAV samples divided into 3 programs for Kontakt and HALion. 2 SoundFont 16bit programs compatible with Gigastudio EXS24 and all virtual samplers supporting the SoundFont format.

The Optimized
This package has some bells removed and others stretched to fit most musical styles and an expanded key range from B0 to C6

The Original
This is the original recordings with all 36 bells just the way they sound in the reality. Some of the bells sounds distorted, but that is actually the way those bells sounds naturally. The “C1#” is missing, just because that the bell itself was too big to physical fit the bell tower itself… This program has a non stretched natural range from C1 to C4

The Original Expanded
Like the original but with expanded range from B0 to C6 and a stretched C1 sample to the C#1 key.

All formats are included when you buy the SampleSet so you can choose to download both the 24bit Kontakt/HALion programs and the SoundFont (16bit) version if you like now or later on.

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