Bryan Woolbert Music Sleigh Bells
Specifications: -EXS Virtual Instrument for Logic Pro X Sampler, including all .WAV files -Includes One-Shots, Rounds, and a couple extras -Up to 7 velocity layers for one-shots -3 individual mic signals covering 7 playing techniques -126 Samples recorded at 24 bit 48KHz -169MB Uncompressed .WAV files once .ZIP is unpacked -Download as EXS Sampler Instrument, Organized WAV file Library, or as a Pro Tools session
Background: This virtual instrument was recorded by Bryan Woolbert and Suzanne Woolbert at Bryan Woolbert Music Studios. Using a Telefunken M80 (turquoise), a Telefunken TF11 FET, and a Shure SM57, all run through AVID® Pro Tools | Carbon preamplifiers, a set of Cosmic Percussion Sleigh Bells were recorded in-depth. Traditional shake ("Shake"), sideways shake ("Side"), and straight vertical shake ("Straight") techniques were recorded as one-shots at 7 distinct velocities. One-shots were also formed as the bells were swung in a circular motion at 2 distinct velocities. Rounds of swinging the bells horizontally back and forth, as well as in circular motion, were recorded using all three mics. Frenzies of 7 varying lengths, which correspond to their respective velocity layers, were also captured with all three mics. A few extra "Swing Shake" samples are also included. Pictured below are the microphones and how they were positioned while recording.
Early Morning Rain Samples Background: Using two Shure SM58 microphones in an approximate Spaced Pair stereo pattern, as well as a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 audio interface, these samples of rain were recorded from approximately 1:45 - 3:45 AM on April 24th, 2020; a cool spring morning. These are very lightly edited samples which total approximately 30 minutes in length. There are, no doubt, some beautiful moments in these very natural recordings, from light rain to heavier rain and everything in between.
Evening Thunderstorm - Thunder Clap Background: Using two Shure SM58 microphones in an approximate Spaced Pair stereo pattern, as well as a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 audio interface, this phenomenal recording captured a thunder clap following a very close cloud-to-ground lightning strike. The microphones were facing opposite of the sound source, so the listener likely hears the reflection of the sound off of my backyard's plastic fence (which the mics were pointed at). The sample was recorded at approximately 8:45 PM on September 3rd, 2020. The sample exceeds 0 dB (clipping level) by about 4.3 dB (so it may need editing for use in projects), yet amazingly there is basically no audible distortion. Unedited, untouched, here it is!