Spieluhr and Glockenspiel
Tiny metalic bars
The Spieluhr (as known as musicbox) is a small instrument which produces sounds by the use of a set of pins placed on a rotating cylinder plucking the tuned teeth of a steel comb*. Our musicboxes are tiny with a size of 2,4 x 2 x 1″. The Glockenspiel is a percussion instrument, composed of a set of tuned metal bars resting over a frame like a trough. We used the legendary red children model of Hohner™ with a small range from C4 to F5.
Thanks to their high pitch, both instruments produce a very assertive and bright sound.
For sampling the Spieluhr we used three different models each with a different melody: the 5th movement of the 9th of Beethoven, the wonderful Romeo & Julia theme and “The Entertainer”. We set all these musicboxes on the body of an accoustic guitar as well as on the body of a
baritone ukulele and recorded them in a close distance near the soundhole. Beyond this we recorded the musicboxes very normally on a surface of a wooden desktop.
The Glockenspiel was recorded in several dynamic layers and 3 times Round Robin variations in a close mic position. We also recorded the Glockenspiel in a distance of 5m. Beyond this we created and processed some FX instrument patches and added some very useful scripting possibilities such as damping, sustain, amount, delay and arp to the patches..
The Spieluhr and Glockenspiel come along with 8 patches: chromatic, finger (plucked), plec, hit, texture (3 varitionas) and a FX patch with 11 different “one shots” samples.
For more details please read the manual.
Kontakt 3 full version is required
Listen to Spieluhr and Glockenspiel
|7 WEEKS||additional: Downbeat Box, Magnus Harmonica Organ, Percussion Set||Score, © by EvG|
|MYSTERIOUS MR PATTON||additional: Celtic Nylon Harp, Experimental Box||Score, © by EvG|
|EGGS||just Spieluhr||Score, © by EvG|