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    Timpani please


    I know I sorta made this request recently but if anyone's got a real timpani lying around to record some samples, effects, and pitches with, that would be awesome.

    I tried the Philharmonic Exchange and there's some good stuff, but the timpani isn't really featured unfortunately.

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    hi, i've got a couple of timpani. i'll be happy to make a few samples. unfortunately the drums i have are missing their pitch-bending pedals... but i could retune them for a few different notes. any particular pitches or sounds you're looking for?

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    ooh yeah! would be nice to hear some more timpani! cool

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    ok, i've uploaded a bunch of timpani samples. hope you like.

    each drum (i have two) was sampled at 3 pitches (larger drum: F, G, A; smaller drum: B, C#, D#)
    each pitch was played at 5 positions (edge, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, center)
    and each position at several velocities from very soft to very loud.

    i didn't split the velocities into different files (it was already 30 files) so you'll have to do that, sorry smile

    also i have some rolls and modified hits, and a few special sounds: playing on dents in the drum shells, rolling coins on the heads, and my personal favorite, 'bowing' the heads with a superball mallet. the combination of timpani and superball creates some truly bizarre and unexpected sounds, quite different than either of these items can produce alone...

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    Thank you so much for these samples. The various expressions are greatly appreciated. Some very odd and neat effects with them too.

    I hope I can manage to put these to use somehow. Of course I'll let you know when I do smile

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    I did a mix of 9 of the Timpani samples, and uploaded it to ccMixter

    http://ccmixter.org/media/files/acclivity/7752

    Many thanks to spt3125 for some great sounds.

    Mike

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    oh wow!

    acclivity... that wasn't half bad.

    And while it was playing... I kept thinking...

    "A planet where apes evolved from men?!"

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    FreqMan

    "A planet where apes evolved from men?!"

    It hadn't occurred to me, but I got the same reaction from my son (the saxophone player) ... it could have been at home as a soundtrack for "planet of the apes".

    Mike

    Freesound Moderator "Close your eyes, and you're almost there!"
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    Mike, again you amaze me. its too good.

    Foor a second i got scared as one of my teachers on my music tech course is called Mike and has a saxophone playing son...wierd!

    "Sound is just experience without sight." Official Acclivity Fan Club - Founder and Member. Flac? Ogg? Aiff? Click Here For Help!
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    Thanks fellers. I really didn't do an awful lot of work on this. I wanted to explore how the sounds would interact with each other much as they were. I did a little work on timing, to get some beats to coincide, and omitted some beats where they distracted from another more "important" sound ... and then just spaced it out in the stereo field. All good fun. Not my wife's cup of tea at all, however!

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