the copper shells of these timpani have some dents in them, from many years of being moved and tossed about. here i am sitting on the floor and striking the dents with the mallet... sounds a lot like a steel pan (steel drum) except not tuned, and with a nice reverb from the drum head. reminiscent of some gamelan instruments, or even a sonar ping.
this is on the smaller of the two timpani (64 cm). unprocessed except for a little noise reduction. mic position is over the drum head.
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