Though called "Broken Bells," bells are not the only thing that was sampled. While we did sample some traditional bells, we also sampled tibetan singing bowls,
kitchen mixing bowls, vases, wine glasses other random objects which gave a "ringing" sound which we thought was cool.
We also bowed a variety of objects, including the objects mentioned above, but also a giant tin cylinder which once held the Christmas popcorn from last year. Broken Bells marks the direct opposite to our library Talua since it focuses on the dark and rusty nature of hit and bowed bell tones while Talua carries those crystal sounding glass instruments so if you're in need for that rusty and dirty and also really imperfect bell sounds then Broken Bells is for you.
All demos are also only using sounds from this library and they were only mixed so that You won't be fooled by perfectly
Broken Bells comes with a simple to use UI only carrying the most essential features like Filter, ADSR, Sound Shaping controls
etc. You will see below that it definitely has some interesting features to shape the sounds.
The Shape Controls give you a bit deeper control about the sound of the selected instrument.
Note that this works for each instrument individually in case you want to dynamically switch between instruments via Keyswitch and set it up inside one patch.
You have control over settings like panorama position, advanced sample start point, volume envelope etc. Besides that is there
also a filter part where you can for example apply an envelope to to further shape the raw instrument. We did also not include any further effects like delay, chorus etc. since most of the time
our customers are using their own gear or plugins and therefore you only get the most essential tone shaping effects.
Of course you also have the option to change performance settings like Timing, Vibrato, Velocity or Expression.
Playthrough some of the Sources, Presets and Multis included in Broken Bells.