Acoustic sources

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  1. timprebble

    timprebble Sound designer, Composer, Sound library developer

    I've spent the last month or two experimenting with a pair of vintage Ludwig Timpani, capturing some really interesting deep resonance using Sennheiser MKH8020 omni mics overhead (10Hz-60k) and some amazing Superball friction mallets from the Czech Republic - have a listen!

     
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    Werewoof Combustible, likes pecans

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    Just logged in after a long time away. Stumbled upon this.

    Waaaay cool. I especially love the sounds at 0:44, and 1:08. :)
     
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    Congratulations !
     
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    Is this a Hans Reichel daxophone? I've always wondered where to buy one...
     
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    timprebble

    timprebble Sound designer, Composer, Sound library developer

    it is indeed, there are a few people who make & sell them online...
    mine came from instrument builder in Italy

    I'm experimenting with laser cutting using different materials for the tongues... also replacing contact mic in the body with a higher quality one, and mounting an MKH8050 mic inside it too - chasing deeper frequencies!
     
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    Can I bribe you to make an extra one? Any thoughts on adding springs?

     
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    Waw! I didn't know that instrument. I understand your obsession... As a synthesizer geek, this makes me want to go acoustic right away :)

    But what's with the alphabet ? And is it supposed to be played with a bow, originally ? Is it a traditional japanese instrument or some new concept ? I'd like to know more.
     
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    timprebble Sound designer, Composer, Sound library developer

    I did some fairly deep exploration with springs a while ago....




    I wouldn't add springs to a Daxophone myself as I want singular pure sounds
    for use eg for creature vocals etc in film sound design...
    So apart from the daxophone I bought, I am in the process of building a larger scale
    version with hopefully deeper resonance & pitch...

    FWIW Morfbeats make some nifty composite instruments with springs attached to resonating body
    https://www.morfbeats.com
     
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    timprebble

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    The person who invented the Daxophone was Hans Reichel (1949–2011)
    His old site is here, which explains lots (its a frustrating flash based site)

    http://www.daxo.de

    He developed hundreds of tongues and created that font
    so others could use it to make his tongues...

    Yes, played with a bow...
    Its not Japanese, its just that video gives best example of someone demonstrating its range

    Its really just a resonating body with detachable tongue which is bowed
    with variation created using the 'dax' which has frets on one side
    and is smooth on the other...
    Applying it to the tongue while bowing means you have some control over pitch


    More info here:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daxophone
     
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  13. givemenoughrope

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    That video is great. Is that a slinky at 0:21? Just bought one bc of a post where someone used one as a spring reverb.
     
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    timprebble Sound designer, Composer, Sound library developer

    yes indeed, its a slinky stretched out with a Barcus Berry contact mic attached to it...
    You can get quite a range of dynamic sounds from them, depending how you hit/bow them
    and whether they are hanging freely or if attached at both ends
     
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    My wife is going to love this...
     
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    timprebble Sound designer, Composer, Sound library developer

    from my most recent recording experiments...
    library release later this week

     
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    Looks and sounds like you had a lot of fun.
    Please post a link after releasing.
     
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    upcycled industrial clothes rack + old vibraphone bars
    stage 2 = CV controllable motor + Polyend robo mallets


    [​IMG]
     
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