Tonehammer Bamblong KONTAKT SCD DVDR | 1.4 GB
The Bamblong is a small tuned percussion instrument, similar in principle to a marimba. It has 4 bamboo resonance chambers, roughly ranging between 1*1/2 - 2*1/4 inches wide and 8 - 14 inches long, with sound holes in the top of each. The playing surfaces are thin bamboo planks, suspended on pegs over each bamboo log.It came with a set of mallets with flat, round heads that appear to be carved out of bicycle tire. It has a very crisp yet mellow, raspy note with a short sustain. We captured it both wet and dry, using our old favorite hall and our large recording booth. We used close micing techniques in both to get a responsive, warm, present and intimate sound. We sampled the instrument exhaustively, with an average of 20 velocity layers per note and a standard 10 round-robin variations per layer. We also recorded strikes and rolls using nylon jazz brushes in the dry set.