Important to remember – interesting sounds need not originate from complex devices.

I have a bunch of bowed cymbal sounds in my library and they have always intrigued me as I understood how they were created but had never bothered to actually try myself, despite having a drum kit (the ultimate stress reliever!) with some quite nice cymbals…..

Tim Prebble explores some simple bow & cymbal interaction in this vid, including some reversed notes. His occasional hand-mute gating seems worthy of further investigation – Bowed Cymbal

4 thoughts on “Bowed cymbal recording

  1. I couldnt sit through the whole thing….. very interesting sounds but a lot like fingernails on a chalkboard for me. Horrifyingly screechy and disturbing but not without merit.

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