Rising composer and multi-instrumentalist Aska Matsumiya (After Yang, Betty, Fastest Woman On Earth) has teamed up with Spitfire Audio to unveil a new sample library called Crystal Bowls. The library offers a 7-piece set of rare crystal singing bowls made from high-purity quartz that are tuned to C, D, E, F, G, A, and B at a frequency of 432 Hz. How you feel about the whole “432 tuning” thing is up to you, but hey – we didn’t make this library. Don’t get mad at us.
Crystal Bowls was recorded in London’s Hackney Round Chapel with a clear and resonant reverb and is presented in an elegant, user-friendly interface equipped with intuitive controls. Crystal Bowls offers four controls to help shape your sound – Attack, Release, Offset and Reverb (using an IR captured in the Round Chapel) – and five Crystal Bowl playing styles. You can mix between a range of six traditional and contemporary beaters – Brushes, Soft Mallet, Sticks, Rubber Mallet, Plastic Mallet, Hot Rods – and use two tuning fork sounds for higher, sharper tones.