FREE SAMPLES: Tubular Bells

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This was a fun opportunity. Sampling tubular bells! The sustain on these things was fairly insane! I tapped each bell with roughly the same amount of force (chime hammer).

The 18 bells go from C1 to F2.
They were recorded in Mono using a Shure SM57 with a FETHEAD Pre-amp. Recorded at 24-bit, 48kHz.
A small amount of post-production was done to remove any background or electrical noise.
A short fadeout has been applied.
All recordings were normalised to -3dB without limiting or compression added.

Samples captured by Cask J. Thomson and released free via my website CASK.Zone (

Released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license

You can use these royalty-free for any releases: free or commercial. All I ask is that you don’t sell them or redistribute them without asking first. Crediting me or thanking me in any of your release notes is very much appreciated, but not required. I’d love to hear what you come up with!

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