Chester has a recording studio dedicated to the remote recording of cimbalom for Film, Television, and Video Game scoring. The studio runs ProTools, and uses DPA Microphones as well as a Metric Halo ULN-8 interface/preamps. If you are a composer/producer who is interested in having the unique textures of cimbalom featured on your score, the demos below give an example of what’s possible.
This is a demonstration of the low range of the cimbalom, both resonant and dry, using an excerpt from John Adams’ Scheherazade.2.
Adagio from Sonata in g-minor by J.S. Bach
An excerpt from Cello Concerto en forme de “pas de trois” by Bernd Alois Zimmermann
A demonstration of glissandos and harmonics.