Percussion / metal / chime tree and mark tree sounds
A mark tree (also known as a chime tree or set of bar chimes) is a percussion instrument used primarily for musical colour. It consists of many small chimes – typically cylinders of solid metal approximately 6 mm (one-quarter inch) in diameter – of varying lengths mounted hanging from a bar. The chimes are played by sweeping a finger or stick through the length of the hanging chimes. They are mounted in pitch order to produce rising or falling glissandos.
Unlike tubular bells, another form of chime, the chimes on a mark tree do not produce a definite pitch, as they produce inharmonic (rather than harmonic) spectra.
The mark tree is named after its inventor, studio percussionist M ...
A beautiful single bell is hit, during the long decay the sound starts phasing as the ringing fades out - professionally recorded at 44. 1kHz 16bit with a pair of DPA 4006-TL omnidirectional microphones. Suitable for a variety of ceremonial occasions where a fine subtle SFX is required. Holiday,
Close-miked bell tree/wind chimes with glissandos at the beginning, and then again at 00:26 and 00:32 seconds in. Also, there are gentle, tinkling sounds heard in-between from the trail of the glissandos. It’s just the thing to add a touch of magical atmosphere to your productions. Achromatic Percussion,