30 Days of Roc #13: Chimes

30 days of Roc, where we release 1 new instrument a day! You're on day 13. We're also running a contest for each instrument, where you can win $10-$50 iTunes gift cards!

Enter now to prove you're the Roc master! Today's contest is based off the Music Box. First time here? Check out what you've missed:

Day 12: Thumb Piano
Day 11: Music Box
Day 10: Vocal FX
Day 9: Vocal Jazz
Day 8: Singing Vowels
Day 7: Konokol and Tabla Bols
Day 6: Birds
Day 5: Animals
Day 4: Around the House
Day 3: The Kitchen Sink
Day 2: Body Sounds
Day 1: Human Beatbox

Did you know the chime is only considered a "chime", if it has fewer than 23 bells? Today, chimes can be optimized to automatically play a piece of music, but before the 1900's, chime bells were literally just empty tubes of bamboo, steel, and other materials, depending on what region you were in. Chimes are now primarily produced in Europe and America, and now have the ability to produce harmonic music by customizing the inner tubing.

via heartnharmonytrails

Today we're releasing both "Chimes Lo" and "Chimes Hi". You can find them both in the instruments toolbar, located on the righthand side of Roc, our music creator. With both instrument packs, you'll have the combination of 24 new chime effects to work with. Create a soothing outdoor patio melody, or perhaps add it to an existing song to give it a nice summer zing! Chimes, they're so versatile riiight???

And remember, every instrument, including Chimes is licensed under creative commons attribution, and can be used commercially. This means that you can use any music you've created in Roc (even in a commercial project!) as long as you give Aviary credit.

Aviary moderator and Roc extraordinaire, Mizagorn, has created a quick demo of what can be done with Chimes Hi and Lo.

Launch Roc now to see what you can create!

Hint for Day 14 release (coming Wednesday): In an SNL skit, Christopher Walken as the music producer Bruce Dickinson, needs a little more cow ____

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