30 days of Roc, where we release 1 new instrument a day! You're on day 15 (half way there!). 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! First time here? Check out what you've missed:
Day 14: Bells Hi, Mid and Lo
Day 13: Chimes Hi & Lo
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
Church bells originated in Europe during the Middle Ages, and were first common in Irish missionaries. They influenced the majority of Northern Europe to adopt this type of bell, and then eventually the rest of the world. Church bells are usually rung to signify the time for worshipers to attend church, but can be used for weddings, blessings, funerals, and many other services. Before the existence of such bells, Greek monasteries used a flat metal plate (hey, you gotta work with what you got!) to gather a large group.
Today, we're releasing Church Bells to the growing instrument list in Roc, our music creator. You can find the latest installment on in the instruments tool bar, located on the right hand side. Use this new sound pack to create a stand alone tune, or add it to your existing songs. And remember, every instrument, including Church Bells 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.
Some great use cases for this instrument include, but are not limited to:
A tune that will gather your family together for dinner
A tune that will notify your children to clean their rooms or....else....
A new alarm for your clock!
A new doorbell ding-a-ling!
Here's what we're changing our doorbell to, feel free to use it/work off of it to make your own remix!
Hint for Day 16 release (coming Friday): This musical instrument originated in Trinidad, and professional _____ ___ players are known as pannists.