Bell & Bone

(13 customer reviews)

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Step into the enchanting world of Bell & Bone, a meticulously crafted sample library that beckons composers to embark on a sonic journey through the timeless allure of the classic jazz age

Guy Michelmore with Bell & Bone

Welcome to the jazz age

Step into the enchanting world of Bell & Bone, a meticulously crafted sample library that beckons composers to embark on a sonic journey through the timeless allure of the classic jazz age.

Immerse yourself in the soulful echoes of a trumpet and trombone, each instrument exquisitely captured to evoke the emotive richness of a bygone era.

Bell & Bone sets a new standard for free sample libraries, providing a seamless and powerful tool for musical expression.

Built for professionals

Bell & Bone is a meticulously crafted sample library tailored for discerning composers seeking precision in their work.

Boasting high quality without compromising efficiency, this resource-light library caters to the demands of modern composers.

It can adapt effortlessly to various genres, ensuring a fast and versatile experience for professionals who prioritize both quality and practicality.

Overview by A Joe-Blog Composer

Audio Demos

What our users say

I cannot believe this is free. It’s gonna be the best free trumpet/trombone no contest. The mute options are great!

~ Composing Gloves.

A fine instrument: intimate, detailed and full of character.

~ James Dowsett.

Rhapsody is very polished and fun to use. I recommend it highly, and the Libre Wave libraries are truly very good indeed.

~ Geoff Beasley.

With some reverb (and turning the vibrato amount down), this trumpet can fit right at home in a brass chorale arrangement. And the options for bucket, cup, and harmon mutes is a nice set of colors!!

~ Justin Bell.

Intuitive Interface

Navigating through the library is a breeze, thanks to the user-friendly design. However, beneath the surface lies a wealth of capabilities, empowering you to shape your sounds with precision.

Experience nuanced control with independent velocity and envelope options for each articulation. Achieve smooth crescendos with phase-aligned dynamics, and personalize your performance with adjustable vibrato, growl, and flutter.

The MIDI learn function simplifies automation – just right-click to control knobs and sliders. Save and recall configurations effortlessly with the built-in preset system, enhancing your workflow.

For an authentic jazz touch, explore the four mute variations (unmuted, bucket, cup, and harmon). Bell & Bone strikes the perfect balance, offering simplicity for beginners and sophistication for seasoned musicians.

Why you’ll love Bell & Bone

4 MUTE VARIATIONS

Choose from unmuted, bucket, cup, or harmon for that authentic jazz vibe.

7 ARTICULATIONS

Up to 7 idiomatic articulations including shakes, rips, falls, and doits.

BUILT FOR PERFORMANCE

The instruments adapt to your playing in real-time. Allowing you to effortlessly perform legato, trills, and slides.

PURGE UNTIL PLAYED

The library includes an optional lazy load feature to minimize RAM usage.

VELOCITY & AHDSR

The velocity curve and AHDSR envelope can be set independently for each articulation.

GROWL & FLUTTER

Bell & Bone includes dynamic growl and flutter controls to give your music that extra jazzy grit.

System Requirements

GNU/Linux (Ubuntu 16.0+)
Windows 7+
MacOS 10.14+ (Apple Silicon native)
Runs in the free Rhapsody player

Host must support 64bit VST3 or AU
AAX (Pro-Tools) is not supported
500MB HDD
1GB RAM

FAQ

A sample library is a virtual musical instrument.

They are created by recording 1000s of individual notes on a real instrument. These recordings are then chopped up into individual files, called samples, and mapped in software so that they can be triggered using MIDI.

Bell & Bone includes over 2000 trumpet and trombone samples.
OS: Debian 9+, Windows 7+, MacOS 10.14+
Disk Space: 700MB
RAM: 2GB
Yes, Bell & Bone runs within the free Rhapsody player, which is Apple silicon native.
Yes absolutely! For full details please see the software license.
Yes, but FL Studio is a fickle beast that occasionally brings up unique issues.

If you run into any problems using this library (or any others) in FL Studio there are two things you can try straight away.

Firstly, make sure you are using an audio buffer size that is a power of two: 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, etc.

Secondly, enable FL Studio’s align tick lengths option. You can find this in Options > Audio Settings > CPU > Align Tick Lengths.

If you’re still having problems with Bell & Bone in FL Studio please open a support ticket and we’ll do what we can to get you up and running.
Bell & Bone runs within Libre Wave’s free sample library player, Rhapsody.

Simply download and install Rhapsody. Launch the standalone version of the app, and log in. From there you’ll be able to view, download, and install your products.

You do not need an internet connection to use the library once it has been installed.

Rhapsody is an innovative modern sampler including features such as multi-mic routing, purge until played, dynamic crossfading, and user presets.
No. Bell & Bone is 100% free. Just install the Rhapsody player, log in, and install the library in a single click.
Not at the moment but Pro-Tools support is planned for a future update to Rhapsody.

For now it is still possible to use the instrument with Pro Tools by running Rhapsody in an external host or using a wrapper such as Meta Plugin.
Yes, all updates are provided free of charge. Customer support is provided via a ticket system, accessible from your Libre Wave account dashboard.
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13 reviews for Bell & Bone

  1. Jeff Bridges (verified owner)

    For a free trumpet and trombone, nothing else comes close.
    They sound very good.
    Just need a sax now (soprano, alto , tenor/bari).
    But some of these prices are crazy for these products on here.

  2. effie (verified owner)

    usable brass library, the price was terrific.
    thanks

  3. LucasSchacht (verified owner)

    This neat little library offer surprisingly good quality for a freebie!
    The articulations sound realistic and the growl and flutter FX knobs
    let you modulate the sound for a dynamic performance on the fly!
    Awesome!

  4. Daniel BMJr (verified owner)

    I loved the plugin…
    The tone is awesome!

  5. Joseph Bell (verified owner)

    Good tone and articulation for brass, and its free.

  6. Hans de Vries (verified owner)

    Excellent library. Don’t want to sound too Dutch, so I’ll not mention that it’s FREE as well… 😉
    Pity that it doesn’t feature sax (alto or tenor), but hey, I’m not complaining..

  7. Johann Schembri (verified owner)

    Great tone thank you!

  8. rawl (verified owner)

    For a free instrument, Bell & Bone is quite complete and has a good sound. The interface is straight-forward, and the different key-switched articulations make it even more useful.

    I would love to see two conical bore instruments added: Flugelhorn and Cornet. Plus, more support for MIDI Breath and/or Wind Controllers (CC#02) particularly for envelope/volume control. This would surely distinguish this sample-based instrument from others where full support for CC#02 is non-existent or just an afterthought. There is no substitute for the realistic expressivity that can be achieved with proper CC#02 support and a good controller.

    I look forward to seeing what a full blown paid version looks (and sounds) like!

  9. Nik Dragon (verified owner)

    Excellent vst instrument and FREE!!! Very versatile!!

  10. Benjamin (verified owner)

    I am pleased with this virtual instrument. Pretty good and easy to use.

  11. O Homem Que Sonha (verified owner)

    Excellent plugin. I believe that better than writing some words, the best is trying it. Wonderful, wonderful job. Very grateful!

  12. Berman Medley (verified owner)

    WOW! And FREE FREE FREE. What a great, FREE, brass plug-in. Even better and easier to use than my paid libraries. Low cpu makes it even better. Choices of articulations are very usable and will help get your horns up and running. Really digging the trumpets, but the bones ain’t no joke either. If you miss this one, you blew it.

  13. 1152234781 (verified owner)

    Very easy to use a sound source and the interface is very clear.
    when I encounter a problem, got a good solution to the response, thanks very much!

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