Bar Chimes are percussion instruments that are used in a wide range of musical styles, producing that twinkling or sparkling sound often used by percussionists.
They consist of a row of tuned solid metal bars that hang on strings from a wooden beam. When moved, usually with a sweeping action, the bars will swing and collide in a chaotic manner, creating that recognisable shimmering sound from all the random collisions and interactions.
The BarChimes plug-in physically emulates a set of bar chimes, using complex kinematic physics routines. Great care has gone into translating the physics of gravity, friction, and weight of the bars, including their appearance. The sounds of the bar interactions are created using editable partials and length frequencies, including percussive hits, decay elements, and spectral alterations.