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Church Bell Sound Effects Malta

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Library Details

9 files • 24bit /192-96 kHz • 2.9 GB • 40 min


Recording Church Bell Sound Effects Malta at Hal Safi Church

Malta, a small island in the Mediterranean, boasts an abundance of churches, chapels, and cathedrals – 313 in total on the main island and 46 on the smaller island of Gozo. During my visit, I was fortunate enough to record the bells at the Hal Safi Parish Church.


Recording Experience

I was able to get up close to the bell tower thanks to a local friend who was able to arrange a meeting with the priest. Knowing that the bells would be loud, I used a the Zoom F6 32-bit recorder to record the sounds. I placed the Audio Technica 4025 microphone directly next to the tower while using a Zoom H8, along with two Sennheiser MKH 8040 microphones, in the courtyard below.


Preparing for the Recording

To ensure that the recordings wouldn’t be distorted, I kept the gain levels lower on the Zoom H8, which is a 24-bit recorder. Although I was worried about the recordings while I was up close to the bells, I was relieved to find that everything had turned out well when I reviewed the files at home.


Church Bell Sound Library

I was able to record over 40 minutes of melodic church bells and several single hits during the feast for the Conversion of Saint Paul, which was taking place at 5 pm. Thanks to Marcelle and the priest at Hal Safi Parish Church for making this recording experience possible.


Be sure to check out more sounds on our Ambience page and this other Church Bell Sound Library from Malta.

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