Mankind has found countless uses for glass over the centuries, but one of the most interesting yet least prevalent is in music. Crystal wine glasses of the ordinary kitchen variety can be brought to resonance by rubbing a damp finger around the rim of the glass in a circular motion. Various speeds and even dynamics can be distinguished with enough practice. Although the instrument is not as useful in a melodic setting, it can create great pad foundations and add weight to a chord or instrument via doubling. "Tings" made from tapping the side of the glass are also useful for articulating chords and melodic phrases, with a tone similar to a glockenspiel but more open and, well, glassy.
Notice: Kontakt port is not yet available. Purchase of the instrument will include the Kontakt 5 port available in a patch in the near future. Note additionally that this port is only for Kontakt 5, the full version (not the player).