The Wikipedia page talked about the marimba having "a more resonant and lower-pitched tessitura [i.e. comfortable range] than the xylophone" - which, technically, says nothing about windchimes, but got me thinking about raising the pitches of the notes, which led to some more tweaking...
The initial concept I had based on looking at Wikipedia articles about tubular chimes was an initial attack with a lot of harmonic complexity dying away into a pure note (or as pure as PICO-8 allows). As I experimented, I ended up using less and less harsh instruments for that initial attack until I ended up with a single SFX tick on the organ an octave below and five ticks on the phaser at the note's actual pitch before the timbre settles on a pure triangle wave.
(The octave-below thing was born of a single paragraph on the "Tubular bells" Wikipedia page:
In tubular bells, modes 4, 5, and 6 appear to determine the strike tone and have frequencies in the ratios 92:112:132, or 81:121:169, "which are close enough to the ratios 2:3:4 for the ear to consider them nearly harmonic and to use them as a basis for establishing a virtual pitch". The perceived "strike pitch" is thus an octave below the fourth mode (i.e., the missing "1" in the above series).
@packbat really interesting reading about this, thanks for sharing!
@blueberrysoft glad to be of service!
I think it help me to do things when I write about what I've done, so ... win-win!
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