I’m hoping to write some music for handbells, but I’m not very fond of the Halion sound library for them. One of the new Dorico updates fixed the transposition, but the sounds themselves still sort of sound like clanks, and I haven’t found support for any of the effects beyond straight ringing. Has anyone on here found a simple way to improve the sound? I was looking into some libraries, but outside of this video (Assigning Your Own Sounds to Instruments in Dorico | Play Mode in Dorico - YouTube), I don’t know much about using 3rd party sounds.
If anyone has a not-too-expensive way to get better handbell sounds in here, I’m all ears. I saw some old posts recommending Noisefirm’s (https://noisefirm.com/product/handbell-choir-samples/), but it seems to require the $350+ Kontakt software. I’ve seen rar and wav libraries, but I have no idea how those would work. Any suggestions?