New Handbell Soundfont
I'm interested in creating a new Soundfont for handbells. I'm not really happy with the sound from either the default soundfont or the downloadable one from the handbook. I have access to a nearly full set of bells and chimes that I could use.
I know that the common handbell symbols have been requested for version 2.0, I could make recordings of all those too (martellatto, mallets, thumb damp, etc.).
My problem is that I know nothing about audio capture or processing and don't have any equipment. Depending on the price, I'd be willing to acquire some basic recording equipment. Does anyone have any recommendations?
Is anyone already working on this? I don't want to start down a road that's already being traveled. I searched but couldn't find any topics similar to this.