This little singing bowl got the Critical Vibrations treatment, and is now a playable Sampler instrument.
Two instruments, in fact!
We recorded it being played with a violin bow drawn across the edge, to create an ethereal pad sound. Then, for a more typical effect, a struck version for some bell-like tones.
Stick this on a track where you need a mystical ethnic feeling. Make sure to twiddle the macro knobs around for some interesting effects.