Soundiron – Tabla vol.1 Loops (WAV, KONTAKT)

By | April 14, 2024


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Quality: 44 khz, 24 bit
Format: wav, nki

The tabla is a popular Indian percussion instrument used in the classical, popular and devotional music of the Indian subcontinent and in Hindustani classical music. The instrument consists of a pair of hand drums of contrasting sizes and timbres. To call tabla a mere percussion instrument would be a vast understatement of its musical depth, as one of the most revered of all classical Indian musical instruments. We worked with tabla master and jazz percussionist Sameer Gupta to capture a range of tabla rhythm, melody and soul. Sameer has been a student and practitioner in the art of percussion for nearly 25 years, traveling the world to study and perform in some of the world’s most prestigious institutions and venues.

This library contains over 1300 unique phrases, spanning over 2 hours of live tabla phrases, exploring traditional and contemporary poly-rhythms and grooves. We recorded close and dry, in wide-stereo. and covered a wide range of tempos. Instruments are tuned to Middle C, with key-switch pitch control to allow shifting by up to +/- 7 semitones. The library includes Kontakt & EXS24 patches, with open wav directories for direct sample use in any software that supports 24 bit .wav format.

Please note that this library does not auto-sync to host tempo and all BPM values are approximate, due to natural poly-rhythm and groove drift. These carefully tuned multi-timbral instruments do not respond well to beat-slicing or time-stretching. Tabla is traditionally the force that drives the pulse in classical Indian music and we felt that it was vital to preserve natural tonal character, groove and flow. While all samples loop seamlessly, we find that they are best used like our solo vocal libraries. Each of Sameer’s phrases naturally evolves into the next, allowing the sequence of tones and grooves to rise and fall in intensity, detail and musicality.

Tonehammer Tablas Vol. 1: Loops Facts:
* Studio (dry) recorded tablas
* Articulations include uniquely recorded tabla rhythms at:
o 70 BPM loops/phrases
o 80 BPM loops/phrases
o 90 BPM loops/phrases
o 100 BPM loops/phrases
o 110 BPM loops/phrases
o 120 BPM loops/phrases
o 130 BPM loops/phrases
o 140 BPM loops/phrases
o 160 BPM loops/phrases
o 170 BPM loops/phrases
o 180 BPM loops/phrases
o 190 BPM loops/phrases
o 200 BPM loops/phrases
o Additional tuning patches
* Key-switch pitch control allow shifting up to +/- 7 semitones.
* Extensive read me (.pdf) install, patch and hint documentation
* Listen to exclusive (.mp3) interview Sameer Gupta & Mike Peaslee
* 27 BPM banks / 1.355 phrases / loops
* 1.8 GB installed, 1.3 GB .rar download
* Sample resolution: 44.1Khz / 24Bit stereo .wav format
* Format(s): Kontakt 2, EXS24 and .wav
* Note: Native Instruments Kontakt 2 / 3 / 4 full retail versions required for all Kontakt instruments.
*Note: Free Kontakt Player will only work for 30 minutes with this product. Full version required to remove this restriction.

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Tabla by Tonehammer. Played by professional tabla player Sameer Gupta, who also plays jazz drums and lives in New York. Such an American Indian. By the way, look at the video with him on the Toun website, I liked it. Here we have almost 2 gigs of liups + contact programs for them. To be honest, I use this book directly through my sequencer, without Contact, although I have Live, and it interacts well with loops. It perfectly complements the previously published volume 2, and by the way, you can learn to play certain patterns, or, simply put, use this book for learning.

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