Mideast Rhythms
release date: 30.01.2020

Mideast Rhythms


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Unique Collection of Natural & Cinematic Middle Eastern Drums

7 solo instruments played with multiple styles and tools created a unique collection of natural & cinematic Middle Eastern drums. Play dynamic solo instruments, get your hands on a massive pattern collection or use phrase builder to personalise your grooves. All instruments in this collection were played by percussionist & inventor Alperen Alkan who created a new Middle Eastern drum set called Tubul.

Included Drums

  • Ottoman Davul - "The davul is a large double-headed drum that is played with mallets. These drums have both a deep bass sound and a thin treble sound due to their construction and playing style."

  • The Rulers Drum (KÖS) - "This large drum stood in front of the ruler’s tent and belonged solely to him. The ruler’s Janissary Band (Mehter) play under the standard and before the tent in order to instil courage into the troops."

  • Bendir - "The bandir often has a snare (usually made of gut) stretched across the head, which gives the tone a buzzing quality when the drum is struck with the fingers or palm."

  • Darbouqas - "Darbouqas have been around for thousands of years, used in Mesopotamian and Ancient Egyptian cultures since 1100 BCE. There is 2 different darbouqas played for this collection."

  • Daf (Tef) - "The frame is usually made of hardwood with many metal ringlets attached, and the membrane is usually fish skin but other skin types such as cow, goat, and horse are used."

  • Mideast Bongo - "Bongo-like drums with ceramic bodies and goatskin or rawhide heads are found in Morocco where they are known as tbila, as well as in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries."

Cinematic Touch: Rare Percussion Colours | Designed Cinematic Solo Suite | Processed Patterns from Natural Recordings | Rare Percussive Effects

Features Overview

  • 600+ Samples for KONTAKT & WAV
  • 7 Solo Instruments Playabe in Multiple Styles & Dynamics
  • 250+ Patterns Time Synced
  • Natural & Cinematic Suites
  • Phrase Builder to Build Personalised Patterns
  • Rare Effects & Hit Types
  • 800MB+ Unzipped

Requires Kontakt Full version (5.8.3 or higer)

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System Requirements:


  • macOS 10.14 or higher
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5 or Apple M1 (native)
  • RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)


  • Windows 10 or higher
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5 or similar CPU
  • RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)

Supported Interfaces:

  • Mac (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AU, AAX
  • Windows (64-bit): Stand-alone, VST, VST3,  AAX

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