The Tablas library contains deeply multi-sampled tablas and a wide selection of live dynamic performance phrases. It 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.
In this library you will hear the craft of tabla master and jazz percussionist Sameer Gupta, who has been a student and practitioner in the art of percussion for over 30 years, traveling the world to study and perform in some of the world's most prestigious institutions and venues.
This library was recorded close and dry, in a medium wood and masonry studio, covering every classical tabla articulation and several variations and creative alternatives for maximum flexibility. You will get performance control and pitch stepping functionality, further expanding the musical potential of this library. In addition there is a set of special effects and morphable drone instruments.
The multi-sampled portion of the library contains a staggering 2,333 individual samples. Included are master patches, which incorporate all of the tabla, bāyāñ and combo articulations into a single playable instrument. There are also separate patches included that are specific to each set: tabla, bāyāñ and combo. "Wet" versions for a few of the instruments are also included.
The looped phrases portion of the library contains over 1300 unique phrases. This spans over 2 hours of live tabla phrases exploring traditional and contemporary poly-rhythms and grooves. It was recorded close and dry, in wide-stereo and covered a wide range of tempos. The instruments are tuned to Middle C, with key-switch pitch control to allow shifting by up to +/- 7 semitones.
13 uniquely recorded tabla rhythms speeds from 70bpm - 200bpm
Key-switch pitch control allow shifting up to +/- 7 semitones
Additional tuning and vocalized patches
Over 1300 unique tabla phrases
Using this library requires a full version of Native Instruments' "Kontakt"!
Please notice: This library can not be played with the free "Kontakt Player"! To use this "Open Kontakt" format, you need a full version of "Kontakt", which is included in products such as Komplete or Komplete Ultimate.
The following list shows, whether the respective Kontakt version is compatible with your operating system:
1GB free disk space
Additional hard drive space according to the library’s size
For your own protection this library is provided as individual personalized files including a
Digital Water Mark - DWM!