Subtersonic has released a free sample pack featuring the sounds of a Remo doumbek percussion instrument.
I am not an expert with this instrument by any means, but I do have experience performing Balkan, Turkish, Persian and Indian music with this drum.
The particular instrument that I sampled was manufactured by Remo. It is more of a utilitarian design, with a solid wood body and a synthetic head. It is more durable than a traditional design, but has a less defined tone.
Doumbek sample pack features
- Sampled Remo DK-0408-08.
- 8″ Diameter, synthetic pre-tuned head, wood body.
- Recorded as dry, 16 bit, mono WAV files, 140 samples total, edited with Audacity.
- Each sample was recorded with 2 mics: a Shure SM-57 near the head, and a Nady SP-1 near the bell (the opening at the bottom of the drum). Recorded into a Tascam US-1800 interface.
The sample pack is a free download.