Mahmoud Altaf has announced the release of Egyptian Darabuka Lite, a free darbuka instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt and Logic EXS24.
This is a sample library of a beautiful Darabuka that I’ve received as a gift and thought it would make a great addition to use in my projects, especially since I’ve sampled certain articulations that I mostly use. This Darabuka was recorded with 4 dynamic layers per articulation and with 2 dynamic layers for the rolls. I haven’t recorded any RRs, but you’ll find that there are enough articulations and velocity layers to create a fairly realistic performance with it.
The Darabuka was captured in mono using the AKG 420 Perception microphone, which really brought out the clarity of the instrument while retaining the body. I’ve included a MIDI file performance using the instrument, which will give you an idea of how to use the instrument.
I’ll be further expanding on this instrument in the future by recording lots of Round Robins than I originally did, more articulations, and a couple more mic positions. In the meantime, please enjoy using this simple but articulate instrument!
Egyptian Darabuka Lite features
Kontakt Full v5.3.1 or higher (For Kontakt Version, Kontakt PLAYER version is NOT available).
Logic Pro 9 or higher required to run the EXS24 version.
4 Dynamic Layers per Main Articulation & 2 Dynamic Layers per Roll & Hit.
Contains 12 samples in 44.1 / 24 bit Mono WAV & NCW lossless compression format.
Zero-G/Xfonic has released Beats from the East, a massive and unique collection of beats recorded with ethnic percussive instruments.
This enormous beat collection of unparalleled quality has been a 7-year long project of the South Asian beats guru and No.1 hit producer Eranga Jayawansa. Using the latest technology combined with authentic ethnic percussion, these loops deliver extra individuality and spice.
Beats from the East covers all the genres from HipHop and RnB to Techno and House plus more experimental beats. More than half of the collection features the use of ethnic percussive instruments (tabla, dholak, kanjira, ghatam, yak bera, geta bera, thammattama, udakki, raban, clay pots, bamboos, conga, djembe, darbuka etc).
Beats from the East features
1152 Acidized WAV files.
1152 AIFF Apple Loops.
1152 Stylus compatible REX2 files.
47 EXS24 Instruments.
47 Kontakt Instruments.
47 Reason NN-XT Instruments.
Beats from the East is available as a DVD or download exclusively from Time+Space for RRP £49.95 GBP / 58.95 EUR.
The Control Centre has released Tape Breaks Vol.1 – 3, Ethnic Percussion, and Diamonds And Dust, new sample packs.
New The Control Centre sample packs
Tape Breaks Vol.1 – A collection of 135 unique, improvised drum breaks and 93 individual kick, snare, hihat, cymbal and tom samples, originally recorded on four track tape at the Spanish City Funfair in Whitley Bay in 1997.
Tape Breaks Vol.2 – A collection of 137 funky, lofi, drum breaks and 105 individual kick, snare, hihat, cymbal and tom samples. Originally recorded to four track tape at North Parade, Whitley Bay in 1997.
Tape Breaks Vol.3 – A collection of original, driving breakbeats, recorded to four track tape during 2000/2001. The pack includes 157 loops and 71 individual kick, snare, hihat, cymbal and tom samples from the same sessions.
Drum Hardware – Yamaha 9000 5-Piece Drum Kit, Pearl Export Steel 6″ Snare, Ufip 13″ Hi-Hats, Zildjan 20″ Ride Cymbal, Zildjan 16″ Crash Cymbal. The drums were played by Darren Guy, and re-mastered and edited at The Control Centre.
Ethnic Percussion – A unique collection of 74 percussion loops featuring Indian Tablas, Morroccan Bongos, Tunisian Darbuka, and Morroccan Doumbek.
Diamonds And Dust – A collection of 24 sampled run in and run off grooves, needle drops and lifts, utilizing my record collection and a Philips 777 “Direct Control” turntable. Perfect for adding some vinyl “dirt” to those pristine digital recordings. All looped up and ready to use.
The Tape Breaks packs are available to purchase for $15 USD each, Ethnic Percussion is $5 USD. The Diamonds And Dust sample pack is available as a free download.
Splurgo Audio has announced the release of Popular Percussion and Ultimate Percussion, two sample pack bundles. New Splurgo Audio bundle packs Popular Percussion BUNDLE PACK — This percussion bundle pack contains all popular percussion loops … read more
Splurgo Audio has announced the release of Darbuka Loops Pack 2 and Computer Sounds Pack, two new downloadable sample packs. New Splurgo Audio sample packs Darbuka Loops Pack 2 – This is the second installment … read more