Swar Systems has announced the release of SwarGroove, a virtual drum instrument for Windows and Mac.
SwarGroove is a new VST/AU multi-tracks Indian drums plugin that lets you add Indian drums ensembles to your compositions and live performances. It comes with various traditional/folk styles from different parts of India like Garba, Qawwali, Ghazal, Bhangra, etc…
- VST/AudioUnit plugin (RTAS expected shortly).
- Synchronizes with host time or plays on its own timing.
- Uses up to 40 of SwarPlug’s high quality Indian drums.
- Includes 16 default grooves (more to come for registered users).
- Hundreds of loops/fills for unlimited possibilities (more can be added through SwarShala).
- 100% MIDI. Speed and pitch can be fully adapted to perfectly match your needs.
- Multi-layers per velocity on certain drums for better dynamics.
- Full track playback customization, including audio effects.
- Export to MIDI for very specific changes.
- Trigger specific loops through MIDI keys for live performances.
SwarGroove (requires SwarPlug ML) is available to purchase for $69 USD. A combo of SwarPlug ML and SwarGroove is $349 USD.
More information: Swar Systems
Future Loops has announced the release of Sitar Loops, a collection of loops taken from Total India.
Future Loops presents Sitar Loops, from the highly acclaimed collection Total India (recorded in Chennai, Calcutta and Mumbai, India.) with over 650 pure hypnotic Sitar samples (Loops and One-Shots), straight from the Total India collection, which was entirely recorded in Chennai, Calcutta and Mumbai, India.
Sitar Loops is a rich and authentic sitar sample pack, played by true masters, and it is perfect for anyone who needs original Indian melodic loops that fit into virtually any music style, from world music, to chill-out, from drum n’ bass to house music.
Sitar Loops is available to purchase as a download for 19.95 EUR.
More information: Future Loops / Sitar Loops
Producer Loops has announced the release of Kings of Bhangra Vol 2, a new volume in the sample library series from award-winning soundtrack composer and producer Gaurav Dayal.
This pack features a choice of ACID WAV, Apple Loops, REX and ReFill formats. From the producer of the immense ‘Classic Bollywood’ sample library, comes ‘Kings of Bhangra Vol 2′, a multi-format collection of 5 Construction Kits fusing traditional Indian musical elements with contemporary Bhangra and urban styles.
Suitable for everything from Bollywood soundtracks, right through to contemporary Western pop with a world music vibe, this pack is essential for the producer seeking to add authentic Indian spice to their productions.
All files are key and tempo-tagged to allow for and the ACID/Apple Loops files will conform to the speed and pitch of your DAW project.
Kings of Bhangra Vol 2 is available to download for £24.95 GBP.
More information: Producer Loops / Kings of Bhangra Vol 2
Loopmasters has released Complex Indian Rhythms, a new sample library in collaboration with Indian percussionist KV Bala Krishnan.
Together we have put together a wonderful collection of Indian grooves that focus on odd time signatures for producers worldwide looking for authentic royalty free Indian samples to add spice into their productions.
This is the first of a series which sees the creative genius KV playing complex Indian grooves and rhythms from Indian culture and traditional music in time signatures of 5, 6, and 7. The pack contains 16 construction kits with tempos ranging from 80 to 130 BPM; each instrument in the ensemble comes as separate loop and you will also find mixed down versions of some elements for maximum flexibility.
This is truly an authentic collection of samples recorded and produced in India. All of this material has been mastered centrally at Loopmasters studio to ensure maximum compatibility with all music applications and is presented in multiple formats for easy manipulation by the producer.
Complex Indian Rhythms features
- 758MB of Indian samples in 16 construction kits containing 273 Loops.
- Tempos range from 80 to 130 bpm.
- Masterfully played percussion by KV himself, includes loops of Bass Dholak, Dukki Tarang, Finger Cymbals, Ghata Singari, Ghatam Pot, Salangai, Shakers, Tabla, Tambourine, Triangle, Nagara, Tavil, and Urumi amongst others.
Complex Indian Rhythms is available to purchase for £34.95 GBP.
More information: Loopmasters / Complex Indian Rhythms
Precisionsound has announced the release of Indian Santoor, a sample library for Kontakt, EXS24 & HALion.
The Santoor/Santur is a flat shaped instrument in the form of a trapezoid that means it is wider at one end and short at the other end. It is a wooden box that is broader in size low pitch notes and is tapered at the other side for the high pitched notes.
The Indian Santoor used in this SampleSet was hand crafted in Delhi, India. It has 31 notes in units of 3, resulting in a total of 93 strings.
Indian Santoor features
- 3 octaves from C2 to C5, with four velocity layers and four round robin hits (Kontakt and EXS24 format only) for a very sensitive and natural playability.
- 573 stereo 24bit wav samples.
- 8 programs for HALion 1-3, 8 programs for EXS24, 9 programs for NI Kontakt v1-2, 1 multi program for Kontakt 3 and 4 with KSP script and GUI, (NI Kontakt 3 and 4 format requires the full version of NI Kontakt 3 or 4 and does not work fully with the free Kontakt player!)
Indian Santoor is available to purchase as a download for $69 USD (+$11 USD on DVD). All formats
More information: Precisionsound / Indian Santoor
Loopmasters has released Electro Folk India Vol 2, a sample library by EarthMoments.
Optimised with the closest attention to detail and recorded using tube Pre-Amps and Mics on 96kHz, Volume I of this essential sound library of over 176 samples from the special series Konnakol Shiva, Galactic Khol, Bass Dholak on Pluto, Divine Mantra, Angel Sarangi, and more.
Electro Folk India Vol II Bundle is a boutique collection of samples created by a fusion of the analog and the digital. Live recordings of India’s folk instruments performed by top Indian musicians have been given unique digital treatments, creating a path-breaking samples bundle. The collection pushes all soundscape boundaries is the future sound of music.
The Electro Folk India collection is the ultimate product for a wide range of music production styles, adding a whole new dimension to traditional sounds.
Electro Folk India Vol 2 features
- 780MB content, 175 Loops in 24 bit quality.
- Includes 14 Angel Sarangi Loops, 17 Bapang On Saturn No Pitch Loops, 28 Bass Dholak 90 Bpm Loops, 16 Divine Mantra Loops, 9 Flute Nebula Loops, 21 Galactic Khol Loops, 33 Kanjira Gravity Loops, 18 Konnakol Shiva Loops, 19 Neptunian Khol Loops.
Electro Folk India Vol 2 is available to purchase for £24.95 GBP.
More information: Loopmasters / Electro Folk India Vol 2