8DIO has released the Bulbul Tarang sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The Bulbul Tarang (aka Indian Banjo) is a 15 string instrument common in India and Pakistan. The instrument employs three sets of strings – a double set of melodic strings and two sets of drone strings. The melodic strings contains a bass- and treble string. We deep-sampled both of strings individually and combined with multiple velocity layers on each string and round robin on the sustains. The drone strings are divided into group of 10 and group of 3. We deep sampled these guys too at multiple velocity layers and 10 round robin pr. layer.
The Bulbul also contains a variety of other deep-sampled articulations, including drone strings in both minor and major scales, muted notes on melodic strings, tremolo, trills and a wide assortment of FX. Additionally we also added a large phrase collection to the library focused on strums. The strums comes both as multi-samples and as phrase-samples, so you can create the ideal soundscape depending on your needs.
Bulbul Tarang is available to purchase for the introductory price of $99 USD (regular $139 USD).
More information: 8DIO Productions / Bulbul Tarang
Sampleism has released 3 Reed Harmonium by Kaneda, an authentic Indian instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
3 Reed Harmonium by Kaneda
This original Three Reed Harmonium Instrument has been lovingly re-created using the professional studio of Amarjeet Bolla and Kaneda at Sampleism to provide you with an authentic sounding Kontakt 4 Patch.
This particular Harmonium is a high quality ‘jas’ model. A superior quality product, not quite as authentic and rustic in sound as the single reed model but with a higher spec and tonal character.
The 3 Reed Harmonium for Kontakt is available to purchase for £3.45 GBP.
More information: Sampleism / 3 Reed Harmonium
Ueberschall has introduced Bollywood Pop, a sound library by Kamran Tatar (A-tee) for Indian pop music production.
This library is a true reflection of the music that accumulates today’s contemporary Bollywood sound tracks. The library is engineered with factual high-end technical standards, which accomplishes all quality demands for high fidelity productions of the western music.
The bollywood movies are globally identified as the worlds leading drama and romance based scenario scripts, which are traditionally accompanied by spectacular sound tracks that lift up the viewers experience to a higher level. The inimitable soprano lines of the adorable Hindi female vocal artists, singing duet love lines with romantic sounding male vocalists. The high pitched string lines, the rare instruments that are never heard anywhere near your neighbourhood, gliding up and down in eight/note scales crying out romance and obsession, percussion works that inevitably inspires and impacts the worlds pop-music.
Bollywood Pop features
- All recorded content is performed by dexterous Indian musicians, and adroit vocal artists, representing the deepest traditions of the Bollywood’s, yet at the same time featuring styles that deliver a unique combination of urban, hip-hop, rnb, dance and reggaeton lines crammed into bollywood movie themes.
- 3.48 GB with 20 appealing construction kits with more than 1462 loops.
- Includes vocal lines, vocals, rap phrases and allaps, Indian strings, solo violins, sitar, sarod, sarangi, flute, Indian flute, santur, harmunium, tumbi , mandolin, veena, dilruba, tabla, dhol, dholak, thad and rare percussions altogether combined with western beats and backlines with contemporary Urban/PoP themes.
- Powered by Elastik II engine for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/Standalone).
Bollywood Pop is available to purchase for €99 EUR.
More information: Ueberschall / Bollywood Pop
Loopmasters has released Business Class Refugees Producer Collection, a special sample library by EarthMoments.
Business Class Refugees is a global, collaborative project by music producer Kartick (Patrick Sebag) and sound designer Gotam (Yotam Agam), who mix local music from around the world with electronica.
The unique bundle unlike other samples libraries contains irresistible sound signatures and loops of 10 tracks from their successful album Kartick & Gotam – Business Class Refugees (EarthSync), offering a special experience to DJs, Composers, Musicians and Music Producers to explore and create new perspectives of the tracks.
These Royalty Free recordings in the Bundle are of the best musicians from India, Far East, East Europe, and Middle East, who have performed with the two cutting edge electronic artists for the album and numerous live shows.
Business Class Refugees Producer Collection is available to purchase for £36.95 GBP.
More information: Loopmasters / Business Class Refugees Producer Collection
Platinum Loops has released Indian Licks V1, a collection of acoustic live loops and samples.
Achieve ultimate enlightenment with Indian Licks V1. This hypnotic sample pack takes you on a journey through the farthest reaches of India with an enchanting collection of loops and samples designed to spice up your creativity. Featuring fully mixed cuts of music that offer sitar, surbahar, bulbul-tarang, mandozither, bamboo flute, tabla, vocals, dilruba, field recordings and much more.
Align your Chakras with these deeply spiritual sounds that span the ages using traditional ragas right through to modern Indian fusion with hints of jazz and latin vibes. Load some of these gems into your DAW, mix them with a fat hip hop groove and allow your creative aura to blossom. Tempos range from 73 to 137 bpm. All samples are mixed and mastered edits with no single instruments. Multi track Mix elements are not available.
Indian Licks V1 is available to purchase for $69.95 USD.
More information: Platinum Loops / Indian Licks