EarthMoments has released Hamsa Vol. 2 – Arabic Percussion, a sample pack that explores the mystical world of Oriental percussion and grooves from distant corners of the Middle East, North Africa, and Arabic musical traditions.

EarthMomenths Hamsa Vol 2 Arabic Percussion

Extolled for its rhythmic complexity and rich diversity, Middle Eastern percussive traditions feature a variety of hand drums that form the mainstay of the practice.

Included in the bundle are the Dumbek – a classic ‘goblet’ shaped drum with a deeply resonant sound; the Darbuka – also ‘goblet’ shaped, and said to be a modern variation of the Dumbek; and the Riq – a frame drum with 5 sets of cymbals, usually skinned with goat or fish skin. A journey into the esoteric, these rare loops and samples will add an unmistakably other-worldly touch to any production.

The bundle offers producers a broad spectrum of hypnotic grooves and unusual rhythmic patterns to choose from, traversing a range of traditional styles.

The sample pack is available from Loopmasters for £29.95 GBP.

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