Instruments


Instruments
Photo Instrument Name Description Demo Clip
Algozay Algozay Algozay is a wooden beaked double-flute traditionally played by goat herders in Punjab, India/Pakistan. One flute is kept as the drone, the other creating the melody.
Banjo Banjo Banjo is a stringed instrument played with a guitar plectrum while pressing keys like on a harmonium. These keys in turn pinch the string, creating a particular sound.
Bansuri Bansuri The Bansuri is a bamboo traverse flute, similar in its design to a modern concert flute. It is one of the oldest music instruments, depicted in ancient scriptures.
Been Been The Been is used by snake charmers and is made of the stone apple fruit. It has two tubes. One of them plays a constant note while the other belts melodies.
Bells Bells These (cow) Bells are a series of copper bells stringed vertically. The sound is produced via hitting the Bells with a wooden stick.
Bihu Dhol Bihu Dhol The Bihu Dhol is a percussion instrument played in the famous Assamese dance, Bihu.
Bols Bols Bols are rhythmic mnemonics that have been used since ages to transmit rhythmic knowledge from master to student in an oral way.
Chende Chende The Chende is a hollow cylindrical instrument made from softwood, the ends of which are covered with cowhide. It is the chief accompaniment in Kathakali dance.
Chimta Chimta Chimta is a long instrument featuring 2 metal spades covered with small bells that are tied together at one end along with a metal ring.
Daphli Daphli Made of a wooden frame and goat skin, the Daphli is another percussion instrument from Rajasthan. When playing, applying pressure on the skin changes the pitch.
Dhol Dhol Dhol is a large barrel-shaped drum that is played with sticks on both sides. It is the main rhythmic instrument used in Bhangra, the folk music on Punjab state.
Dholak Dholak This round-shaped barrel drum is mostly used for folk music. Unlike Tabla or Pakhawaj, the masala paste is applied inside the low-pitch skin.
Dimdi Dimdi This one piece drum is very similar to South Indian Kanjeera, except for the bells. Modulations can be achieved by adapting the pressure on the skin.
Dollu Dollu The Dollu is a large barrel drum from Karnataka state, which is the main rhythmic instrument of the Dollu Kunitha folk dance from that same region.
Duff Duff Originated from Arabia, the Duff is also very popular in Indian folk music, specifically in Kashmir region. It allows for both very low and very sharp sounds.
Duggis Duggis This instrument combines 3 Tabla dayans (right drum) that can be tuned at different pitches to achieve a melodic effect in accompaniment. Also called Maadal.
Eddaka Eddaka The Eddaka is an hourglass-shaped South Indian instrument. Its two sides are made of goat skin loosely tied up by ropes. The ropes are pulled simultaneously while hitting.
Ektara Ektara The Ektara is a simple instrument made of one string, which can be made to give a range of tones by applying pressure at various points along the neck.
Ghat Singhari Ghat Singhari The Ghat Singhari is a peculiar folk instrument with the pot's face covered by a skin parchment, producing comical effect.
Ghatam Ghatam The Ghatam is a round shaped earthen pot, very much used in classical performances. It allows both very sharp strokes and very low modulations through its mouth.
Guitar Guitar No need to introduce the Guitar, one of the most popular instruments in the whole world. Indians also use it in both classical and folk music.
Gunghroo Gunghroo Gunghroos are bells-covered belts that are tied to the feet of Indian dancers, who play them through intricate steps. It is also an accompaniment instrument in folk music.
Halgi Halgi The Halgi consists of animal skin framed on metal and two wooden sticks. The frame is held in one hand along with one stick while the other is used for striking on the skin.
Harmonium Harmonium Indian organ, imported by the British. Air is pumped with one hand and played with the other. Has become the main accompaniment instrument for vocal performances, both classical and folkloric.
Israj Israj Israj is a bowed instrument with a neck like sitar, though smaller in size. It also has sympathetic strings that vibrate while playing to create harmonics.
Kanjeera Kanjeera The Kanjeera is a small round drum covered with goat skin and circled with bells on its wooden body. It is also very much used in classical performances.
Kappi Mridangam Kappi Mridangam The Mridangam variety shown above is used mainly for instrumental music. We have also included one type called "Kappi Mridangam", which is used for vocal.
Khartaal Khartaal The Khartaal comprises two similar shaped wooden pieces and is approximately 8 to 12 inches long and 2 to 3 inches wide. It is the Rajasthani version of the Spanish Castanets.
Khol Khol The Khol is a terracotta drum used in northern & eastern India for accompaniment of devotional music. Both its sides are covered with naturally dead cow/goat skin.
Khuang Khuang Originated in 1300 AD, the Khuang is a Mizo indigenous instrument made of hollow tree, wrapped on both sides with animal skin. Supposedly, the Mizo received it from China.
Konnakol Konnakol The Konnakol is the art of reciting the stroke names of rhythmic sequences, that can be very intricate. It is the Carnatic equivalent to Hindusthani Bols.
Mandolin Mandolin The Mandolin belongs to the lute family. It has a body with either a teardrop-shaped soundboard or one which is essentially oval in shape with sound holes of varying shapes.
Manipuri Dhol Manipuri Dhol The Manipuri Dhol is often used to provide beat to Manipuri folk dances. Cow skin is used for making both the sides and the ropes of the dhol.
Manjeera Manjeera The Manjeera or Manjira, also known as Tala, are a small pair of cymbals that are played with the hands to accompany folk or devotional music.
Morsing Morsing The Morsing is typical of Carnatic music. It is used here as a very interesting rhythmic instrument. It is common for Morsing to be incorporated in classical items.
Mridangam Mridangam The Mridangam derives its name from the Sanskrit "Mrid-Ang" ("clay body"). Now made of wood, it is one of the main percussion instruments used in carnatic music.
Naal Naal Naal is a hybrid instrument that has a high pitch tabla head on one side, and a dholak low-pitch skin on the other side. It is used mainly in folk music.
Nadaswaram Nadaswaram It is believed that the Nadaswaram evolved from the snake charmer's 'Pungi'. It consists of a wooden mouthpiece into which air is blown.
Nagara Nagara The Nagara, or Nagada, is essentially a kettle drum, and its use is usually to accompany another instrument, most often a reeded wind instrument, the Shehnai.
Nishan Nishan The Nishan is a rhythm instrument from Sambalpur (Orissa) and is played with two sticks called Chimta. It is made out of iron sheets with cow skin covering the sides.
Pakhawaj Pakhawaj This barrel drum was the traditional classical percussion of North India before Tabla. It has two heads, with the rear coated in bread dough to lower its pitch.
Pepa Pepa The Pepa is a flute-like musical instrument used in traditional Assamese music. It is usually built of a very short stem made from thin bamboo/cane/reed.
Pung Pung The Pung is a long bodied drum with both ends covered in cow skin. It plays an important role in Manipuri dancing. It is more than 1,000 years old.
Rabab Rabab The Rabab is an Afghani plucked stringed instrument widely used in Kashmir at present. It resembles the human voice with its long-lasting sound.
Ravan Hattha Ravan Hattha The Ravan Hattha is a type of fiddle used in singing Rajasthani folk ballads. Its wires are made of horse tail. Its bow, also called the Dani, is carved off the Acacia tree.
Santoor Santoor The Santoor is an Indian hammered dulcimer. It is very much used in classical music, but also in folk music, specially in Kashmir.
Sarangi Sarangi The Sarangi is an Indian fiddle roughly the size of a viola that is played sitting down like a cello. It was the main accompaniment for vocal and dance performances in the past.
Sargam Sargam In the same way, Sargam, the title given to the collection of notes in India, is the way melodic compositions have been shared from generations until now.
Sarod Sarod Sarod bears some resemblance with the Sitar, but its head is covered by a thin goat skin that gives it a sweeter sound. It also has a fretless metal neck.
Shehnai Shehnai The Shehnai is a quadruple reed instrument similar to a classical oboe. It is considered a very auspicious instrument and therefore played on important occasions.
Sitar Sitar The Sitar, perhaps the best known Indian instrument, has usually 4 main strings, 2 chikari strings that are hit to mark the base note (sa), and 13 sympathetics that vibrate along.
Surbahar Surbahar Invented in 1825, the Surbahar (also known as bass sitar) is a plucked string instrument. It is related to the better-known sitar but has a lower tone.
Surnaii Surnaii Used by the Pathans, the Surnaii is similar to an oboe. It is a reed instrument with a conical body made of wood or horn, with seven holes above and one below.
Swarmandal Swarmandal The Swarmandal is a stringed instrument similar to the Autoharp or Zither in many respects. It measures from 24 to 30 inches in length and 12 to 15 inches in width.
Tabla Tabla A pair of 2 drums, the Dayan (the right hand drum) and the Bayan (the left hand drum). It's the most important rhythmic instrument in Hindustani classical music.
Tambourines Tambourines Wooden sticks carved and filled with one or more rows of bells. They are played as a rhythmic accompaniment by shaking them or hitting them against the palm.
Tamte Tamte The Tamte, also called "Tammatai" is a South Indian version of the North Indian Duff. It is a flat circular drum with a skin pulled over, which is played with a stick.
Tanpura Tanpura The Tanpura is a drone stringed instrument, similar in sound to a Sitar being played without fretting any notes. This drone accompanies most classical concerts.
Tavil Tavil The Tavil has a round body with two skins wrapped around two large hemp hoops on both sides. It is played with a stick and metal thimbles over the fingers.
Tenor Banjo Tenor Banjo A variant of the Banjo, the Tenor Banjo has either 17 or 19 frets. It is best known for its ability to mark the rhythm.
Tudd Tudd This instrument has the shape of Shri Shiva's Damroo drum. Player achieves different modulations by pulling the strings that tie its 2 heads.
Tumbak Tumbak This earthern drum bears much resemblance to the Irani Tumakh, except for the shape of its body. It provides a fascinating dimension to Kashmiri folk music.
Tumbi Tumbi Tumbi is a one string instrument with a skin-covered body, typical of Bhangra music. It has been popularized world-wide in Punjabi MC's "Mundian to Bach Ke" title.
Tutari Tutari The Tutari is a begul-like instrument from Maharashtra. It is a wind instrument curved like an elephant's trunk, earlier used to alert the entire kingdom of the King's arrival.
Udukke Udukke The Udukke is a sensitive percussion instrument. Made of wood a quarter metre long, the drumheads are held in position by interlacing cotton threads that can be pulled.
Veena Veena The Veena is the traditional instrument of Shri Saraswati (Goddess of Arts). It has 4 main strings, a few others to mark the rhythm and sympathetics that vibrate along.
Violin Violin The Violin is a bowed string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. It is the smallest and highest-pitched member of the violin family.
  • Algozay
    Algozay

    Algozay is a wooden beaked double-flute traditionally played by goat herders in Punjab, India/Pakistan. One flute is kept as the drone, the other creating the melody.

  • Banjo
    Banjo

    Banjo is a stringed instrument played with a guitar plectrum while pressing keys like on a harmonium. These keys in turn pinch the string, creating a particular sound.

  • Bansuri
    Bansuri

    The Bansuri is a bamboo traverse flute, similar in its design to a modern concert flute. It is one of the oldest music instruments, depicted in ancient scriptures.

  • Been
    Been

    The Been is used by snake charmers and is made of the stone apple fruit. It has two tubes. One of them plays a constant note while the other belts melodies.

  • Bells
    Bells

    These (cow) Bells are a series of copper bells stringed vertically. The sound is produced via hitting the Bells with a wooden stick.

  • Bihu Dhol
    Bihu Dhol

    The Bihu Dhol is a percussion instrument played in the famous Assamese dance, Bihu.

  • Bols
    Bols

    Bols are rhythmic mnemonics that have been used since ages to transmit rhythmic knowledge from master to student in an oral way.

  • Chende
    Chende

    The Chende is a hollow cylindrical instrument made from softwood, the ends of which are covered with cowhide. It is the chief accompaniment in Kathakali dance.

  • Chimta
    Chimta

    Chimta is a long instrument featuring 2 metal spades covered with small bells that are tied together at one end along with a metal ring.

  • Daphli
    Daphli

    Made of a wooden frame and goat skin, the Daphli is another percussion instrument from Rajasthan. When playing, applying pressure on the skin changes the pitch.

  • Dhol
    Dhol

    Dhol is a large barrel-shaped drum that is played with sticks on both sides. It is the main rhythmic instrument used in Bhangra, the folk music on Punjab state.

  • Dholak
    Dholak

    This round-shaped barrel drum is mostly used for folk music. Unlike Tabla or Pakhawaj, the masala paste is applied inside the low-pitch skin.

  • Dimdi
    Dimdi

    This one piece drum is very similar to South Indian Kanjeera, except for the bells. Modulations can be achieved by adapting the pressure on the skin.

  • Dollu
    Dollu

    The Dollu is a large barrel drum from Karnataka state, which is the main rhythmic instrument of the Dollu Kunitha folk dance from that same region.

  • Duff
    Duff

    Originated from Arabia, the Duff is also very popular in Indian folk music, specifically in Kashmir region. It allows for both very low and very sharp sounds.

  • Duggis
    Duggis

    This instrument combines 3 Tabla dayans (right drum) that can be tuned at different pitches to achieve a melodic effect in accompaniment. Also called Maadal.

  • Eddaka
    Eddaka

    The Eddaka is an hourglass-shaped South Indian instrument. Its two sides are made of goat skin loosely tied up by ropes. The ropes are pulled simultaneously while hitting.

  • Ektara
    Ektara

    The Ektara is a simple instrument made of one string, which can be made to give a range of tones by applying pressure at various points along the neck.

  • Ghat Singhari
    Ghat Singhari

    The Ghat Singhari is a peculiar folk instrument with the pot's face covered by a skin parchment, producing comical effect.

  • Ghatam
    Ghatam

    The Ghatam is a round shaped earthen pot, very much used in classical performances. It allows both very sharp strokes and very low modulations through its mouth.

  • Guitar
    Guitar

    No need to introduce the Guitar, one of the most popular instruments in the whole world. Indians also use it in both classical and folk music.

  • Gunghroo
    Gunghroo

    Gunghroos are bells-covered belts that are tied to the feet of Indian dancers, who play them through intricate steps. It is also an accompaniment instrument in folk music.

  • Halgi
    Halgi

    The Halgi consists of animal skin framed on metal and two wooden sticks. The frame is held in one hand along with one stick while the other is used for striking on the skin.

  • Harmonium
    Harmonium

    Indian organ, imported by the British. Air is pumped with one hand and played with the other. Has become the main accompaniment instrument for vocal performances, both classical and folkloric.

  • Israj
    Israj

    Israj is a bowed instrument with a neck like sitar, though smaller in size. It also has sympathetic strings that vibrate while playing to create harmonics.

  • Kanjeera
    Kanjeera

    The Kanjeera is a small round drum covered with goat skin and circled with bells on its wooden body. It is also very much used in classical performances.

  • Kappi Mridangam
    Kappi Mridangam

    The Mridangam variety shown above is used mainly for instrumental music. We have also included one type called "Kappi Mridangam", which is used for vocal.

  • Khartaal
    Khartaal

    The Khartaal comprises two similar shaped wooden pieces and is approximately 8 to 12 inches long and 2 to 3 inches wide. It is the Rajasthani version of the Spanish Castanets.

  • Khol
    Khol

    The Khol is a terracotta drum used in northern & eastern India for accompaniment of devotional music. Both its sides are covered with naturally dead cow/goat skin.

  • Khuang
    Khuang

    Originated in 1300 AD, the Khuang is a Mizo indigenous instrument made of hollow tree, wrapped on both sides with animal skin. Supposedly, the Mizo received it from China.

  • Konnakol
    Konnakol

    The Konnakol is the art of reciting the stroke names of rhythmic sequences, that can be very intricate. It is the Carnatic equivalent to Hindusthani Bols.

  • Mandolin
    Mandolin

    The Mandolin belongs to the lute family. It has a body with either a teardrop-shaped soundboard or one which is essentially oval in shape with sound holes of varying shapes.

  • Manipuri Dhol
    Manipuri Dhol

    The Manipuri Dhol is often used to provide beat to Manipuri folk dances. Cow skin is used for making both the sides and the ropes of the dhol.

  • Manjeera
    Manjeera

    The Manjeera or Manjira, also known as Tala, are a small pair of cymbals that are played with the hands to accompany folk or devotional music.

  • Morsing
    Morsing

    The Morsing is typical of Carnatic music. It is used here as a very interesting rhythmic instrument. It is common for Morsing to be incorporated in classical items.

  • Mridangam
    Mridangam

    The Mridangam derives its name from the Sanskrit "Mrid-Ang" ("clay body"). Now made of wood, it is one of the main percussion instruments used in carnatic music.

  • Naal
    Naal

    Naal is a hybrid instrument that has a high pitch tabla head on one side, and a dholak low-pitch skin on the other side. It is used mainly in folk music.

  • Nadaswaram
    Nadaswaram

    It is believed that the Nadaswaram evolved from the snake charmer's 'Pungi'. It consists of a wooden mouthpiece into which air is blown.

  • Nagara
    Nagara

    The Nagara, or Nagada, is essentially a kettle drum, and its use is usually to accompany another instrument, most often a reeded wind instrument, the Shehnai.

  • Nishan
    Nishan

    The Nishan is a rhythm instrument from Sambalpur (Orissa) and is played with two sticks called Chimta. It is made out of iron sheets with cow skin covering the sides.

  • Pakhawaj
    Pakhawaj

    This barrel drum was the traditional classical percussion of North India before Tabla. It has two heads, with the rear coated in bread dough to lower its pitch.

  • Pepa
    Pepa

    The Pepa is a flute-like musical instrument used in traditional Assamese music. It is usually built of a very short stem made from thin bamboo/cane/reed.

  • Pung
    Pung

    The Pung is a long bodied drum with both ends covered in cow skin. It plays an important role in Manipuri dancing. It is more than 1,000 years old.

  • Rabab
    Rabab

    The Rabab is an Afghani plucked stringed instrument widely used in Kashmir at present. It resembles the human voice with its long-lasting sound.

  • Ravan Hattha
    Ravan Hattha

    The Ravan Hattha is a type of fiddle used in singing Rajasthani folk ballads. Its wires are made of horse tail. Its bow, also called the Dani, is carved off the Acacia tree.

  • Santoor
    Santoor

    The Santoor is an Indian hammered dulcimer. It is very much used in classical music, but also in folk music, specially in Kashmir.

  • Sarangi
    Sarangi

    The Sarangi is an Indian fiddle roughly the size of a viola that is played sitting down like a cello. It was the main accompaniment for vocal and dance performances in the past.

  • Sargam
    Sargam

    In the same way, Sargam, the title given to the collection of notes in India, is the way melodic compositions have been shared from generations until now.

  • Sarod
    Sarod

    Sarod bears some resemblance with the Sitar, but its head is covered by a thin goat skin that gives it a sweeter sound. It also has a fretless metal neck.

  • Shehnai
    Shehnai

    The Shehnai is a quadruple reed instrument similar to a classical oboe. It is considered a very auspicious instrument and therefore played on important occasions.

  • Sitar
    Sitar

    The Sitar, perhaps the best known Indian instrument, has usually 4 main strings, 2 chikari strings that are hit to mark the base note (sa), and 13 sympathetics that vibrate along.

  • Surbahar
    Surbahar

    Invented in 1825, the Surbahar (also known as bass sitar) is a plucked string instrument. It is related to the better-known sitar but has a lower tone.

  • Surnaii
    Surnaii

    Used by the Pathans, the Surnaii is similar to an oboe. It is a reed instrument with a conical body made of wood or horn, with seven holes above and one below.

  • Swarmandal
    Swarmandal

    The Swarmandal is a stringed instrument similar to the Autoharp or Zither in many respects. It measures from 24 to 30 inches in length and 12 to 15 inches in width.

  • Tabla
    Tabla

    A pair of 2 drums, the Dayan (the right hand drum) and the Bayan (the left hand drum). It's the most important rhythmic instrument in Hindustani classical music.

  • Tambourines
    Tambourines

    Wooden sticks carved and filled with one or more rows of bells. They are played as a rhythmic accompaniment by shaking them or hitting them against the palm.

  • Tamte
    Tamte

    The Tamte, also called "Tammatai" is a South Indian version of the North Indian Duff. It is a flat circular drum with a skin pulled over, which is played with a stick.

  • Tanpura
    Tanpura

    The Tanpura is a drone stringed instrument, similar in sound to a Sitar being played without fretting any notes. This drone accompanies most classical concerts.

  • Tavil
    Tavil

    The Tavil has a round body with two skins wrapped around two large hemp hoops on both sides. It is played with a stick and metal thimbles over the fingers.

  • Tenor Banjo
    Tenor Banjo

    A variant of the Banjo, the Tenor Banjo has either 17 or 19 frets. It is best known for its ability to mark the rhythm.

  • Tudd
    Tudd

    This instrument has the shape of Shri Shiva's Damroo drum. Player achieves different modulations by pulling the strings that tie its 2 heads.

  • Tumbak
    Tumbak

    This earthern drum bears much resemblance to the Irani Tumakh, except for the shape of its body. It provides a fascinating dimension to Kashmiri folk music.

  • Tumbi
    Tumbi

    Tumbi is a one string instrument with a skin-covered body, typical of Bhangra music. It has been popularized world-wide in Punjabi MC's "Mundian to Bach Ke" title.

  • Tutari
    Tutari

    The Tutari is a begul-like instrument from Maharashtra. It is a wind instrument curved like an elephant's trunk, earlier used to alert the entire kingdom of the King's arrival.

  • Udukke
    Udukke

    The Udukke is a sensitive percussion instrument. Made of wood a quarter metre long, the drumheads are held in position by interlacing cotton threads that can be pulled.

  • Veena
    Veena

    The Veena is the traditional instrument of Shri Saraswati (Goddess of Arts). It has 4 main strings, a few others to mark the rhythm and sympathetics that vibrate along.

  • Violin
    Violin

    The Violin is a bowed string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. It is the smallest and highest-pitched member of the violin family.

In ML (Multi-Layers) Pack 1, the instruments below have been fully resampled in a way that each stroke can be triggered with more or less force (velocity) and this will trigger different samples, not just a volume difference. This offers a very realistic playback and more dynamism in your compositions.
ML Pack 1 features 8 resampled instruments in 1199 single strokes samples (246 MB) that, combined with the hundreds of MIDI loops included will give you gigabytes of high quality Indian drums playback!

Photo Name Description Root note Mic Panning
Tabla Tabla High pitch tabla. D N
Tabla low Tabla low Low pitch tabla. D N
Tabla mid Tabla mid Mid-range tabla. A N
Pakhawaj Pakhawaj Mid range Pakhawaj. E Y
Dholak Dholak High pitch Dholak G N
Bass Dholak Bass Dholak Low pitch drum from the Dholak family. C# Y
Mridangam Mridangam Regular mridangam. D# Y
Kappi Mridangam Kappi Mridangam Special mridangam for vocal music. D# Y
  • Tabla
    Tabla

    High pitch tabla.
    Root note : D

  • Tabla low
    Tabla low

    Low pitch tabla.
    Root note : D

  • Tabla mid
    Tabla mid

    Mid-range tabla.
    Root note : A

  • Pakhawaj
    Pakhawaj (with Mic Panning)

    Mid range Pakhawaj.
    Root note : E

  • Dholak
    Dholak

    High pitch Dholak
    Root note : G

  • Bass Dholak
    Bass Dholak (with Mic Panning)

    Low pitch drum from the Dholak family.
    Root note : C#

  • Mridangam
    Mridangam (with Mic Panning)

    Regular mridangam.
    Root note : D#

  • Kappi Mridangam
    Kappi Mridangam (with Mic Panning)

    Special mridangam for vocal music.
    Root note : D#

Fully resampled (48kHz, 24 bits) Swarmandal in 3 layers, with very beautiful strokes, soft, normal, and somehow sharper ones. Also includes upwards and downwards scales (aroha & avaroha) of over 110 ragas as MIDI clips that can be dragged directly on your tracks.

Photo Name Description Range
Swarmandal Swarmandal Harp-like instrument usually tuned to a specific raga C#3 to C#8
  • Swarmandal
    Swarmandal

    Harp-like instrument usually tuned to a specific raga
    Range : C#3 to C#8

MLP2

Three new professional Tanpuras, fully resampled (48kHz, 24 bits. dual mics) in 3 layers and including ready-made MIDI drones for both Ma and Pa in all possible keys and in 4 different plucking cycles (Pa Sa Sa Sa, Pa - Sa Sa Sa, Pa Sa Sa Sa -, Pa - Sa Sa Sa -) that will make it very easy to add Tanpura tracks to your compositions.

Photo Name Description Range Demo clip
Tanpura Tanpura High High pitch Tanpura A# to upper A#
Tanpura Tanpura Low Low pitch Tanpura G# to F#
Tanpura Tanpura Mid Medium pitch Tanpura E to upper E
  • Tanpura
    Tanpura High

    High pitch Tanpura
    Range : A# to upper A#

  • Tanpura
    Tanpura Low

    Low pitch Tanpura
    Range : G to F#

  • Tanpura
    Tanpura Mid

    Medium pitch Tanpura
    Range : E to upper E

MLP3

 

Fully resampled (48kHz, 24 bits, dual mics) Sitar (2 varieties) and Surbahar. Includes distinct regions (styles) for each separate string: Main String, Second String, Third String, Fourth String, Chikari Ma, Chikari Pa, Sympathethics, Deredere (trill) and Noises, to bring out all the possibilities of these wonderful instruments. Also includes about 40 beautiful MIDI clips of different ragas development that should help you understand the mood and feel of each of them.

Photo Name Description Range Demo clip
Sitar Sitar 1 Vilayat Khan-style sitar 3 octaves
Sitar Sitar 2 Ravi Shankar-style sitar 4 octaves
Surbahar Surbahar Low pitch type of sitar 3 octaves
  • Sitar
    Sitar 1

    Vilayat Khan-style sitar
    Range : 3 octaves

  • Sitar
    Sitar 2

    Rav Shankar-style sitar
    Range : 4 octaves

  • Surbahar
    Surbahar

    Low pitch type of sitar
    Range : 3 octaves

4 fully resampled (48kHz, 24 bits, dual mics) Bansuris (Indian bamboo flutes), from the very low pitch one to the high-pitched "Pahadi" instrument. Different playing styles included (Main, soft attack, Murki, etc...). MLP5 also includes about 50 beautiful MIDI clips of different ragas development that should help you understand the mood and feel of each of them and emulate the modulations on the plugin.

Photo Name Description Range Demo clip
Bansuri Bansuri 1 Low-pitch (Shankh) Bansuri 5 octaves
Bansuri Bansuri 2 Medium range Bansuri 4 octaves
Bansuri Bansuri 3 Higher pitch Bansuri 4 octaves
Bansuri Bansuri 4 High pitch Bansuri 4 octaves
  • Bansuri
    Bansuri 1

    Low-pitch (Shankh) Bansuri
    Range : 5 octaves

  • Bansuri
    Bansuri 2

    Medium range Bansuri
    Range : 4 octaves

  • Bansuri
    Bansuri 3

    Higher pitch Bansuri
    Range : 4 octaves

  • Bansuri
    Bansuri 4

    High pitch Bansuri
    Range : 4 octaves

Fully resampled (48kHz, 24 bits, dual mics) Shehnais (North Indian type of clarinet) and its South Indian counterpart, the Nadaswaram. Both are considered very auspicious instruments and are played to welcome good omens. MLP6 also includes about 60 beautiful MIDI clips of different ragas development that should help you understand the mood and feel of each of them and emulate the modulations on the plugin.

Photo Name Description Range Demo clip
Shehnai Shehnai 1 North Indian oboe 3+ octaves
Shehnai Shehnai 2 North Indian oboe 3+ octaves
Nadaswaram Nadaswaram South Indian oboe 4 octaves
  • Shehnai
    Shehnai 1

    North Indian oboe
    Range : 3+ octaves

  • Shehnai
    Shehnai 2

    North Indian oboe
    Range : 3+ octaves

  • Nadaswaram
    Nadaswaram

    South Indian oboe
    Range : 4 octaves

Fully resampled (48kHz, 24 bits, dual mics) Veena, Ghatams (x2), Kanjeeras (x2) and Morsing (x2). MLP7 also includes about 50 beautiful MIDI clips of different ragas on Veena that should help you understand the mood and feel of each of them and emulate the modulations on the plugin.

Photo Name Description Range Demo clip
Veena Veena Ancestral lute from South India 6 octaves
Ghatam Ghatam 1 Round shaped earthen pot 19 strokes
Ghatam Ghatam 2 Round shaped earthen pot 19 strokes
Kanjeera Kanjeera 1 Small round drum covered with goat skin 23 strokess
Kanjeera Kanjeera 2 Small round drum covered with goat skin 23 strokess
Morsing Morsing 1 Metallic instrument played between teeth 32 strokes
Morsing Morsing 2 Metallic instrument played between teeth 32 strokes
  • Veena
    Veena

    Ancestral lute from South India
    Range : 6 octaves

  • Ghatam
    Ghatam 1

    Round shaped earthen pot
    Range : 19 strokes

  • Ghatam
    Ghatam 2

    Round shaped earthen pot
    Range : 19 strokes

  • Kanjeera
    Kanjeera 1

    Small round drum covered with goat skin
    Range : 23 strokes

  • Kanjeera
    Kanjeera 2

    Small round drum covered with goat skin
    Range : 23 strokes

  • Morsing
    Morsing 1

    Metallic instrument played between teeth
    Range : 32 strokes

  • Morsing
    Morsing 2

    Metallic instrument played between teeth
    Range : 32 strokes

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