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Michael Bietenholz



Aluminum hand-drum instrument for Kontakt

Product Overview

Darbuka: an aluminium hand-drum, also called a goblet-drum.

Since Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian, Azeri, Balkan, Greek, Persian and Turkish musicians can't all be wrong, you're obviously missing something if you haven't got one of these.

The sample-set has separate samples for different strike-styles, with multiple-velocity and round-robin variations of each one for an expressive and varied sound. Each sample was recorded with two mics, one for the head and one for the body.

The custom Kontakt interface provides a control for mixing the head and body mic samples. In addition to the regular drum, the instrument has a separate bass version of the sound with a tuning control. Finally, there is the choice of a long or a short convolution reverb and a control for the reverb amount.

NOTE: Compatible with Kontakt 2.2.4 or higher (FULL version of Kontakt only - Not Kontakt Player)

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