As a composer, having my own unique sounds to use in projects is always an added value. Being an Egyptian, I've decided to sample some instruments from my country's rich musical culture to add an ethnic flavour to any piece I'm working on. Here's where you can purchase my sample libraries, or download the ones I've made available for free.
Egyptian Darabuka (Lite) v1.1
This is a sample library of a beautiful Darabuka that I've received as a gift and thought it would make a great addition to use in my projects, especially since I've sampled certain articulations that I mostly use. This Darabuka was recorded with 4 dynamic layers per articulation and with 2 dynamic layers for the rolls. I haven't recorded any RRs, but you'll find that there are enough articulations and velocity layers to create a fairly realistic performance with it.
The Darabuka was captured in mono using the AKG 420 Perception microphone, which really brought out the clarity of the instrument while retaining the body. I've included a MIDI file performance using the instrument, which will give you an idea of how to use the instrument.
I'll be further expanding on this instrument in the future by recording lots of Round Robins than I originally did, more articulations, and a couple more mic positions. In the meantime, please enjoy using this simple but articulate instrument!
- 4 Dynamic Layers per Main Articulation & 2 Dynamic Layers per Roll & Hit
- Contains 12 samples in 44.1 / 24 bit Mono WAV & NCW lossless compression format
- 4.33 MB download size
- Logic Pro 9 or higher required to run the EXS24 version
- Requires FULL retail version (sold separately) of Kontakt 5.5.1 or higher.
This library is NOT supported by the FREE Kontakt Player.
Please refer to Native Instruments website for the latest system compatibilities
This library is available for free download, and you can use it for free in your personal music projects as well as your commercial ones. However, the sounds included in the library may not be re-distributed. You are not allowed to use them as the source material for another sound library or virtual instrument.