The excitement barometer always climbs in the 5Pin Media camp at the mention of a percussion sample release and so it is with great pleasure that we present, Afro-Indian Percussion House Edition.
Performed by the legendary KV Balakrishnan(AKA KV Balu)to a variety of backing beats at 123,125 & 126 BPMs and assembled into 77 kits totalling 1406 loops, featuring instruments such as Djembe, Udu, Kanjira, Tabla, Water Vessel, Darbuka, Dukki Tarang, Ghata Singari, Dholak, Mridangam, Morsing, Shekere, Cabasa, Tambourine, various Shakers and Salangai as well as Vocal Percussion. Afro-Indian Percussion is an essential tool for discerning House producers seeking to expand their sonic palette and any genre in need of some percussive magic. Balu’s mastery at creating complex rhythmic layers combined with drum tone modulation is second to none and is just one of the many outstanding features of this collection.
Special mention needs to be made of the recording technique used in the creation of the kits. Various parts were captured by recording a given instrument in Mono over two takes and then assembling the takes as L-R to form a stereo version. This is a technique used for creating a wide cinematic soundstage and is very effective in certain applications. For traditional spatial arranging using panning, all of the percussion parts other than the Ensembles are of course also presented as mono.
All tuned drums such as Tabla, Dukki Tarang, and Mridangam have musical note referenced in the filename for ease of use.
Last but not least we have included all the external drum and music WAV loops from the product demos, a total of 78 loops and 15 MIDI files, organised into folders corresponding to each section.
Formats for Kits include Acidized WAV and APPLE loops and are 100% royalty free.
Download the free-taster and start building a killer percussive House groove today.