- General Info
- Technical Specification
Please Note : Solo Tabla Library/Instruments works with Native Instruments Kontakt 5.3.1 or Higher (Full Version).Free Players works for 30 minutes.
Solo Tabla Update is available
Update Contains extra features on UI (Remapping and Load/Unload samples for mic positions to save RAM)
Installation Steps – 1) Download this Folder 2) Copy .nki and .nkr files from Folder 3) Drop it in Solo Tabla Folder and Hit Replace.
For more video demos/tutorials/artist interview we have created Youtube Playlist . Click here
Tabla is considered as a magical instrument, as it is the only instrument in the world which can produce many varieties of resonant and non-resonant sounds. Tabla is being played from centuries in India and many artists has shown extra-ordinary work using these drums. Tabla is first learned orally and than the rhythms are played on Tabla Drums (which is very inspiring).
Tabla is main rhythm instrument in Indian Classical music and almost all the genres of indian music from Gazals / Bhajans / Pop Songs/fusion to electronic music these days .Many electronic artists are also using tabla in various forms.
Tabla Notation or Tabla Bol is a language and it has a meaning . Many artists has shown how tabla can speak like humans.
We worked on this Instruments for months, studying as well as planning out the way so that modern music composers understand and use the tabla in better ways.
We have prepared 8 Videos explaining Crypto Cipher’s “Solo Tabla “.These videos covers interview of artist and many techniques/tutorials of “Tabla”, which will help modern music composer to arrange “Tabla” patterns via midi.
Please click the link given below .These series of tutorial will cover everything on User Interface of “Solo Tabla”
About Solo Tabla.
“Solo Tabla” is playable multi-sampled Kontakt instrument with two mic positions and advance script .User can have control over each sound as well each drum. Solo Tabla can be tuned up as well tuned down with the micro tuning feature on each sound.
Right Drum when tuned down sounds like “Pakhawaj” (Indian Traditional Percussion Instrument), we have also included pakhawaj style midi loops just to show the capability of instrument.
Bonus Midi loops includes – Basic Indian traditional style of rhythms in 4/4 and various complex patterns in 15/4 , 11/4 , 7/4 , 10/4 etc. It also includes various Complex kaidas in 4/4 and Lagi -Laddi Patterns used in “Keharwa Rhythm Patterns”. User can improvise midi patterns and change sound via mic positions/tunings /panning and velocities to get amazing sound.
Library also includes special effect controls like mute,doubler,heat and wide – along with basic effects and 7 impulse response reverb made specially for this library.
Bonus Patches also come with “Solo Tabla” which are performances based in various creative style.
“Solo Tabla” and “Tabla Loops” Library are recorded in same room with “Royer Ribbon Microphone” and other microphones.
About Jagannath Singh (Tabla Player).
Jagannath Singh is Playing Tabla for more than 35 years and is well trained under “Banaras Gharana*”.He is known for producing very dominating sound using both the drums extensively and yet maintaining fine balance of overall sound of Tabla.He has won many national awards from “Ministry of Cultures” for his playing style and currently working as full time artist under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
*Gharana indicates a comprehensive musicological ideology.This ideology sometimes changes substantially from one gharana to another.Some of the gharanas well known for tabla are : Delhi, Ajara, Lucknow , Banaras , Farukhabad and Punjab
At last we really hope that you will take full advantage of this instrument and will create amazing sounds using Crypto Cipher’s Solo Tabla.
Best Wishes and Love
• One master patch with all controls on interface
•Left Drum , Right Drum and Combo Drums alphabets mapped in proper order (Paste link in your browser to see video tutorial on this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kus5yoNOQ6o&list=PL- qjKbqchCDajOJYJqheIRjOoZ5_E1H06&index=6)
• Each sound name display on UI . Display screen will also show varieties of particular alphabet
• Special pitch slides produced by player on left drum using pressure of hands in “normal pitch bend” and “gamak pitch bend” style covering all hand positions. (Paste link in your browser to see video tutorial on this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT3-lR9zJjA&index=3&list=PL- qjKbqchCDajOJYJqheIRjOoZ5_E1H06)
•Pitch Bend articulations on combo drums
• Varieties of alphabets on right hand drum
• Special Pink keys with On-Off combination of alphabets
•Advance Scripting features total control over individual sounds.Each drum can be tuned/panned separately and each sound can be fine tuned.
• Create a nice balance of Left hand drum and Right hand drum according to taste.
• Special effects on UI include – Wide effects , Mute effects(use mod- wheel) ,Doubler and Heat effects
•7 impulse response reverbs
• Solo Tabla Sample Size – 2.1 GB
• Bonus Patches includes ” Bass Drum performance” Patch along with other performance Patches covering various articulation in Rex/Wave and Kontakt Format.
• Bonus Midi Loops Included ,which covers Indian traditional Tabla patterns in 4/4 and various complex patterns.
• Sample Resolution : 44.1khz/24 bit
• Format : Kontakt
￼￼• Note : Free Kontakt player will only work for 30 minutes. Product work with Kontakt 5.3.1 or higher full retail version only
• The “Add Library” import process do not support this standard format Kontakt library but you can use Kontakt file browser to load .nki Instruments.
Solo Tabla Producers
Sumit Kumar || Iain Morland || Elan Hickler || Kirti Taneja
Special thanks to “Jagannath Singh ” for Tabla Performance and “Megh Sundar Mukherjee” for testing Indian Classical Music Concepts related to “Solo Tabla”
( A very Special thanks to our demo composers who presented this “Solo Tabla ” in various creative ways)
Thomas Mavian , Conrad Schrenk , Alessandro Ponti , Mike Marino , Ronald Ng Yuan Chang , Filip Nowicki , Vlad Kuryluk.