Milap is excited to present the Instruments INDIA Sample Pack; the first in a new generation of sample packs that celebrate the live musicians and vocalists who make these sounds possible. Instruments INDIA shines a light on the musical heritage these artists belong to, introducing producers around the world to the artists pushing the boundaries of contemporary Indian music.
Drawn from the extensive Instruments INDIA archive, this pack features high-quality recordings of master Indian musicians and emerging talents playing widely known traditional instruments such as the sitar, tabla, and harmonium, as well as a range of rare folk instruments you might not have heard before. Each sample has been carefully curated in consultation with the musicians themselves, allowing you to repurpose the beautiful sounds of their performances while paying homage to age-old musical traditions.
The Instruments INDIA project reassesses the role that professional musicians play in sample pack culture, re-centring their expertise and musical lineage. Click the links below to learn more about the instruments featured in this pack and the world-renowned talents who play them.
Musicians and Instruments that Feature in the Sample Pack:
Aditi Sen – Ghungroo
Ganesan S – Udukkai & Sangu
Kirpal Panesar – Dilruba & Tar Shehnai
Kousic Sen – Tabla
Prathap Ramachandra – Ghatam, Kanjira & Konnakol
Raaheel Husain – Hindustani Vocal and Sitar
Rajeeb Chakraborty – Sarod
Rekesh Chauhan – Harmonium
Shyla Shanmugalingam – Veena
Tarun Bhattacharya – Santoor
Yarlinie Thanabalasingam – Carnatic Vocal
E-tanpura box - E – Tanpura
Loops within play at tempos between 70 -187bpm, making this collection perfect for any compositions you’re working on that can use a touch of authentic Indian sonics, including hip-hop, downtempo, trip-hop, house, drum & bass and many more!
In detail, expect to find 295 MB of content with all audio recorded at 24Bit 44.1KHZ. There are 51 Percussion Loops, 18 Sitar Loops, 18 Vocal Loops, 8 Guitar Loops, 6 String Loops and 4 Keys Loops. One-shots are 66 Percussion Hits, 22 Vocals, 21 String Hits, 14 Guitar Hits, 6 Sitar Hits, 4 Flute Hits and 3 Keys Hits. You’ll also hear 20 Instrument Phrases, 9 Vocal Phrases and 80 Soft Sampler Patches for Kontakt, EXS24/Sampler, NNXT and SFZ.
Check out the demos above and log in to download a free taster pack now. This collection is also fully Loopcloud ready. More information can be found about Loopmasters award winning software here: loopcloud.com
Thanks to Jonny Batchelor, who produced this sample pack from the Instruments INDIA archive, and to the AHRC for funding this work through their ED&I fellowship scheme.
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