Indian traditional melodic instruments
"Whether you’re seeking a touch of genuine Indian influence to add melodic spice to a pop or dance track, or want to create a full-blown Bollywood arrangement, this a very good place to start." - Sound on Sound
"A beautifully produced, authentic collection of melodic Indian loops." - Music Tech
"For those of you dabbling in the soundtracking end of the spectrum, I would say this is a must have for all those dancing in the streets scenes." – Future Music
"I use both the Bollywood Grooves and the Bollywood Elements apple loops as part of my musical palette. For someone with knowledge of Indian rhythms and music, it proves as a great tool to expand musical ideas and sounds. It is also a great tool for those with little experience using Indian music in a modern compost...ional context. I recommend both these DVD´s to anyone who is looking to enhance their sounds and sample library. " - Karsh Kale, producer.
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Bollywood Elements is a ´premium´ sample library on a DVD-ROM, inspired by the sound of "Bollywood", using the same melodic instruments and styles typically featured in songs, background scores of films of the genre.
Fusing Indian traditional melodic instruments in your contemporary genres of music can give you a palette which is limitless... making your music a class apart.
From New age to Hip Hop, Film Music to Jazz, Bollywood Elements can be used in a number of ways to spice up your composition like never before.
INSTRUMENTS: Bulbul Tarang, Sitar, Sarod, Shehnai, Sarangi, Flute, Mandolin, Tumbi, Ravan-hattha, Shankh
Bonus instrument: NarSingha
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Freshly recorded licks, one-shots, raga phrases, fx by seasoned musicians in India.
Different keys, tempos for each instrument - based on its nature and tonal quality.
Carefully recorded, edited and mastered - using state-of-the-art equipment, by experienced sound engineers and musicians.
Samples are ideal for use in songs, advertisements, background scores, remixes, etc to add an Indian melodic flavour to your productions.
The ´alaap´ files are not ´locked´ to tempo - in order to retain the human feel on this style of playing
1000 unique performances recorded @ 24 Bit / 48 KHz quality.
Produced by: Salim Merchant, Sulaiman Merchant, Aditya Mehta
Supervised by: Dhrubajyoti Phukan
Edited by: Deepak P.A., Satya Hinduja and Tarun Shahan