Introducing 8Dio’s Epic Dhol Ensemble library. Designed for epic and aggressive percussive scoring, the Epic Dhol library consists of three high-end Punjab Dhol drums that were meticulously recorded t... Click To Read More About This Product
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Introducing 8Dio’s Epic Dhol Ensemble library. Designed for epic and aggressive percussive scoring, the Epic Dhol library consists of three high-end Punjab Dhol drums that were meticulously recorded to create on of the most massive sounding, epic percussion libraries available.
The Punjab Dhol is a double-sided barrel drum that produces an enormously loud bass sound that is ideal for epic-style scoring. The drum consists of a wooden barrel with animal hide or synthetic skin stretched over its open ends, covering them completely. These skins can be stretched or loosened with a tightening mechanism made up of either interwoven ropes, or nuts and bolts. Tightening or loosening the skins subtly alters the pitch of the drum sound. The stretched skin on one of the ends is thicker and produces a deep, low frequency sound and the other thinner one produces a higher frequency sound. In contemporary Punjabi music, dhols with synthetic, or plastic, treble skins are very common.
The Epic Dhol Ensemble library was recorded with all articulations at 10 velocity layers and 10 round robins per velocity layer. It contains a wide variety of articulations, since each side of drum produces very different sounds. Essentially the instrument is divided into a bass section and a snare section.
The bass section was played with the traditional big wooden Dhol stick, mallet, hands and fingers to ensure the entire range was covered. The resulting sound is similar to that of Taiko drums, but with a little more tonality to it. The snare side was recorded with the traditional thin bamboo Dhol stick, however it was also recorded with mallets, brushes and fingers. In addition different rimshot positions were also recorded on the drum, so the users can create a variety of different soundings rhythmic textures.
The library also contains over 800 BPM based loop banks for instant user gratification. 8Dio recorded the dhols and other smaller complimentary percussion instruments together. The loops work perfect with the multi-sampled sets, but also work perfectly as stand-alone instant-gratification type of music loops.
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