Image Line Software has released its latest sample collection, the Sounds of India.
The sound library contains over 835 samples packed in 1,5 Gb and includes 36 instruments and 2 vocals. The collection covers the foundations of the classic Indian sound – Tabla, Sitar, Shenai, Harmonium and Bamboo Flute, and South Indian instruments such as Veena, Ganjira, Maddalam, and rare Indian folk instruments (Edakka, Udukku, Darbuka, etc.)
“The gem of the Sounds of India is the Sitar. Its sound came out more wonderful than expected” according to the manager of the project, Indian Music Producer and Audio Engineer Vipin Venugopalan.
Every sound was captured without alteration in pitch so sample mapping gives a unique sample for every key. Pitches were recorded in Chromatic Order and sounds from the finger board and the frets were not altered in order to preserve the instruments natural essence.
The Sounds of India can be ordered from FL Studio Web shop for $89.