EarthMoments - Hamsa Vol. 02 - Arabic Percussion *

Product Details

  • Compatible with Studio One Prime, Artist, and Professional (Versions 3.5.5 and higher)
  • Includes rhythm styles such as Malfuf, Tsifteteli, Baladi and Karachi
  • Instruments include Darbuka, Dumbek and Riq
  • 945 x 24-Bit/44.1kHz Audioloops,  Tempo labeled
  • Size ≈2.0GB (uncompressed), 1.1GB (compressed)

EarthMoments presents Hamsa Vol. 02 - Arabic Percussion - an exploration into the mystical world of Oriental percussion and grooves from distant corners of the Middle East, North Africa, and Arabic musical traditions.

Extolled for its rhythmic complexity and rich diversity, Middle Eastern percussive traditions feature a variety of hand drums that form the mainstay of the practice. Included in the bundle are the Dumbek—a classic goblet-shaped drum with a deeply resonant sound; the Darbuka—also goblet-shaped, and said to be a modern variation of the Dumbek; and the Riq - a frame drum with five sets of cymbals, usually skinned with goat or fish skin. A journey into the esoteric, these rare loops and samples will add an unmistakably otherworldly touch to any production.

The bundle offers producers a broad spectrum of hypnotic grooves and unusual rhythmic patterns to choose from, traversing a range of traditional styles. These include: 

Malfuf: Originating in Egypt and Lebanon, this fast rhythm is often played as an intro for classical orchestral compositions, specially created for a belly dancer’s entrance and exit.

Tsifteteli: This hypnotic rhythm is often used for the sensuous movements of the belly dancer—such as undulations of the torso, floor work, or when the dancer moves with snake-like arms.

Baladi: An urban folk rhythmic style, a derivative of which is the Maqsoum rhythm - the most common rhythm in Arabic belly dance music.

Karachi: Originating in Pakistan, this is a fast rhythm commonly found in modern Egyptian and North African music.

System Requirements

Compatible with Studio One Prime, Artist, and Professional (Versions 3.5.5 and higher)

Mac OS X 10.8.5 or higher
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor
(Intel Core i3 or better recommended)

Windows 7 x64/x86 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64/x86, Windows 10 x64/x86
Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD® Athlon™ X2 processor
(Intel Core i3 or AMD Athlon X4 or better recommended)

Download file sizes are approximate.

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