The New Bulbul Tarang (aka The Indian Banjo) is a 15 string instrument commonly found in India and Pakistan. The instrument employs three sets of strings – a double set of melodic strings and two sets of drone strings – that also function as part resonators. The New Bulbul Tarang is most commonly played with a guitar like strum.
The melodic strings contains a bass- and treble string. We deep-sampled both of strings individually and combined with multiple velocity layers on each string and round robin on the sustains. We programmed the The New Bulbul Tarang, so you have full control over each string.
The drone strings are divided into group of 10 and group of 3. We deep sampled these guys too at multiple velocity layers and 10 round robin pr. layer.
The New Bulbul Tarang by 8Dio also contains a variety of other deep-sampled articulations, including drone strings in both minor and major scales, muted notes on melodic strings, tremolo, trills and a wide assortment of FX. Additionally we also added a large phrase collection to the library focused on strums. The strums comes both as multi-samples and as phrase-samples, so you can create the ideal soundscape depending on your needs.