The New Bulbul Tarang

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by Joe Pechiana (07/09/2019)
The Bulbul sorta sounds like a western instrument but with an eastern vibe.


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  • Price: $98
  • Authentically Deep-Sampled Bulbul Tarang
  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
  • 3.4GB (Uncompressed) 1.96GB (Compressed)
  • Deep Sampled Melodic Strings (Bass, Treble, Combo)
  • Large Drone Strings (10 Drone Strings) / 10RR
  • Small Drone Strings (3 Drone Strings) / 10RR
  • Deep Sampled Melodic – and Phrase Strums
  • True Round Robin Repetitions
  • Additional FX and Experimental patches
  • Product only available as Direct Download
  • Full Retail Version of Kontakt 5.6 (or later) Required

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The New Bulbul Tarang overview

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.

Built-In Browser

The Bulbul Tarang comes with a custom designed built-in browser. The browser offers you immediate access all of included articulations with a single click. All instruments in this collection are designed this way. Giving you immediate access to anything you want with a few simple mouse clicks. We want to simplify the journey from your first thoughts to your final creation. One click and you are set.

Never Miss A Beat

The Bulbul Tarang features the latest in advanced user control. From our combined A B soundscaping system, to a fully fledged Filter assigned LFO sequencer. So not only are you able to stack, layer and modify any loaded articulation, but you can decide just how and when they should be blended with one another, all with a few simple clicks. Getting the sound that is right for you has never been so easy.

Front-Faced FX and Chaos FX

Bulbul Tarang contains two parallel FX systems. The first one is our new Front-Faced FX, which allows you to control the most fundamental effects from the front panel (ex. Step Based Filtering, Pitch, Delay, and our new Textural Delay). You can also go deeper with our Chaos FX system, which includes, Phase Modulation, EQ, Bit-Crusher, Distortion, Dual Delays and an additional hall based convolution system on top of our custom Textural Convolution Delays.

Convolution That Sync's

Textural Convolution Delay is a new way of using convolution to create textural delays. The idea is to use non-conventional convolution impulses to augment the existing sound. So when the instrument delays – you will not just get a normal delay of the instrument, but also get the delay and texture of the convolution. This concept is called Textural Convolutions, and with dozens of hand-crafted impulses included and ready, this technique is a sure fire way to add depth and movement to a sound. As with many of our inbuilt effects, these can also be randomized.

  • Bulbul Tarang (15 String Wonder)
    • Deep Sampled Melodic Strings (Bass, Treble, Combo)
    • Deep Sampled Large Drone Strings (10 Drone Strings) / 10RR
    • Deep Sampled Small Drone Strings (3 Drone Strings) / 10RR
    • Deep Sampled Melodic- and Phrase Strums
    • Additional FX and Experimental patches
  • Custom Convolution Reverb
  • Modwheel control of filter & FX
  • Articulations include:
    • Melodic String (treble)
    • Melodic String (bass)
    • Melodic String (combined)
    • Tremolo for Treble and Bass
    • Mutes for Treble and Bass
    • 10 stringed drone x 10RR
    • 3 stringed drone x 10RR
    • Deep Melodic Phrase Sampling
    • Deep Strum/Chord Phrase Sampling (60, 90, 120 BPM)
    • Tempo Synchronized Phrase Patches
  • 1.96 GB Installed
  • Sample resolution: 44.1Khz / 24Bit stereo
  • Format(s): Kontakt
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.6+ required / Not compatible with free Kontakt Player
  • Bulbul Tarang requires 2GB of hard drive space
  • Runs as a stand-alone application, VST® or Audio Units plug-in, AAX® under Pro Tools
  • Minimum: Mac OS X® 10.9, 8 GB RAM or Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10. A minimum 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended for affective streaming
  • Sample resolution: 44.1Khz / 24Bit stereo
  • Format(s): Kontakt (.NCW, .NKI)
  • FX Engine
    • Instant STACKING (stack any patch you want)
    • Phaser & Flanger Modulation
    • Delay
    • Degrader (Bit Crusher)
    • EQ
    • Filter
    • Convolution Reverb
    • Transform (Alternative Convolution Reverb)