Epic Dhol Ensemble
- Kontakt / VST/ AU / AAX
- 2,056 Samples / 1.19GB
- Also Available in Soundpaint ($20) with 127 Dynamic Layers
- Multi-sampled Dhol Ensemble
- Up to 10 velocity layers / 10 repetition per layer
- Loop/phrase sampled Epic Dhol Ensemble
- 850+ loops from 80-140BPM
- Dhol Ensemble FX
- Instant Front-Face FX & Textural Convolution Delay
- Delivered by Download
- Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) Required
Epic, Piercing Dhols
The Epic Dhol Ensemble is the most comprehensive and deep-sampled collection of large-scale Epic Dhols on the market. The library is a completely remastered, redesigned, and reprogrammed edition of our original Epic Dhol Ensemble, containing over 2,000 samples, a built-in articulation browser, internal step-sequencer, front-face effects, textural convolutions, and our newest 3.3 Chaos Engine.
The library consists of a large ensemble of Punjab Dhol drums and was recorded in the same orchestral hall as our Epic Toms Ensemble. The Punjab Dhol is a double-sided barrel drum, large and bulky, producing a loud bass tone. Animal hide or synthetic skin is stretched over the open ends of the wooden barrel, covering them completely. These skins can be stretched or loosened with a tightening mechanism made up of either interwoven ropes, or nuts and bolts, which subtly alters the pitch of the drum. The stretched skin on one of the ends is thicker and produces a deep, low (high bass) sound and the other one is thinner, producing a higher sound. In contemporary Punjabi music, dhols with synthetic, or plastic treble skins are very common.
The Epic Dhol Ensemble was recorded at 10 velocity layers with 10 round robins. It contains a great variety of articulations, since each side of drum produces a different sound. Essentially, it is divided into a bass section and a snare section. We played the bass section with the traditional big wooden Dhol sticks, mallets, hands, and fingers to ensure we covered the entire range.