Image Line Software Releases Sounds of India Sample Collection
Image Line Software, the Belgium developer of FL Studio, has released Sounds of India, a new library containing over 835 samples. This new library features 36 instruments and 2 vocals for 1.5GB of sample action.
The collection covers the foundations of the classic Indian sound – Tabla, Sitar, Shenai, Harmonium and Bamboo Flute, but what makes it really unique is the collection of South Indian instruments as Veena, Ganjira, Maddalam, and rare Indian folk instruments such as, Edakka, Udukku, Darbuka, etc. The diverse Indian spirit is further enhanced by sampling sounds from many different temple bells and ethnic percussions.
“The gem of the Sounds of India is the Sitar. Its sound came out more wonderful than expected” said 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.
Image Line Software plans more Asian Instrument sample collections are planned for the near future.
Image Line Software’s The Sounds of India is available now and costs $89. More information on Image Line Software The Sounds of India.