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Demo for the Kontakt instrument available at www.sampleism.com/noisymichael/darbuka
A darbuka is an aluminium hand-drum, also called a goblet-drum, used by S Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian, Azeri, Balkan, Greek, Persian and Turkish musicians cThe sample-set has separate samples for different strike-styles, with multiple-velocity and round-robin variations of each one for an expressive and varied sound. Each sample was recorded with two mics, one for the head and one for the body. The custom Kontakt interface provides a control for mixing the head and body mic samples. In addition to the regular drum, the instrument has a separate bass version of the sound with a tuning control.