Holy Jhoomra Ganesh!
A Voltage Controlled Tabla!

Bill Sequeira suggested that we do this special project together, and after inching along on it in the background for many many months it's finally done!

THE PROTOTYPES

The TABLA

We circuit-bent an East Indian beat box used for percussion in classical Indian Music by adding Voltage Control Functions and logical inputs and outputs so it can interface with the rest of your modules and make beautiful music together!

Two dozen classical rhythmic cycles of percussion or "Taals" can be selected either manually or by patch cord. (click on the keypad for a close-up)

For example as Ravi Shankar at the Monterey Pop Festival explains an "Ek" type of taal is a cycle of 12 beats divided 4,4,2,2 A faster Ek Taal would be based on only six units and thus become 2,2,1,1.

This Cynthiafied Tablatron uses digitally sampled recordings of real acoustic Tablas and allows you to voltage control the pitch, tone, and tempo, as well as use logic signals to cycle through dozens of taals.

A row of Gate Outputs and LEDs light to the rhythmic pulsings of temples from lands far away...

Audio Samples below...

And TANPURA

Tanpura are the stringed Drone instruments that often accompany the Sitar... This is a digital sound sample of such, and makes beautiful long spaced-out drones that are the cornerstone of the classical Raga.

Using Voltage Control of the numerous parameters and gate outputs, it is now possible to expand or compress the audio to really Rock a Raga! So put some Curry in your Vindaloo man for some real Deep Chandi!

~SPECIAL ORDER~
Please Contact Us - $750.00 each

"Tabla Beat Science" is a musical group Highly recommended!

 
Tabla Module
VC TABLA and TANPURA AUDIO DEMOS
Demo 1 (mp3)
Demo 2 (mp3)
Demo 3 (mp3)
Demo 4 (mp3)
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