A Bodhran sample pack I created just for fun, it should sound like a “traditional” cheap tunable bodhran played with a two tip stick.

The story

Need to try my new Kontakt 6, contribute with this great community and… who on earth doesn’t want a bodhran Kontakt instrument?

Reviews for Bodhran

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  • Simplicity at its finest!

    We don't always need an overly complex patch with tons of settings and effects. Sometimes a simple patch can make the job done better. And that's what this is about - just a very simple Bodhran instrument. The sampling is crystal clear, the programming is perfect, and it really sounds amazing as well. It's dynamic, and it also comes with different kinds of strokes, including hand swipes!

    Along with a Room vol that greatly alters the sound signature, you will also find written labels on where you will find the included strokes. I would personally arange the notes on the keybed in a different way, buit honestly it's something that you can get used to fairly quickly.

    This will gladly be a beautiful addition to my percussion library, highly recommended!

    Alex Raptakis09 December 2021
  • Highly usable

    Been looking for a decent sounding bodhran for ages. This fits the bill perfectly. Simple set of samples but allows for quite a bit of expression.

    cbthomson12 April 2022
  • Deep Bodhran drum

    I wasn't familiar with this kind of drum and i thought it would resemble bongos and hand drums but i was really pleased with how deep and punchy it is. Its mostly "kick" drum type sounds but you also get a brush sound and a side stick hit. Of course one would always like more round robins and dynamic layers but this is still really playable and fairly dynamic. The side stick sounds awesome for dynamic accented percussion "hi hat" type grooves. My favorite hit is on E2. Its extremely phat and punchy. Overall this is really useful and versatile. i think it could also make a sick orchestral bass drum with added reverb and also work in a drier context.

    septemberwalk10 December 2021
  • Quality, simplicity.

    It's a Bodhran, it's really well recorded and there are round robins. Like others have said, this is punchy and deep with a good selection of hits and will work well either solo or as an addition to any percussion ensemble. What's not to like?

    Mark Lord28 December 2021
  • Nice and simple.

    Great to have the sound of this in a simple interface. I really like it.

    dubiousphil25 January 2022
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