The story

A very long time ago I attended a solo concert by Jack DeJohnette in Greece. He played (separately) three instruments: the drums, the piano, and the UDU drum ( It changed and marked my life and musical perception for ever.
Fast forward a couple of decades, I’ve started producing electronic music using the obvious suspects: synths and samplers.
The fascination I had for the tabla (pitch bend+bass) the rhythmical complexity and wealth it offers, never stopped nagging me. I’ve never succeeded forcing my self buying a set or even learning the very basics.
All this hasn’t stopped me using the sound in various ways.
Lots of times I drum on a surface, a table, a kitchen bowl or something..

This sample set is created through a diversity of hits on these 3-4 items. They remind me of the sound of UDU and/or tabla. I realize they are far away from them, but I hope they’ll prove quite usable for you, too. Enjoy!

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  • Nice sounds, could use tweaking

    These are some great kitchen percussion sounds. However, the Kontakt programming could use some tweaking. There's a lot of dead air at the beginning of most of the samples that could be trimmed up. However, the amount is different on every sample, so as a result, even material which is quantized to 100% will play back slightly out of time. Even with this issue, the sounds are worth downloading and trying out. It's simple enough to trim them up to your liking in Kontakt.

    Sam EcoffSamplist 19 October 2021
  • Nice percussion sounds

    This is a nice little collection of home percussion sounds. Some of them are tonal while some aren't really which is cool to have. They are all fairly dynamic also which is great. As Sam mentioned, they are not trimmed as well as they could be so you'll have to pay extra attention in the midi to make everything sync up where it needs to be. That could be tightened up but apart from that its a fun little library. Its not super inspiring to me personally but i think some of the sounds are really good and i think others will get alot of use out of this.

    septemberwalk12 November 2021
  • Simple dry kitchen percussion

    This is a very simple, really dry percussion based on various things you can find in a kitchen room. They are recorded wonderfully and they have some dynamics in them too! The dryness will help you shape the sound the way you want in case you want to add any effects on it, such as saturation or spacial effects. It plays better if you sustain the samples and if don't be too fast with it.

    Alex Raptakis27 October 2021
  • Not bad percussion

    Not bad percussion sounds. The sounds could use some help fx, etc. Maybe distorting them and throwing some phase/flange can go a long way. Enjoy!

    dafingaz13 October 2021