The story

Hello! I’m Grady, a taiko drummer from Las Vegas (currently drumming with Korabo Taiko). The drums in this pack were sampled from a taiko recording session I did back in March of 2021. They were recorded by Sam Friend, Robert Katz, & Barrett Ver Planck in Robert Katz’ Room at Wackerman Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada. These recordings culminated in my album “LOW”, which can be listened to here:

We recorded samples of the 5 taiko drums between takes. In total, we had 1 O-daiko, 2 okedo-daiko, and 2 shime-daiko. Shime are the highest pitch, followed by the tom-like medium-pitched okedo, followed by the gigantic low-tuned o-daiko.

Each drum is mapped on the keyboard in its own individual cluster of different sounds & articulations. Also, each drum is mapped symmetrically (with some articulation exceptions) so that they can be played with two fingers on two keys, simulating the right & left hand.

Articulations include: Center Hits, Edge Clicks, Muted Hits, Rimshots, Flams, Buzzes, and Slaps.

Taiko Recording Set-Up & Explanation

Reviews for LOW Explosive Taiko Drums

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  • amazing!!!

    bro!!!! it just wow!!! i loved it!! so many thankyou!!

    loxan05 May 2024
  • Great percussive sounds!

    These sounds are incredible.

    As I'm currently diving into trailer music, I've added these sounds to my trailer music arsenal.

    The qualiy of the sounds are incredible. In fact. Someone would have fun making a percussion only album with just this library.

    The only thing that could take it to the next level is some type of visual or graphic UI. Nothing to do with the sound though.

    Sounds incredible!

    dafingaz21 May 2022
  • TAIKO!!!

    This is what I have been waiting for a long time.
    Sounds very good, dynamic layers are here, round robins too. Just perfect.
    It might want some GUI next time, but it doesn't affect the sound. :-)

    ORA19 May 2022
  • What a Blast!

    What a crisp and expressive sound, really. This library immediately found it's way into my cinematic template. Thank you!

  • Hard-hitting Taikos

    Wow, these Taikos are really explosive as the name suggests. There are several dynamic layers and it is super fun to play. The GUI is very basic but it doesn't really matter, the sounds more than make up for that. I was impressed by all of the available hits. All of them sound great and I especially love the Flams. You can really feel the energy when playing these drums. Overall a fantastic percussion library!

    AndromedaX823 September 2022
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