Rahmani Drum

A very rare instrument used in Oman Folk Music

The story

My name is ahmed almusawi, I am a tv/film composer / Music Producer from Sultanate of Oman this is my second contribution to this wonderful community.

This instrument is called Rahmani Drum (Bass Drum) which is a very rare instruments and used in Oman Folk Music.

The Rahmani and Kasir Together Constitute the two main drums instruments in Omani Music. The Rahmani is used in the most transitional musical forms which are preformed with rhythmic accompaniment.

it’s larger than the kasir and produces a deeper sound. Each end of the drum is covered with goatskin or sheepskin, the skins being held tightly by means of ropes made from palm-fiber or leather.

There are 4 types of Rahmani Drums and mainly comes in 2 shapes – Barrel-Shaped and hour-glass. This protocolar Rahmani is used in the Souther Part of Oman in Dhofar Region.

Interface

Reviews for Rahmani Drum

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  • Clean and Dry, studio ready

    As others have commented, this is super crisp and well-recorded. To my taste, I wish that this was either recorded a little more mono or exactly as is with a mono / width knob included in the interface. Other than that its a couple keys mapped to some excellent one shots that make this a great little studio / production ready patch to throw into some rhythm or foley. Thank you for sharing!

    Conner09 November 2021
  • Well designed and crafted drum

    This is a very simple but awesomely crafted instrument patch that features an ethnic drum. It is dynamic, it is expressive and it sounds super nice for sure. My only issue is that the panning settings are a little weird, and the that the sample in the F note is very quiet compared to the other ones. Other than that, this is simply amazing!

    Alex Raptakis31 October 2021
  • Well recorded drum!

    This is a very well recorded and playable drum. It sounds great, and is useful in a wide variety of musical settings. The GUI controls are excellent, and this is a well-crafted Kontakt instrument. Truly excellent!

    Sam Ecoff19 October 2021
  • Super well recorded...

    The samples here are outstandingly realistic. My only suggestion is to narrow the stereo field for easier mixing since the different notes are pretty far apart at the moment, but it's otherwise very good! Great work!

    Christopher28 October 2021
  • Really dynamic and organic

    This is a really well sampled drum. Its really dynamic and it seems like there are round robins which is also a huge plus. I think this drum could work in a variety or contexts, you could even do some sound design to make it larger than life or distorted. The GUI is really nice and usable too. I appreciate that the samplist made panning decisions for us but this limits the controllability of the instrument. We as composers usually like to make those decisions ourself. I think it would have been useful to include a patch with no panning. Apart from that this is still a great instrument though

    septemberwalk09 November 2021