Tongue Drum

A tongue drum sampled in three different varieties....

The story

My wife just gave me this tongue drum for Valentine’s Day, something I’ve wanted ever since I knew they existed, and the thing I really wanted, a Hang Drum is way out of my budget. There are three instruments contained in this folder. The 1st is just the drum played as it normally would be, with rubber mallets. I added an additional layer with me dampening the extra notes for slightly more attack and clarity. The second is the drum played with sticks for a more percussive sound (play with the mod wheel, it controls the HP cutoff). Lastly, I made a pad out of it by time stretching the original sample, adding delay, and then layering it with a reverse version and also a time stretched sample of some toy bells; again, play with the mod wheel for HP filter cutoff. I think the resulting sound is really nice. I hope you enjoy.


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  • Excellent taste in Tongue Drums

    I have a tongue drum that looks just like the one in the picture, but the sample library sounds way better than the instrument I have! All three sounds are great, but the standout is the effected pad which take this sample pack to a whole new level. Very nice!

    Sam Ecoff19 October 2021
  • Simple But Versatile

    As the title says, I like the different articulations available with this one, While you can hear a little noise, mostly seems to be the natural harmonic series of the instrument, It does sound good, the sticks do have a very forward stick noise to them, but when playing the lower notes, around and just above C0 there are some impacts that I can see making great punches in EDM or the breakdown of a good metal song, Highly recommend this if you are looking for some impacts. Additionally the softer articulations feel in some ways like a sort of dreamy piano. This one is a winner in my book.

    Kiko13 October 2021