Valencia Tar (Frame Drum)

A Valencian Tar (Frame Drum) with round robins and pitch manipulation.

The story

My name is ahmed almusawi, I am a tv/film composer from sultanate of Oman and Im very happy that I found a community that share my passion of making sounds/music.

Recently I decided to Build a rare percussion sample library to sell commercially as my firs product, a while ago a friend came to my studio and brought this Frame drum and he wanted to see how it will sound in a busy mix and I made him record few samples for me and I think it sounds good and unique and its my pleasure to share it with all of you.

This instrument has actually more techniques but I recorded the 3 basic articulations that I though is useful for me.

Each key has 4 Round robin and 4 Velocity layers, which I thought is enough for this reticular instrument.

Interface

Reviews for Valencia Tar (Frame Drum)

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  • Perfect for what it can do

    This is a very simple instrumenet, and it is sampled perfectly. I certainly can ask for many other features, but that would be just pure greed. For example, it would be awesome to have some extra pitched-samples spread out, and only because this instrument takes pitches incredibly well!

    One small tiny bug I found is that when you want to reset the pitch -by clicking ctrl+click on it- it goes all the way to the left instead of in the default middle. Nevertheless, I can't give this anything other than a perfect score. Well done!

    Alex Raptakis01 December 2021
  • Bespoke and Professional

    As others have said, this is super well-made and performs a limited set of sounds really nicely. Good-feeling dynamics and space, a lot of fun to start a groove with. The UI has quite useful controls, though is a little big. Thanks for sharing this instrument!!

    Conner09 November 2021
  • Deeply Sampled Drum

    Im so happy this library was made with four dynamic layers and four round robins. i always feel like the extra effort is always worth it no matter what the library is and it definitely paid off here. This instrument has that really cool kind of hollow, resonant hand drum sound that will work great in many percussion contexts. The GUI looks really professional and well done. Well designed and functional. This drum is really fun to play with, is inspiring and very responsive to play on the keyboard

    septemberwalk10 November 2021
  • Great Ethnic Sounding Drum!

    This drum was well recorded, and the GUI gives you some nice options to easily pitch it, remove reverb, and to dial in your sound with EQ. It's instantly playable, and very authentic sounding. It might have been nice to have some labels on the GUI controls, but even so, it wasn't hard to figure out what each control did. There are four velocity layers on each sample -- nice! This is a great, useful, musical, and highly playable library. I'm sure many people will find it very inspiring!

    Sam Ecoff19 October 2021
  • Good sound, limited articulations...

    A decent sounding ethnic drum, but there's only three hits that I can find. Would love to see this library expanded with more articulations and hits in the future for more variety.

    Christopher28 October 2021