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dreaming taalmala

By Q-Rosh on June 21, 2020 6:10 pm

I wanted to make a little melancholic ruminant tone. This is the first appearance of my little indian analog tabla-drummachine. I was looking for it more than 30 years and finally I found it. It is so rare, that there is only ONE (=> 1) (!!!) youtube-clip existing about it. I recomment to look at it. (www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKOJrOqk7A0)
I started with the drumloop and the accoustic guitar. Then I played  electic guitar to it, recorded it and cutted loops. I started to layer them, until I thought it would be a good idea, to bring in the sitar. I played half an hour to feel groovy enough for recording. When this was done, I could only find a few small slots beeing left, to copy the sitar in. Furthermore, to support the tabla, I played some percussion on the sitarbody and the kalimba. It took me a while, to mix all the 24 tracks togther, however, have a good week and enjoy the summer.

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June 22, 2020 12:10 am

This is super cool. I love the tabla sound, I did not know there was such a drum machine! I thought at first you used a banjo at the very beginning but it's an electric guitar, right? And the little sitar lines are awesome. I love this track.

June 22, 2020 3:14 am

I really like the insistent drum machine beat. Very interesting track.

June 22, 2020 5:04 am

Sweet piece, and excellent guitar work!

June 22, 2020 5:11 am

This is very cool, I actually shared it with one of my musically inclined friends because he's really into this kind of vibe and I'm sure it would inspire him.

June 22, 2020 12:03 pm
Kedbreak136 wrote:

This is super cool. I love the tabla sound, I did not know there was such a drum machine! I thought at first you used a banjo at the very beginning but it's an electric guitar, right? And the little sitar lines are awesome. I love this track.


I found some parts, that sound like a banjo, indeed. But it`s still the guitar. Thank you for listening and your nice comment.

June 22, 2020 6:42 pm

So that's an actual sitar and not a sitar sound effect?  Super cool.  It's always a good idea to bring in the sitar.
Love the whole vibe of this one. 

June 22, 2020 6:46 pm

Wow this is great.  Definitely a nice change up from the status quo.  The sitar really makes the song.  Percussion is great too.  You did a great job on the production of this.

June 22, 2020 11:59 pm

wait you have one of those?  how long have you had it and where did you get it?

that is SO cool looking!!!  I HAVE to have one now smile ha ha

great track!

June 23, 2020 11:13 am

The sitar is amazing. Love the variety and mix of instruments in this heart

June 23, 2020 3:23 pm

Awesome track!
Modern eastern music with a melancholic feel to it! It is smooth sounding yet has some edgy sounds to it. Great stuff! Really stands out!

June 23, 2020 4:36 pm
orangedrink wrote:

wait you have one of those?  how long have you had it and where did you get it?

that is SO cool looking!!!  I HAVE to have one now smile ha ha

great track!


Thanks Orange! I have the Taalmala drummachine a few month now. I bought it for 100€ on ebay. It has  a lot backgroundnoise,  getting much better running it with battery. So I can choose between the two powering options. Last time I saw that machine, was 1990 in Heidelberg at a Hare Krishna shop and never have forgotten how beautiful it was.
The brand Radel-Systems still produces electronic tablas today, but with a sample based technology and much more programs and rhythms. It is not funny, but interesting, that Radel also produces military systems and computer technology. The Indians are smart nerds.

June 24, 2020 7:50 pm

All these amazing stringed instruments, even the drum machine sounds like a banjo sometimes. Makes it sound like Journey of the Sorcerer.

June 28, 2020 11:53 pm

Wow that's awesome.  Checking out the Indian Taalmala drum machine.  How did you get your hands on this thing? This track sounds eastern but also like a western, southern rock like vibe as well.  Great sounds and blending of old and new sounds.  Do you have a sitar as well?  I always assume people are talking about virtual instruments.  Nice work!

July 1, 2020 7:17 pm

That drum machine looks so cool.  At first sight I woulda thought it was a radio! tongue Love the pulsing rhythm it creates throughout.  The sitar and guitar parts sound really good and bring everything together.  Nice work!

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