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What instrument is this?
« on: July 03, 2015, 11:41:19 PM »

What's the low-pitched instrument playing in the following pieces of music? I assume it's some sort of percussion instrument with a pitch bend?
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From 0:03 to end

From start to end

From 0:29 to 0:39

From 0:25 to 1:16
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EDIT: I found something that resembles the above... It's a 'moose call', and it can either be done on a conga drum or a bongo drum. But I'm not sure if it's the exact same thing as above.
« Last Edit: July 04, 2015, 12:20:06 AM by InsigTurtle »
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Re: What instrument is this?
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2015, 12:19:26 AM »

Sounds like a midi percussion sound with a bend effect.

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Re: What instrument is this?
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2015, 12:35:13 AM »

Hmm, what I found interesting is that in the original MIDIs that I could find, none of them used a percussion instrument for that sound, instead using different instruments. I'm guessing the soundfont they use just makes that sound for that pitch and instrument, which doesn't really help me find which instrument it is.
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Re: What instrument is this?
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2015, 04:31:13 AM »

I think you are overthinking it. Each and every one of those songs you provided are from completely synthetic instruments. There is nothing to suggest that it is an actual instrument without an added effect.

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Re: What instrument is this?
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2015, 04:59:31 AM »

Ah, the reason why I'm so insistent is because I'm trying to use the same instrument in some of my own stuff, but I can't seem to be able to find the name of it. I don't care if it's synthetic or not, as long as I'm able to use it.
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Re: What instrument is this?
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2015, 10:41:51 PM »

That's a Tabla Drum, a traditional Indian drum.

Here's the wikipedia article:
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And here are some concerts of tabla performance:
First solo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOpxsbQl28c
And with ensemble:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czssAaXZMvA
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Re: What instrument is this?
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2015, 02:20:03 AM »

Hmm, it's pretty hard to find good samples of it. But thanks!
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