Native Instruments World Drums SPOTLIGHT COLLECTION offers the chance to travel around the sonic world with percussion samples in four ultra-realistic instrument packs, including tribal drum kits and loops from the distinctive melodies of West Africa to the miniature kettle drums of the Middle East.
India is home to a vast range of percussion instruments, which differ from region to region, giving each area its own unique sound – from the pakhawaj in the North to the mridangam in the South. SPOTLIGHT COLLECTION: INDIA taps into the long tradition of Indian percussion through nine individual instruments, each sampled in intricate detail to add rich and authentic Indian drum sounds to any production.
Every percussion instrument has patterns, fills and one-hits for ultimate playability, while an onboard groove player offers drag-and-drop usability and simple editing. You can dial in your sound by mixing the highs and lows of each percussion instrument, or play them all at once through the integrated ensemble.
Moving across the Middle East, this SPOTLIGHT COLLECTION gathers together Turkish, Persian and Arabic percussion traditions, offering you the ultimate middle eastern drum kit for use in any production. The MIDDLE EAST pack contains 15 authentic percussion instruments to explore this rich and diverse musical heritage, which can be played individually or as part of the various ensembles that come with this pack.
The pack contains a range of goblet and frame drums that offer the distinctive sounds of the region, from the small Darbuka often used in Turkey to the large Persian Daf with jingles attached, and even the tiny Zil, Arabic finger cymbals.
The influence of West African percussion is present in genres across the world and throughout the decades, from blues and soul to rock and roll, and the tribal drum beats that still resonate in communities today. SPOTLIGHT COLLECTION: WEST AFRICA combines the ultra-realistic samples of 26 individual percussion instruments, including the djembe, dunun, and calabash.
Each of these tribal drum sample packs and percussive pieces can be played individually or crafted into ensembles with more than 74 pre-programmed patterns. What’s more, with rhythm at its heart, all 26 instruments in the pack can be edited with the built-in sequencer for instant groove creation.
Easy to use and highly authentic, this collection of West African percussion lets you add a little of this revered musical tradition into your productions.
Cuba combines the musical narratives of many cultures and traditions, and with SPOTLIGHT COLLECTION: CUBA, you can add a little of that Afro-Cuban percussion into any track. The distinctive sound of this island nation has influenced genres around the world, including pop, house, techno, indie, and more.
Now, this Cuba percussion pack offers the chance to tap into the rich musical heritage with 11 percussion instruments, each methodically sampled for authentic, rich and adaptable Cuban drum sounds. Play each of these instruments individually – from the congas to the bongos, and even the Cajon – or as part of 7 carefully composed ensembles.