North Indian classical music is a complex and distinct musical style which has evolved over many centuries.
In its simplest definition, it is characterized by a highly ornamented melodic line combined with a static drone and rhythmic accompaniment. NORTH INDIA: DISCOVERY SERIES contains the two main instruments of Hindustani Music, the Sitar and the Tabla, as well as other important North Indian instruments such as the male and female Tanpura, the Bansuri, the Harmonium and the Shehnai.
Nearly all instruments have been recorded exclusively for this library, and have been turned into authentic and highly playable presets through advanced KONTAKT scripting. The melodic instruments can be played in both the North Indian modal and microtonal context and in a chromatic fashion. They feature extensive implementations of different glissandi and other ornaments, while the Tabla has been programmed to easily realize virtuosic rhythmic passages. With such an emphasis on authenticity, this pack brings the stunning sounds of North India into a contemporary format.