EarthMoments Hamsa Vol.1-2 Arabic Percussion WAV

EarthMoments Hamsa Vol.1-2 Arabic Percussion WAV

EarthMoments Hamsa Vol.1-2 Arabic Percussion WAV

EarthMoments presents a unique collection of Percussion inspired by beats and instruments of the Middle East and Arabic Culture.

The essential percussion package has been optimized with the closest attention to detail, staying true to the sound with about 300 authentic royalty free samples. This bundle library of Ethnic and ‘Oriental’ grooves contains a wide range of traditional and non traditional grooves and beats from various countries such as Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Yemen, Israel and Greece..

The bundle is divided by instrument and style of playing. Instruments:

Darbuka – Goblet shaped instrument, one of the most common and popular percussion instrument used in the middle east. It produces a resonant, low-sustain sound while played lightly with the fingertips and palm.

Doholla – A large goblet shaped instrument. It produces a deeper song with a lower sustain then the Darbuka. Doholla beats and patterns are usually based around the bass and deep tone of the instrument.

Rick – A type of a tambourine used in Arabic Music. Made out of a wooden frame, jingles and a thin translucent head made of goat skin. Style of playing: Maxum – Very popular Egyptian rhythm. The origin of many oriental grooves and songs. Maksoum is an extremely versatile rhythm – it can be played slow for classical Arabic music and fast for dancing.

Fox – A lively dance played on 2/4, commonly used in Turkish and Eastern Europe music.

Karatchi – Originaly from Pakistan. A fast rhythm used commonly in modern Egyptian and North African music.

Malfuf – Originally from Egypt and Lebanon. Fast 2/4 rhythm often played as an intro for classical orchestral compositions especially created for the belly dancer entrance and exit.

Masmudi – The Masmoud are a tribe from North Africa. A very basic rhythm is played in 8/4 in different variations made for solos, rolls and fills.

Falahi – Falaah means “country-folk” or “farmer” in Arabic. A very fast rhythm which is used in folk dancing, originally from Egypt.

6/8 (Moroccan) – The Moroccan style is very hypnotic. The patterns usually have an unusual swing, which creates a hypnotic repetitive quality.

Fusion – Arabic patterns mixed with a western feel, these patterns were made to fit in easily with western music while adding middle eastern spices.

24 Bit Quality
26 Darbuka Maxum 110BPM Loops
25 Doholla Fox 120BPM Loops
24 Doholla Fusion 130BPM Loops
14 Doholla Karatchi 120BPM Loops
05 Doholla No Pitch 85BPM Loops
28 Doholla & Rick 208BPM 6.8 Loops
33 Doholla & Rick Falahi 100BPM Loops
29 Doholla & Rick Malfuf 126BPM Loops
40 Doholla & Rick Masmudi 135BPM Loops
42 Doholla & Rick Maxum 114BPM Loops
09 Rick Falhi 100BPM Loops
12 Rick Malfuf 126BPM Loops
08 Rick Maxum 114BPM Loops

EarthMoments presents Hamsa Vol. 02 – Arabic Percussion – an exploration into the mystical world of Oriental percussion and grooves from distant corners of the Middle East, North Africa, and Arabic musical traditions.

Extolled for its rhythmic complexity and rich diversity, Middle Eastern percussive traditions feature a variety of hand drums that form the mainstay of the practice. Included in the bundle are the Dumbek – a classic ‘goblet’ shaped drum with a deeply resonant sound; the Darbuka – also ‘goblet’ shaped, and said to be a modern variation of the Dumbek; and the Riq – a frame drum with 5 sets of cymbals, usually skinned with goat or fish skin. A journey into the esoteric, these rare loops and samples will add an unmistakably other-worldly touch to any production.

The bundle offers producers a broad spectrum of hypnotic grooves and unusual rhythmic patterns to choose from, traversing a range of traditional styles. These include:

Malfuf: Originating in Egypt and Lebanon, this fast rhythm is often played as an intro for classical orchestral compositions, especially created for a belly dancer’s entrance and exit.

Tsifteteli: This hypnotic rhythm is often used for the sensuous movements of the belly dancer – such as undulations of the torso, floor work, or when the dancer moves with snake like arms.

Baladi: An urban folk rhythmic style, a derivative of which is the Maqsoum rhythm – the most common rhythm in Arabic belly dance music.

Karachi: Originating in Pakistan, this is a fast rhythm commonly found in modern Egyptian and North African music.

24 Bit Quality
108 Darbuka Loops – 80-140bpm
219 Darbuka & Dumbek Loops – 80-140bpm
156 Darbuka, Dumbek & Riq Loops – 100-140bpm
132 Darbuka & Riq Loops 100-140bpm
114 Dumbek Loops 80-140bpm
152 Dumbek & Riq Loops – 100-140bpm
65 Riq Loops – 100-140bpm


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