FREE Download: Dhol Ensemble by Sonuscore


Sonuscore has released a new percussion library called Dhol Ensemble.  It’s available now to download for FREE and requires the full version of Kontakt 6.7.1 or higher.  More details from Sonuscore below.


We appreciate you choosing our instruments for your compositions. It is a great source of pride for us to be among the first places so many outstanding composers look for a new instrument. As a small token of our appreciation, we’ve prepared this intensely sampled DHOL ENSEMBLE for you. This instrument really should be a full release, but we were so excited by it and all of you, our customers, that we just had to share it with everyone.

The DHOL ENSEMBLE was recorded on a beautifully crafted scoring stage at Georgian Film in Tbilisi, Georgia. Recorded in pairs with a center percussionist, it gives the true feel of a 5-person ensemble. With the 5 velocity layers and 8 round robins included in this meticulously sampled instrument, the possibilities for customizing authentic-sounding percussion phrases are practically endless.

The Caucasian dhol is a double-sided barrel drum that was traditionally used throughout the Caucasus to stir up the spirits of warriors before a battle. It has a distinct sound that sets it apart from its mallet-struck Iranian and Indian counterparts. The dhol from Georgia and Armenia, which we present to you here, is played with the hands, giving it a different sound due to the nature of the attack. This is what makes the DHOL ENSEMBLE so special – the intimacy and energy of a hand struck percussion paired with the mass and immediacy of a full ensemble.


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