Conjure up fantastic drums with this Arabic percussion sample pack. It contains both Arabic percussion loops and one shot samples. You can get this Middle Eastern sample pack free of charge!
Arabic rhythms spice up your production by adding an exotic flavor to your music.
So go ahead and download the samples right now!
What’s In The Arabic Percussion Sample Pack?
A smorgasbord of fantastic loops and great drum hits are waiting for you. Just fucking great.
This pack includes:
- 77+ percussion loops!
- 2 Tablas
- 3 Snares
- 4 Hi-hats
- 2 Claps
- Misc. Percussion
The loops are the highlight of this download, without a doubt. They undoubtedly have distinctive Arabian and Middle Eastern vibes. Also, I find them to be extremely multipurpose, and the Arabic rhythms loops work in any genre.
Are you looking for more one-shot Arabic percussion samples?
If so, then I have a free VST for you!
Why? Because Takim is a free Arabic percussion VST. It has 40 incredible drum samples built into it that are fantastic. Check out Takim here and take your percussion to the next level.
Also, Middle Eastern drum samples sound better with awesome distortion. Check out CamelPhat, a free VST that provides professional quality distortion.
Let’s talk about some of the Arabic percussion instruments found in both Takim and this sample pack!
Fantastic Arabic Percussion Instruments
Perhaps the best Arabic percussion instrument is the Riq (or Daf). It is a frame drum instrument that is common in popular music within Iran and Pakistan.
Unsurprisingly, the popularity of the daf extends beyond Iran and through the entire Middle East.
Moreover, the daf has been used in Middle Eastern music since at least 224 C.E. It originally found it’s use during religious festivals and in the courts of Middle Eastern kings. As such, the daf is an important part of any Arabic percussion sample pack.
The instrument can produce very intense, intricate rhythms. You should know that the instrument can induce an ecstatic, trance-like state.
Another famous Arabic instrument is the goblet drum.
Furthermore, it goes by many different names, including the chalice drum, tarabuka, tarabaki, darbuka, and the tumbak.
Goblet drums were used in 1100 BCE, with origins in the Sumerian and Babylonian cultures.
The goblet drum can produce three main sounds. Firstly, it can produce a sound known as a “doom”. This is a deep bass tone produced by striking the head head of the drum near the center and quickly removing the hand as to effect an open sound.
Secondly, it can create a sound called a “tak,” a higher pitched sound made by hitting near the rum.
The third sound that the goblet drum makes is the closed sound “pa.” To create this sound, the drummer keeps his hand on the drum, briefly after the strike to produce a more closed sound.
I hope you enjoy your sound bank of Arabic drum samples! Make sure to subscribe for more samples and presets for FL Studio. Until next time!