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Hybrid Afro-Indian Percussion

A cohesive set of percussion parts
Hybrid Afro-Indian Percussion - A cohesive set of percussion parts
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It is with great exuberance that we present Hybrid Afro-Indian Percussion. As the title implies, this is no ordinary collection of ethnic percussion, but rather a cohesive set of percussion parts specifically arranged for use in Contemporary, Ambient, Electronica and Cinematic styles of music.

All of the percussion parts were played by the legendary KV Balakrishnan (AKA KV Balu) to a variety of backing beats at 140bpm and assembled into no fewer than 32 kits (392 loops) featuring instruments such as Djembe, Udu, Kanjira, Tabla, Darbuka, Doumbek, Dholak, Cabasa and Salangai. In addition to the kits there is also Cajon, Udukkai and Tabla (80 loops) on offer. Balu's mastery at creating rhythmic layers not to mention drum tone modulation is second to none and is just one of many outstanding features of this collection.

As an added bonus we have provided no fewer than 119 bonus backing loops as featured in the demos and can be found in kits 1 to 11 and 13, 23 and 28. Most of these are bespoke to the kits however 20 loops were sourced from our "Cinematic Trap and Ambient Electronica" and 12 loops from our "Contemporary Electronica" products produced by Adam Shaw. All the sounds featured in the demo are included in the pack.

Special mention needs to be made of the recording technique used in the creation of the kits. Various parts were captured by recording an instrument in Mono over two takes and then assembling the takes as L-R to form a stereo version. This is a technique used for creating a wide cinematic soundstage and is very effective in certain applications. For traditional spatial arranging using panning all of the percussion parts other than the Ensembles are of course also presented as mono.

Last but not least we have included 286 MIDI Groove Templates derived from selected loops featured in the product. These faithfully capture the timing and groove of the live percussion performances and can be used either as groove templates or for re-assigning notes to trigger a variety of sources from synths to samplers and are in our opinion the cherry on top of this incredibly versatile collection.

Formats include WAV, REX2, APPLE and MIDI for your convenience and maximum flexibility. All loops are 100% royalty free. Please download the free-taster to experience the quality for yourself.

- 24Bit Quality
- 1.4 Gb (unzipped)


- 392 (Djembe, Udu, Kanjira, Tabla, Darbuka, Doumbek, Dholak, Cabasa, Salangai and including Ensembles)
- (WAV and Apple Loops formats)


- 119 (Drums, Bass, Synth and Vox)


- Cajon - 34
- Tabla - 28
- Udukkai - 18
- (WAV and Apple Loops formats)


- 286 Percussion


- 223 (Djembe, Udu, Kanjira, Cajon, Tabla, Darbuka, Doumbek, Dholak, Udukkai, Cabasa and Salangai)


- 286 Groove Templates

Download Sizes

Version Compressed Download Size
MIDI Files/Apple Loops/REX/WAV Download includes
  Apple Loops:  1.28 GB
MIDI Files/REX/WAV Download includes
  Full Pack:  1.28 GB

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License Agreement

The Following End User License Agreement is included with Hybrid Afro-Indian Percussion. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of Hybrid Afro-Indian Percussion from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio.

"The End User Licence Agreement The Sounds and Midi files remain the property of its manufacturer 5PIN MEDIA, (Collectively, “Licensor”) and are licensed to you as the original end-user (“Licensee”), for use subject to the provisions below. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved exclusively by Licensor.   The Sounds and Midi Files in a category of ‘Mixed Media Sample Pack’: 1. The Licensee may use the Sounds and Midi Files in combination with other content in music productions (which include soundtracks of such as films, video productions, radio/TV programs or commercials, computer games and multimedia presentations, library music), public performances, and other reasonable musical purposes 
within musical compositions. 2. The Licensee may modify the Sounds and Midi Files and may use them for commercial purposes as part of a musical composition with other sounds. 3. The Licensee MAY NOT use the Sounds and Midi files in isolation as sound effects (i.e. a sequence of musical events) or within any competitive products that are sold or relicensed to multiple third parties. In these scenarios the Licensee must arrange an extension with 5PIN MEDIA. A right to use the sounds is granted only to the Licensee and is NOT transferable. 4. This license expressly forbids resale, relicensing or other distribution of the Sounds and Midi Files, either as they exist or any modification thereof. You cannot sell, loan, rent, lease, assign, upload to or download from any server, or transfer all or any of the enclosed sounds to another user, or for use in any competitive product."

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