Muslim/Arabic Samples

Discussion in 'Production' started by monq, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. monq

    monq Member

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    Hi all,

    For my next project I would like to use middle-east instrumentation / soundscapes, and atm I am searching for any source / sample that might be interesting, especially percussion...

    Does anyone know any site where I might download sounds with a middle-east flavour? Anything really, each one of my projects takes weeks to take form and months to be created, so what I need right now is to immerse myself in this type of music...

    Thanks in advance :)

    Regards,
    David
     
  2. Cl0wnsteppa

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    i would also be interested in finding samples of this nature, have you ever heard that sample of middle-eastern drums recorded in the 1800's? that would be a cool thing to use...
     
  3. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    Battery 3 has quite an extensive library of eastern percussion. Not cheap tho.
     
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  5. monq

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    hi guys, thx for the info, although I am definitely going for a free approach (I am poor! :D)... but again thx! :)

    David
     
  6. djcrisis

    djcrisis The Atlanta DNB Sequence

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    I feel ya! what works for me sometimes when I am looking for a certain type of sample/samples, is to google it. Just type in something like
    "middle eastern music samples" or something similar. Usually works for me. hope this helps
     
  7. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    That islamic chant that is used to call people to the mosque to prayer is called "adhaan". Try that for an effect. At least what I used in a track. "Mecca" in myspace if you're interested.
     
  8. monq

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    thanks, djcrisis: I have found a few cool things by simply googling, although I will have to keep on searching! :D :D

    kama, I have downloaded that prayer, and it's definitely going to make it to my song, it's absolutely beautiful! Independently of religion etc, there is something so magical about middle-east prayers... and that's what I am tryng to translate to a more d'nbasy environment...

    Mecca is a wonderful song, love how everything interwins together... from a sound point of view, I've got a friend from my country (Catalunya) called Pauk, who has got a style very similar to yours - although he tends to go for a glitchier approach,... fantastic job!!!

    Regards,
    David
     
  9. djcrisis

    djcrisis The Atlanta DNB Sequence

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    No problem, anytime. You will be amazed at all the stuff you can search for and find with google. I didn't take advantage of it much not to long ago, but now I use it for everything.
     
  10. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    If he has a myspace or soundcloud page I'd love to hear some of that!
     
  11. monq

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    here we go! :D

    http://www.myspace.com/pauk2001

    He has changed quite style quite a lot and some of his new stuff is more experimental... I'd recommend Insekt II; absolutely love that song!

    Regards,
    David
     
  12. lostinthegroove

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    youtubes good for samples. I found a wiked one on there
     
  13. Alexi

    Alexi Drench Audio

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    the combinations pack from loopmasters has a fair few minimal middle eastern drum loops and samples.

    not enough to make whole sound scapes but definately good to an an ethnic hint to loops
     
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    Email me at celtislam@googlemail.com and i will send you a small Islamic loop package :)
     
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    Alexi Drench Audio

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    maybe its obvious but go to a good music library and siv through their "world music" section...
    itll take a long time but meh :p
     
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