We have collaborated with Alperen Alkan to produce our new library Mideast Rhythms. He is a percussionist focusing on Middle Eastern Percussions as well as creater of a new drum set called Tubul.
After deciding on instruments and patterns to record, we have transferred his massive set to the studio and finalised recording sessions in 4 days. These recording sessions are available as natural patterns, solo instruments, build ups and a complete cinematic suite we have created with further sound design (we will share this process later).
Below is the process and his unique drum set from his own words.
“Tubul is a drum set from Middle Eastern and Jannisary band drums and percussions.
The patterns of the library are composed for both single use and multiple combinations according to your choice. Bass drum is played with regular drum and plastic thin mallet, you will hear two different sound colours in the patterns. I played traditional bass drum patterns and more beat-like patterns to give enough options to create your own rhythms.