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Using with Digital Audio Workstations (DAW)

Popular Digital Audio Workstations (DAW)

Downloading Rhythms

Steps to Download

File Formats



Key Signatures


Synthesizers, Keyboards and Samplers, Workstations

Recording Environment

Frequency Spectrum of Rhythms

Studio Acoustics

Stereophonic Recording

Importing Tabla Rhythms




  • Synthesizers
  • Keyboards
  • Sound Samplers
  • Mac
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Tabla Loops can be used in different ways:

·         Using with DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations)

·         Using with Keyboards, Synthesizers and Samplers

·         Using with Musical Accompaniment

·         Using for Listening Joy

·         Using for Meditational Practice


Using with DAW (Digital Audio Workstations)

The main steps of using Tabla Loops with DAW (Digital Audio Workstations) are –

  • Downloading the Tabla Loops
  • Selecting the Appropriate Loop
  • Importing the Loop into DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)
  • Adding other Musical Tracks
  • Editing the Musical Tracks
  • Finalizing the Musical Composition



DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) Softwares

FL Studio

Propellarheads Reason

Cockos Reaper

Apple Garageband

Apple Logic


Ableton Live

Sony Acid Pro

Digidesign Protools

Steinberg Cubase

Steinberg Nuendo


Motu Digital Performer

Mackie Traction 3

Cakewalk Sonar

Cakewalk Music Creator

Presonus Studio One


Tabla Loops come in Natural Sound with no effects added. These are the common effects that can be applied :


Auto Duck

Bass Boost

Change Speed

Change Tempo

Click Removal




Fade in

Fade out



Noise Removal






Downloading Rhythms

The download process of Tabla Loop CDs is automated and managed through Shopping Cart. Tabla Loop CDs are delivered in real time, through Browser once the ordering process is complete. It can be downloaded in compressed zip file form through Browser immediately after the purchase.

Please visit What is New and Updates page To get the latest updates for Tabla downloads.


Steps to Download

Paypal: All downloads are processed with an Shopping Cart with Paypal as Payment Processor. The Process includes these steps –

  • Clicking on ‘Download with Paypal’
  • Filling up the ‘Checkout Details’
  • The Download Page
    (the download page which contains the link to download the Tabla Loop CDs)



The Tabla Loop CDs are delivered in these formats –

WAV (Microsoft PCM Linear)

Other supported formats are AIFF (Apple File Format) and MP3

*Some 16 bit Tabla loops are available with 24 bit 96 Khz sampling rate on request.




Original Sound

All Tabla Loops are originally recorded in Higher Sampling and Bit Rate (24 Bit 96 Khz). Only Professional Quality Equipments are used. Tabla Loops are packed unprocessed and remain with their Original Sound as they appear during recording process. This is done with a view that they will be further processed according to the project needs.


Music Instrument Used

Highest Quality Tabla Instruments are used sourced from the best Tabla Manufacturers. Only pro grade Tablas are used like Tablas specially built for specific recording in Calcutta and Banaras styles of making.



Professional Grade Commercial Artists have played Tabla who took time to compose the original and popular Tabla Rhythms.


Key Signatures:

Tabla Loops are recorded in popular Key Scales so that they can be easily Transposed  to different Key Levels. Special Care has been taken to keep the Key Level consistent during recording process.

Tablas are re-tuned after every 10 minute of recording with a view that produced Tabla Rhythms will be used as reference content for high precision recordings for miscellaneous usages. Both left and right drums are tuned with highest precision verified by listening, digital tuner and other tuning softwares.



Tabla Loops are recorded in mid tempos so that they could be increased or decreased as per the needs conveniently.

The Tempos can be modified from within the Sound Softwares without affecting any major loss to the Tonal Quality of Tabla Rhythm.


Synthesizers, Keyboards and Samplers, Workstations:

Tabla Loops can be imported into Synthesizers, Keyboards, Samplers and Workstations.

Format:  Some Synthesizers, Keyboards, Samplers and Workstations require Tabla Loops in 16 Bit 44.1 Khz. In that case supplied Tabla Loop WAV files (of 24 Bit 96 Khz Sampling Rate) need to be downsampled to 16 Bit 44.1 Khz Sampling Rate.



It is required to check with your Synthesizers, Keyboards, Samplers and Workstation Manufacturer  whether it supports WAV file import. Most of the Synthesizers, Keyboards, Samplers and Workstations support the WAV file import.


Recording Environment:

The Tabla Instrument produces a blend of higher and lower range of frequencies. Its lower range of frequencies dominate.  These are the main features of Tabla Acoustics :


Frequency Spectrum:

Here is the Frequency Spectrum Analysis of a typical unedited Tabla Loop.

Frequency Analysis of Typical Tabla Rhythm

(Frequency Spectrum of a typical Tabla Rhythm – Kaharwa Taal, 8 Beats recorded at 24 bit 96 Khz with V shaped Stereo Condenser Microphone. Frequency and Level Datasheet)


Studio Room Acoustics:

Large Room : Tabla Loops were recorded in a large room setup so that their could be minimum overlapping of sound waves and the instrument could find maximum space to resonate naturally and to give natural echo and reverb.


Stereophonic Recording:

Tabla Loops were recorded with Two XY Stereo Condenser Microphones focused separately on the Left and Right Drums. The sound of Left and Right Drum can be modified independently though there is no 100% Separation between the two channels as It was physically not possible to play on both drums (by the same artist) and to separate the sound channels.

Frequency Response in Tabla Loop Recording

Frequency Response of a XY Stereo Microphone used for Tabla Loop recording with built in mixer with a Digital Recorder




There is no Installation required to use Tabla. These are the steps to use Tabla Loops –

  1. ·         Download
  2. ·         Uncompress (unzip the downloaded file)
  3. ·         Import or Open (from within the Sound Editing Software)

or Put the loop files into loop browser or explorer folder of the related Sound Softwar. It will sHow up in the Sound Software loop and plugin section.



Importing Tabla Loops into Sound Editing Software and Digital Audio Work Station DAW Softwares:

To use Tabla Loops files they need to be imported into the Sound Editing Softwares instructions of which varies from Software to Software.

List of Tutorials and Help for How to Import WAV File (PCM) into Your Sound Software:

WAV is a major Sound Recording Format supported by all Mojor Digital Audio Worksations, Audio Recording and Editing Tools and Other Audio Utilities. Here is the list of Tutorials and Help Articles to import wav file into various Audio Editing Softwares and Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) Softwares.


(Online Resources)

How to import wav files into Ableton


How to import wav files into Logic


How to import wav files into Reason


How to import wav files into Audacity


How to import wav files into Garageband ipad


How to import wav files into Garageband


How to import wav files into iMovie


How to import wav files into Pro tools


How to import wav files into Logic Pro


How to import wav files into Reaper


How to import wav files into Cakewalk Sonar


How to import wav files into Finale


How to import wav files into Cubase


How to import wav files into Final Cut Pro


How to import wav files into Kronos


How to import wav files into ESX24


How to import wav files into Adobe Captivate CS4


How to import wav files into Maya


How to import wave files into Adobe Audition


How to import wave files into Adobe After Effects


How to import wave files into renoise


How to import wave files into Soundtrack

Note:  The WAV file here refers to Microsoft PCM lossless uncompressed file format.



With Transposing you can change the pitch (or key) of the sound. The Tabla Loop may be of different key. This way you can modify Tabla Loop Sound. This option varies in technical ways on different Softwares.



The Tabla Loops WAV files are compatible with these Hardware Systems and Computer Architectures:


Computer Architectures

MAC Computers:

WAV Loops are compatible with these Mac Computers Family.


Classic Macs






MacBook Air

MacBook Pro

Macintosh Centris

Macintosh II

Macintosh LC

Macintosh Quadra

Mac mini

Mac Pro




PowerBook G3/G4


PowerMac G3/G4/G5


IBM Computers:

IBM System/23 — DataMaster, based on the Intel 8085

IBM 3600 — series branch banking equipment; 1973

IBM Personal Computer - Superseded the IBM Portable Computer.

IBM 5150 - the classic IBM PC - 1981

IBM 5160 - IBM Personal Computer XT - 1983

IBM 5162 - IBM Personal Computer XT/286

IBM 5271 - IBM 3270 PC - 1983

IBM 5160 Model 588 - PC XT/370

IBM 5155 - IBM Portable - 1984

IBM 4860 - IBM PCjr -1984

IBM 5170 - IBM Personal Computer/AT - 1984

IBM 5140 - IBM Convertible - 1986

IBM 5281 - IBM 3270 PC but based on an IBM AT.

IBM 5550 series Personal Computers

IBM 5510/5511 - IBM JX

IBM 5530 Smaller desktop

IBM 5541 Desktop

IBM 5551 Floor standing

IBM 5561 Larger floor standing

IBM PS/2 — range

IBM PS/1 — range, later succeeded by IBM Aptiva[8]

IBM PS/ValuePoint - range

IBM RT — series; ROMP-based; 1986

IBM 4575 — System/88 processor; 1986

IBM 4576 — System/88 processor

IBM 4700

IBM System 9000 — lab data controller, based on Motorola 68000

IBM 9075 — PCradio, a battery-powered personal computer; 1991

IBM PC Series — PC300 and 700 range including 300GL and 300PL

IBM NetVista

IBM ThinkCentre

IBM ThinkPad

IBM IntelliStation Workstations: Pro based on Intel PC processors, and POWER based on PowerPC processors

IBM System i — Originally AS/400, then iSeries and now System i5; 1988

IBM System p — First RS/6000, then pSeries, then p5 and now System p5; 1990

IBM System x



Synthesizers and Samplers:

Yamaha Systems


GX-1 (1973/1975–1982) — 1st polyphonic synthesizer of Yamaha, released as Electone electronic organ

SY series

SY-1    (1974, solo part of GX-1, monophonic synth with initial/after touch)

SY-2    (c.1975, a successor of SY-1)

CS series (monophonic)

CS-01  (1982, shoulder keyboard, with breath controller)

CS-5    (1978)

CS-10  (1977)

CS-15  (1978, monophonic dual channel)

CS-15D (1979, monophonic dual channel)

CS-20M (1979, monophonic, patch memory)

CS-30 / CS30L (1977, monophonic dual modules, L = live performance version without analog seq.)

CS series (polyphonic)

CS-40M (1979, 2voice, patch memory)

CS-50   (1977, 4voice)

CS-60   (1977, 8voice)

CS-70M (1981, 6voice dual channel, patch memory, polyphonic seq.)

CS-80   (1977, 8voice dual channel)

DX/TX series

DX1 (1983, dual DX7 with display)

DX5 (1985, dual DX7)

DX7 / DX7S (1983/1987)

DX7IID / DX7IIFD (1986)

DX7IIFD centennial / DX7IIC (1987)

DX9 (1983, 4op FM)

DX11 (1987, 4op FM)

TX816 — clustering rack version of 8× DX7

TX7 (1985) — desktop module version of DX7

TX802 — rack mount version of DX7II except for unison

TX81Z — rack mount version of DX11

DX21 (1985, 4op FM)

DX27 / DX27S / SDX27S (1985/1986/1986, S = speakers, SDX = classroom model ?)

DX100 (1985, 4op FM, DX27 with mini keyboard)

VL/VP series (virtual acoustic)

VL1 / VL1m  (1993/1994, Self oscillation/Virtual Acoustic synthesizer)

VL7 / VL70m (1994/1996, cost down version of VL1/VL1m)

VP1 (1994, Free oscillation/Virtual Acoustic synthesizer)

CSx/ANx series (virtual analog)

AN1x (1997, virtual analog)

CS1x (1996, similar to MU50)

CS2x (1998, similar to MU90 except for insertion effects)

CS6x / CS6R (1999, support MSPS)

S series

S03[BL] / S03SL (2001/2004, BL = black, SL = silver)

S08     (2002, extended version of S03, support XG & GM2)

S30     (2000, based on CS6x)

S70 XS (2009, based on Motif XS without seq. & sampler)

S80     (1999, based on CS6x)

S90     (2002, based on Motif 8 without seq. & sampler)

S90ES (2005, based on Motif 8 ES without seq. & sampler, support MSPS)

S90XS (2009, based on Motif XS without seq. & sampler)

TX16W (1987)

VSS series

VSS-30 (1987)

VSS-100 (1985)

VSS-200 (1988 or 1989)

A series

A3000 / A3000 ver.2 (1997)

A4000 (1999)

A5000 (1999)

A7000 / A7000 ver.2 (1995)

SU series (desktop module)

SU10   (1995)

SU200 (2000)

SU700 (1998)


Other Sound Samplers and Manufacturers

Computer Music Melodian
Fairlight Instruments
E-mu Systems
Akai (Akai S900, Akai MPC60, Akai S950, Akai S1000 and these models S01, S20, S700, S2000, S2800, S3000, S3000XL, S5000, S6000, MPC500, MPC1000, MPC2000, MPC2000XL, MPC2500, MPC3000, MPC3000XL, MPC3000LE, MPC4000, MPC5000, Z4 and Z8)
Roland (Roland S-10, Roland S-50, Roland S-330, Roland S-550, Roland S-760, Roland S-770, Roland DJ-70mkII, Roland DJ-70, Roland JS-30, Roland MC-909, Roland MC-808, Roland MC-09, Roland MS-1, Roland MV-8800, Roland MV-8000, Roland SP-808EX, Roland SP-808, Roland SP-606, Roland SP-555, BOSS SP-505, Roland SP-404, Roland SP-303, BOSS SP-202
Casio (no longer in production)
Dynacord (no longer in production)
Native Instruments
Rebis (no longer in production)
Sequential Circuits (no longer in production)
Tascam / NemeSys


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