Purchase a high quality tabla machine and you will be all set. Get one of the latest models . Also try to get to the source an instrument dealer in India . I can't understand why these electronic tabla and lahara machines are 60-80 dollars in India and 250-300 dollars in the states.
rj (Dec 15, 2003 04:39 a.m.): Does anyone here know of any good tabla accompaniment cds out there to assist me when practicing sitar? (besides ashwin batish)
I have developed a Tabla software called "Tabla Accompanist". This is a greatest achivement of my life. It's an interactive Tabla software that can be used for practice and live performances. Will be launching soon.