INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: Tabla Samples and Loops


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Tabla Samples and Loops Jul 27, 2001 06:49 a.m.

Hi, I'm looking for tabla loops or samples in .WAV format so if anyone knows of websites that have them, please let me know. Thanks in advance.
Re:Tabla Samples and Loops Aug 07, 2001 05:32 a.m.

I don't know about freebies on websites but if you're after sample CDs then the following ones are really good.

Sounds of Asia

Also worth checking out is the Swar Shala package which I love (do a search for it or tal wizard).


Re:Tabla Samples and Loops Aug 07, 2001 06:23 p.m.

i can think of a place....go to now i dont really know what you are looking for,however they have a program you can donwload onto your computer that gives you tals and such.
Swar Systems
Re:Tabla Samples and Loops Aug 09, 2001 12:34 p.m.

Dear all,

the program is called SwarShala. It can indeed create wave loops of any tabla composition (other drums and string instruments as well). We also have the loops in wave/MIDI formats in a separate CD called TaalTrax, along with the MIDI patches to play them.

You can find more information and download a demo at

All the best!


Re:Tabla Samples and Loops Aug 11, 2001 04:53 p.m.

I downloaded the demo a long time ago and man, I just love the proggie. It's just amazing. I might buy it and I'll definitely buy it if Swar Systems offer a student discount, or anything to knock off the price a bit. Well, guess I'll keep on searching for free samples in the meantime. Thanks for the help y'all. Take care.
Swar Systems
Re:Tabla Samples and Loops Aug 17, 2001 04:37 p.m.

Dear Maniac;-)

It has always been our policy to grant discounts when needed. If you are a student, feel free to contact us and let us know what product you want and what price you could afford. I am sure we can give you an adequate discount.


Mariano Etchepareborda
Swar Systems, Switzerland

Re:Tabla Samples and Loops Aug 17, 2001 04:47 p.m.

I downloaded it and cant get any of the samples to play and make sound. What file extension does my audio program have to support in order to play the samples?
Swar Systems
Re:Tabla Samples and Loops Aug 22, 2001 03:17 p.m.


SwarShala uses DirectX, the multimedia components from Microsoft that are delivered as a standard since Windows 95. If you don't have these installed, or if they are corrupted, then you should (re-)install the latest version (8.0) from

In the meantime, you can switch to Deferred mode, where the low-level sound functions are used. To do that, select the Deferred Mode button in the Tools � Options � Playback tab and restart the program.

I hope this helps. If you have any other problems, feel free to ask on or check the FAQ page on the site.



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