INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: SwarSystem vs Sarangi


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SwarSystem vs Sarangi Sep 03, 2001 08:25 a.m.

hi guys,

I am thinking in buying the SwarSystem software an need some help from you who might have it or know it very well.
1) Does it come with Sarangi sounds?
2) Is it preprogramed with lots of Leharas in different taals?
3) When the lehara starts, does it have an introduction similar to way you hear in records/real life?
and last, is it worth the money you spend? and what is the hardware/sound cards etc, you need to have before installing it?

Much appreciated


Swar Systems
Re:SwarSystem vs Sarangi Sep 04, 2001 08:14 a.m.

Dear Rod,

I quite know the SwarShala software (I have made it;-) so here are your answers:

1) Not yet. Sarangi is a difficult instrument to tackle, but we will certainly add it in the future. We currently have sitar, sarod and guitar melodic instruments, and we will shortly be adding (version 3.0) harmonium, bansuri and shehnai, as well as a better playback of string instruments (multi-regions and better meend).

2) The software comes with several lehras in different ragas. You can of course add yours in a very simple way.

3) What do you mean by introduction? Alap? I guess you can add any introduction you want.

4) I cannot answer this question on my own, but you can find out some Testimonials from our clients on our web site.

5) SwarShala runs on Windows 95/98/2000/Me and NT 4.0. You will need a standard sound card preferably supporting the DirectX standard.

Let me know if you have further questions. You can send them directly to



Re:SwarSystem vs Sarangi Sep 12, 2001 06:40 p.m.

Hello swarsystems,
love your software, i just started learning the tabla 2 months ago, and this is reallly helping me along the way!

do you know of any other software for tabla or vocal?



Swar Systems
Re:SwarSystem vs Sarangi Sep 14, 2001 12:49 p.m.

Dear Whodat,

Apart from SwarShala, I know of a nice software called Ragaparichaya (

There is also another cheaper tabla software (, but I'm not very fond of that, as the fellow not only blatantly stole our ideas, but he even started with our copyrighted tabla samples, denying it, until he realised he could be sued for that and recorded his own.

I would also like to mention that we are now working on the next version of SwarShala, which will be a wonderful piece of software for anyone interested or seriously involved in Hindusthani music.


Mariano Etchepareborda
Swar Systems, Switzerland

Re:SwarSystem vs Sarangi Sep 14, 2001 03:02 p.m.

Actually I tried those ones already but SwarShala is still the best.

I can't wait for the second edition, do you know of an exact date in which it will be realeased?

Thanks again,


Swar Systems
Re:SwarSystem vs Sarangi Sep 15, 2001 06:12 a.m.

We are quite confident it will be before the end of this year.



Re:SwarSystem vs Sarangi Sep 15, 2001 05:13 p.m.

lookin forward to it!!!


Keep up the good work!

my regards,


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