INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Indian Music Forum: Silent Indian Night


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Swar Systems
Silent Indian Night Dec 12, 2002 09:28 a.m.


Just a word to let you know that we have posted an Indian version of the famous carroll "Silent Night" at our Swar Caf´┐Ż ( This was composed out of a standard MIDI file of the original, where the lead track has been played on Sitar (through Swar Sampler) while adding pitch bend and chikari strokes. Tabla tracks created with our Indian music software SwarShala also replace the original drums. We hope you'll like it.

Cheers, and merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate!

The Swar Systems Team

Re:Silent Indian Night Dec 12, 2002 03:23 p.m.

Tremendous impact, really.

To me like a blend of swiss and indian strings.
I wonder whether you have to be fixed on pitchbending or if you could have chosen pre-fixed ratios as intervals, so that you do not have to push sliders up and down, just press keys. Anyhow. graet stuff.

Swar Systems
Re:Silent Indian Night Dec 13, 2002 11:53 a.m.

Thanks for the compliments!

We are using MIDI, so pitch-bend is the simplest way of simulating meend. Otherwise, we would have had to create a lot of in between keys, and even then sound might not have been so continous.

Of course, pitch bend somehow distorts the original sound, but if not pulled too much it's still quite realistic.



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