and Digital Electronic Tanpura Drone (A-C-D-E) from
Virtual Sitar v2.0
Syntheway Virtual Sitar
v2.0 features the
Tanpura Drones (A-C-D-E). The Indian drone instrument does not play melody but rather supports and
sustains the melody of another instrument or singer by providing a
continuous harmonic drone. The Tanpura is an essential accompanying
instrument which provides a point of reference for creating other
sounds; musicians or singers can freely improvise over the drone.
Alternatively, by modulating different parameters like ADSR, Reverb
and/or filter, it also can mimic the 'Digital Electronic Tanpura'.
Sitar is a Hindustani classical stringed instrument which utilizes sympathetic strings along with regular strings and a gourd resonating chamber to produce a very distinctive sound.
It was popularized by "legendary sitar virtuoso" and composer Ravi Shankar in the 1960s.
The Tanpura (or
tambura, tanpuri) is a long-necked plucked string
instrument found in various forms in Indian music.
It does not play melody but rather supports and
sustains the melody of another instrument or singer
by providing a continuous harmonic bourdon or drone.
Electric Sitar is a kind of electric guitar
designed to mimic the sound of the sitar, a
traditional musical instrument of India. Depending
on the manufacturer and model, these instruments
bear varying degrees of resemblance to the
Digital Electronic Tanpura is an electronic
instrument that replicates the sound of the tanpura
(tambura), used to provide a constant drone to
accompany another's vocal or instrumental melody.
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