Soundiron has released Dhol Drum v2.0. Here's the story in their own words...
The traditional Indian dhol is a very large closed shell barrel-shaped drum, classically played in traditional Punjabi Bhangra, and the religious music of Sufism. The goat skin bass head is tuned with a single heavy nylon rope, wound around the drum through steel rings. It produces deep bass and a thunderous punch, but is equally capable of extremely supple and expressive sounds. The mylar treble head is tuned with a series of steel lugs and rods, typical of most modern percussion. It produces a much sharper snare-like crack.
Dhol Drum v2.0
Originally released as "Solo Dhol" back in 2010 by Tonehammer, we've now completely redesigned and upgraded the library with a wealth of new features and added bonus content. The new Dhol Drum library contains 5,147 samples and over 110 distinct articulations, played with sticks, mallets, brushes, hands, fingers, palms and more, all studio recorded in extraordinary detail and wide stereo, with up to 14 velocity layers and 10 round robin variants per note. We also recorded an extensive range of ultra-deep bass bends (the classic "dooop" sound), often heard in classic tabla playing. It all comes wrapped in our Megamixer, Dual-Layer Tuned Percussion and classic Ensemble presets. Every preset comes with full performance control, smart arpeggiation/EZ-roll generation, rack multi-FX and a bonus collection of sustaining atmospheres crafted from the original source recordings. Click Here to listen to the demos!
Dhol Drum v2.0 includes 10 presets, 5147 samples and 2.07 GB. This library requires the full version of Kontakt 5.1 or later and is not supported by the free Kontakt Player.
Pricing and Availability:
Dhol Drum v2.0 is on sale now for $39. The intro period ends after September 3rd and the price goes to $59.