Introducing Tabla Touch
Tabla Touch® is the world’s first playable electronic tabla. It takes the subtle tonal qualities and versatility of the Indian tabla drums and delivers them in a revolutionary digital instrument. This is not just another electronic drum – it’s a whole new experience.
With its unmatched expression and outstanding playing accuracy, Tabla Touch will enable any composer, musician or enthusiast to access the world of authentic Indian drumming. Traditional tabla players will find they can pick up and play Tabla Touch without changing their style or technique and access new worlds of performance in other styles and genres of music.
Own one of these ground-breaking instruments and become part of this historic milestone. You will not have played anything quite like this before.
A Modern Gateway to a Traditional World
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Developed by our highly skilled and talented team of designers, technicians and musicians, the world’s first electronic tabla will allow you to play authentic and heart-warming sounds of Indian drums with unmatched expression and accuracy.
Choose from four different sets of authentic tabla sound banks and tune the drums instantly with a turn of the dial – even during a performance. Left and right drums can be tuned individually and adjusted in volume to create your desired balance. The output signal to your headphones and amplifier can be set to mono or split stereo to give you ultimate control of your sound. Tabla Touch can be played by left and right-handed players and the Sensitivity Settings enable you to adjust the instrument to your playing strength.
Tabla Touch® is so much more than just an electronic tabla. Explore the additional built-in sounds: Dholak, Khol, Pakhawaj, Gautam, Hang, Tabla tarang, Manjira, Temple bells, Jhanj and 4 different tabla sets – all played and recorded by Kuljit Bhamra on exemplary drums in high quality audio.
Connect to a computer or sound module via MIDI and use Tabla Touch as a control surface – giving you a totally new way to trigger and control other sounds using your tabla technique. Create your own Indian drum compositions using our Indian Drum Notation. Connect Tabla Touch to Steinberg’s notation software Dorico and create your own score. Share your compositions with other musicians worldwide.
• Compact and portable design
• Recognises the basic tabla playing techniques
• Independent & stable tuning of each drum
• Additional sound banks of Indian percussion included
• Can be played left or right-handed
• Volume balance
• Output to amp or mixer
• Split stereo and mono output options
• Headphone output with independent volume
• MIDI (Out) USB compatible
• Patented hit detection technology
• Accurate touch sensitivity and tonal variance
• Mountable on stand with the optional clamp
• Standard AC power supply included
Developed and perfected by Kuljit Bhamra and his expert team of designers and electronics engineers
Tabla Touch® is the result of many years of research, development and prototyping by Kuljit Bhamra and his team at Keda Music Ltd.
Kuljit Bhamra MBE is a British composer, record producer and tabla player, known for his work in films soundtracks and theatre shows. He is best known as one of the pioneers of the British Bhangra sound and for his many collaborations with musicians from different genres and continents.
Playing tabla since the age of six – he has made it a personal mission to demystify Indian Music and make Indian drumming accessible to everybody. He wants to see Indian drums being used in all genres of music, on all stages around the world.
Kuljit has personally overseen every aspect of the development of Tabla Touch to ensure that it’s a product he would be happy to use in any performance.
Together with his expert team, their demanding standards have led – through five years of development – to an astounding breakthrough in drum technology; one that not only faithfully reproduces the sounds of the acoustic tabla but that opens up so many new possibilities for drummers and musicians around the world.
Keda Music is based at the old EMI factory, home to inventions such as stereo records, surround sound, the first transistor computer, airborne radar and the CAT scan.
Each model is handmade to order and assembled by our highly-skilled team of experts in London.
Become one of the first to play this unique instrument
Access a new world of Indian drumming with exciting possibilities
Tabla Touch Pro
Our Pro model is produced to the highest standards and features our patented hit detection technology, developed by Keda Music. A faithful reproduction of the sounds and playing style of the acoustic tabla.
The electronic nature of the instrument means that it is capable of so much more: MIDI connectivity, tuning of each drum, sound bank access and more.
You can access a range of different drum sound banks, connect it to a computer, use it as a MIDI controller and even print out your own composition using Steinberg’s notation software Dorico and our very own Indian Drum Notation – the perfect way to share your piece and have it performed by other musicians worldwide.
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