Introducing Tabla Touch

Tabla Touch® is the world’s first playable electronic tabla range of products. It takes the subtle tonal qualities and versatility of the Indian tabla and delivers them in a superb range of revolutionary, portable digital instruments. Not just another electronic drum – it’s a whole new experience.

With unmatched expression and outstanding playing accuracy, Tabla Touch allows you to access the world of authentic Indian drumming – whether you’re a professional or beginner.

Practise silently at home with headphones to develop your skill and access new worlds of performance, enabling greater expression and limitless creation in all styles of music.

Reduce your travel and porterage costs without the need to carry multiple tuned tablas. Use the instant tuning dial to change key during a concert or even within a song – and if you wish, perform on stage with your band at full volume without any feedback!

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

Tabla Touch - the world's first electronic tabla

Discover more about Tabla Touch and see it in action

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 your favourite 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, Mridangam, Pakhawaj, Gautam, Hang, Tabla Tarang, Manjira, Temple bells, Jhanj and four different tabla sets – all played and sampled by Kuljit Bhamra himself 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 and publish your own score. Share your compositions with other musicians worldwide. 

Tabla Drawing showing parts of the tabla

• Compact and portable design 
• Recognises the basic traditional tabla playing techniques 
• Independent & stable tuning of each drum
• Additional sound banks of Indian percussion included *(Pro and Studio models)
• 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 *(Pro & Studio)
• MIDI (Out) USB compatible
• Patented hit detection technology
• Accurate touch sensitivity and tonal variance
• Mountable on stand with a standard octapad plate *(optional)
• Standard AC power supply included *(Studio model is USB-c)

Kuljit Bhamra playing the electronic tabla

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 an award-winning 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. Kuljit is currently Professor of Tabla, Indian Rhythms & Improvisation at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London. One of the topmost conservatoires.

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. Instant pitch-change and MIDI connectivity enables limitless creativity and musical expression like never before.

Keda Music was founded 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.

Central Research Laboratory
Manufacturing the Tabla Touch
Testing the electronic tabla prototype

The Tabla Touch Range

Each and every model is produced to the highest standards. They feature Keda’s patented hit detection technology and faithfully reproduce the sounds and playing styles of the acoustic tabla.


Enjoy playing Keda’s premium model.  Each Pro unit is carefully hand-assembled to a beautiful, sleek, modern design with a solid wood base. It can played on a tabletop or stand-mounted.

Access 18 top-quality sound banks of sampled sounds, including four Tabla sets, Dholak, Mridangam, Pakhawaj, Shree Kol and metal percussion such as Jhanj, Manjira. Adjust sensitivity settings to suit your playing strength and control master volume, balance, pitch on each drum, and independent headphone volume. Switch to left-hand mode in the settings menu.

Choose from the wide range of sound banks or connect Pro to a computer to use it as a MIDI controller. Print out your own compositions using Steinberg’s notation software Dorico and our very own Indian Drum Notation – the perfect way to publish your piece and have it performed by other musicians worldwide. Available in black -coloured base upon request.


Keda’s production model, with a durable, plastic body and simple operating modes. Play it on a solid flat surface or mounted on a stand using an electronic drum plate (available separately).

With 3 premium sound banks of studio-recorded Tabla, Dholak and Mridangam, this is the perfect portable instrument. Instantly choose your preferred pitch by turning the dial to select from over a full half-octave range. Adjust master volume, balance, pitch on each drum, and independent headphone volume. Switch to left-hand mode via external switch

Select your preferred instrument from the three sound banks or connect to a computer to use Pro as a MIDI controller. 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.


Keda’s premium-quality single Dyan is designed for acoustic performances such ass mehfils, kirtan and sangeet. It can sit comfortably on a standard tabla cushion and has a high-quality inbuilt speaker.

Perfect for acoustic performances, the Solo can sit next to your own Bayan bass drum. Instantly choose your preferred pitch by turning the dial to select from a full one-and-a-half-octave range of tunings—each sampled at pitch in high quality. Plug in your headphones to enable silent practice mode. Connect a bluetooth device and play along with your favourite songs or accompaniment

Enjoy playing Tabla Touch Solo while seated on the floor in the traditional manner. Adjust both volume and pitch and see the status clearly displayed on the screen. If required, amplify your hybrid tabla set with microphones as you would normally. No need to carry extra, tuned tablas with you to performances. Also can be connected to amp as required.

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