Taganing Batak VST, Indonesian Unique Melodic Drums from North Sumatera

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taganing batak vst
Taganing Batak VST is sampling of a set of fine-tuned drums from Toba of North Sumatra, Indonesia.

WHAT IS IT ?

Taganing is a set of fine-tuned drums from Toba of North Sumatra, Indonesia.

Watch these videos to get to know it :

The Taganing is one of many of Indonesia’s traditional musical instruments.

Taganing is a set of fine-tuned drums from Toba of North Sumatra, Indonesia.

TAGANING BATAK VST

This unique Indonesia VST is a collaboration of Viky Sianipar, Indonesian Ethnic Music Producer with Agus Hardiman from ArtSonica and the host of this site and it’s one of INDONESIA VST SERIES:

taganing batak vst
A sampling of unique Indonesia musical instruments, Taganing

If you want to hear this VST in a modern music context, have a listen to this Visit Indonesia video promo.

The music is composed and arranged by Erwin Badudu, a leading jingle maker and music composer in Indonesia.

Skip to minute 2:08 to listen to the this Taganing Batak VST in action:

Music credit : Erwin Badudu

Or this video review of this VST from Indonesian music producer, Dedi Santoso :

Music credit : Dedi Santoso

Listen the VST used in musical kid context:

Music credit: Harkuswo Hartono

TAGANING BATAK VST (DOWNLOAD LINK)

Right now, there is no installer / setup file so users have to do it manually :

  1. Download the main plugin based on your DAW (64 bit or 32 bit) and your OS (Windows/Mac):
  2. Unzip the download file from step 1 and put it on your virtual instrument folder:
    • Win VST 32 bit folder:
      • C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST2‘ or
      • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\VST2‘ or
      • C:\Program Files\VSTPlugins‘ or
      • C:\Program Files\Steinberg\VSTPlugins
      • Or any VST folder according to your DAW (Check your DAW setting).
    • Win VST 64 bit folder:
      • C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3‘ or
      • Or any VST folder according to your DAW (Check your DAW setting).
    • Mac VST folder:
      • Your Mac HD/Library/Audio/Plug-ins/VST‘ or
      • Your Mac HD/Library/Audio/Plug-ins/VST3′
    • Mac Audio Unit (AU) bit folder:
      • Your Mac HD/Library/Audio/Plug-ins/Components‘.

HOW TO USE THIS ?

Legend :

  • A = Click in this area to choose a preset
  • B = Click in this area to read this plugin’s credits
  • C = Use this to adjust the volume of the plugin
  • D = Use this to adjust the attack of the sound. More to the right means no attack or slow attack.
  • E = Use this to adjust the decay of the sound. More to the right means slow decay.
  • F = Use this to adjust the sustain of the sound. More to the right means more sustain.
  • G = Use this to adjust the release of the sound. More to the right means more tail.
  • H = Use this to adjust the built-in reverb to make it more lively.
  • I = Click the keys to preview the note’s sound of the preset. Use the left or right arrow to show more notes.


TAGANING BATAK VST’S PRESETS

There are 7 presets as follow :

Manual Taganing Batak v1.0.1.pages

Preset 01 Taganing & Rimshot

This preset’s note range :
‣ E1 – G3 : Taganing (Pitched)
‣ G#3 – E4 : Taganing Rimshot (Pitched)

Preset 02 Gordang & Rimshot

This preset’s note range :
‣ C2 – E3 : Gordang (Pitched)
‣ F3 – C4 : Gordang Rimshot (Pitched)

Preset 03 Taganing & Gordang

This preset’s note range :
‣ C0 – D#1 : Gordang (Pitched)
‣ E1 – G3 : Taganing (Pitched)
‣ G#3 – E4 : Taganing Rimshot (Pitched)

Preset 04 Taganing & Gordang Ensemble

This preset’s note range :
‣ C0 – C3 : Taganing & Gordang Ensemble (Pitched)
‣ C#3 – C4 : Taganing & Gordang Rimshot 1 (Pitched) ‣ C#4 – C5 : Taganing & Gordang Rimshot 2 (Pitched)

Preset 05 Gordang Loops 1

This version doesn’t have temp / BPM sync feature, so users have to pick the loop manually. This preset’s note range :

‣ C1 – A#6 : Gordang Loops (Notes correspondence with tempo in BPM, for example : C1 = 60BPM, C#1 = 61BPM etc)

Preset 06 Gordang Loops 2

This preset’s note range :

‣ C1 – A#6 : Gordang Loops (Notes correspondence with tempo in BPM, for example : C1 = 60BPM, C#1 = 61BPM etc)

Preset 07 Gordang Rolls

This preset’s note range :
‣ G2 – G3 : Gordang Rolls (Pitched)

Watch this example of pattern played by musician with Electric Drum:

HOW CAN I THANK ?

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