Our Steel Tongue Drum is made of a metal steel. Its design features a round metal surface with C shaped cuts, providing for a variety of tones.Usually, the way a tongue drum is set up, striking various parts of the drum will provide different tones for the percussion.
The steel tongue drum excites the entire cavity thought the vibration of the tongue. Whether you are playing by hand or the drumstick, you need to control the strength, not excessive force or too lightness. When playing by drumsticks, please play with appropriate force and avoid rough operation for instrument concern.
Steel tongue drum are for everybody - musicians, music therapists, orchestras, hobbyists, amateurs and even kids! Very easy to learn!Our particular model has 12 Inches 11 Notes tuned to a D-major scale. Each note has a strong fundamental tone wrapped in a haze of complex overtones and harmonics and a long, very mellow sustain. We recorded it with a close stereo pair of mics for a dry and very present sound, as well as a second stereo pair captured in a hall at 15 feet for an open, spacious sound.
You can chromatically solo, combine or layer the different articulations, tongues and mic positions to create your own unique sonic blends. You can control each layer’s volume with the swell control, adjust attack, sample start offset, release, semi-tone pitch-stepping and define playable midi key range. These easy-to-use main parameter controls give you truly endless creative possibilities. We also include dozens of expertly sound-designed ambiences, textures, soundscapes, organic synth pads and custom presets, drawn from the acoustic source to provide excellent accompaniment and underscoring tools.