Login / Register 0 items | $0.00 New @ KVR
Riq DrumbySoundiron
 Riq Drum by Soundiron is Soundware (e.g. samples or presets that load into other products).
Product Riq Drum
Developer Soundiron
Price (MSRP)
Type / Tags PercussionAmbiencesArabic and Middle Eastern PercussionDafDryEthnicFrame DrumGoat SkinHand DrumJangleJingleKontakt InstrumentMetallicRattleShakeSoloSynthTambourineTuned
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Operating System Availability
Download Released
- Released
System Requirements
Windows XP / Vista / 7. Dual Core CPU, 2 GB System RAM, 7200 RPM 8MB Buffer SATA II hard drive recommended.
- Released
System Requirements
Intel-Mac and Mac OS 10.5 or higher. Dual Core CPU, 2 GB System RAM, 7200 RPM 8MB Buffer SATA II hard drive recommended.
Max. 6 items
Latest Version Changes [view all]

The traditional family of Middle Eastern (Arabic) hand percussion instruments is generally defined as an open shell frame drum with large cymbals or jingles – aka Riq Drums. It is similar in appearance and origin to a tambourine, but this broad family of specialized drums is treated as a very serious and deeply nuanced instrument class in both traditional and modern Middle Eastern, Central Asian and Eastern European music.

For our Riq Drum multi-sample library, we captured a pair of full-sized drums, one larger 15-inch "daf" drum from Greece with metal rings and bearings (actually called a daf) and one smaller 13" riq drum from Egypt with wide tin "cymbals". We also captured a toy frame drum that we've modified into a miniature riq, by adding a series of rattles. We've also included a very large collection of ambient droning and "synth" percussion instruments, created entirely through heavily manipulating the source recordings for this library.

The riq has a goat-skin head, with large 3" tin rattles set in a thick wooden frame. It has a tight, pronounced tom-like sound, with a very metallic clatter and clack. The daf has a sheep's gut skin, instead of rawhide. Rather than large finger cymbal-like jingles like the smaller riq, our daf uses metal rings and balls to create a thinner, smoother buzzing rattle. The baby riq is a little 4" plastic framedrum instrument that we've modified with small rattles.

  • Available by Direct Download or DVD.
  • 2,310 Samples (standard PCM wav).
  • 36 .nki files (unlocked format).
  • 1.38 GB installed (806 MB Download).

Native Instruments Kontakt version 3.5 or 4 full retail version of Kontakt required to use all .nki instrument program presets included in this library. The free Kontakt "Player" does not support this library.

Latest User Reviews Average user rating of 0.00 from 0 reviews


Discussion: Active

Please log in to join the discussion

 My KVR - Version Control & Lists
Not In Your MY KVR Groups
(or group limitation prevents versioning)
6 people have added Riq Drum to 3 My KVR groups 6 times
+1 in private groups

KVR Rank (Based on page views)

Overall: 9008  5449  7899

30-Day: 7636; 7-Day: 8107; Yesterday: 1700

KVR Audio Plug-in MarketplaceDark Era