Swar Systems, a Switzerland-based company specialized in Indian music software, has just released a whole new set of instruments from North India on all their products (standalone software, VST plugins, Akai/Reason patches). They have named this new set as Volume North 2 , while the currently featured instruments are now referred to as Volume North 1 .
The instruments included in this new collection are: Dhol, Naal, Duff, Dimdi, Tudd, Gunghroo, Tumbak, Duggis, Chimta, Stick-Tambourines, Israj, Banjo, Tumbi and Harmonium (new patch). A more detailed description of each instrument can be found on their web site.
Volume North 2 includes a large array of typical rhythms and melodies from the Indian folk/classical repertoire in MIDI and/or proprietary format that can form a base for creating compositions from scratch.