Bulbul Tarang

Beautifully Balanced Strings

The Bulbul Tarang (aka The Indian Banjo) is a 15-string instrument commonly found in India and Pakistan. The instrument employs three sets of strings, a double set of melodic strings and two sets of drone strings, that also function as part resonators. The Bulbul Tarang is usually played with a guitar-like strum. 

The melodic strings contain a bass and treble string. We deep-sampled both strings individually, with multiple velocity layers on each string and round robins on the sustains. With The Bulbul Tarang, you have full control over each string. 

The drone strings are divided into a group of 10 and a group of 3. We deep sampled these at multiple velocity layers and 10 round robins per layer. In Soundpaint this deep-sampling is taken to another level with 127 discreet velocity layers.

The Bulbul Tarang also contains a variety of other deep-sampled articulations, including drone strings in both minor and major scales, muted notes on melodic strings, tremolo, trills, and a wide assortment of effects. Additionally, we added a large phrase collection to the library focused on strums. The strums come both as multi-samples and phrase-samples, so you can create the ideal soundscape for your needs. 


Bulbul Tarang

Bulbul Tarang

Bulbul Tarang
Bulbul Tarang
Bulbul Tarang


Main Articulations: 

  • Ambiences
  • Bass Muted
  • Bass Muted Alt
  • Bass String
  • Bass Tremolo
  • Drone
  • Dual String
  • Effects
  • Major Drone
  • Minor Drone
  • Picked Drone
  • Treble Muted
  • Treble Tremolo
  • Typewriter

BPM Phrases: 

  • Drone Chords 60bpm
  • Drone Chords 90bpm
  • Melodic Phrase 90bpm
  • Phrase Chords 90bpm
  • Phrase Chords 120bpm


Bulbul Tarang

  • Programs: 40 (with 4 additional Hidden Gems Programs)
  • P(arts): 20
  • Size: 7.04 GB
  • 3.5K Real-Time Samples™
  • Sample Resolution: 48 Khz / 24 Bit Stereo, .RTS (Real Time Sample) format

Hidden Gems Libraries:


  • Compatible with Windows (Version 10 and above) and Mac (OS X 10.14 and above) on both Intel and Apple ARM (M Chip) architectures. Supported plug-in formats include Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AU, and AAX. Soundpaint engine is optimized for high-efficiency performance across all major Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) and hyper optimized for SSD.
  • Minimum System Requirements: Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU, 16 GB of RAM or more recommended. SSD recommended.

“The Bulbul Tarang is capable of producing a variety of tones, making it a super versatile and expressive instrument”

—Marissa Johnson
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Bulbul Tarang