(aq) Hang Drum For Ableton

Hang drum

The hang is an absolutely beautiful instrument that uses the principles of steel drums to create a melodic and rhythmic instrument. From recordings of the Hang I have put together an ableton live pack as well as some great one hit samples.

Below is a live set for Ableton Live 8.2 that includes the 3 instruments I have created. There are two basic instruments that are the Hang. One is “light” the other is “hard” hits.

The other instrument is called Western Hang. It takes the limited hang notes and turns them into a complete western scale.

I also have effects for the Hang in each instrument. You will have to download Supaphasor to have the full effect rack.

Below is the files for the Live Pack. If you just want the samples then in the folder you will see another folder names Hang Wave Samples where they are at.

This is given as a free resource, but if you want to support then check out my music, or grab an instrument a Live Pack. 

Download Hang Instrument
Download Hang Samples


I also just added an SFV of the Hang drum. Thanks to Kaspar for turning it into an SFZ file and sharing it. 
By | 2017-06-28T20:03:58+00:00 September 4th, 2011|Free Music Tools|17 Comments


  1. Charlys Lopez September 19, 2011 at 8:29 am - Reply



  2. john September 29, 2011 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    nice one, thanks for this, have been looking everywhere for something similar. Best of luck with your musical endeavours 😉

  3. HARDCASETECHNOLOGIES April 11, 2012 at 12:10 pm - Reply


  4. SQY September 13, 2012 at 1:34 am - Reply

    hullo . . . . thx for the download(s) … don’t know ableton well, sorry … where/how does one install the superphaser plugin so it can be used by Ableton ….



    • Subaqueous Music December 4, 2012 at 6:25 pm - Reply

      Just download the VST and then add it to your VST folder. It should work then.

  5. Josh February 23, 2013 at 3:46 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for all of this; I got a chance to pretend at having a Hang.

    The question I have is; how does Ableton Live need to be changed in order to not cut off the sound from the first note when the same note is played twice in a row?
    It sounds very unnatural that the sounds don’t overlap.

    • subaqueousmusic March 6, 2013 at 5:23 am - Reply

      That is the retrigger button. On the sampler you need to hit the “R” button by the voices on the bottom right. Then it will play through.


  6. cb March 8, 2013 at 11:44 am - Reply

    thanks for all the sounds

  7. tm123 December 10, 2013 at 1:07 am - Reply


  8. plumwrinkles March 30, 2015 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    is this for PC only? I’m having a helluva time trying to install the SupaPhaser, so I haven’t even gotten to check out the Hang drum.

    Thanks for any help!

    • Subaqueous April 2, 2015 at 11:07 am - Reply

      Oh, you don’t need SupaPhaser. It was just an added effect. The Hang still works with out it. So I guess only that effect is PC only.

  9. Dankesthours182 May 13, 2015 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    i cant seem to get this stuff installed on my macosx with ableton live9, anyone wanna helpa brothah out? i’ve got supaphaser into my VST folder, but idk what to do from here…

  10. Dankesthours182 May 13, 2015 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    i cant seem to figure how to get the hang file into ableton. it’s not showing up, and i guess it’s probably because idk where to place that file.

  11. Sam March 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm - Reply

    Does anyone know if abelton runs on older macs?

  12. ced January 3, 2018 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Are the files in wav so i could use them on another dvice than ableton?

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