Arabic and Tribal Rhythm Midi Pack

It has been a while since my last post due to traveling around the West coast on tour. During that time I spent what free time I had on this new and exciting midi collection. Before I gave away the free Dubstep midi collection, and this time and I am leveling it up with the Tribal Rhythms!

Below is a collection of Tribal Rhythms. They are traditional rhythms used in lot of Arabic music. The rhythms are used with tabla and dumbek as well as other drums. I took live recordings and translated them to MIDI patterns.

I wrote out the rhythms as midi and collected them all together. This pack has 102 rhythms. Since it is all MIDI files it can be used with any DAW. They are all organized with there traditional names. Using this as a bases for your drum beats you can create some complex and unique patterns.


  1. iqbit December 10, 2011 at 11:23 am - Reply

    hi, thank you very much for the midis

    • Subaqueous Music February 29, 2012 at 3:38 am - Reply

      Totally welcome! This took me like a month to make. Lots of research I used for my new upcoming album. Glad to share it forward.

  2. Gene December 21, 2011 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    Love all your free midis man! Thanks for spending all this time and then just sharing it.

    • Subaqueous Music February 29, 2012 at 3:50 am - Reply

      Thanks man! Glad to share it. Took me like 2 months to write it all out so I am happy to share it as a resource to others.

  3. D Brax March 1, 2012 at 9:33 am - Reply

    A is on hit yo keep up the good work and be bless.

  4. Julian August 6, 2012 at 10:25 am - Reply

    Many many thanks for your arabic midis. don`t you know where to find indian tabla rhythms in midi for free?

  5. OTM June 17, 2013 at 6:20 am - Reply

    THX m8

  6. ulyd August 11, 2013 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    Yo Bro, thanx for the shared midi’s.
    Just looked in to the first called Adnan. Well, since I don’t know much about arabic and tribal rhythm, other then what I can hear on recordings.
    I’m wondering two things:
    – how this rhythm should be counted is 6/8 really the count? I see a pattern which is 33/8 or 16/8 and 17/8.
    what would be most correct in order to understand the original rhythm?
    – which one of the figures is the lower or higher? Which is the typical original drum type (cymbals, snare-like, bass drums etc.)?
    a lot of question, really just because i find it super interesting, and wan’t to find out how to use and understand other rhythm structures in order to use in electronic music..
    Hey what’s the album you were researching it all for? Is it out yet?

    Be greeted from Copenhagen, Denmark in the north of Europe.

  7. Drin August 13, 2013 at 5:58 am - Reply

    Hi guys,

    I loaded this pack in my Live 9, but I can´t hear nothing. Could you please help me fix this problem.

    Thank you in advance.

  8. Mike December 15, 2013 at 7:52 am - Reply

    i like some arabic music style

  9. mansour December 15, 2013 at 9:24 am - Reply

    Hello I did down load them and i try to play them on a midi drum Machine sound weird on one instrument play and not good any Ideas ?

  10. rtyui January 31, 2014 at 5:46 pm - Reply


  11. elias February 21, 2014 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    i like some arabic music style

  12. Bamban February 27, 2014 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    Poff me sirvio de mucho 😀

  13. Matthew Welles March 11, 2014 at 7:33 pm - Reply


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  15. linkpass March 13, 2014 at 4:39 am - Reply

    thx for midis

  16. linkpass March 13, 2014 at 4:47 am - Reply


  17. shois March 30, 2014 at 2:26 am - Reply

    amazing job.
    using a gm kit still sounds good..
    due to the detailed velocity
    thank you

  18. Costiz April 2, 2014 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    Nice stuff…..

  19. artisticjesus December 17, 2014 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    your work is appreciated, many of us it seems are very grateful for people like you

  20. hjorvarsson January 11, 2015 at 6:44 am - Reply


  21. w4v3s January 21, 2015 at 6:23 am - Reply

    many thanks…

  22. PlaySten January 28, 2015 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    Thank u!!

  23. Shamanic Tool February 26, 2015 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    Hi, Thank you very much 4 this midi files 🙂
    Im very gratefull
    Best regards

  24. iamkittens March 26, 2015 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    I keep getting an error when unzipping the file. Is there another download?

    • Subaqueous March 29, 2015 at 2:42 pm - Reply

      Try cleaning your cache and doing it again. Sometimes it gets corrupt while you are downloading it.

  25. Ludovic Charlier July 5, 2015 at 10:52 am - Reply


    Nothing happen when we join your mailing list to have this free midi pack 🙁

    Perhaps you could send us directly by email ?


    • Subaqueous July 8, 2015 at 10:22 am - Reply

      Well, if you are signed in and go to this page you should see the download. Do you not?

  26. Ste Ven May 18, 2016 at 9:40 am - Reply

    Thanks !

  27. Daniel July 27, 2016 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    That’s awesome for you to do this. Thank you, i’m about to check it out. Much love.

  28. Fenrier Ulven November 8, 2016 at 11:07 pm - Reply


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  30. Mazhar Ismail April 1, 2017 at 9:08 am - Reply

    nice work, keep up good things..

  31. فصل دوم شهرزاد August 3, 2017 at 3:17 am - Reply

    nice ~~

  32. Zahir October 27, 2017 at 11:44 pm - Reply

    Nice articles good work keep it up

  33. Liza October 27, 2017 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    Great thought love it

  34. JamSpy December 10, 2017 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    Thanks !

  35. Damien April 22, 2018 at 12:13 am - Reply

    lol at the dumbass trying to figure out why he can’t get any sound out of this.
    Thanks Subaqueous, I will pay you if any of these end up in a track of mine, and I urge others to do the same.

  36. steve May 31, 2018 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    Thanks your work is appreciated

  37. نقل اثاث في دبي November 23, 2018 at 11:18 pm - Reply

    There are some really great ideas here.

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