Santur – Hammered Dulcimer Instrument Rack

I am diving back into music production and finding myself obsessed with Arabic scales and instruments.  I’ve always loved the Hammer Dulcimer and created an Instrument Rack. One for western scales and others for the Maqam scales.

Instrument Rack Ableton Live Santur Hammered Dulcimer

Here is a walkthrough video of the instrument:


Here is the Download Link Below:

Download the Live Pack

I am also really getting into Maqam music and using quartertones, or 1/2 flats.  I’ve been working on some resources around this style of music and Ableton Live and hope to have it for you all soon. If you are interested in knowing more, please comment bellow.

Enjoy the instrument rack!

This instrument has been featured on the new album, Shatter Spells. Check it out below:

Steam and download on other platforms

By | 2017-11-09T01:03:32+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Ableton, Free Music Tools, Producers Blog|7 Comments


  1. Darrow Andelin March 24, 2017 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    This is a super fascinating gift! I’ve always wanted to try out microtonal scales – thank you so much for your creation, Isaac!

  2. Seeded Vision April 14, 2017 at 11:40 am - Reply

    Very nice brother, Thank you! And i would love to know more about quartertones and 1/2 flats, and how you have been incorporating them into your productions! Much love

    • Subaqueous May 1, 2017 at 12:16 pm - Reply

      Sweet! Thanks Seeded Vision and I will let you know as it develops.

  3. Leo Doehl April 24, 2017 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    The instrument has a very unique timbre and sound quality to it. I’m working on personal compositions where I often prefer a arabian/persian sound to colour the music accordingly. I may consider getting it and donate an amount for making the sample, but before doing so I would like to ask a few things on the sample:

    1. Is the sample VST/AU compatible and does it work for more than just DAWs, like, for example, a scoring software as Finale or Sibelius?

    2. Can currently only two sets of notes be changed to microtone pitch by using the corresponding pitch, or does one have flexibilities with the tuning?

    3. Does the sample have good control on the dynamics of the sampled player? As in, when one changes how hard the strings are struck with a MIDI controller, is it based on the player striking the strings harder/softer or is it more digitally processed by increasing/decreasing the volume when the MIDI signal is using a high/low volume?

  4. Moi May 1, 2017 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for making this, its exactly what I was looking for : )

  5. patrick November 9, 2017 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    thanks man, I have samples of my chinese guzheng up on freesound and facebook’s “wavshare” page if you want them, it’s called “lovely Guzheng” under the ethnic/world section

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