I bought a RiyazStudio license over the weekend.
I think it’s definitely worth it. The best thing is that it feels alive compared to the physical Tanpura and Tabla boxes. The Tanpura sounds very realistic. The Shruti-box type drone helps add to the atmosphere. Tabla accompaniment works great as expected.
It’s a great tool for practice.
Thanks Jackson for pointing it out to me, and Thanks to Jonathan for a very useful product.
I made a couple of recordings:
The warm up – hadn’t practiced this for a while, and just felt like playing it today. The mistakes you hear are due to indecision on my part.
Jamming – Composition for the Shabad, Mouli Dharti Moulia Akaash in Raag Shudh Basant , DeepChandi taal.
Mouli Dharti Moulia Akaash - Manav Jamming (1480)
Jamming – Tune for the Rajasthani folk song Kesariya Baalam
Kesariya Baalam Jam by Manav (1566)
How I recorded these
I couldn’t record myself on a new track over the digital tabla recording because I don’t have a microphone attached to my computer.
RiyazStudio was playing on my speakers, and I positioned my portable recorder close to my Esraj – you’ll have to turn the volume up quite a bit in order to hear what the software Tabla and Tanpura sound like.