RiyazStudio is definitely worth it.

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.

Second Tune:
Jamming – Tune for the Rajasthani folk song Kesariya Baalam

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.

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5 thoughts on “RiyazStudio is definitely worth it.”

  1. Hey folks,

    I saw some of the post for Riazstudio, and I thought I would tell you about Swarshala. It’s a Indian music software/recording/learning system that is very comprehensive. I downloaded the demo and I gave me Tabla, Harmonium and Tampura. Fantastic sounds, fully able to be changed however one likes.

    I left the website for you to check it out.

    All the best,


  2. I bought is while ago..but have yet to use it. I will get the ligh classial add on also. I need to find a vocal warm up as I a beginner . I find it easy to hurt my voice

  3. Hi Lorraine,
    the light classical add on is VERY good – definitely recommended.

    Vocal warm up –
    Hurting your voice: What scale do you normally sing in ? I remember being told by my teachers to sing in the lower octave more often , and somehow that automatically increases your high range as well.
    Or you could lower the scale you’re using.

    Vocal exercises/warmups : My teacher said that the exercises he’s taught me for Esraj are the same exercises vocalists use.

  4. This was about 3 years ago now, I know, but hey, you’re welcome for pointing RiyazStudio out to you. I forgot I did! You still using it?

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