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The traditional Arabic ensemble or takht consists of four main melodic instruments: the oud, the nay, the qanun, and the violin, and one main percussion instrument: the riqq. Sometimes the riqq is supplemented/substituted with the tabla or the daff (frame drum), and the melodic instruments are supplemented with the buzuq.
Stylistically, melodic instruments are divided into two families: sahb (pulling or stretching), and naqr (plucking or hammering). The violin and the nay fall under sahb, the oud and the qanun fall under naqr. The two families are meant to complement each other in order to create a richer and more complete sound.
Arabized instruments are non-Arabic instruments that came in to the Arabic music ensemble in the 20th century and became part of the Arabic music sound of that period. Most of these instruments were pioneered in Egypt, where musicians developed new ornamentation styles and playing techniques that made these instruments sound 'Arabic'. Some Arabized instruments were altered to play additional notes and deliver a close enough version of the correct Arabic maqam intonation. Others were used as 12-tone equal-tempered instruments without any alteration.
These include the piano, the electric piano, the electric organ, the Oriental keyboard, the accordion, the electric guitar, and the electric (fretted) bass. Some of these instruments can be altered to produce quartertones. Drum sets and electronic percussion are are also commonly used with contemporary Arabic pop/dance music.
The flute, saxophone, clarinet, and trumpet are not equal-tempered instruments and allow greater control over pitch than the above. They are used to various extents in Arabic music, especially in modern Arabic Jazz fusion styles.
The violin, viola, cello and upright bass are very widely used in Arabic music, especially in large ensembles like Umm Kulthum's Orchestra and the Diamond Orchestra in Egypt. Being all fretless, these instruments can be comfortably used to perform the Arabic Maqam scales.
EasternONE includes middle eastern instruments with some velocity switch samples for some patches.
Oud 8 Patches with different sounds.
Accordion 3 patches.
Semsemia 2 patches (never sampled before).
Mejwiz (traditional Arabic woodwind instrument).
Ney (traditional Arabic woodwind instrument).
Qanoun (traditional Arabic String instrument).
Kaman 3 patches (Arabic version of Violin).
Volume envelope parameters are provided as well as oriental scale tuning with fine tune option for each note, to apply quarter tune scales for instruments. Built in Delay and reverb controls are provided along with a demo button on interface.