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RiyazStudio - Indian music software
RiyazStudio combines tanpura and tabla machines in a responsive and easy-to-use computer based (Windows and now IntelMac and Linux via CrossOver) practice environment for North Indian classical music.
RiyazStudio simply replays real tabla performances (now with Pakhawaj and Lehera too) in contrast to mechanical sounding software or tabla machines that set individual tabla bols at rigidly set intervals.
Fine tune the tabla and tanpura exactly to your preferred pitch. Select different tabla styles - or switch automatically between them in our Semi-Classical version. Adjust the tempo on-the-fly by tapping the B (for beat) key.

Practising with RiyazStudio is the ideal preparation to performing with live tabla accompaniment - first because it gives the aural cues that real tabla players provide - but even more because the organic feel of the tabla loops encourages rhythmic play and helps develop your improvisational skills.

"The best thing is that it feels alive"
 RiyazStudio Standard
Tanpura with Tabla and Pakhawaj playing classical and light taals.

       
   Practice examples above and right:

Latest additions:
  • Teental taster of our upcoming RiyazStudio Lehera
  • Inject extra energy into your practice with our 'tempo acceleration' option; gradually increasing speed as you play.
       Watch this tutorial at full size on YouTube

Main features:
  • The tanpura plays standard Sa, SaPa, SaMa tunings - plus special tunings for raags Pooriya, Gujari Todi and Marwa
  • The tabla plays taals Teental, Ektal, Rupaktal, Jhaptal, Addhatal/Sitarkhani/Punjabi, Keherwa, Dadra, Deepchandi, Jhoomra, Ada Chautal, Mattatal, Tilwada and Soolfakta - using samples recorded at speeds ranging from vilambit (slow) to ati drut (very fast) - with the Pakhawaj adding Chautal and Dhammar.

RiyazStudio flute practice examples
 RiyazStudio Semi-Classical
Tanpura with Tabla playing 200+ light music taal variations.

   

Add it to your Standard installation or - if you don't use classical taals - install it on its own. (Doesn't include the Standard version taals Teental, Ektal and Jhaptal...)

Main features:
  • Same tanpura as Standard version
  • Over 200 specially recorded variations of Kerherwa (encompassing Bhajani, Qawwali and Ghazal theka) Dadra, Rupak, Addhatal, Deepchandi and Jat.
    Covers a wide range of styles. Groups together similar variations to provide subtle rhythmic modulation.
  • Select from our existing User Settings, and create and save your own. Variation Programming
  • Further details and demo videos
How can I get RiyazStudio?
The easiest way to get RiyazStudio is to download it from this website and buy a registration key. If you prefer (say if your internet connection is slow) you can buy RiyazStudio on CD-ROM together with your registration key.
Once RiyazStudio is installed on your computer you'll need to connect to the web - just the once - to complete the computer licencing. And then you can concentrate on your riyaz.
 
 
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