eTabla & Tanpura Milan

Milan means juncture in Hindi. The Milan combines electronic tabla and tanpura in a single device with good sound quality and great technical reliability. It offers a basic repertoire of Indian rhythms and a rich drone.

EU: 199 €
incl. 19% VAT, plus 6.90 € shipping within Germany / 6.90 € within Europe
Non-EU: 167.23 €
plus 6.90 € shipping within Europe / overseas on request

15 Indian rhythms (thekas) are preset in the 15 most common basic rhythm cycles (talas) from 6 to 16 beats. In addition, the Milan emulates a 4-string tanpura. Except for the pitch, all the settings of the two instruments can be controlled independently.

The Milan comes from Radel Electronics, the market leader in the field of electronic Indian instruments. Radel's use of latest sampler technology brings the sound quite close to that of a real tabla and tanpura.

Features

The following talas are preset (number of beats per cycle behind the name):

Tintal 16
Punjabi 16
Ektal 12
Jhumra 14
Jhaptal 10
Rupaktal 7
Ada Chautal 14
Chautal 12
Dhamar 14
Deepchandi 14
Chachar 16
Kaharva 8
Dadra 6
Tilwada 16
Bhajan 8

Multifunctional display on the front panel.

The pitch can be varied over a little more than an octave from C to D # in semitone steps. Between the semitones there are intermediate micropitch steps, so that the pitch can be adjusted precisely to one's instrument or voice. Tabla and Tanpura be automatically tuned to the same selected root.

The volume can be adjusted in fine steps. It can be set independently for tabla and tanpura. Thus, the Milan may be used only as a tabla or just as tanpura, too.

The volume of the bass drum baya can be adjusted separately.

The basic tempo (laya) of the theka can be chosen from 4 stages (very slow / ati-vilambit, slow / Vilambit, medium / madhya, drut / fast). The display shows the selected setting in beats per minute. The tempo range is from 10 to 600 beats per minute.

The fourth tone of the tanpura can be chosen from fifth (Pa), fourth (Ma), seventh (Ni) and mute.

Timbre and plucking speed of the tanpura can be adjusted separately.

The selected settings can be stored.

The Milan can be connected to an external amplifier.

It can be operated on batteries.

Incl. carrying bag, power cord and English manual.

General Info

Technical Details
Flexible input voltage from 90 to 260 volts.
Battery operation with 6 x 1.5V AA batteries possible.
Two separate outputs 1/8 inch mini-jack for Tabla and Tanpura (Line Out, Speaker).
Housing made of durable ABS plastic.

Manufacturer / Supplier

Pioneering company RADEL ELECTRONICS from the Indian high tech stronghold Bangalore was founded in 1971 by engineer cum musician G. Raj Narayan. First product was an electronic drone, followed in 1978 by the first electronic tanpura and in 1988 by the first electronic tabla. Radel was for many years the only supplier of electronic tablas, tanpuras and laharas as technical support for practising Indian musicians. The company has comprehensive know how, disposes of an extensive distribution and service network and its quality management is certified according to norm ISO 9001:2000.

Their range of products is being continuously diversified and improved on. Hallmark is their great manufacturing quality. Their best known products are the e-tanpuras 'Saarang', the e-tablas 'Taalmala', and the e-laharas 'Sunadamala'. Apart from these, Radel also sells fully playable electronic instruments like saraswati-veena and swarmandal. Known Radel users are / were renowned artists like Ravi Shankar, Amjad Ali Khan, Bhimsen Joshi, Pandit Jasraj, L Subramaniam, S. Balachander and Shubha Mudgal.

Size

Measure: 23 x 13,5 x 9 cm, weight: 1 kg