eTanpura Saarang Sparshini

Saarang Sparshini is an easy to use electronic tanpura with full rich sound and fancy design cabinet inspired by traditional tanpuras. Its really unique feature is the manual plucking mode: four string simulations in the upper part trigger a tanpura string sample when touched lightly with bare fingers. Thus the Sparshini can produce its sound in individual speed and rhythm. Perfect for demanding musicians and for concerts and recordings.

EU: 229 €
incl. 19% VAT, plus 6.90 € shipping within Germany / 6.90 € within Europe
Non-EU: 192.44 €
plus 6.90 € shipping within Europe / overseas on request

The sample technology of all Saarang e-tanpuras is identical. The audible sound therefore depends upon the integrated speakers. Saarang Sparshini has three speakers (two in the lower part and one in the upper part, nearly at ear level when sitting with crossed legs), producing a very rich, spacious and powerful sound. In spite of its size, the instrument can easily be dismantled and stored in the included case for travel.


Sound sample of Saarang Sparshini

Features

Turning knobs for volume, sound and tuning. All features can be selected by touch buttons
- three, four or five string tanpura
- tonic range of more than an octave in half note steps
- automatic tuning of four notes according to chosen tonic
- manual tuning of fifth note
- fine tuning between half note steps in micro intervals?- choice between fifth (Pa), fourth (Ma), seventh (Ni) or silent for first string
- choice between manual and automatic playing mode
- adjustment of tonal quality and speed of plucking
- alternative settings for duration of first string
- automatic saving of selected settings

General Info

Technical details
Input power flexible: 90 - 260 volts
2 Line-Outs 1/8 inch
Battery: 6 x 1,5 volts AA
3 integrated speakers
ASDM - Auto-save dual memory automatically saves selected settings
Indian power plug
Shell made of sturdy plastic
Instruction manual: English, Hindi 

Manufacturer / Supplier

Pioneering company RADEL SYSTEMS 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: height 61 cm, weight: 1.5 kg
Case measures: 63 x 30 x 17 cm, total weight: 2.1 kg