Review of Cinematique Instruments’ Pandrum: A Fantastic Handpan Instrument

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
  • Time to read: 10 min.

The Cinematique Instruments team has outdone themselves with their latest release, the Pandrum handpan instrument. This virtual instrument is an exceptional reproduction of a real handpan, and offers the ability to extremely extend and vary the entire sound by applying numerous features. There are versions for the Kontakt 5.68 full version as well as free HALion Sonic Player available.

Welcome to the UFO section of the musical instruments! The Cinematique Instruments team has outdone themselves with their release, the Pandrum handpan instrument.

Pandrum is the perfect instrument for anyone looking for a modern sound with a fantastic feel. With 6 different handpans and 2 tongue drums, Pandrum offers 18 scales to choose from and detailed sampling for an authentic experience. Plus, with 5 layer instruments and tone shaping capabilities, you can create the perfect sound for your music.

The Pandrum is the perfect instrument for creating relaxing and meditative soundscapes. Its mellow tones are perfect for creating a calming atmosphere, and its modern design makes it the perfect addition to any music producer’s toolkit.

Review of Cinematique Instruments Pandrum A Fantastic Handpan Instrument
Review of Cinematique Instruments’ Pandrum: A Fantastic Handpan Instrument

This virtual instrument is an exceptional reproduction of a real handpan and offers the ability to extremely extend and vary the entire sound by applying numerous features. There are versions for the Kontakt full version as well as free HALion Sonic Player available.

The Pandrum is a fantastic handpan instrument with an amazing sound. Its design is modern and sleek, making it the perfect addition to any music producer’s toolkit. The Pandrum is a package of seven individual Handpans.

What Instrument Is a Handpan?

A handpan is a percussion instrument that consists of a concave metal pan with a central dome, played with the hands.

The Hang and pantam are classified as idiophone musical instruments, which make up the majority of percussion instruments. The handpan, hang, and pantam are all technically part of the idiophone category of musical instruments. The vast majority of non-drum percussion instruments are also idiophones.

Drums produce sound by vibrating the entire instrument as a whole, either by striking one or multiple drums at once.

The Pandrum has seven individual handpans, each with its own unique sound.

How Does a Handpan Work?

What is a handpan, and how does it operate? – The dimples on the nitrided steel are tuned to a diatonic scale as a result of the adjustment. The dimples make sounds when struck. The sound is produced by altering the air within and then releasing it through a hole in the pan’s bottom half.

Is the Handpan Hard to Learn?

Is handpan hard to learn? – Playing a handpan is not difficult since there are fewer notes to play than on most other instruments. The scales utilized further exacerbate the problem of striking a poor tone, making it difficult to do so. A basic sense of rhythm is required, but handpan training is inexpensive and easily available.

Cinematique Instruments’ Handpan

A handpan is made up of two halves of metal shells that are joined together with a hole in the bottom. On top is a central tone field, which includes the deepest note and surrounds it with a circle of at least seven tone fields containing higher notes. The tone fields’ creation and adjustment is quite complicated. The tuner strikes numerous overtones into each tone field while tuning. This procedure takes a long time.

The handpan is available in a wide range of scales from across the world. In addition to traditional handpan instruments with sound-field damage, there is also the category of Tongue Drums, which utilize metal reeds.

It’s a rather beautiful virtual handpan replica, but it also allows you to significantly expand and alter the entire sound by using numerous features.

Cinematique Instruments has created a very sophisticated pick of handpans and tongue drums for Pandrum, ranging from simple to exquisite. They were all captured in several dynamic layers and 8 round robin variants.

Review of Cinematique Instruments’ Pandrum

Cinematique Instruments offers a variety of high-end handpan instruments such as Zephyr, Leaf, Pan Art, Camenzind, Orbi Pan, and Tiflis. Also included are recordings with the Zephyr’s special percussion set and an Orbi Drum set played by mallets that sounds similar to steel drums.

There are two amazing tongue drums to choose from: the Aqua Drum, which is long and sustained, and the RAV Vast, which has a longer sustain.

Cinematic Instruments’ Pandrum is a fantastic collection of eight pan and tongue drums with five texture layers. With simple abilities for both the studio and the stage, Pandrum is not only for the composer.

The Pandrum module from Cinematique Instruments is a digital audio workstation (DAW) plugin that generates the relaxing and meditative sound of the pan drum family. Pandrum, which has been meticulously recorded, transports the sound of these pricey and difficult-to-obtain instruments with limited tonality into a full and nuanced collection of fully chromatic sounds.

The hand pan family comprises two metal half-shells (neither of which is convex), one of which has been hammered into seven or more ‘tone fields,’ each of which must be played manually.

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Review of Cinematique Instruments’ Pandrum A Fantastic Handpan Instrument

A Fantastic Handpan Instrument

Hang originated in the early 2000s, when a Swiss company called Hang began producing it. Around the world, musicians have created their own versions of Hang instruments since then. In essence, it’s like a steel pan instrument from the Caribbean. Because each hand pan and tank drum is made and tuned by hand by a specialist, costs are high and supplies are restricted.

The fundamental overtones in these tones fields, themselves packed with harmonic components, are frequently organized into an ‘ethnic scale.’ The tone fields for a hand pan, often known as a “steel tongue drum” or “tank drum,” are replaced by tongues on this variant of the hand pan, which may be played manually or with mallets.

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Pandrum

Drums are unique in their sound, but they also share a uniformity of tone when played together. Individual drums have a particular tonality and key center that may be achieved relative intervallic relationships with one other. There is a relationship between each drum and its performative environment, just as there was for brass players 400 years ago.

To make things more simple, Cinematique Instruments has compiled and assessed a variety of pans and tanks to meet the demands of each piece or production.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Cinematique Instruments’ Pandrum is an exceptional instrument with a fantastic sound in a modern design. Finally, it is a very impressive reproduction of a real handpan instrument but also offers the ability to extremely extend and vary the entire sound by applying numerous features. There are versions for the Kontakt 5.68 full version as well as free HALion Sonic Player available.

Cinematique Instruments’ Pandrum is a fantastic collection of eight pan and tongue drums with five texture layers. With simple abilities for both the studio and the stage, Pandrum is not only for the composer. In conclusion, I highly recommend this instrument to anyone looking for high-quality handpan sounds.

Rating: Five Out of Five Stars

The Cinematique Instruments team has outdone themselves with their release, the Pandrum handpan instrument. This virtual instrument is an exceptional reproduction of a real handpan and offers the ability to extremely extend and vary the entire sound by applying numerous features.

Cinematique Instruments’ Pandrum offers a delightful set of eight pan and tongue drums, as well as five texture layers. Pandrum is not only for the composer; it’s also for the performer with simple settings for both the studio and stage.

Pandrum is the ultimate handpan instrument. It has a modern design and an exceptional sound. With 6 handpans, 2 tongue drums, 18 scales, and detailed sampling, Pandrum offers endless possibilities for creating unique sounds. Tone shaping features also allow you to customize your sound however you like.

Cinematique Instruments’ Pandrum FAQ

What formats does Pandrum come in?

Kontakt, and HALion Sonic format

I’m a composer; will this work for me?

Yes! The instrument has a variety of sounds that are perfect for composing.

Is there a demo version available?

You can listen to some audio demos only.

How many instruments are included in Pandrum?

There are eight pan and tongue drums with five texture layers included in the instrument.

What is the difference between a handpan and a tongue drum?

Handpans are smaller but heavier than steel tongue drums. They consist of thicker steel and resonate for a longer period than a Handpan. They have a contemplative tone to them, but they aren’t suitable for rapid percussive playing.

Is the handpan hard to learn?

No, the handpan is not hard to learn. There are a variety of YouTube videos that can help you get started.

How Does a Handpan Work?

What is a handpan, and how does it operate? – The dimples on the nitrided steel are tuned to a diatonic scale as a result of the adjustment. The dimples make sounds when struck. The sound is produced by altering the air within and then releasing it through a hole in the pan’s bottom half.

What Instrument Is a Handpan?

A handpan is a percussion instrument that consists of a concave metal pan with a central dome, played with the hands.
The Hang and pantam are classified as idiophone musical instruments, which make up the majority of percussion instruments. The handpan, hang, and pantam are all technically part of the idiophone category of musical instruments. The vast majority of non-drum percussion instruments are also idiophones.
Drums produce sound by vibrating the entire instrument as a whole, either by striking one or multiple drums at once.
The Pandrum has seven individual handpans, each with its own unique sound.

Review of Cinematique Instruments’ Pandrum: A Fantastic Handpan Instrument

In conclusion, Cinematique Instruments’ Pandrum is an exceptional instrument with a fantastic sound in a modern design. Finally, it is a very impressive reproduction of a real handpan instrument but also offers the ability to extremely extend and vary the entire sound by applying numerous features. There are versions for the Kontakt 5.68 full version and free HALion Sonic Player available.
Cinematique Instruments’ Pandrum is a fantastic collection of eight pan and tongue drums with five texture layers. With simple abilities for both the studio and the stage, Pandrum is not only for the composer. In conclusion, I highly recommend this instrument to anyone looking for high-quality handpan sounds.

Thorsten

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Summary

The Cinematique Instruments team has outdone themselves with their release, the Pandrum handpan instrument. This virtual instrument is an exceptional reproduction of a real handpan and offers the ability to significantly extend and vary the entire sound by applying numerous features.
Cinematique Instruments’ Pandrum offers a delightful set of eight pan and tongue drums, as well as five texture layers. Pandrum is not only for the composer; it’s also for the performer with simple settings for both the studio and stage.
Pandrum is the ultimate handpan instrument. It has a modern design and an exceptional sound. With 6 handpans, 2 tongue drums, 18 scales, and detailed sampling, Pandrum offers endless possibilities for creating unique sounds. Tone shaping features also allow you to customize your sound however you like.

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