GROOVES for JAPANESE TAIKO PERCUSSION



buy*available for download only

A library of an additional 970 MIDI grooves for people who have purchased the download version of Japanese Taiko Percussion. This library adds all the grooves found on the packaged version.
*This library is not necessary for users of the packaged version.

The grooves, performed by Ikki Hino on MIDI drum pads, faithfully reproduce the complex stick work, syncopations, rhythmic inflections, and ricochets that are integral to taiko performances. In addition to solo grooves for ohdaiko, chudaiko, shimedaiko, and kane, the library contains full ensemble patterns featuring all instruments.

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buyExclusive MIDI grooves

64 ensemble patterns
906 solo instrument patterns
970 patterns in total

System requirements

*Mac (PowerPC)
    Mac OS X 10.4 or later
    BFD2.1 or later
    PowerPC G5 or better
    Minimum 1 GB of RAM (2 GB or more is recommended)

*Mac (Intel)
    Mac OS X 10.4 or later
    BFD2.1 or later
    Minimum 1 GB of RAM (2 GB or more is recommended)

*Windows
    Windows XP SP1 or later/Vista 32
    BFD2.1 or later
    Pentium 4 or better
    Minimum 1 GB of RAM (2 GB or more is recommended)


Installation notes

*Packaged version
Installation requires a DVD-ROM drive and a minimum of 7 GB of free hard disk space for the library data. (We recommend installing the library data on a 7200 rpm or faster hard disk volume that is separate from the OS and audio tracks.)

*Download version
Installation requires a high-speed broadband Internet connection and a minimum of 14 GB of free hard disk space for the library data. (We recommend installing the library data on a 7200 rpm or faster hard disk volume that is separate from the OS and audio tracks.)

In addition, your system must meet the requirements for your host application and BFD2.1. This product is an extension pack that adds sound libraries to BFD. It cannot be used without BFD2.1. In the course of updates and other improvements, the system requirements may change without prior notice.

fxpansion logoJapanese Taiko Percussion Expansion pack for BFD2.1 and Grooves for Japanese Taiko Percussion are produced in cooperation with FXpansion.



All trademarks acknowledged. "BFD2" is a trademark of Fxpansion Audio UK Ltd. Mac is a trademark of Apple Computer Inc. Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Other trademarks mentioned are held by their respective owners.


IKKI HINO - Performance
tomzuin h - Production

Recording engineer: Atsushi Yamazaki
Assistant engineer: Yoshifumi Yamaguchi
Mixing, BFD programming and MIDI editing by Tomzuin H
Audio editing by Yoshifumi Yamaguchi
MIDI drumming by Ikki Hino
Vocal performances by Ikki Hino and Aiko Itoh

Recorded at GOK SOUND (Tokyo)
Mixed at SONICA STUDIO (Tokyo)

Art work by Noriko Hatakeyama
Photographs by Keita Ikeda
Demo movie and manual design by Yoshifumi Yamaguchi
Marketing & translation by Craig Leonard
Executive producer: Tomohiro Harada 

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