Volko Alaturka Drum - Volko Audio

Product Description

Volko Alaturka Drum

Version 1.2.4
x64 windows 32bit 64bit mac os x rtas pro tools vst virtual studio technology au audio unit

Your Unique Ethnic & Oriental Drummer

Volko Alaturka Drum adds new colors to your music with the oriental styles and rhythms of the Middle East, North Africa, Arabia, and Anatolia.
Volko Alaturka Drum is a VST instrument (Turkish drum VSTi) that supports VST, AU, and RTAS plugin formats.

High-quality, unique, and original samples from Anatolia, the cradle of cymbals

Arabic, North African, Middle Eastern and Anatolian ethnic MIDI files

Forget about the user manual.

Just use it!

Quick Tutorial


Chiftetelli Tutorial

Umut Pelit with V-Drums


  • Ayoub-Zar, Baio, Chiftetelli
  • Churchuna, Dabkkah, Darig
  • Daza, Dishka, Fallahi
  • Fazani, Jirk, Karachi
  • Laz Havasi, Libi, Maghrebi
  • Maksum, Malfuf, Mambo Sudani
  • Masmoudy Kebir, Nubian Reggae, Nubian Samba
  • Rai, Rhumba Khaligi, Rhumba Masri
  • Roman Havasi, Saidi, Samai Thakil
  • Sudasi, Sufi, Tom Tom
  • Uncle Fallahi, Wahda, Wahrani
  • Wals, Zafa, Zorofat

Drum Pieces

Gretsch – Renown Maple

  • Kick: 22″ X 18″
  • Tom: 10″ X 10″
  • Tom: 12″ X 12″
  • Tom: 14″ X 14″
  • Snare: Sonor (1960) 14″ X 5″

Istanbuldrums – Bubinga-Maple-Woodhoop

  • Kick: 22″ X 18″
  • Tom: 10″ X 10″
  • Tom: 14″ X 14″
  • Tom: 16″ X 16″
  • Snare: Full maple 14″ X 6.5″

Gretsch – Vintage Antique 1970

  • Kick: 20″ X 14″
  • Tom: 12″ X 8″
  • Tom: 14″ X 14″
  • Snare: 14″ X 5.5″

For All Kit

  • Snare: Yamaha Maple Custom 14″ X 4″
  • Snare: Yamaha Maple Custom 14″ X 6,5″
  • Cymbal: Istanbul Agop Jazz Serial 20″ Ride
  • Cymbal: Istanbul Agop 20″ Turk Heavy Ride (Old)
  • Cymbal: Istanbul Agop Azure 18″ Crash
  • Cymbal: Istanbul Agop 14″ Crash Medium Crash 1
  • Cymbal: Istanbul Agop 14″ Crash Medium Crash 2
  • Cymbal: Istanbul Agop Traditional Heavy 13″ Hi-Hat


The Best Virtual Drums list

In May 2013, Volko Alaturka Drum was added to The Best Virtual Drums list by audio fanzine.

Volko Alaturka Drum is quite special: it allows you to incorporate rhythms from the Middle East and North Africa into your songs, but with a somewhat ”western” sound. Specially noteworthy are the two Gretsch kits (900 MB of samples with 10 velocity layers per sample), as well as the drag ‘n’ drop ability for sequencers, the humanizing functions and the processing (reverb, limiter). And let’s not forget that it is compatible with VST, AU and RTAS under Windows and OS X. Price: $119.

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In February 2012, Volko Alaturka Drum was reviewed by Paolo Tonelli on Audio Video Music magazine in Italy.

The review highlights:

A very promising plug-in that originates from a country of enormous cultural and historical importance, famous for its natural beauty, and which has always played a vital role as a bridge between east and west.

A complete plug-in equipped with various styles, colors, imagination and music taste which is able to introduce us many new ideas.

Plug-in which is dedicated to the traditional rhythms of middle east.

English   Turkish   Italian (Original)

An ethnic powerhouse!

I was totally unprepared to fall in love tonight. But I did.

An inspiring and flexible ethnic drummer


  • Real-time tempo change
  • 900 MB 24/44.1 high-quality sample library
  • 10 velocity layers for every sound
  • 3 drum kits. Gretsch – Renown Maple, Gretsch – Vintage Antique 1970, Istanbuldrums – Bubinga-Maple-Woodhoop
  • Natural and processed samples
  • 36 authentic styles
  • 24 different variations and fill under every style
  • Transferring the rhythm to the server (host) program with the drag-and-drop function
  • Direct usage of any style with any drum kit instantly
  • Humanizing feature, limiter, and reverb
  • Grouping mixer
  • For every channel play, Mute/Solo, velocity level, reverb, volume, and 8 stereo output settings
  • With Internal bpm, usability is independent from the tempo of the host program (i.e. using tempo 60 as 120)
  • VST, AU, and RTAS support
  • Roland V-Drums compatible

Volko Alaturka Drum VST V-Drums Support

Recording Notes

Microphone Preamp

  • Millennia HV-3R Remote Microphone Preamp


  • Studio Clock Mytek 192 CX

Digital Converter

  • Lynx Aurora 16 Analog


  • Neumann KM 140
  • Neumann TLM170 R
  • AKG D12E
  • Microtech Gefell UMT70S
  • Microtech Gefell M930
  • Microtech Gefell SMS2000

Recording Platform (DAW)

  • Pro Tools

Minimum System Requirements

  • 900 MB free hard disk space
  • Windows XP SP3 or newer, Pentium 4/Athlon processor with 1 GB RAM
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or higher, Intel Processor with 1 GB RAM
  • Display capable of 800×600
  • VST, AU or RTAS capable host program
  • ASIO supporting sound card (recommended)


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