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 Post subject: Shruti Box?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:52 am 
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Has anyone here heard of them? Any experiences to share?

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 Post subject: Re: Shruti Box?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:36 am 
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Nóirín Ní Riain's handbag, as I have heard them refereed to a few times, pointing to the singer's use one time use of one. The Indian harmonium, using similar bellows set up and reeds is arguably a more versatile option. My mind goes to the 1970s all of a sudden. :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:26 am 
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DaveVisi wrote:
Has anyone here heard of them? Any experiences to share?
Grey Larsen makes use of one as drones for his flute playing.

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 Post subject: Re: Shruti Box?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:42 pm 
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kkrell wrote:
DaveVisi wrote:
Has anyone here heard of them? Any experiences to share?
Grey Larsen makes use of one as drones for his flute playing.

That's all I'm really looking for. One of these days when I have extra cash... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Shruti Box?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:45 pm 
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I have a Radel shruti box that I bought last time I was in India.
It's similar to this: https://www.amazon.com/Electronic-Tanpu ... B007JU29L2
Amazon has them for $125 - in India it was about $40USD

Essentially, it's a battery, or AC mini amp with speakers, that has several modes, keys, that conform to the tune that you're playing. (More likely you'll conform to what it is putting out). As a flute player, it's an amazing 'other dimensional' device that takes your preconceived notions of tonality and puts them in another place. Ideally, when you're beginning, it will be best to be stoned while you discover the tonalities. Once you've mastered the modes of the Shruti box you'll find more practical applications for its use. It doesn't change key easily. It could be compared to a real Tambur player who knows one mode at a time.

A Shruti box is a very cool device - which will plug into another amp for a bigger sound via a headphone output.

Don't hesitate - get it!

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Flexismart wrote:
I have a Radel shruti box that I bought last time I was in India.
It's similar to this: https://www.amazon.com/Electronic-Tanpu ... B007JU29L2
Amazon has them for $125 - in India it was about $40USD

Essentially, it's a battery, or AC mini amp with speakers, that has several modes, keys, that conform to the tune that you're playing. (More likely you'll conform to what it is putting out). As a flute player, it's an amazing 'other dimensional' device that takes your preconceived notions of tonality and puts them in another place. Ideally, when you're beginning, it will be best to be stoned while you discover the tonalities. Once you've mastered the modes of the Shruti box you'll find more practical applications for its use. It doesn't change key easily. It could be compared to a real Tambur player who knows one mode at a time.

A Shruti box is a very cool device - which will plug into another amp for a bigger sound via a headphone output.

Don't hesitate - get it!


I've seen that. But as part of a Renaissance recreation group, electronics is frowned upon. Plus I just like the organic look of a real wood instrument.

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Hmm very interesting!

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