The Taalmala DIGI-60s ("s" stands for stereo) is a considerably improved new model of a device that has existed since the 1990s made by Radel Electronics in Bangalore. This company has paved the way for electronic musical instruments and is still leading in the development. By including the latest sampler technology, the Digi 60s produces an excellent Tabla sound which comes very close to the sound of a real Tabla. The model differs greatly in quality and options from its Taalmala predecessors.
The instrument offers 60 fixed programmed Thekas (rhythmic structures) in different Taals. 10 Thekas can be changed, programmed and saved in a user-defined way, using 20 available Bols (Tabla strikes). 2 completely new Thekas can be programmed and saved by way of the keyboard and can be recorded over later if required. The multifunctional display shows in sequence the number of the selected Taal, the current beats (Matra), the tuning and the tempo that has been selected. The pitch can be varied over 1 1/2 octaves in semitone steps and then within the semitone steps in 8 more intermediate stages. This makes an exact adjustment to your own instrument or to your own voice possible. The tempo of the Theka can be selected from 4 pre-settings (very slow / Ati-Vilambit, slow / Vilambit, medium tempo / Madhya Laya, fast / Drut) but can then be changed further via keys. The display shows the set Matra (selected setting in beats per minute). The Taalmala Digi 60s can be connected to the Sunadamala of the same manufacturer by a synchronous LINE-IN-connection. Rhythm (Taala) and the programmed basic melodies of the Sunadamala can then be controlled via the Lahara device (Sunadamala). The Taalmala Digi60s can also be operated by an external amplifier. Power supply and battery operation are possible. The device is supplied together with a carrying bag.