“David Yovino’s extraordinary TransTabla is truly revolutionary. Once you have one, you’ll want all of your drums to work and sound this beautifully! The TransTabla mechanism makes it easy to instantaneously fluctuate a step up or down to desired pitch. You can then you use your hammer to fine tune to perfection. It requires just a few minutes to take in slack, and wear on your hands and the drum is reduced to a minimum. Detune easily to protect your drum for travel. David’s service is top notch. He’s responsive and dedicated to excellence. TransTabla simultaneously upholds tradition while embracing the future. This is the instrument we’ve been waiting for.”

– Joshua Levin

“I tightened up a much neglected dahina yesterday, and the tool made HUGE difference! I didn’t turn my hands into pulverized hamburger for a change.”

– Kingsley Gordon

“I successfully played a song in C, went to D# next and then back down to D. That was awesome!”

– Anu Chechi

“With just a small crank of the TransTabla I had my tabla back up to pitch in record time.”

– Shawn Mativetsky

Two Tablas

By Robin Sukhadia | www.Tablapusher.com We learned in last week’s article on the Future of Tabla Design that Tabla, like all musical instruments, has undergone changes in its design that parallel advances in technology as well as the changing tastes…

The Future of Tabla Design: Transtabla - Part 1

Originally posted on www.nadabrahma.co.uk The Future of Tabla Design: TransTabla | By Robin Sukhadia www.tablapusher.com What is tabla’s best friend? “The Hammer,” according to David Yovino, who launched a Kickstarter Campaign http://kck.st/WiuStF to advance the design of tabla. “Without the…

By David J. Yovino – Student of Swapan Chaudhuri at the AACM, San Rafael, CA As it holds true with all activities and especially the arts, body position and the interaction therein plays a vital role in performance, consistency, and…