Balanced and warm sound
These shruti boxes convince with their warm and full sound. The sound is often described as meditative and spiritual. The shrutibox produces a continuous, unchanging tone also called Bordunton.
The Shrutibox is easy to play
Simply stand it up and open it, operate the bellows from one side and open the individual keys on the other side as desired. The sound can be varied by the intensity of the air supply and by opening or closing the flaps. Tip: The small shrutibox can be played well while dancing, because it is light and handy. The sound of the shrutibox can be both gentle and powerful, depending on how the player operates the bellows. It can also produce a variety of timbres and dynamics depending on how the player covers and uncovers the holes on the top of the box.
How the Indian instrument works
The shrutibox (surpeti) is an instrument that originated in India and is played by a hand-operated bellows. The instrument is similar to the Indian harmonium, but without keys. The sound is produced by fine metal tongues inside the shrutibox, which are vibrated by the passing air. The individual tones or chords are produced by opening the corresponding keys. By the way, shruti simply means octave.
Good to know - practical information about the Shrutibox
Due to its handy size and robustness, it is very easy to take with you, especially since it is protected by the practical bag that comes with it. It is a brand instrument made by the Indian manufacturer Shramya Musical in its master manufactory. A shrutibox is usually small and lightweight, which makes it easy to carry around. A shrutibox produces an unchanging fundamental called a drone, which is usually an octave lower than the highest note. Shrutiboxes are commonly used in Indian classical music and are also popular as accompaniment instruments in other musical styles such as folk, world music and fusion.
Details of the Instruments:
-13 tones - Small - 440 Hz - 2940g - 1.Octave - c3 - c4
-13 tones - Large - 440 Hz - 3800g - 1.Octave - c3 - c4
-26 tones - Large - 440 Hz - 3755g - 1.Octave - c3 - c4 | 2.Octave - c4 - c5
-36 tones - Large - 440 Hz - 4060g - 1.Octave - c3 - h3 | 2.Octave - c4 - h4 | 3.Octave - c5 - h5
- full, balanced sound, tuned to 440 Hertz
size of small modell: 38 x 26 x 6,5 cm
size of large modell: 40,5 x 32 x 7 cm
- chromatic tuning over three octaves (c - h)
- bag included
branded Shrutibox: Handmade in the manufactory of Shramya Musical
Although our shrutiboxes are made in India with care and attention to detail, the surface finish cannot be expected to meet Western standards. Small scratches and similar features are part of the character of each shrutibox and show that each instrument is handmade and unique. However, this does not affect the quality of the Instrument.