Is anyone using this? If so how does it perform? I know there was a discussion of SwarShala here before, which seemed to be a very confused bit of software that didn't know whether it was a sample library, a tutorial or a practise companion. But Swarplug seems to be very much a straightforward Rompler, which I wouldn't mind getting if it turns out to be quite usable.
A friend of mine got the package to use in a commercial,and was very disappointed - not very realistic, in general. He had to hire a tabla player to finish the ad. Certainly not up to the quality of any of the major libs, even inexpensive ones. I was really hoping this would be useful, but for my taste, no.
------- It's all about the music - really. I keep telling myself that...
I really enjoy Swar plug. I have used the library sets to learn rythms that are unfamiliar to many but tablas affacianados. The samples are crisp and need to be worked if they are to "blend" in a western recording context as they sound as if they were recorded in folk settings, minus ambient noise. To me -- a pleasing discovery.