My New Udu Drum
I made this little track in ardour just after getting my new udu drum home.
The Udu is a curvaceous ceramic jug, with a hole cut into one side. By slapping the sides of the jug, you can produce a high-pitched percussive ring. By slapping the hole on the side of the drum with your palm,you can produce a low bass tone which sounds great in many different styles of music.
Here is a picture of an udu drum that is not too different from mine.
I recorded my udu with a Shure SM-57 mic, placed about 20 centimetres away from the opening of the mouth of the drum. I also used the `57 to record my doumbek, a middle-eastern goblet shaped drum. The sound card was my Motu 828 MkII, which is also where I plugged my electric guitar into.