The Iskra handpan is offered in many different sound models. Each sound model evokes a different mood, so it is a good idea to listen to each one before ordering an Iskra. Expand each menu to view a video of that particular sound model.
Choosing a sound model is a personal task. Any particular sound model evokes a ‘mood’. Some may sound happy and uplifting, while others may be darker and sad sounding. It is important to listen to all of the available sound models in order to best understand what you would like to play.
Some people may notice that all of the sound models completely exclude at least one given note in a specific octave. For the Iskra, this note is Bb4. Unfortunately, Bb4 happens to be near a natural resonant frequency of the cavity of the handpan. These mashing of frequencies causes that particular note, Bb4, to always sound poorly, no matter how ‘in tune’ it is. It is simply a problem due to nature and physics!
When you have a chosen a sound model that fits your taste, you can order an Iskra handpan and choose the sound model from the drop-down list on the product page!
Khartoum: (G) C Db E F G Ab C Db
Ida: (F) C Db E F G Ab C Db
Goonkali: (F) C C# F G G# C C# F
Harmonic Minor: (G) B C D Eb F G Ab C
Melog-Selisir: (G#) C C# Eb G G# C C# Eb
Citrus: (F) C D E F G C D E
Tarznauyn: (G) D Eb F G Ab B C D
Hijaz Kar: (G) C C# E F G G# B C
D Minor (Kurd / Integral): (D) A Bb C D E F G A
Minor Penta: (F) C Eb F Ab C Db Eb F
F Integral: (F) C C# Eb F G G# C C#
Mystic: (F) C Db F G Ab C Eb F
Pygmy: (F) C Eb F G Ab C Eb F
Shunko: (F) C Db Eb F G Ab C Eb
Triple F: (F) C Eb F G Ab C Db F
Ake Bono: (G) C D Eb G Ab C D Eb