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Looking for Latin Percussion Kontakt libraries...

Discussion in 'SAMPLE Talk' started by Cdnalsi, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. Cdnalsi

    Cdnalsi Member

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    The only ones I found so far don't really sound as good IMO. NI Cuba sounds like a joke really, and I can't seem to find anything great sounding.

    I'm looking for anything from congas, bongos, djembes, cajons to shakers, cabassas, triangles and timbales.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. jon wayne

    jon wayne Senior Member

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    Have you looked at Indiginus Brio? Not bad for the $$.
     
  3. Lotias

    Lotias Senior Member

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    Evolution World Percussion probably contains all of those, but likely they're spread out. For example, the South America package contains a cajon and a couple of shakers, and some congas, and triangles, but no djembe or cabasa. But the South America version probably contains a lot of what you're looking for.
     
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  4. chillbot

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    Soon as I read the subject line I was clicking to say Evolution World Percussion. It's really the best, by a mile, in my opinion. Something about it just sits in the mix so well, I find it uber-useful. They have both "loops" but it's also very playable. I say "loops" in quotations because they are always quick to chime in, the loops are not recorded audio loops, but midi loops created from their one-shots. Because of that the "loops" stretch to any tempo (even though you don't actually have control of the midi) and the variations are awesome... from sparse/simple to complex.

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    I have always been able to create killer latin tracks with the above. Another option I use a lot is just good ol' Stylus RMX. Comes stock with great djembe loops.
     
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  5. chillbot

    chillbot Forum Bot

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    Also if you can find it.... really old library... Festa Latina is the best loops I've heard, but it's only loops.

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  6. g.c.

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    For some of what you're looking for, try Flaying Hand Percussion. Sonokinectic and Wave Factory have Brazilian Batacuda lib packages with Multi Sampled Instruments.
    g.c.
     
  7. kgdrum

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    As good as the Evolution World Percussion is, to bring to market a South American library that doesn't include cowbell or timbales is a somewhat strange oversight and for me quite disappointing.........
    Essential for AfroCuban ,Salsa etc.......
     
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    Thanks everyone for your replies! It looks like the Evolution World Percussion sounds the best so far, but yeah, with some glaring omissions...

    Damn, I'm going to spend so much on this upgrade, it's not even funny...

    Still looking for proper sounding timbales and cowbells then?

    Cheers!
     
  9. MChangoM

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    Do you have NI Battery 4? There are several timbales and many cowbells, but not sure if they are "proper sounding".
     
  10. sostenuto

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    StylusRMX :thumbsup:... and then a few RMX libraries like Loop Loft _ Celso Alberti - Brazilian Drums & Percussion :cool:
     
  11. Jack Weaver

    Jack Weaver Senior Member

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    Native Instruments - Cuba
    CineSamples - Rio Grooves

    Both sound authentic and good.

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  12. Alex Fraser

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    Not sure what DAW you're using, but if you're in Logic, the new percussion drummer included in the latest update comes with a bunch of multi-layed percussion EXS presets. All sorts of latin percussion.
     
  13. C.R. Rivera

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    I can't be sure this helps but I put a rough together last year. It uses APE by Soundiron, and World instruments via Aria.
     
  14. X-Bassist

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  17. Virtual Virgin

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    Why do so many of these ethnic sets have glaring omissions in their collection?
    Waves Factory Samba? No cuica, ganza, cabasa, pandeiro, caixa. Can't they do a few minutes of research? Can't they obtain these relatively inexpensive instruments?
     
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