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Samba Drums

Samba Drums

This sample library features a set of folk percussion instruments from Brazil.
Coming from African roots, the samba band or batucada is a percussion ensemble characterized by its fast pace.

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Samba Drums video

The sound of Brazil for Kontakt

Solo and ensemble versions of each articulation. With 4 velocity layers and 6 round robin. Recorded in a perfectly dry studio environment using 2 microphone positions.

  • Surdo 18", 20" and 22".
  • Snare.
  • Timba.
  • Repenique.
  • Tamborim.
  • Rocar.
  • Agogó.
  • Whistle.

Why you'll love Samba Drums

Play each instrument separately or use the built-in sequencer with predefined batucada rhythms.

Ease of use

With just holding one key you'll get a full Brazil ensemble playing a pattern in sync with the tempo of your DAW.

Mic positions

Each articulation was recorded with 2 microphone positions, close and far, that you can mix and control independently.

Total control

Samba Drums not only features a mic mixer, but also an articulation mixer that lets you control each instrument.

Audio demos

In action

Hear how Samba Drums sounds in the context of a full song or naked out of the box with no effects.


Tracks by Tapsa Kuusniemi, Waderman, Rameshkrishnanj and Jesús Ginard.

  • Main



    In the main view you can see a 3D representation of the 10 included instruments.

    Click on any of them to adjust the individual volume, pan and pitch for solo and ensemble articulations.

  • Effects



    In the effects page you can add any effect you want in any order.

    Including EQ, compressors, modulation effects, distortion, saturation, tape machine, reverbs, amp simulators and more.

    This script boosts the sonic capabilities of the library exponentially. Easy to use in a simple and intuitive design.

  • Sequencer



    Samba Drums includes a full sequencer with 7 presets in which you can create your own rhythms.

    Adjust the tempo, steps, intensity of each preset individually and play them on loop in your DAW. Take out any instruments that you don’t want to be playing and set if you want the ensemble or solo articulations.

    Unlike the majority of sequencers, this one also allows you to define the velocity of each hit, making it very versatile and natural sounding.

  • Settings



    From the settings page you can control basically any parameter you might ever need.

    Number of round robins, velocity curve, dynamic range and the attack and release times of the different instruments separately.


418 MB

Round robin:




Works with

Kontakt 5.7.3 and newer versions.
Full version of Kontakt required.
Kontakt Player will run in demo mode.

Mic positions


Velocity layers


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