These are real instruments collected from around the world at great expense. The sampled djembe was handmade in South Africa and brought to California from a friend who travels the world locating items. We spent a year waiting for an African mouthbow, made by an actual tribal craftsman. This is a rare and useful collection. A number of the instruments feature both a top mic recording for clarity and attack as well as a seperate bottom mic recording for boom and depth. Load them into seperate channels and feed them the same MIDI track for a truly huge experience.