Over 2000 samples of the most exciting sounds of the Brazilian carnival.
This fantastic library presents the main drums of the Brazilian Samba Baterias (samba percussion ensembles). Vibrant, exciting, full of spirit and colour. These drums from the baterias of Rio are so powerful they will send shivers down your spine. “Excellent quality.. brimming with power and offering excellent ambience.. very authentic.. well-recorded and well-played. For media composers needing a dash of genuine Brazilian carnival atmosphere, this collection would be well worth having to hand. Carnival Drums provides an excellent slice of Rio percussion and will have you dancing around your studio. FIVE STARS out of 5”
We gathered together 10 professional Brazilian percussionists who play each year at the Rio Carnival and we recorded them in a state of the art studio using close-mics, stereo overheads and distant stereo room mics to capture the pure exhilaration of the performances. And because each of the 10 drummers played the same drum and rhythm in unison, mixed loops with 6 different drum parts have the sound and force of 60 carnival drummers.
As well as over 1400 loops in four different mic positions we have also included detailed multi-layered hits of all the drums in the most popular sampler formats so you can create your own rhythms to augment the loops. The bateria is the very essence of what makes the Carnival and its music so exciting, but outside of Rio the organization of the bateria and how it works was a mystery, until now…