8Dio Productions is continuing its Legion Series of Kontakt instrument libraries with the release of 33 Drummers: Batucada, pushing the limit of ensemble percussion sampling with the sounds of a Latin American Batucada ensemble.

8Dio Productions Batacuda

‘Legion Series 33 Drummers’ is not only composed of a massive ensemble of 33 drummers playing in unison, but also the ensemble split into sections, summing up to 88 drums. 5 Timbas, 9 Tamborims, 6 Guaches, 11 Chocalhos, 12 Caixas (snares), 12 Repiniques, 12 Surdos (4 Bass Players, 4 mid Players, and 4 high Players), 11 Dobras and 10 Cowbells were sampled in independent sections along with two solos, making this library the most in-depth dedicated Batucada library you will ever need.

The Batucada is a Brazilian band composed exclusively of percussion instruments, traditionally accompanied by marching in a parade of costumed dancers and floats in the Brazilian Carnivals. The sound of a Batucada is incredibly powerful and could give even the loudest rock bands a run for their money. The discipline required to organize and maintain this style of tight, seamless drumming is astounding and it was an absolute joy to work with these percussive experts.

As the music is primarily composed entirely of percussive instruments we wanted to give you a detailed sonic image of each of these fantastic musicians, not only by deep-sampling the Batucada as one 33-player rhythmic ensemble in unison but also by offering you deep-sampled versions of each of the sections as well as an additional two solo player perspectives for each of the instruments. You can now play the sounds of this African influenced South American group featuring Multiple Rhythmic Variations (loops), each one with real dynamic control and round-robin, along with hundreds of articulations per instrument!

Batacuda features

  • 40 GB compressed to 19.8 GB (97,680 Samples).
  • Deep Sampled Batucada Percussion Ensemble.
  • 11 Instrument types sampled solo and in sections.
  • Up to 33 Drummers playing in unison.
  • Multiple Rhythmic Variations.
  • Samba reggae, Samba, Pagode, and Funk Styles.
  • Multiple Microphone Positions.
  • Advanced UI with 4-part XY Effects Engine.

Batacuda for Kontakt 5.6 or higher (full version) is on sale for the intro price of $148 USD until August 8th, 2019 (regular $248 USD).

More information: 8Dio Productions