Karoryfer Samples has launched Gogodze Phu Vol I, a free Sforzando instrument library featuring a percussion collection with five bobobo drums from Ghana and a cajon recorded in Poland.

Karoryfer Samples Gogodze Phu Vol 1

The bobobo drums have one articulation recorded for the bass drum, and two articulations for the others. The volume and pan controls are obvious in their function. The tune controls have a one-octave range both down and up. The mute controls simulate muting using a sample offset. Finally, the tune spread control tunes the lower drums slightly down and higher drums slightly up.

The cajon is sampled with regular hits in five strike locations, plus two types of side hits, two strike locations with the snare removed (for a conga-like sound) and finally finger rolls. The finger rolls work not by hitting the key, but by holding it down for as long as the roll should last, and they have a dynamics control which affects volume, plus a location control which crossfades between finger rolls near the center and near the top. There’s also a contrast control, which makes the rear mic slightly more prominent on more central hits, and the front mic on edge hits, which makes the difference between “kick” and “snare” sounds on the cajon a little bigger.

Gogodze Phu Vol I is a free download for Plogue Sforzando version 1.933 or higher.

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