Muletone Audio has released Berimbau and Caxixi & Agogô, two new Brazilian Series instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt 5.5.
The Berimbau consists of an arched rod made of wood or polyester with an approximate length of 1.50 – 1.70 meters and a steel wire attached to the ends of the pole. Functioning as a sounding board, there is a dried gourd tied to its base and the performer uses his left hand to support the set and practices a movement against the belly, using a stone or a coin to press the string. Three types of berimbaus was recorded. Gunga, Médio and Viola. The performer uses his left hand to support the set and practices a movement against the belly, using a stone or a coin to press the string.
The Caxixi is a percussion instrument made of a closed basket with a flat-bottom filled with seeds or other small particles. The round bottom is traditionally cut from a dried gourd. The Agogô of sanded coconut is made in a handmade way with wooden handle bolted in two dry coconuts that are sanded and varnished. Touched, like the other models, with a wooden bat. Add the vibe of Caxixi and fill in the spaces of your song. The Coconut Agogô sounds less aggressive than the conventional, made of iron, more options of use. More than 20 different loops using traditional Brazilian rhythms and grooves. The files have Single Hits and synchronized loops.
Brazilian Series: Berimbau and Caxixi & Agogô are available for $17.99 USD and $9.99 USD, respectively.
More information: Muletone Audio