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Future Music "The traditional instruments at your fingertips are a joy to work with... As you’d expect, everything has been recorded using high-end drum mics, so the pristine sound quality does the congas, bongos, timbales and shekeres justice."

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Afro Percussion

Label: Sample Magic

Traditional African percussion loops and layers.

SM Studio pays homage to the rich musical heritage of Africa with 280+ authentic ensemble rhythms, intricate grooves, solo percussive loops, one-shots and kits created by one of the finest session percussionists in the business.

Faithfully performed and expertly recorded using an array of finest traditional instruments — including congas, bongos, timbales, shekere — these versatile loops, hits and kits will inject authentic afro soul into any track, whatever the genre.

Recorded using a variety of Audix drum mics and and Rode NT5s - famed for this peerless neutrality - we’ve served the sounds free of additional processing to to offer you unrivalled flexibility in your music.

The loops are presented at 125bpm in pristine 24-bit Wav format, with Apple Loops and Rex2 Loops also included for those requiring tempo-shifting functionality.

We’ve also included a choice selection of one-shot sounds for ground-up beat programming with playable kit and hit type patches included for all major samplers.

Full Download $19.56

Download contains:

  • 281 x 24-bit Wav and one-shots
  • 225 x Apple Loops
  • 225 x Rex2 Files
  • Hit Type Sampler Patches for Ableton Drum Rack, NN-XT, EXS24 and Kontakt

What's Inside

Ensemble Grooves > Complete percussive grooves packed with a variety of authentic instrumentation.  Offered with up to five stripped stems for arrangement flexibility.

& Mix

Just Ensemble Grooves. 174 x 24-bit Wav Loops // 174 x Apple Loops // 174 x Rex2 Files.

Individual Loops > Stunning solo layers - including udu, conga, shekere, shakers and more - primed to layer in the mix for instant afro groove.

& Mix

Just Individual Loops. 51 x 24-bit Wav Loops // 51 x Apple Loops // 51 x Rex2 Files.

One-Shots > Choice selection of precision one-shot sounds for ground-up rhythm creation.  Bundled with playable kits for total convenience.

& Mix

Just One Shots. 56 x 24-bit Wav one-shots.