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Favorite Ethnic Percussion Instruments
Old 14th January 2007
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Favorite Ethnic Percussion Instruments

Today is one of those sample organization days for me.

I've been going through TONS of ethnic percussion today and was wondering what you guys favor in your tracks. Just looking to see if i'm overlooking any instruments or maybe there's stuff out there that I've never even heard of yet.

Peace.
Old 14th January 2007
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I have some sick Berimbau loops, by the way.

Here's what one looks like:

http://www.rhythmweb.com/berimbau/

(btw...the samples i have sound way cooler than that dude's playing).
Old 15th January 2007
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Not any specific choices, but I love how much variety you can come up w/ by subtly combining world percussion/instruments/etc.

I've still got a ton of sampling organizing to do myself...
Old 15th January 2007
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i really dig traditional japanese drums (the ones they pound with the wooden mallets). i've gotten some monster bassdrum sounds from them.
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'tabla' is a staple, not real original but a solid percussive inst...
Old 15th January 2007
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Stitch333 View Post
'tabla' is a staple, not real original but a solid percussive inst...
True...i've got some table loops that are a really interesting rhythm...stuff i would never even think up....so i like to take those and tweak them with some crazy plugins...then i get this great rhythmic stuff.

I love percussion one shots but the loops for me is where the magic is. Hmm...i never tried taking a groove template or anything like that off interesting loops...looks like i have to experiment with that too.
Old 16th January 2007
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Quote:
Originally Posted by XHipHop View Post
I've been going through TONS of ethnic percussion today and was wondering what you guys favor in your tracks. Just looking to see if i'm overlooking any instruments or maybe there's stuff out there that I've never even heard of yet.
Peace.
My current faves: triangle, agogo, berimbau (me too), vibra-slap, assorted shakers.

Formerly: tabla, congas, bongos and timbales.

I try to make my own percussion loops if I have the inclination and the client has the time/budget. Otherwise, I just hit the library, like most.

Cheers,
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Last edited by ElMosca; 16th January 2007 at 01:07 AM.. Reason: misspelled "tabla" if you can believe that...
Old 16th January 2007
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Originally Posted by XHipHop View Post
True...i've got some table
tables are good too....

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