8Dio – Berimbau (KONTAKT, SFZ, WAV)

By | August 3, 2016


Berimbau is a single-string percussion instrument, a musical bow, from Brazil. The berimbau’s origins are not entirely clear, but there is not much doubt on its African origin, as no Indigenous Brazilian or European people use musical bows, and very similar instruments are played in the southern parts of Africa. The berimbau was eventually incorporated into the practice of the Afro-Brazilian martial art capoeira, where it commands how the capoeiristas move in the roda. The berimbau consists of a wooden bow (verga – traditionally made from biribá wood, which grows in Brazil), about 4 to 5 feet long (1.2 to 1.5 m), with a steel string (arame – often pulled from the inside of an automobile tire) tightly strung and secured from one end of the verga to the other. A gourd (cabaça), dried, opened and hollowed-out, attached to the lower portion of the Verga by a loop of tough string, acts as a resonator.

The microhammer berimbau takes this wonderufl instrument to an entirely new level of depth and represents the deepest sampled Berimbau in the history of sampling, since we both recorded it as multi-samples and loops – and played it with traditional stick and bow. The core patches are divided into four main groups: Berimbau Stick (multi-samples), Berimbau Stick (loops 80-140 BPM), Berimbau Bow (multi-samples) and Berimbau Bow (loops 80-140 BPM). The majority of multi-samples are played in multiple velocity layers and with an average of 8-10 repetition (aka round-robin) pr. layer.
Note: This product was formerly known as Microhammer Berimbau

• Articulations include:
• Deep multi-sampled Berimbau
• Deep loop sampled Berimbau
• 80-140 BPM loops w/ host tempo synch and key-switch tune control:
• 533 traditional baqueta stick loops
• 140 bowed loops
• Traditional baqueta stick tap multi-sample articulations (10x round-robins on all layers) including:
• Single tap
• Harmonics
• Double tap
• Buzz
• Bouncing flam
• Hammer-on
• Slides
• Bends
• Runs and effects
• Bowed multi-sample articulations, with 10x round-robins on all layers and combo patch with key-switching
• Spiccato
• Staccato
• Marcato
• Intelligent editing and programming
• 76 instrument patches, 994 samples, 947MB installed, 745MB .rar download
• Sample resolution and source format: 44.1Khz / 24 bit / stereo .wav format
• Format(s): Kontakt, SFZ and .wav
• Note: Native Instruments Kontakt 3.5 and later. Full retail versions required for Kontakt instruments.
• Note: Free Kontakt Player does not support this product. Full version required.

 76 instrument patches, 994 samples, +650 loops from 80-140BPM
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