P2P | 21 Dec 2015 | 312 MBTraditional Brazilian Percussion
Typical Brazilian music is defined by a few distinctive sounds.
Cuica is one of those musical-culture-defining instruments, and we set out to capture this rarely sampled instrument with much finesse and dedication, offering it in two version; a higher Soprano sounding Cuica and a heavy and loud bass Cuica. Covering different playing techniques and including original Cuica performances, this sample library sides among the unique ones in the Sonokinetic sampling library collection. Three microphone positions are available for customising your sound. The instrument is recorded in our renowned studio in Hilversum The Netherlands matching the acoustic fingerprint of our other sampled Brazilian percussion instruments.
Cuíca or "kuweeca", is a Brazilian friction drum with a large pitch range, produced by changing tension on the head of the drum. Cuíca is Portuguese for a type of small opossum which is known to make a high-pitched sound. It is most often used in samba music. The tone it produces has a high-pitched squeaky timbre. It has been called a 'laughing gourd' due to this sound. Many also claim that the cuica has a "monkey" sound.
With a beautifully crafted themed user interface designed by Ryo Ishido, we are very proud and pleased to present to you the next product in our traditional music/cultural heritage line, "Cuica" - Rare Traditional Brazilian Percussion.
Sonokinetic ‘sticks' with its unbeatable pricing module and high quality sampling, we are really happy with how Cuica turned out and we hope you will share in our enthusiasm for this instrument and it brings you a broad smile every time you play it.
We are proud to release "Cuica", delivering a realistic sounding Brazilian traditional music composing tool at your fingertips.home page:
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