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AMA I Percussion Bundle

Kontakt Instrument by The Amazonic

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Sacred Sounds from the Amazon

The first chapter of a musical library never captured before!

Recorded straight in the depths of the Amazon rainforest and on a studio located in the city of Manaus, upon months of deep research, The Amazonic selected the main instruments that are part of the culture, religion and traditions of those who lives in the Amazon.

With special attention to details, The Amazonic captured every sound emitted by a huge selection of percussion instruments, guaranteeing the creation of a powerful tool for composers and producers looking for a professional, emotional and spiritual sound to add to their music.

Experience the sounds from the Amazon jungle at the tip of your fingers and delight yourself with all the story and concept behind The Amazonic.

Unique instruments. Unique Sounds

AMA 1 is a unique library that provides a collection of instruments never seen before.​

The inspiration for creating these instruments is the most varied: mimic an animal sound, replicate a specific sound of nature’s depths or evoke the native ancestor’s sound of the Amazonian rainforest.

With a huge variety and diversity of Amazonian instruments, this is the definitive tool not only to create Amazonian music but also adds a special element to your epic or dramatic songs.

Check out some of these beautiful musical instruments crafted by great indigenous masters!

With a clean interface, you will have easy and quick access to everything you need during your composing process.

With the Complete Edition, you also can choose between 3 to 5 microphones and travels from a further, ambient and soothing sound to a closer microphone for that extra detail and definition. Or blend it all and mix at your preference.

From the Amazon to the World

  • Never Sampled Before: After extensive research and in order to bring you a complete tool to achieve the real sound of the depths of the Amazon rainforest. The Amazonic carefully selected 100+ instruments uniquely created by the natives, that will suit all needs and tastes.
  • The Chosen Ones: From the creators of the instruments to professional musicians, The Amazonic chose their team based not on musical skill and technique but also on their intimacy and connection with their instrument. The result speaks for itself.
  • A Spiritual Bond: For every note played or every beat made there is a deep meaning behind it. Get ready to compare your next song with instruments loaded with history and spirituality.

Instruments

Percussion Low

  • Amassador Macaco: A powerful drum used at the Marabaixo Party in the state of Amapá, Brazil. It is commonly played together with Caixa de Marabaixo and also chanting.
  • Caixa de Marabaixo Aguda: A snare instrument from Curiaú de Macapá, Amapá, Brazil.
  • Caixa de Marabaixo Grave: A snare instrument from Curiaú de Macapá, Amapá, Brazil.
  • Cajon Cuia: An adapted hand Cajon created by João Paulo. The top of the instrument contains a gourd that resonates in the lower body.
  • Gamba de Maués Grave: A drum played in the dance of the Opossum in the municipality of Maués, Amazonas.
  • Gamba Grande: A drum played in the dance of the Opossum in the municipality of Maués, Amazonas.
  • Gamba Médio: A drum played in the dance of the Opossum in the municipality of Maués, Amazonas.
  • Gambazinho: Gambazinho is a smaller version of the Opossum drum (Tambor de Gambá). Made from Amazonian wood, it is used in children's music studies on how to play the Gamba drums.
  • Surdo: A very low drum played during the Boi Bumbá festival in Parintins.
  • Tambor de Alfaia: A powerful but smooth drum sound used in during the Maracathu dance.
  • Tambor de Marabaixo: A drum used to play the classic rhythms of the Marabaixo. This particular piece was created to honour the many who died on the slave ships.
  • Tambor de Porto Velho: A drum used in festivities in Porto-Velho, in the municipality of Rondônia, Brazil.
  • Tambor de Tucumã: A drum made from the trunk of Tucumã and used to play various rhythms from northern Brazil.
  • Tumbadouras: An instrument of Cuban origin, widely used in Brazilian rhythms such as Candomblé.

Percussion Mid

  • Bongo de Cuia: Musical instrument consisting of a cardboard tube and two gourds. The top of one gourd is made of Marupá wood and the other is made of Mahogany.
  • Caixinha: Caixinha is an adapted type of snare used to play in festivals around the Amazon. Also known as Tarol, it can be used with one or two mats for different tones.
  • Repique: An instrument from the Brazilian Batucada, typically of the Boi Vermelho (Red Ox) group. It is used for playing the rhythm of the Boi Bumbá.
  • Taboquinha: A delicate percussive sound with a clear midrange definition. Commonly used the Amazonian festivities.
  • Tambor D'Água: One of our most intriguing and rare instruments. Created by João Paulo, it consists of a wooden container from Inajá, filled with water. Floating in the water, there are two half gourds. Once they are hit, this instrument creates a unique sound that blends water and wood.
  • Tambor de Caça: A drum made out of wood and fur. It comes from the region of Rondônia, Porto Velho.
  • Tambor de Cuia Maior: A pair of drums made with a gourd from Mologou wood. Once hit, the sound emerges from a meticulously cut hole in the side of the instruments.
  • Tambor de Cuia Menor: A pair of drums made with a gourd from Mologou wood. Once hit, the sound emerges from a meticulously cut hole in the side of the instruments.
  • Tambor de Tubo: Cardboard tubes with a Cedar top. This instrument is played in pairs, similar to a bongo.
  • Tambor de Vara: A set of three instruments constructed with cardboard tubes, gourds and wooden tops. This instrument is created by João Paulo and it has a very delicate sound.
  • Trocano I & II: Indigenous pair of instruments used for communication through sound. Adapted from a cardboard tube and Marupá wood.

​Percussion High

  • Cuia Bocó: A pair of instruments created to be played together. The bigger piece consists of a body made with a gourd and a rubber-lined edge. The smaller piece, also is made using a gourd but with beads on the inside.
  • Glock de Castanha: An unique Glock made with Amazonian chestnuts and two babaçú seeds.
  • Jon Cuia: Created by Celdo Braga and his musical group Gaponga, this instrument contains a gourd attached to a wooden box. The "Jon" comes from the name Cajon since it is a variation of it.
  • Macacarecuia: This is instrument is made from a Monkey chestnut and it is used to replicate the sound of a woodpecker.
  • Palminhas: Instrument used in Batucada and Marujada at the Boi Bumbá festival.
  • Tambor de Barriga: This instrument consists of a gourd, a stem and a broad bean. It is played by resting the gourd on the musician's belly and hitting the stem with the broad bean.
  • Tamborinho: A small drum made of Copiubeira wood. It contains a mat at the bottom end, giving it is cracked sound. It is also known as Tambor dos Santos Pequenos (Little Saint's Drum).

Features

  • 2 GB of percussion samples
  • 24 Unique Instruments recorded with 3 to 5 Microphones
  • 30% goes back to the Amazon

System Requirements

  • OSX 10.10 or later, Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Windows 7, 8 or 10. Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64
  • Full Retail Version Kontakt 6 (or later) Required
  • Pulse installer is required for installation

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