Session Percussion

Session Percussion

Exotic Percussion In Your Tracks

  • Beautifully recorded percussion
  • Playable on their own, or as a drum kit for unique grooves
  • Vintage analogue recordings for warmth and character
On sale $43.45 $79.00

Audio demos

  • Svenska Grammofonstudion
  • Svenska Grammofonstudion
  • Svenska Grammofonstudion
The studio

Svenska Grammofonstudion


To capture all this percussive goodness, we went to Svenska Grammofon Studion's huge live room, with its impressive 10 meter-high ceiling, and took advantage of its equally huge and impressive selection of vintage mics. To those in the know, the words Neumann U47, U67 and M49 will start the juices flowing, add the fact that those mics were all run through a Neve 8048 console with 1081, 1064 and 1073 preamps, and we're in full audio-geek drool territory. If you're not impressed by numbers, just have a listen to these sounds, and what they can do when the right midi is run through them. Congas and timbales playing totally new grooves, with a vibrant organic feel you'll never get from regular percussion sample libraries… ¡Agua!

Session Percussion

Handpicked percussion kit

This ADpak comes with the obligatory latin set of a pair of congas, Tito Puente timbales, LP wood block, plastic block and tambourine, plus a brazilian caixa snare and pandeiro and a large orchestral bass drum. Played on their own to add flavour to your productions, or slotted into other ADpaks as interesting additions, these sounds are rich and punchy and sit nicely in the mix.

But this is no ordinary percussion set. We put it together to act as a super unique, fully functioning drum kit with the congas and timbales as toms, and the pandeiro working as a hi-hat. The obvious kick and snare are the caixa and bass drum, but the different slap styles of the pandeiro can easily be split over kick, snare and hi hat, for some bad-ass samba business. We tested a lot of cymbals and hi hats to choose the perfect set to complement this crazy percussive set, giving you a completely different way to hear any drum pattern you want to feed it.

Kit details

  • Concert
    Kolberg Concert 32x20"
  • Brazilian Pandeiro (Kick)
    Brazilian Pandeiro (Kick)
  • Brazilian Caixa
    Brazilian Caixa 12x6"
  • Brazilian Pandeiro (Snare)
    Brazilian Pandeiro (Snare)
  • AAX Stage
    Sabian AAX Stage 14"
  • Brazilian Pandeiro (Hihat)
    Brazilian Pandeiro (Hihat)
  • Plastic & Wood
    Latin Percussion Plastic & Wood
  • Tamb
    Latin Percussion Tamb
  • Brazilian Pandeiro (Extra)
    Brazilian Pandeiro (Extra)
  • Conga, Skin on Skin
    Conga, Skin on Skin 11"
  • Conga, Skin on Skin
    Conga, Skin on Skin 13"
  • Timbale, Tito Puente
    Latin Percussion Timbale, Tito Puente 14"
  • Timbale, Tito Puente
    Latin Percussion Timbale, Tito Puente 15"
  • K Custom Hybrid
    Meinl K Custom Hybrid 18"
  • MW & Zildjian
    MW & Zildjian 16"
  • Byzance
    Meinl Byzance 8"
  • K (SGS)
    Zildjian K (SGS) 22"
  • 32x20" Kolberg Percussion Concert
  • 12x6" Brazilian Caixa
  • 14" Sabian AAX Stage
  • 11" Skin on Skin Conga
  • 13" Skin on Skin Conga
  • 14" LP Tito Puente Timbale
  • 15" LP Tito Puente Timbale
  • 8" Meinl Byzance Splash
  • Stacked 16" and 14" Crashes
  • 18" Zildjian K Custom Hybrid Crash
  • 22" Zildjian K Ride
  • LP Wood Block
  • LP Plastic Block
  • LP Tambourine (left-right hits)
  • Brazilian Pandeiro (can also be loaded into Kick, Snare and Hihat slots)