The story

This drum thundered into my world at a time when I needed more to ‘strike’ than just a piano and a bass; and it has lived in my studio within arms reach ever since. I’m sure I don’t play a Djembe ‘properly’, if there is a proper way; nonetheless, the dynamic range and tonal possibilities are pretty great for a drum that usually sounds like itself.

18 loops recorded with a single StudioProjectsC3, about 18 inches from the drum. Mild harmonic and dynamics processing in Izotope Ozone. I left things relatively flat; tempo-mapped; Keyrange E-2 to A-3 (all keys). Simple ‘hold-it-down’ playing format. A bit of splosh is pre-inserted, and can be tweaked under the hood.

Be on the lookout for ‘Djembe Hard Hits 1&2′ for Logic Sampler and Kontakt.

Reviews for Djembe Loops

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  • 18 super nice loops!

    First of all, you do not need neither Kontakt or Logic to use these, since you can access the raw files in the sample folder. You can use the sampler to play and create different sections very easily.

    The loops are performed really well, featuring with Djembe percussion if that's not obvious. They are tight, dynamic and full of character. Paul has also made a separate instrument with individual hits, though having an actual performance is always better and more "alive"!

    Alex Raptakis29 August 2022
  • Djembe Loops

    It is what it is. The recordings and playing are great.

  • It does what the name says it does, and it does that perfectly

    This sample library is very basic, with no GUI, it only has a nice amount of djembe loops. They are very well played and recorded and have a really nice and organic sound. So yes, it is basic, but it does what it needs to do, and it does that just perfectly!

    BenBerkenbosch25 September 2022